And by this I mean lowering your expectations after being disappointed/disliking it.
For example, I picked up Kingdom of Amalur the other day for $20 (on sale at Target, at the moment, guys. People are saying it is out of print too...meaning this is a damn good price for a new copy). I hated it when it first came out, because I gave into the hype...but trying it again knowing I won't be getting a revolutionary experience, I am actually having quite a bit of fun. Same thing with 007 GoldenEye Reloaded; as soon as I knew it wasn't a successor, or remake of the original...it wasn't so bad.
Anyone else try this?
If life seems jolly rotten, there's something you've forgotten...And that's to laugh and smile and dance and sing.
Actually, I do have a game I resented at first. Two Worlds. I kept comparing it to other games and stopped playing for probably a year or so.
One day I started playing it again and fell in love with it. I played it for a week straight and got almost every achievement. I felt stupid for comparing it to other games, when I should have just enjoyed the game for what it was from the start.
Mass Effect 1. I remember the first time I played it I really could not get into it. I picked it up for cheap later on and got hooked into the story.
I'm thinking of giving Dragon's Dogma another try, especially with the new expansion coming out in 2 weeks. I enjoyed the open world feel of it initially, but just never seemed to care for it much and sold it pretty quickly. Hopefully the new one can change that.
Bad company 2. I was making the shift back to Battlefield, and away from CoD (Mw2) I tried it and initially hated it, but after going back to Mw2 and breaking my joystick on my controller, I forced myself to play Bc2 some more (this was all during Bc2 beta) and after a little while I fell in love lol, and to this day Bc2 is the best FPS I've played on the 360. Bf3 could have crushed it, but they CoDfied and noobed it out too much.
Favorite game to date - Xenogears \/-/-/-/\ Always online defenders > http://i.imgur.com/7Bxoy.jpg