30 DAY VIDEO GAME CHALLENGE – Day 16 – Game with the best cut scenes.

What’s good, everyone? Welcome to Day 16 of the challenge: game with the best cutscenes. This one is a bit difficult, since there are a lot of games that use cutscenes as storytelling devices or as progression breaks, but for me, one in particular stands out not just for skill that went into creating the cutscenes, but also how they expand upon the story. Diablo III. Specifically the intro to Act II which features an awesome battle between the angels Tyrael and Imperius.

While a lot of the other aspects of the game needed some serious work during the game’s initial launch period, the cutscenes were always beyond reproach. Seriously, no other words needed.

— Evo out.

Howdy y’all! Hannah here with my pick for best cut scenes. Honestly, I want to pick Halo again. I’ve never been bored with a cut scene in this series and it makes me wince when I see someone else do it. The art is beautiful, the music and voice overs are great, and the story progresses each time – no filler. But for the sake of diversity, I will throw myself off kilter a little and say Until Dawn has the best cut scenes. 


“Now you’ll just feel a quick puff of air…” – Every eye doctor ever.

Each cut scene in Until Dawn hastened the exposition or revealed something completely new to the story. There are jump scares and spooky shadows, flame throwers and an unhinged psychiatrist. Play this game and I guarantee you will not be tempted to skip a single one. (*Not a binding guarantee*)



Hello everyone! Megan_Highwind here for Day 16 of the 30 day challenge. My choice for favorite cut scenes is Final Fantasy VIII by Squaresoft. Even though the characterization has seen better days (HD remake?!) and everything looks better on the current gen, the cut scenes in this game are amazing. The opening cut scene to this game is arguably one of the best opening sequences I have ever seen in a game. Check it out below:

Besides that opening sequence, I think the majority of the cut scenes in the game offer something that adds to the story in great ways. While there are definitely some cut scenes that are prettier than the ones in this amazing title, I can easily say that the best ones in my opinion come from Final Fantasy VIII.

Megan_Highwind has left the party.


Hello everyone, James B. Boss here with my entry for today’s challenge. Cutscenes are indeed a nice little (ok, not so much “little” these days, mind you) detail  to bring out emotion in video games. There are some that are interesting, depressing and over the top insane. I personally love the cut scenes of the game known as Asura’s Wrath. For those of you who are not aware, Asura’s Wrath is a beat em up style of video game, that takes elements from Hinduism and Buddhism and fuses them together with science fiction.

The entire game is presented in anime style fashion, where it begins each chapter in an episodic fashion and has opening and closing credits. As for the cut scenes in this game, let me tell you, they are over the top insane and it is just magnificent. Seeing our hero Asura free the beast on his enemies in these cut scenes is literally eye catching. If you have not checked it, I highly recommend you do so.

— Boss? What happened? BOSS?!

4 thoughts on “30 DAY VIDEO GAME CHALLENGE – Day 16 – Game with the best cut scenes.

  1. Mine’s Mass Effect 2, especially the suicide mission, and I love that Mass Effect does cutscene to action really very well.
    It’s probably a good job I’m not doing this challenge, I’ve said Mass Effect on a few of them now haha.

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    • Don’t worry, we have plenty of repeats! I try not to answer Halo to everything and Megan has to actively stop herself from gushing about Final Fantasy. Everybody has their thing! 😉

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    • Oh man, that ME2 cutscene is hype for a bunch of reasons. I mean yeah, it’s exciting already just because of what’s happening in the story, but at the same time you get to see if you did everything with the characters right. Suffice it to say, I messed up a thing or two and… “mistakes” were made. >_<

      Nah man, we have plenty of repeats! Go in! 🙂


      • I had a lot of mistakes the first few playthroughs. If I remember correctly Miranda kept asking me to pick her for everything, so on one of the missions I did, and it ended up causing Mordin to die. I didn’t listen to the Cerberus cheerleader for the majority of the game, I have no idea why I suddenly started listening to her at the end. 😀


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