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Or, it doesn´t necessarily have to be one of your favorites, but at least ended up turning into the kind of a great experience you weren´t expecting.

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Persona 5

Katawa Shoujo. I didn't even think I could like a visual novel as much as I enjoyed this.

You know it deserves the GOTY.

Come join The 2018 Obscure Game Monthly Review Thread.

The Last of Us.
I didn't even want to play it, actually.
I was thinking it was just another RE like game and didn't bother to check it at all.
Then a friend that bought it on launch after finishing it was insisting on another friend to play it (we 3 would share our games to each other) and then lent him it but he wouldn't play because he was playing something else, then he lent it to me instead and I ended up accepting it just to get over it quickly.
My jaw dropped as soon as I started it, but I was still wanting to rush it and not giving it the proper treatment, but as soon as we got Ellie the game completely grabbed me and it turned to be the best game I ever played since LoD.

Pokémon Black & White. Downloaded it and played it on an emulator the day it came out, despite thinking it would be total crap and even worse than Diamond & Pearl (the games that originally made me stop caring for Pokémon in general), ended up loving them. Of course, I've since bought both the game and console, and replayed it legally and all that stuff.

Unfortunately, Game Freak still ended up having the last laugh by making me fall out with the franchise once more from Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire onward.

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My answerto this question is always Dragon's Dogma

Nothing to see here, move along

Xenoblade Chronicles 2

The music alone far exceeded all expectations. Incredible game.

Countless VR games. It's pretty much the hallmark of PSVR's library, it never ceases to blow me away time after time. Divinity OS is probably the most impactful though as it hit high up on my GoAT list yet I went into it knowing nothing at all.


China Numba wan!!

Demon's Souls. I saw a japanese trailer of it online and thought that it loooked kinda like Oblivion in terms of setting(medieval high fantasy rpg...) so I gave it a try because that sort of game was pretty rare. Well it turned out to be the starting point of my favorite game series, with Bloodborne being the pinnacle for me.

The Legend of Zelda OoT on N64
Metroid Prime Trilogy on Wii
Xenoblade on Wii