If it's crap ... We'll tell you
Videogames can get a little predictable sometimes, what with devs goin for safe, tried and tested formula's (and with the games industry the way it is these days u can hardly blame them), but occasionally a game will really surprise you, either by being much better than you were expecting or by going places you just never thought they would.
For me this year my big surprise has been The Walking Dead video game - I put off buying it until recently as I had played Tell Tales Back to the Future game and found it highly disappointing and also seen the mess they did with Jurassic Park so I had little faith in them to pull off such an ambitious task of translating TWD into video game form, but my god did they nail it! I look forward to each new instalment with as much anticipation as I do it's tv counterpart.
Also, Max Payne 3 surprised me as I was one of those people who hated the early footage of how they changed the style and look from the previous 2, but when I played it I was so engrossed in and impressed by the storytelling and how it was incorporated into the ingame action I didn't care a bit (and I'm usually very fussy about consistancy in game franchises), it totally blew my cynical preconceptions away.
So, what games this year have really surprised you in some way (hopefully a good surprise but bad surprises also welcome)?
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The best part of the game was it ending and me knowing I'll never have to play this piece of shit again.
I was honestly surprised a game like Cave Story entertained for as long as it did.
Darksiders 2 ..
I bought it on a whim after being totally disappointed with Diablo 3 and it seemed like it might be a good 3d game version of a Character that could be in Diablio universe
The game surprised me that it looked great had tons of little detail and lots of back story to everything, Boss fights that get really involving ( I play on Hard difficulty all the time I don't like breezing through games) . the playing Mechanics are fun it's not a point and click there's some skill to using all the moves which takes away the grinding of point and click .
the skills menu was a total surprise to me as well as the weapons upgrade and the tons of hidden content
after being completely underwhelmed with the crap-fest that was Diablio 3 this game turned around and did everything right with its power ups and weapons .