3. Final Fantasy VII (1997)

If a game's opening sequence's job is to set the tone, these last three games are the standard bearers. The introduction of the “flower girl”, the grand camera pull-back to reveal Midgar, title reveal, to the flying zoom down to the train stop made for one of the most well orchestrated cutscenes ever. It was punctuated by how it seamlessly jumped into the action without any pause.

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