I ASKED DEVELOPERS WHAT THEIR FAVOURITE CUTSCENES WERE, AND WHY
ALEX KANARIS-SOTIRIOU POLYGON TREEHOUSE
Kanaris-Sotiriou appreciates how the Governor’s Mansion brawl in the Secret of Monkey Island uses sound effects and Batman- like captions to capture the player’s imagination.
JAKE RODKIN VALVE
Rodkin recalls how the opening of Full Throttle straddled the technology gap facing adventure games with confidence, mixing pixel characters with 3D motorcycles and cars.
SEAN OXSPRING DAMBUSTER STUDIOS
Oxspring reflects on the shocking fall of Prince Arthas in WarcraftIII, depicted in the purging of Stratholme.“I remember being like, ‘ I understand why but jeez there’s got to be a better way?’”
CHELLA RAMANAN 3-FOLD GAMES
Ramanan spotlighted a scene of Aya jumping into Bayek’s arms in Assassin’s Creed Origins, noting the rarity of people of colour being depicted as sexy, strong, intelligent and in love.