Games you weren't sure you'd like, but ended up enjoying a lot?

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#1 CrossFire245
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Title says it all. Which games were you hesitant about buying because you weren't sure you'd like the game, but that you ended up loving?

A few of mine:

  • Fire Emblem Three Houses - I was turned off by the art style and the JRPG vibes I got from it. However, I now have 200+ hours in it, so it clearly struck a good tone with me.
  • Resident Evil 2 and 3 Remakes - I'm pretty bad with horror games. Most of the ones I try, I end up dropping. However, I've beat both of these games (RE2 multiple times).
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#3 uninspiredcup
Member since 2013 • 43700 Posts

Trackmania for sure.

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#4 sakaiXx
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Recently, among us.

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#5 AhReQueNoMori
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Genshin Impact. The gacha system is cancer itself, but the game is really fun.

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#6 VFighter
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God of War (2018) I didn't like the new point of view or the kid, or the axe. Avoided the game until I got it pretty cheap on black Friday (2019), gave it a shot and after about an hour of adjusting to the new gameplay I was hooked. It ended up being possibly my favorite game last gen (still have a few big hitters to play through).

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#7 warmblur
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Mirror's Edge picked it up on a Steam Spring sale all the way back in 09 it looked cool but wasn't sure if I would like it but it turned out to be one of my favorite games of all time.

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#8 Kage1
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Skyrim

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#9  Edited By RSM-HQ
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Well I don't typically buy or play games I would dislike. With that stated 2020 was a year in which I tried giving those spongy poorly designed openworld games a second chance. . . Didn't go well, I disliked them all.

So going back further to 2018/19; probably Dishonored, really enjoyed it. And was recommended on this very forum.

The sequel wasn't quite as fun but was surprised how much joy I found with these games. A lot of options, strategy, and clever level design.

Originally wrote them off as Skyrim knockoffs due to the games advertising_

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#10 Skarwolf
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Fallout 76. Avoided it for a year due to negative reviews. Got into it last year & realized it wasn’t that bad.

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#11 Speeny
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I think there’s been many over the years that I could just class as an impulsive purchase and ended up enjoying.

Maybe one that comes to mind is Heavy Rain. From hearing about it at first, I didn’t think I’d like the interactive gameplay. But, upon playing it, great stuff. Definitely haven’t experienced much else like it.

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#12 judaspete
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Heavy Metal: Geomatrix on the Dreamcast. It was built in the same engine as Capcom's Spawn arcade game. That game was just okay, and HM was less ambitious and based on a less interesting licence. Ended up getting it because it was cheap, and there weren't a lot of new releases left in the DC's run. Turned out the smaller arenas and fewer enemies fixed most of the problems Spawn had, namely an unwieldy camera and haphazard level layouts. Turned out to be one of my favorite Dreamcast games.

Grandia 2 for Dreamcast. I tried to get into Final Fantasy 7 and 8, and just did not enjoy the battle systems. Turn based combat felt like trying to pass off menu navigation as gameplay. But a friend let me borrow Grandia because he felt it was just that good and I had to try it. Turned out he was right. Grandia's battle system is unique and almost plays more like a tactics game than straight jrpg. Speaking of...

Advance Wars. Gave this a shot because it reviewed so well and I saw it cheap. This game made me realize that I actually do like turn based combat as long as I have enough control over placement.

Forza Motorsport. The PS1 Gran Tourismos turned me off to sims for a whole generation, so I never gave Microsoft's "GT killer" the time of day. Wasn't until I was at a friend's house, and they really wanted to play their new game, I think it was Forza 3 but may have been 4. Having little experience with "realistic" racing games, I sucked. But the handling felt good, and I had fun. It wasn't really trying to be a sim, just a good driving game. I didn't own an Xbox, so I couldn't get the game myself at the time, but because of Forza I decided to give games like Dirt and Grid a chance. Still more of an arcade guy, simcade is fun too.

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#13 osan0
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Monster hunter for me. On paper i should hate it. i hate time limits. the controls and weapons initially seemed awkward. it was just boss fights.....generally im not big into boss fights. i also hate grinding in games.

but its one of those series everyone should give a shot at least: like persona or animal crossing. so i gave it a go with tri on the wii.

i frickin love it. after the initial hump the combat is fun. the monsters are fun to fight so the grind isnt really a problem. there is a weapon for everyone. it doesnt take itself too seriously (i killed a monster with a plunger :P). its just good craic.