What game(s) this gen literally "shocked" you?

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The first Bioshock, for sure. It is an incredibly cohesive, stylish and poignant experience.

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Oblivion and Heavy Rain

Resistance: Fall of Man, Uncharted 2, M.A.G, God of War 3, Heavy Rain, Burnout Paradise, Borderlands.

Valkyria Chronicles: I was expecting something pretty good when it came out, but what I got was so much better than that

Flower: After recently playing flOw my expectations for this game were not that high, but they really pulled it together to be something beautiful.

Persona 4: It was surprising how much it improved upon 3 which was amazing when I played it but now looking back at all the changes in 4 I have a hard time seeing 3 as equal to or better than 4 objectively.


call of duty's all after 3, god of war 3, assasins creed 2, resistance and a few others

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I usually research my games before I buy them, but sometimes I do impulse buy and here is my list.

The Darkness: Bought it for $13 and it's probably one of the greatest games I've ever played.

Dead Space: I was enthralled and I thought it was meant to be average judging by it's sales and reaction at the time.

The Elder Scroll's: Oblivion: I had no idea what it was when I bought it, it became the new benchmark I set for all WRPG's and so far everything after it has fallen below that mark.

Bet with Conegamer and AussieGecko that the PS3 will have more exclusives in 2011 than the Wii or 360... or something.


Super Mario Galaxy and Demons Souls.

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Earth Defense Force 2017.

In a lot of ways, it's exactly what I expected.

But the way the giant robots explode when you shoot them is awesome.

There have been countless great games this gen! :D

However I have really only been shocked by just how dissapointing I found FFXIII to be, I waited all these years for this game and have found it to be lacking in almost every aspect. I`m sure others have enjoyed it, and I`m glad for them but for me this game just isn`t very good.

Definetly ff13. Like sum1 else sed in this thread after th bad ff10-2 and the POS ff12 i expected nothing from ff13. but it amazed me in evry way and is my tied favrite ff with 8 and 7 now. I am sum1 who believs square went to the dogs aftr they joind with square-enix, maybe ff13 is a sign of good things to come, or maybe its a fluke.

the other is asasins creed 2, i disliked assassins creed 1 but 2 nailed evry aspect, it had gud side missions, very good narrative and story, better cities. well dun to them.

Fallout 3, being a old fallout fan it was frightening to see my franchise being turned into a fps view rpg. bt bethesda made it amazing and its my tied favrite game of the generation with ff13.