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Games that exceeded your expectations

#1Movie64Posted 8/22/2013 12:52:07 PM
What exceeded your expectation or surprised you. Mine is Sony Smash Bros. At first, i thought it was stupid and had a stupid ko system. But then i played. While I found it not nearly as good as Smash Bros. ((But then again what fighting game can compete with the replay value and multiplayer fun of Smash Bros? Even Marvel 3 and 2, i eventually stopped playing while i still play Melee and Brawl)), it was decent enough just passable when i expected to be total garbage.
#2Ch3wyPosted 8/22/2013 12:53:24 PM
Euro Truck Simulator 2.
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#32Dhas_a_MIGRANEPosted 8/22/2013 12:53:46 PM
Far Cry 3. I had never played the others but then I played 3. One of my favorites from last year.
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#4Movie64(Topic Creator)Posted 8/22/2013 1:01:43 PM
2Dhas_a_MIGRANE posted...
Far Cry 3. I had never played the others but then I played 3. One of my favorites from last year.


Never played Far Cry 3 itself, but I enjoyed Blood Dragon for it's 1980s Action Movie cheesyness
#5Snuckie7Posted 8/22/2013 1:03:11 PM
Sleeping Dogs. I wasn't expecting the game to be bad, but I didn't expect it to be so good either.
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#6GarquillPosted 8/22/2013 1:03:47 PM
To The Moon
The Void
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#7OmegaReaper21Posted 8/22/2013 1:07:10 PM(edited)
This one is a thinker. There are probably quite a few, as I try not to get hyped up for games.
The earliest one I can think of is GTA: Vice City (I should note I was a teen then, so even before then I mostly just got games given to me rather than be able to get excited to get particular ones). I thought it was just going to be more GTA III (I don't mean that in a bad way, just that I wasn't expecting more) and running off of the GTA hype train back then but I thought it was a huge improvement over GTA III.

Another one is SOCOM 2. It was my first foray into online gaming, holy $#!^ was that game awesome back in the day; I think I picked it up for like $10 for some reason (before I even had internet, I piggybacked off of a neighbor with his permission).

More recently, maybe some mobile titles could come to mind, but as far as console goes, nothing has really wow-ed me lately (meaning it wasn't that much better than I thought it would be).
#8SteamsterPosted 8/22/2013 1:06:35 PM
The Binding of Isaac

I reached Platinum God a year ago and I'm still playing.
#9AnimorganimatePosted 8/22/2013 1:07:01 PM
Snuckie7 posted...
Sleeping Dogs. I wasn't expecting the game to be bad, but I didn't expect it to be so good either.

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#10NingishzidaPosted 8/22/2013 1:07:53 PM
Maybe there is one, but I can't think right now of a game in the last few years that exceeded my expectations, which have also been adjusted to "low" for an industry catering to newbs.