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Top Ten Halo Cutscenes August 12, 2010

Posted by Maniac in Site Videos, Top Cutscenes.

After seeing the recent Halo Reach trailer I was reminded that Bungie made some of the best cutscenes to date in video games. While short, they got a lot of story across and featured some great dialog and music.

So then I started jotting down some ideas as to what were my favorite cutscenes in the Halo games.  Then I decided the best thing to do would be to pick out my favorite ten.  Because there were going to be ten, I had to set some ground rules with how to rate them.  I decided that they should stick to in-engine rendered videos, which meant Halo Wars was excluded, and I also thought that they should stick to the Master Chief’s story, so Halo 3 ODST was removed.  With those restrictions in place, then the list started to take shape.

I seriously have a whole legal pad marked up with names, names crossed off, plus and minuses given to certain videos.  They have been organized based upon story presentation, music, setting, quotable dialog, and finally nostalgic factor.  I say nostalgic factor was the most important thing because my feelings towards these cutscenes are the reason why I’m even doing the top ten in the first place.

They were all initially watched in sequence (Halos 1-3) with no spoilers when I first watched them.  Seriously though, these videos are full to the brim with spoilers, don’t watch them if you don’t want to know what happens.

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1. john - August 13, 2010

Good list, but I’d have to put the reveal of the flood a lot higher (#3 probably). Even though I’ve never been a fan of the flood that was one of the most captivating moments in the Halo series. Especially if that part of the story had never been spoiled for you.

2. Frogwart - August 18, 2010

Lots of good memories in this list, but leaving out the control room fight (edited for spoilers) at the end of Halo 3 borders on criminal. I put it at number one, personally.

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