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Five of The Best: Cinematics


Darth Malgus, Lightsaber fired up, lurches at the camera. It's a good job he's wearing a face mask because I bet his breath smells bad.
Image credit: BioWare / SWTOR

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For a long time, games didn't look, how shall I say - lifelike? That's not to trash them but to remember that the graphical grunt wasn't always there. They still managed to find a way to give us glimpses of what their game worlds might look like in real life, though, by way of short cinematics. And just to see a moving 3D depiction of some characters and worlds was enough - for a while. But as technology improved, standards rose, and today, computer-generated animations fill cinemas. So here's to cinematics and all the fantasies they've helped realise. But the question is, which cinematics are the best?

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