This is a split board - You can return to the Split List for other boards.

Name a game you had sky-high expectations for, and STILL lived up to the hype

#1BBBanks03Posted 9/23/2013 11:49:04 AM
Happy to say Rayman Legends was one for me. I never really gave Origins much of a thought until 3-4 months after hearing how great it was, and at a very affordable price. Bought it and it became easily one of my top 5 games this gen. Legends was already right around the corner and all I was really hoping for was for it to come close to Origins in overall fun. Turns out, I like Legends even more than Origins. Get those games!

In other choices, I picked up The Last of Us a while after all the critical acclaim and the “this will be on a short list of most important games this entire gen” had been thrown in everybody’s faces. I went into the game expecting to have my socks knocked off and, despite a somewhat slow first couple of hours, by the time the game ended I felt it had lived up to the hype quite nicely.

GTAV, though I haven’t played yet, seems to be a pretty good example of a game that was getting off-the-charts hype from both people who loved AND hated GTAIV, and seems to have done a very good job at making most people happy.

What was yours?
---
Can someone bum me a sig? I'm fresh out.
#2simonbelmont2Posted 9/23/2013 11:52:28 AM
Red Dead Redemption
Bayonetta
Tomb Raider
---
and when he crossed the bridge the phantoms came to meet him
#3orangeneePosted 9/23/2013 11:56:10 AM
Xcom: Enemy Unknown

When I heard they were remaking UFO I creamed my pantaloons, it came out and was like the original, but better.
---
How to divide by Zero: Find person named Zero, get him/her to divide something.
GT/PSN:Hellsteeth30
#4Gunvalkyrie2Posted 9/23/2013 11:59:23 AM
simonbelmont2 posted...

Tomb Raider


and the last of us
---
This is a message board to express opinions, idiot.
#5JoboHotepPosted 9/23/2013 12:00:40 PM
orangenee posted...
Xcom: Enemy Unknown

When I heard they were remaking UFO I creamed my pantaloons, it came out and was like the original, but better.


^^^ Agreed 100% This is the game I was going to mention as well.
---
If I don't meet you no more in this world then uh, I'll meet ya on the next one..And don't be late- Jimi Hendrix Voodoo Child
#6Arucard05Posted 9/23/2013 12:01:51 PM
GTA V and The Last of Us both managed to exceed my already lofty expectations.
---
www.bewaretherobotsquad.com
Now celebrating one year of irrelevance.
#7simonbelmont2Posted 9/23/2013 12:02:14 PM
Gunvalkyrie2 posted...
simonbelmont2 posted...

Tomb Raider


and the last of us


If I had a PS3 I'd be all over the last of us like a shadow.
---
and when he crossed the bridge the phantoms came to meet him
#8shawnmckPosted 9/23/2013 12:06:43 PM
Dark Souls
The Last of Us
Metro: Last Light
Borderlands 2
#9simonbelmont2Posted 9/23/2013 12:08:21 PM
Batman: Arkham Aslyum
Bioshock
Vanquish
---
and when he crossed the bridge the phantoms came to meet him
#10TheBlueStigPosted 9/23/2013 12:10:06 PM
No game lives up to it's hype, EVER.

Mostly because hype reaches beyond ridiculous proportions.

If you don't get caught up in the hype in the first place, you can be surprised, not let down.
---
http://www.forzamotorsport.net/en-US/gallery.aspx?gamertag=TheBlueStig
My Forza 4 gallery, all paintjobs available for purchase on my storefront.