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What game has most suprised you?


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What game that you have ever bought was more enjoyable/fun or better than you though it was gona be? Mine was probably :) HALO:Combat Evolved a.k.a. Halo 1. :)

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Tribes Vengeance

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Baldur's Gate.

I was expecting a Diablo clone.

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Vampire bloodlines. One of the most entertaining games I've played.

The least pleasant surprise was deus ex 2. That game was horrible.. which was a shame after its excellent predecessor.

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...American McGee's ALICE...I figured it'd be somewhat amusin', but I had no idea I'd become as addicted ta this game as I became...hell, I remember a nice long discussion I had wit' Puuk (Damien Foletto) o'er on the ol' BIS Boards in which I tried ta make him a true believer o' the acid-trip greatness o' this game...truly me most surprisin' find ta date (except, o' course, fer PS:T)... :lol:


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I guess its NWN, I hadnt heard about it and my friend was like "Yeah, its like some diablo thing, boring. You want it?" so I borrowed it and enjoyed it very much despite the crappy "teh lizards pwnz yuO allzorz!" towards the end.

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Scrapland...sooooo awesome.

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probably nwn. i wasnt expecting much out of it since it was the first rpg i had ever played and didnt have high expectations. overall i had a fun time, even if the oc wasnt as good as it could have been.

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Fallout. I didn't have low expectations, but I did expect one of those games that only a few people like and loudly proclaim it's virtues; one of those "if you don't like it, you just don't understand it" type of things.
To my surprise, it was a very engaging and enjoyable game that, for the most part, lived up to the hype.

Vampire Bloodlines has also been a most pleasant surprise. I had expected a gothy melodramatic thing but Troika managed to avoid that (for the most part). Even the soundtrack, which I expected to not like, worked well. I wouldn't sit down and listen to it (I outgrew/got sick of most of that kind of music a few years ago), but in the game it fit nicely.

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Gothic is the game that has pleasantly surprised me the most so far. I had almost never heard of it, thought the name was ugly and I had never played a good game made in Germany before. Imagine my surprise when I installed it and started it up for the first time and it turned out to be one my all time favourites.. even though I didn't even get a manual and had to spend a week trying to figure out the controls! (I bought a used copy from England)

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The Suffering. I thought it would be a mindless action game, but was pleasently surprised by how it handled moral choices and it's overall narrative.

Katumari Damacy was also wickedly surprising. I normally hate novelty japanese goofy games like this, but when a friend brought it over i found myself instantly addicted. It's like crack dusted pringles...you just can't help but get hooked.

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Silent Hill 2.

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I'd say System Shock 2. I had heard it was good and I had played the first one but nothing could've prepared me for so much brilliance in a single game.

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Gothic or Arx Fatalis

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PS:T... I had tried BG1 before that and decided I didn't really like that weird "infinity engine" thing. I had never heard of PS:T before, but I just couldn't resist that box art...

Kotor was also a nice surprise. After NWN I didn't really want to touch any Bioware stuff again, but in the end gave in and got it. Not a brilliant game, but good entertainment for a lot of hours.

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Anachronox... when it got out i heard it was like those japanese console RPGs that i don't care about so I passed. Last year, after hearing someone on BIS board saying how good Anachronox was (Teatime IIRC) I decided to give the game a chance. Turns out it was one of the most memorable games i've played in years... though i really hated the combat system :p

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Rise of Nations (in multiplayer)

and Capitalism II, I still play it sometimes.

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Imperium Galactica 2 and Alien Legacy. Alien Legacy could use an overhaul of the Interface and Combat but otherwise it was quite fun. IG2 I bought after playing Pax Imperia at my Uncle's house and thought it was pretty cool. Couldn't find it so I picked up IG2 instead. I looked like a similar type of game. Really enjoy that one too.

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The Suffering.  I thought it would be a mindless action game, but was pleasently surprised by how it handled moral choices and it's overall narrative.

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I have to agree, I was hoping it'd be a Survival Horror game... and was quite pleased and suprised that it was :p

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I had never heard of "Knight of the Old Republic" when I suddenly saw it for sale .. So I thought I would try it out, had never tried a SW crpg before ..
It was the biggest suprise for me, because I had never expected a very good game .. but I must say that was what I got! :sorcerer:




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