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

#81metroidman92Posted 9/23/2013 9:20:31 PM
Bioshock Infinite. Was advertised as being set in the clouds, lived up to it.
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#82phillyeagles123Posted 9/23/2013 9:21:59 PM
Halo 3
Skyrim
Red Dead Redemption
Mass Effect 2
Pokemon Silver
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#83adjlPosted 9/23/2013 9:26:45 PM
The closest that would come to mind for me is Borderlands 2. I went in expecting greatness, and I still ended up being impressed. For the most part, though, I don't get hyped. I usually go in with no particular expectations beyond "this will probably be fun," and I usually come out at least satisfied, if not impressed.
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#84ssj5goku2005Posted 9/23/2013 10:10:45 PM
Definitely Halo 2...couldn't wait for that game and it turned out to be and still is my favorite Halo (and it's in my top 5 favorite games of all time)

Also, Saints Row 3 (but I need to explain)

At first, I thought it was going to be an organized crime-type game (keep in mind at the time this game was about to come out I've only played the first 2 games a tiny bit, as in only the intro missions) since that was the kinda feel the trailer let off...and I was really hyped for it

Then, when I got it, it turned out to be a comedy game, which wasn't what I was expecting, but not in a bad way...I'm a big comedy fan (95% of the movies I've seen/TV shows I watch are comedies) so having a comedy game where there's a drought of comedy games was great for me

So it didn't live up to the original hype, but it turned out to be better than what I expected

An honorable mention would be Assassin's Creed 2, but that's not really a good choice because a) I didn't play it until last year and b) the 1st game left a bad taste in my mouth (though it's grown on me since) so I didn't have very high expectations for the 2nd one
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#85wh0_kn0wsPosted 9/23/2013 10:35:54 PM
MGS2, MOTHERF***ERS
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#86AirTeasePosted 9/23/2013 10:36:50 PM
The Tomb Raider reboot.

I'd never been so hyped for any game and it lived up to it.
#87mcpuppet101Posted 9/23/2013 11:14:41 PM
Skyrim!!!!
#88Evil_the_NubPosted 9/23/2013 11:19:25 PM
I'm with the skeptics, hype almost always leads to disappointment. However, I was pretty excited about Telltale's the Walking Dead and it exceeded my expectations by a huge amount.
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#89gybugyPosted 9/23/2013 11:24:17 PM(edited)
Pokemon Gold/Silver/Crystal


Even more cause we got to go to Kanto

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#90videogameking33Posted 9/24/2013 12:02:06 AM
GTA V
Tomb Raider
Max Payne 3
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