Best main menu in a game?

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#1 Posted by tagyhag (15874 posts) -

(I'm trying to do an original thread here :P)

To me, main menus are pretty much the start of the judging of a video game, the presentation to be more specific, I love a good sleek menu, and a great background song doesn't hurt either.

My choices: (Good luck finding actual screenshots, I sure as heck couldn't get any :lol: )

-Metroid Prime 3 Corruption

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Only screenshot I could find :P

The sleekness and futuristic look of the menu had me smiling, and the transparent bug (Was it a Metroid?) coupled with the music just made it better.

-Super Smash Bros. Melee (Ok I'm just giving up on looking for screenshots. :lol: )

The music with the changing colors depending on where your cursor was entertained me.

-No More Heroes

Where else will you find someone on the toilet while choosing options?

-Muramasa

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The main menu isn't truly sleek, but the soothing music helps.

-Halo 2

I like the song on it more than the other Halos, and the "level loading" menu is nice as well.

(Too lazy to do anymore)

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#2 Posted by Justinge3 (2506 posts) -
Guitar Hero 2
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#3 Posted by SolidTy (49991 posts) -

Those are all Wii games!

What is this praise the Wii week? Every thread is all about how great the Wii is, I can't take it anymore!

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#4 Posted by II-FBIsniper-II (18067 posts) -
The Brutal Legend one.
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#5 Posted by thelastguy (12030 posts) -

Star Wars Battlefront 1 & 2, purely for the music

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#6 Posted by skinny_man_69 (5147 posts) -

Mass Effect or Kingdom Hearts 2. I could listen to those games' theme music all day long :)

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#7 Posted by Canindian_Boy (100 posts) -

The forza 3 menu is really sleek.

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#8 Posted by Chutebox (44632 posts) -

I love KZ2 menu mainly because the music playing during it is freaking awesome.

MGS4 title screen is awesome too.

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#9 Posted by WithoutGraceXII (1797 posts) -
I like the Left 4 Dead GOTY menu. Zombies vommitting and boxing = Win. Though it takes forever to load.
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#10 Posted by Norule04 (8985 posts) -

brutal legend = win.

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#11 Posted by deactivated-58b6232955e4a (15594 posts) -
Brutal Legend easily.
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#12 Posted by angelkimne (14037 posts) -
 That.
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#13 Posted by tagyhag (15874 posts) -

Those are all Wii games!

What is this praise the Wii week? Every thread is all about how great the Wii is, I can't take it anymore!

:P

SolidTy

:P

As much as I love mah PC, to be completely honest, from all the games I remember playing, almost none of them had worthwhile menus. :(

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#14 Posted by Norule04 (8985 posts) -

I love KZ2 menu mainly because the music playing during it is freaking awesome.

MGS4 title screen is awesome too.

Chutebox

the one thing I hate about mgs4 title screen is this red filter put over the graphics, screws up the colours.

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#15 Posted by Next-Gen-Tec (4623 posts) -

Metroid Prime (original)

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#16 Posted by meetroid8 (21152 posts) -

Second Sight - It had a bunch of creepy pictures flashing up with an awesome piano theme playing. Music

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#17 Posted by dog_dirt (2813 posts) -

mass effect.

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#18 Posted by bobbetybob (19370 posts) -
Anyone who says anything other than Brutal Legend should not be trusted!
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#19 Posted by randomwiiplayer (1804 posts) -

Star Wars Battlefront 1 & 2, purely for the music

thelastguy
Yes!
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#20 Posted by W1NGMAN- (10101 posts) -

The Brutal Legend one.II-FBIsniper-II

I agree, pretty neat menu.

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#21 Posted by rcignoni (8863 posts) -
Metroid Prime had the best theme song. L4D on PC has a pretty cool background in its menu.
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#22 Posted by Norule04 (8985 posts) -

Mass Effect or Kingdom Hearts 2. I could listen to those games' theme music all day long :)

skinny_man_69

Mass effect is awesome as well.

I also have to give credits to mass effect's intro. From the discussion wether you should become a spectre, to the awesome text detailling the background story, finishing it off it mass effect, all while playing awesome sci fi music. I came.

I love me some sci fi. Mass effect combined some of the best elements of sci fi movies and books into an awesome videogame for you to play. The moment they touched upon the fermi paradox I knew I was in for something specia

Oh man can't wait for mass effect 2.

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#23 Posted by 789shadow (20195 posts) -

Metroid Prime Trilogy's is pure win.

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#24 Posted by Tjeremiah1988 (16665 posts) -
Dirt 2!
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#25 Posted by tman93 (7769 posts) -
Metal Gear Soild 4, as with all of these types of threads that just the one that came to my head.
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#26 Posted by CaptainHarley (2703 posts) -

wow yall have some short memories. id say chrono trigger is probably the most memorable.

