After the opening flashback in the The Suffering sequel, the main character Torque wakes. If you finished the original game, your actions determined if Torque was guilty or not guilty of killing his family.
That saved data was pinged when you started the sequel. Depending on your saved game, you experienced 1 of 3 different introductions. The Neutral version is used if you didn’t have a saved game.
(Each video gets subsequently shorter, skipping shared footage from the previous video.)
I always try to find ways to create stronger user-experiences for players. I was one of the original advocates (if not the originator) for this particular idea. I recently proposed a perk for Prey 2 that recognizes fans of the original Prey.