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Best scenery from games

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What is the best scenery you remember from games you have played? Everything from epic drawings in adventure games to awesome intro videos etc. (I must admit that i'm a bit inspired by the games done right-thread, but here i'm just interested in things that look awesome, the quality of the game doesn't matter)

(I'm looking for inspiration, i guess)
added on the 2008-12-01 02:59:53 by lorents lorents
I have no screenshots, but at the time I was really impressed from the (first) PlayStation. Graphics that are considered "lame" and "so 1995" today were the high end of that time, and always left me speechless.

I'm speaking mostly about scenery-heavy games such as racers that shown "detailed" trees and fences.
added on the 2008-12-01 03:27:59 by LiraNuna LiraNuna
the intro of the original settlers was funny. so was the intro for superfrog.
added on the 2008-12-01 04:06:30 by Prot-DHS Prot-DHS
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added on the 2008-12-01 04:30:27 by micksam7 micksam7
I'm amazed by Half-Life2 and all of its episodes.
added on the 2008-12-01 04:50:16 by imbusy imbusy
TES4: stepping out of the sewers. at night. on my video card at the time.

TES3: Any one of the wizard towers.

and the frozen jungle in Crysis.
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Scorpion
added on the 2008-12-01 06:47:54 by hexen hexen
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Painkiller
added on the 2008-12-01 06:54:56 by hexen hexen
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Quest for Glory V (Pegasus)

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Sin Episodes: Emergence
added on the 2008-12-01 07:07:26 by hexen hexen
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Doom 3

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Quest for glory 4

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Ultima VIII
added on the 2008-12-01 07:43:59 by hexen hexen
Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion.

Coming out of the sewers and seeing the landscape for the first time is probably the most awesome effect ever in games. Following couple hours I spent just by walking around in the forest and getting higher up to the hills to look far to the horizon and wondering the insane view distance. And then the night came and I saw the coolest night sky... Too bad pictures don't do it justice. You have to see it yourself :)
added on the 2008-12-01 08:36:26 by pommak pommak
pommak: explain how a picture of... A VIDEOGAME... can't do it justice? :)
Is it like nature3.0 > nature2.0
added on the 2008-12-01 08:38:28 by __ __
Back in the days I loved the intro of Musha Aleste
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWh835nUCAU

The game wasn't half-bad either. Too bad I sold it...
added on the 2008-12-01 08:57:57 by chock chock
The intro video in Diablo II (and basically every Blizzard game actually, but that one specially) was jawdropping when I first saw it.
added on the 2008-12-01 09:00:50 by Jcl Jcl
i think best epic intro that touched my feelings so far and did find better than it imo
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Final Fantasy X intro
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvIp4tRIUJI
added on the 2008-12-01 09:06:07 by panic panic
there are so many FPS games who made my eyes pleased by some gorgeous emerging sceneries, Pommak is so right about Oblivion, but the sceneries which struck me first were the ones in DUNE made by the now dead french studio Cryo...

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added on the 2008-12-01 09:08:11 by Zest Zest
btw HeXen: Scorpion isn't released yet, is it ? only one year late :>
added on the 2008-12-01 09:35:03 by Zest Zest
@Zest: damn yeah. Dune is still an amazing game to me.
added on the 2008-12-01 09:44:17 by __ __
knl: there's a difference seeing a screenshot (or video) than to control it yourself. Just try it and you'll see what i mean.
added on the 2008-12-01 09:44:50 by pommak pommak
I was bitchin', Oblivion has been one of my most memorable game experience ever and I'm really glad it has been released just when I was unemployed!
added on the 2008-12-01 09:53:53 by __ __
True. TES 4 - Oblivion was cool and so is Fallout 3. Seen some memorably sight in those games.
added on the 2008-12-01 12:16:14 by raer raer
The castle scene in Unreal 1, and Unreal 1 in general, especially the first levels with the waterfalls.
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Lands of Lore

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Sim City 4

Two games I loved to crawl into, thanks to their top visuals at the time of their release.
added on the 2008-12-01 12:49:14 by willbe willbe

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