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BraLoD said:

The Last of Us.
I didn't even want to play it, actually.

Same here, but it started appearing in PSN sales for 5 bucks, so I picked it up. The entire time I couldn't believe what they managed to squeeze out of the PS3, but later I played some other later year games of the PS3 and TLoU didn't seem so impressive anymore on replay.



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Red dead redemption
The Witcher
Rocket league
Don't Starve
Killzone 2
Farcry 3



I'm surprised at the mentions of Persona 5 here. I remember there being a lot of hype for that game, and personally, while I haven't played it, I have always wanted to (post-release, that is) and have high expectations of it whenever I do.



I'd say most recently is Titanfall 2, I only got round to playing it last month, and I wasn't expecting TOO much from it, since I went in thinking "Yeah it's just another FPS after finishing Doom, can't see it doing much to impress me", but I wasn't bothered since I only paid a fiver or so for it a while back anyway... turns out I absolutely loved it from start to finish, the gameplay was amazing, controls were tight, everything was flowing smoothly, the graphics were great, the music was epic, and it actually had a really great story despite being on the short end of things. It's very easily one of the best FPS games I've played in the last decade, and I recommend anyone that hasn't played it yet to give it a go!



Probably Phoenix Wright. It's absolutely lovely.



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m0ney said:
BraLoD said:

The Last of Us.
I didn't even want to play it, actually.

Same here, but it started appearing in PSN sales for 5 bucks, so I picked it up. The entire time I couldn't believe what they managed to squeeze out of the PS3, but later I played some other later year games of the PS3 and TLoU didn't seem so impressive anymore on replay.

I went back to platinum it after I platined God of War this year, and I still find it very impressive.

Went to beat it again on the hardest level and play the online, but I just couldn't rush it, way too good to skip stuff hahaha.

Such a masterpiece.



Dead Rising on X360.

I didn't have any expectations but ended up enjoying it immensely. Dead Rising 2 as well.



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Starlink actually became one of my favourite gaming moments of recent years. I only bought it for the star fox crossover but it does something that even the biggest releases often dont, its actually fun to play.



Final Fantasy 7.

My dad brought it home one day after finding it in a bargain bin. So no expectations going in, never heard of it before and it was in a bargain bin, so how good could it really be? Well anybody who's played it should know that it's fantastic

I do prefer FF 8-10. But I went into all of those with huge hype and expectations. FF7 is the only one where I expected nothing and ended up playing one of the greatest games of all time.