First Impressions #2: EpicJanuary 7, 2009
Continuing the series of posts looking at the intro sequences to Atari ST games; those perfect scene-setters, breath-takers, hardware-pushers, attention-grabbers that affirmed your confident purchase and whetted your appetite for the gaming delights that followed. Next up: Epic.
Epic was a space combat game that promised the Earth but only really coughed up one of Saturn’s minor moons (Anthe, perhaps). Still an enjoyable romp and the intro was plenty to whet the appetite: a nice mix of pixels and filled-vector graphics with some suitably pulpish Sci-Fi plot exposition accompanied by an indelible and oh-so fitting extract from Holst’s The Planets (Mars, the bringer of war – of course). Watch the video.
Thanks again for Christos’ nomination. Don’t forget, if you want to nominate an intro, use the comments section below.
Other games featured in First Impressions: