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Burning Crusade Intro Cinematic Upscaled to 8K

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The remasters and upscales keep on coming, as we have the Burning Crusade's intro cinematic in up to 8K resolution now!

While BC is my favorite expansion ever, I was never a fan of the cinematic, as it's just a collection of various clips that don't have much of anything to do with Illidan's narration, until the very end. Obviously the two new races deserved screen time, but we didn't even get to see the Dranei's ship(s) in there, and then it's straight on to random battle clips. It obviously takes its cue from the Vanilla cinematic, as far as the clips go, but where it worked for Vanilla, which was simply setting the stage for the world itself, it falls a little flat here. But at least it does end on a high note, with the green horned one making a proper appearance.
 

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7 hours ago, Starym said:

While BC is my favorite expansion ever

Mine too and even if the cinematics are a bit random, the beginning with Illidans voice, seeing the Portal open, the music, it stills gives me the chills like back then. I will never forget how the crowd at Blizzcon went totally nuts and into a cheering frenzy when Illidan was finally shown in the end.

BC had its own problems and mistakes, but overall it is unreached when it comes to class balance, pvp, atmosphere or dungeon/raid design. Old Karazhan is still one of my favorites.

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