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Hey guys and gals! So, I'm playing through Gravity Rush Remastered right now, and I'm really enjoying it. Which is great, but also weird. You see, I wasn't excited for this game. In fact, the only reason I bought it was because I have a bunch of Playstation Store money sitting in my wallet, and I decided to give it a shot.

And this got me thinking about other times I've been pleasantly surprised by games. Until Dawn is another recent example. I got it from the Redbox expecting to play it, hate it, and take it back in the same day. Instead, it was one of my favorite games last year.

So what about you guys? What are some times where you bought of played a game you weren't excited for, or were expecting to like, that you ended up really enjoying?

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Metroid: Other M

I'm not a big fan of the Metroid series and I decided to give a try to this game eventhough the reviews weren't good but I remember watching the E3 show and I said: I have to play this game and well, it was better than I expected, it became my favorite Wii game by far. The story and gameplay were amazing.

I tend to buy games that I know I would enjoy, so games like this doesn't occur very often :p

but I would say Etrian Odyssey Untold. I've played EOII and it's fun but extremely difficult (still haven't beaten the game yet D: )so when I saw Untold go on sale, I decided to give this remake a try. Wasn't expecting too much, but once I got to a certain point in this game, I was really enjoyed it and beat both Story and Classic mode

Another would be Fire Emblem Awakening. Fire Emblem is already one of my favourite series, but I tried out the demo and wasn't really impressed to what the game had to offer. Though since this is a FE game, I knew I would enjoy it so I got it when it went on sale. Despite having relatively high standards, this game totally surpassed my expectations and is my favourite FE game now :p

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I was recently surprised by Disgaea 5. Never expected it to be so fun and deep.

I mean, there is enough content to keep you playing for a whole year, this is not something common on games these days. Only bad part so far is the difficulty curve... but I'm getting used to it.

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Probably Undertale.

I came into the game having no idea what it was about, thinking it would be some short, weird 8-bit game about memes or something.

Boy was I wrong, and it was one heck of a ride.

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I was completely caught off guard by how amazing Xenoblade Chronicles, Fatal Frame 2 Wii Edition, Sin & Punishment 2, and The Swapper were.

Metroid: Other M, Xenoblade Chronicles and The Wonderful 101.

Gameplay > Graphics

Substance > Style

Art Direction > Realism

Danganronpa 2 and Xenoblade Chronicles are both games I was surprised by how much I loved them.

Golden Sun, I expected nothing from it and it turned out to be great


Halo 5. That game was actually pretty awesome