Day 16 – Game with the best cut scenes
I’m not a big fan of cut scenes, mainly because it seems that cut scenes have become so ubiquitous that they are turning games into movies. And since I want to play a game and not watch an interactive movie, I find myself rather resentful of the overabundance of cut scene presence.
That being said, games were not always a matter of running from one cut scene to the next. Due to the limitations of storage space and computer processing power, developers had to limit their visual intermissions. Clearly I long for the days of brevity. =)
Never the less, I was just as taken with the beauty of new fangled graphics as any impressionable child. My first real memory of being in awe of ‘the pretty graphics’ is Final Fantasy 8. It was interspersed with high quality cut scenes, but never felt like the movie aspect was overshadowing the game.
FF8 was actually the first final fantasy game I played (I have played sequels and prequels since then) and I was really blown away by the entire game, graphics, cut scenes, story, game play, and all; instant devotion. =)