In this thread we show off what we think are the best video game start screens and/or main menus and state why... youtube videos are a plus, but pics are good too.
Xenoblade Chronicles (Wii)
I really hope everyone watches that video from start to finish because it is so well done. It really captures the feeling of the entire game just in the start screen along. From quiet beginnings to an epic story that builds and intensifies. The visuals and the music combined are simply awesome.
Metroid Prime (GameCube)
It's really hard to find a good video showing off the Metroid Prime start screen and main menu... this vid shows a bit off of it at the start...
...it's got a really cool style happening, but the stand out thing about it is the music, so damn good...
Nice thread. I thought I was the only one that could spend minutes staring at the start screen because it was amazing (and then moving the analog stick or mouse from time to time just to make sure we're not interrupted by a demo loop or anything).
Batman: Arkham City
Love everything about this menu, from the music to the way the image is frozen (like a still from a comic) but the camera is still panning beautifully around the character and the raindrops. Oh, and bats!
Shin Megami Tensei Nocturne
(The only video I could find focus on the opening, the menu only shows up at 1:15.)
I'm a great fan of all things SMT (ask Mav about it), but I like Nocturne's title screen because it's so damn creative. A handful of demons of all sizes and shapes staring at the player with bright, scary eyes. And the main character among them (after all, he IS half a demon). It has quite the impact.
Shadow of the Colossus
(again, I could only find the menu along with the op and the gameplay. It starts at 03:42)
Well, it's so cool to mention SotC in every "schnazzy" list and I just couldn't avoid it. I love how the wind blows and there's a vast expanse of nothing and you realize you're an ant in that world even before you bump in any colossi. Extra points because it's interactive and you can zoom in and pan the camera a bit.
Last edited by Ctrl Alt Del; 06-20-2012 at 04:31 PM.
Turok Evolution, i loved the intro to that game. loved the game too.
Battle is a pure form of expression. It is heart and discipline, reduced to movement and motion. In battle, the words are swept away, giving way to actions-- mercy, sacrifice, anger, fear. These are pure moments of expression.
At first, it may seem very basic for a menu start-up. But the music really makes this standout for me. I'm able to watch this menu for five hours straight without getting bored or eye-strained. I also like the changing background design behind the transparent text.