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#27 Posted by enterawesome (9477 posts) -
The Orange Box - Very simple. Just five windows, EACH CONTAINING A SINGLE GAME. That's awesome. So many choices... Super Smash Bros. Melee - Excellent theme music, cool background, sleek, interactive, fun to use Metroid Prime - Cool and sci-fi ish Scribblenauts - The opening screen is a sandbox in which you can make God fight Cthulu.
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#28 Posted by C-Lee (5838 posts) -
Brutal Legend and The Orange Box.
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#29 Posted by Nidget (1325 posts) -

DiRT Menu: Very sleek with nice music in the background

Halo 3

Assassins Creed

DiRT 2

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#30 Posted by gamerlifegrace (693 posts) -
[QUOTE="Norule04"]

[QUOTE="Chutebox"]

I love KZ2 menu mainly because the music playing during it is freaking awesome.

MGS4 title screen is awesome too.

the one thing I hate about mgs4 title screen is this red filter put over the graphics, screws up the colours.

They did that to make it a MGS tyoe of game. I actually like the red filter. MGS4 has the best main menu that I can think of as of now.
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#31 Posted by AAllxxjjnn (19992 posts) -
The Brutal Legend one is great.
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#32 Posted by angelkimne (14037 posts) -

wow yall have some short memories. id say chrono trigger is probably the most memorable.

CaptainHarley
User Interfaces is one of the areas that has vastly improved in gaming during the last two gens. Most of the ones I can remember from the SNES/NES era are just boring text menus.
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#33 Posted by foxhound_fox (97958 posts) -

Dead Rising.

Simple. Elegant. And so Dawn of the Dead.

I also preferred Echoes to Corruption, like I preferred Echoes to everything else in the Prime series.

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#34 Posted by AsadMahdi59 (7114 posts) -

Metroid Prime hunters - the menumusic is absolutely amazing but the design itself is nothing special

Kingdom Hearts 1 - music gets me every time

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#35 Posted by Camden11 (215 posts) -

I love the menu music from Wipeout HD Fury. The Menu itself isn't bad either.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uf8BuYdCIuU

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#36 Posted by nintendoboy16 (36333 posts) -
I like Perfect Dark's menu. It gives that espionage/sci fi feel the series brings. I also really like Dragon Ball Z: Budokai's menu. It brings the original Dragon Ball feel, even though DBZ is supposed to feel darker than that. But if we're talking this gen, then I guess I'm going to agree with you, tagyhag and say Corruption's menu kicks ass.
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#37 Posted by C-Lee (5838 posts) -
Super Mario Galaxy had a good menu too.
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#38 Posted by tagyhag (15874 posts) -
[QUOTE="nintendoboy16"]I like Perfect Dark's menu. It gives that espionage/sci fi feel the series brings. I also really like Dragon Ball Z: Budokai's menu. It brings the original Dragon Ball feel, even though DBZ is supposed to feel darker than that. But if we're talking this gen, then I guess I'm going to agree with you, tagyhag and say Corruption's menu kicks ass.

Any gen's fine really. :D I have Halo 2 up in mine, though I agree with enterawesome's Scribblenauts.
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#39 Posted by PAL360 (29587 posts) -

Dirt2

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#40 Posted by dragonfly110 (27892 posts) -

GUitar Hero 3's menu is pretty sexy.

I also loved the menu in Sonics Ultimate Genesis Collection, it kept all the games more organized then I thought it would, and that rating feature comes in handy for when Im just looking for something good to jump into real quick.

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#41 Posted by nintendog66 (2300 posts) -

STALKER games. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7O6LasKHfM&feature=related

and Metroid Prime. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLLE_PvJ5mY

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#42 Posted by 2-10-08 (2775 posts) -

Metroid Prime

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#43 Posted by RadecSupreme (4824 posts) -

Dawn of war dark crusade 8)

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#44 Posted by Norule04 (8985 posts) -

Dawn of war dark crusade 8)

RadecSupreme

where did his hand go?? what's he holding?

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#45 Posted by Nidget (1325 posts) -

Dawn of war dark crusade 8)

RadecSupreme

Oh wow, someone needs to upgrade :P

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#46 Posted by Sloan360 (1449 posts) -

I'll say Borderlands. I like to see the claptrap start dancing and complain that's it's bleeding oil.

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#47 Posted by muzik_mafia (1628 posts) -

Halo CE

Greatest menu music ever.

Uncharted DF had great music too.

Hands down for the worst is R: FOM :(

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#48 Posted by Cloud567kar (2656 posts) -

Brutal Legend.

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#49 Posted by Rockclmbr6 (3232 posts) -

While I only got the demo, I remember Dirt having a fantastic presentation.

-Love all 3 Halo's. Say what you want about the game, but the menus always get me in the mood to play it.

-Metroid Prime. Even just watching that video...that opening menu gives me that total sense of isolation and atmosphere the game gives you.

That's all I can think of right now.