What's The One Game That Surprised You This Generation?
Some games, you're convinced you're going to love. Others, you're skeptical about. Then, when the verdict comes down the pike, the results are sometimes exactly the opposite of what you expected...
So in looking back at this generation, what's the one game that really surprised you? It can be one that surprised you by being a lot better or a lot more entertaining than you thought it would be. Or, we could be talking about the opposite; the one game that you never thought would disappoint you, but did.
I think for me the game is Red Dead Redemption. It may be an odd choice, especially considering how much I love Grand Theft Auto and how much I trust Rockstar. But the thing is, I really don't like Westerns. I don't like the setting or theme. I don't even like the whole Southwest motif. I had absolutely no interest in playing as a freakin' cowboy; I didn't even like playing Cowboys and Indians as a kid. I never understood the legendary "cool" factor in the whole cowboy fantasy.
But man, after only a few hours with RDR, I so wanted to be a cowboy. I found this to be immensely surprising; not so much that I came to love the setting, but because it happened so fast. It's like I pulled a complete 180 in a ridiculously short span of time and that is saying something. I should also put Joe Danger in here as an honorable mention. I didn't know much about it, never really adored Excitebike back in the day, and wasn't all that enthusiastic about playing it. But it rapidly became my favorite downloadable game of the generation, so...
How's about you?
3/24/2013 10:32:52 PM Ben Dutka