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Storyboard for a planned 10-15 second non interactive sequence. Do you think this is a good idea?

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What do you think about Cutscenes, Cinematics, Full Motion Videos, Non Interactive Sequences?
Any way you put it these are not welcome in the Half Life universe.
Which IMHO is great!

I still planned a NIS in the Hangover MOD where the viewpoint is separated from the player's view for about 10-15 seconds while the controls are taken away from the player.
The only reason for this is to show an interesting area and some cool explosions in it from a bird's eye view.

What do you think, is this a good idea in a Half Life MOD or should non interactive sequences be avoided at all costs?

Check out the storyboard:
Hangover Storyboard 01

Getting into the “bird's eye view” of the area could also be done by designing the gameplay in a way where the player reaches an area from where he has a good view of the events.
But in that case the feeling he gets would be different compared to the version when he rides on the vehicle that is moving along and is in the middle of the explosions.

Thanks for reading.
MMmaster

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projektariel
projektariel

Have to agree with wilsonC here, if the sequence is not too long and if more importantly the transitions are seamless and the action shown is kind of a "WOW!"-moment, a NIS could work well! :)

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pfoot
pfoot

I hate mods that do this.

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Mr.John
Mr.John

well, is its touching, and cool, then its an ofcource to have cutscenes. There should be objects/text/happenings and it seems you have that sorted out.

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Gosthy
Gosthy

HL2,Ep1,Ep2 had nice sequences without any NISes. Just slow down the time and people will watch it. So stay at the same position in first person.

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