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Game you were the most wrong about?

What is that one game that you never got the love for during it's prime, thought was overrated, didn't get the hype etc.. but now you've come to appreciate over the years of playing it?

For me it's GTA IV, I never used to be big on it, but over the last few years of replaying it and putting in a lot more time into the game then I ever did during it's prime, it's definitely a good game - and good in it's own way as it's a massive contrast from my favourite GTA (San Andreas) but both are great games. I've grown to appreciate the story a lot more replaying it, the game probably has the best ending to a GTA game. Game mechanics such as the driving which I used to criticise, I've come to like, it's more of a challenge and at the end of the day it's the most realistic driving experience in the GTA series and you grow a appreciation for things like that once you master them. And most importantly and to my surprise, the game has a lot of replay value to me which is very important for games to have in my opinion.

GTA IV still has it's flaws but overall I'd say it's a better game than GTA V at this point - which I've replayed a whopping 2 times since getting 100% completion in October 2013. Such a letdown GTA V was..
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Re: Game you were the most wrong about?

Watch Dogs - Such a hyped game and it turned out to be so shit.
Mortal Kombat X- Thought it would have a long ass story mode since it's on Next Gen but I finished it the same day, it was disappointing.

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Re: Game you were the most wrong about?

Mass Effect

I didn't play any of the games until 2012 because I'm really not a "space" guy and thought I'd get bored with it halfway through. Then it went on sale, bought it but still didn't really feel like playing for like two months before finally giving it a shot (and I was honestly expecting to play it for like 20 minutes and give up).


Finished all three games ~5 times now and plan to do a sixth run if they release a remastered version for the next gen consoles, Bioware suggested they might do that.
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Re: Game you were the most wrong about?

The Last of Us

thought it'd be a lot better

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Re: Game you were the most wrong about?

Probably Halo. I was a PS2/Gamecube player and never had an original Xbox until 2007. Halo 3 was my first experience with the series as I had a 360. Played co-op with a friend and had a lot of fun. Of course, I have actually gone back and played Halo 1 and actually found it quite boring even with a friend, so maybe I was right about the initial one.
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Probably Halo. I was a PS2/Gamecube player and never had an original Xbox until 2007. Halo 3 was my first experience with the series as I had a 360. Played co-op with a friend and had a lot of fun. Of course, I have actually gone back and played Halo 1 and actually found it quite boring even with a friend, so maybe I was right about the initial one.
Pretty much this.

I was a PS2/GameCube player as well, and Halo 3 was advertised everywhere prior to its release. So my mother bought me an Xbox 360 (cheapest version) for Christmas and I began to play Sonic, LOTR, and FIFA first because I assumed Halo would suck. After playing the campaign and eventually the multiplayer, it turned out to be the only game I'd play for at least 6 consecutive weeks.
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Re: Game you were the most wrong about?

The Last of Us: I expected it to be infested with qte and cutscenes. It turned out fine.

Mass Effect 2: I liked it but didn't get why people thought it was better than the 1st one, seeing as how ME1 had more customization and a better story. After playing the full game (dlc included), I now put it up there with ME1.
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Re: Game you were the most wrong about?

Both Uncharted and mass effect

First time playing it I was like this is awesome

I thought they were going to suck boy was I wrong
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Re: Game you were the most wrong about?

Initially negative that turned positive:

Xenoblade: I thought it was just another example of a game that players and critics praised to the point of being overhyped and due to it also being very hard to come by, that lead me to assume that I wouldn't be missing out on anything by skipping it. However, curiosity got the better of me and after finding a brand new factory-sealed copy on Amazon, I bought it and became a big fan almost immediately due to the soundtrack, characters and the world of the Bionis and Mechonis being so vast yet so gorgeous.

Initially positive that turned negative:

Mario Kart 7: After becoming a Mario Kart fan courtesy of Super MK on the SNES and playing every MK game since then, I was looking forward to MK7 and what it would bring. Sadly, a shallow and disappointing roster coupled with the hang glider and underwater features not feeling fully utilized to their potential made me get my very first-ever refund for a MK game. Thankfully, MK8 didn't follow the same path and took anything positive about 7 (especially the hang glider and underwater features) and gave them justice.

Initially positive that turned to a mix of positive and negative:

New Super Mario Bros. 2: After unsurprisingly having a blast with NSMB and NSMB Wii, I figured NSMB2 would continue the tradition even though it had a clear gimmick in mind with the whole coin collecting schtick. To be honest, the gimmick still doesn't bother me whenever I boot it up to take on challenges from StreetPass. What does bother me about NSMB2, however, is that it has not one but two "lolfuckyou" moments: The first and most notable is the Million Coin Challenge, which sees your efforts in actually completing the game's gimmick being rewarded with...a new title screen. The second is Luigi (who is unlockable for single player mode after beating the story) being a total clone of Mario by not having his signature higher jumping ability or even his slippery traction. Despite these two noticeable faults, the game can still offer that timeless Mario platforming fun and it even gets extended life courtesy of reasonably priced DLC packs and the aforementioned StreetPass challenges.

Yoshi's New Island: While I assumed that this one would be like Yoshi's Island DS, in that it wouldn't live up to the classic status that Super Mario World 2: Yoshi Island rightfully attained but still managed to be another great foray for Yoshi regardless, my assumption was dampened due to YNI's disappointing soundtrack and having some levels look almost identical to some from SMW2:YI. However, what it does share with SMW2:YI and YI DS is great art, with YNI sporting a watercolor feel on top of its predecessors hand drawn art style. While YNI isn't the weakest entry in the Yoshi's Island series (that title belongs to Yoshi's Story), its two aforementioned flaws are hard to ignore. However, like New Super Mario Bros. 2 for Mario fans, YNI can still offer quite a great deal of fun for Yoshi fans.


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Re: Game you were the most wrong about?

Dragon Age Inquisition (PS4):
I disliked the second one (or whichever was a prequel?) and didn't really play it for more than a day. But fuck me, DA: Inquisition has not gotten a single second stale on me for over 120 hours now, and I still have roughly 50 more to go. Love it now.

Pokemon Conquest (DS):
Was hoping it would be great, it was passable.

Final Fantasy Tactics Advance (GBA/DA):
After playing tactics on PS1, the advance version felt like a punishment for enjoying good games. Lousy.

StarCraft 2 (PC):
Just felt like a little heartless compared to the first. And why no medics?

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Both Uncharted and mass effect

First time playing it I was like this is awesome

I thought they were going to suck boy was I wrong
Uncharted for me as well. Grabbed it about 2 or 3 years into the PS3's life; never heard anything about it and loved it.

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The Last of Us

thought it'd be a lot better
Didn't make it past the first hour, myself.

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