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run ita charlie
05-09-2008, 12:31 AM
What games have you guys played that you ended up falling in love with, but before playing the game you thought it would suck?

Mine would have to be Rainbow Six. I played Ghost Recon and i thought the game wasn't all that great so that steered me clear from Rainbow Six. However, i accidentally placed rainbow six on the top of my GameQ on gamefly and they ended up sending that game to me. I thought i would hate the hours i would put into it, but as soon as the game started....i fell deeply in love with the gameplay :)

05-09-2008, 12:39 AM
Mass Effect, Lost Odyssey, Oblivion, Battlestations: Midway, Forza 2. That's a few i can think of right now. the 360 really reinvented the way i view games, it opened my eyes to genres i used to stay away from in the past.

05-09-2008, 01:22 AM
Surprisingly, I enjoyed Lost; Via Domus. I never followed the show and thought it would be a stupid game as well, that would feel like a chore, but instead I enjoyed the 4-6 hours.

05-09-2008, 01:42 AM
Kane and Lynch. It got really bad reviews...one of my favorites now. Incredible game and fun as hell.

05-09-2008, 01:49 AM
I guess the closest I could come to that recently would also be Rainbow 6. I didn;t know if it was my type of shooter or not, so I bummed it off my bro, and quickly fell in love with the series. I'm now pretty decent at Vegas 2.

05-09-2008, 03:38 AM
Crackdown... I was damn sure it was going to be a third-rate GTA, but when i borrowed my friend's copy, i loved it. i went out and bought my own copy the next day.

05-09-2008, 03:39 AM
I actually enjoyed Spiderman: Friend or Foe. Laugh all you want:biglaugh

05-09-2008, 05:28 AM
id have to say the kareoke revolution. even though i have this thing about singing publicly. i enjoyed this though and it is a sleeper hit i think. i wish rockbandhad as much dlc as this game. every other week you get 15 or so more compared to rockbands paltry 3.

Lucent Beam
05-09-2008, 06:10 AM
I have an opposite: Game that sucked that I thought I would love. Phantasy Star Universe. The online demo was really fun, but the actually on-disc single player game was terrible. I couldn't even play through the first levels, I got so bored.

05-09-2008, 12:33 PM
Awesome thread.

For me I thought N3: Ninety-Nine Nights would blow... but its literally one of my fav 360 games... its so lame and quirky with the cut-scenes and dialogue that its funny. And the gameplay, I just love massive attacks that kill hundreds of troops with just a few swings. I love the game far more than Dynasty Warriors, which I think has failed itself miserably.

Another game I thought would suck was Kameo! I saw it sitting there for 9 dollars brand new, I thought "well at least the achievements might be easy, as its a launch title". After an hour of playing, I was blown away by how good the game looked, how the framerate never dropped, and how cute and fun the platformer was. Also, all the DLC for the game was staggering, loads of costumes, and added co-op. I am praying for a sequel at this point.

[Waggly Bean]
05-09-2008, 12:39 PM
I'm going with Earth Defence Force 2017. It sounds like it should be awesome (shooting wave upon wave of giant alien bugs!!), but it's so unknown you'd expect it to be one where it's a great idea badly executed. But no, it's great fun!

I'm also gonna say Kane & Lynch, as everyone slated that but I actually really enjoyed it.

Oh and I didn't expect much from the Godfather either but was pleasantly surprised. Still full of glitches though - damn you EA! :mad:

05-09-2008, 12:59 PM
The demo for Guitar Hero III, thought it would be shit but i loved it and played it avidly, then bought the game.

05-09-2008, 01:12 PM
Mass Effect (Normally not an RPG fan, but I thought the game was great)

Doktor Pest
05-09-2008, 01:39 PM
I would say Kane and Lynch. Reviews were pretty poor but i really enjoyed the Story and the different but surprisingly fun multiplayer. (Although i suck at Fragile Alliance :D)

Joe Boy 1986
05-09-2008, 02:04 PM
probably fifa 08. i thought it wouldn't have a chance against pro evo. i was proven very wrong!

05-09-2008, 06:57 PM
Ermmm, good question that actually....it's probably been Hitman Blood Money, I thought it was gonna be average and it was absoulutely fantastic, that and Iron Man...Iron Man's sweet :P

05-10-2008, 01:42 AM
Oblivion, I was never a big RPG fan until I played that one..

05-10-2008, 02:17 AM
I'd say Marvel Ultimate Alliance. I didn't think it was going to suck, however, I didn't think it was going to be amazing either so I rented it from Gamefly. Marvel has become one of my favorite 360 games. It's really fun to play on multiplayer as well.

05-10-2008, 02:23 AM
I didn't think that Rainbow Six Vegas 2 was going to be that good, but I was wrong. I love that game. I like the graphics and the multiplayer can entertain me for hours straight.

05-10-2008, 03:02 AM
I have to go with Oblivion, I love RPGs but I had tried it on the PC just got out the caves and just go so damn bored of it that I just gave up with it!

Friend lent me his copy on 360 since I thought what the hell achievements seem easy enough and now I quite enjoy it :) don't love it though.

eXiled Killah
05-10-2008, 03:11 AM
Gotta go with Crackdown. Picked it up because of all the hype around the Halo beta, but I actually enjoyed the game;)

05-10-2008, 03:58 AM
Bioshock. I hate FPS, but I figured I would give this a shot. PLayed it and fell in love instantly.

J eVeRy DaY 514
05-10-2008, 09:07 AM
i gave bioshock a try. i hated it, but then months later i went back and played it; got into it alot, and now its probably one of my favorites so far for the 360.

05-10-2008, 09:19 AM
Rainbow 6 Vegas and Crackdown. I loved both of them games in the end!

05-10-2008, 01:29 PM
Viva Pinata and The Darkness.

I thought RB6 Vegas sucked and wasn't sure about getting vegas 2 but it was a vast improvement.

05-10-2008, 01:32 PM
Saints Row - I was like "stupid GTA wannabe", now I've grown to love it. I'd say I like it MORE than GTA :).

05-10-2008, 01:45 PM
Why would anyone buy or rent a game if they thought it would suck.

05-10-2008, 01:59 PM
Definitely Viva Pinata. I laughed at my bro's little friend for buying it, but once I played it I liked it a lot.

05-10-2008, 02:18 PM
Viva Pinata was a definate surprise for me.

Got it for the kids and then banned them from playing it untill I'd got 1000/1000.

Crack Down like so many others in this thread, Wasn't sure but I'm still playing it now on and off.

05-10-2008, 03:01 PM
i never really bought any of the games that i thought would suck but i got gears and oblivion when i knew nothing about them but they turned out to be two of my favourite games

E1eventh Hour
05-10-2008, 03:43 PM
Mass Effect.
i am not usally into RPGs but this one just took me away with its story and shooter-like combat.

05-10-2008, 04:38 PM
mine was guitar hero thought it was going to suck but i loved it

o0EVIL0o x360a
05-11-2008, 03:38 AM
I ended up liking Vampire Rain, Jericho, and Kane and Lynch despite hearing bad things about them.

05-11-2008, 04:05 AM
Earth Defense Force. I don't know what it is abou the game.

05-11-2008, 05:16 AM
i would have to say assassins creed i was iffy with and then really enjoyed it

05-12-2008, 12:54 AM
I ended up liking Vampire Rain

Me too. :) I liked how strict it was - one slip-up and you get absolutely mauled. It felt so good when you finally got hold of a useful gun.

I'd have to say Iron Man. Judging by the reviews, I expected it to be worse than Superman Returns, but I really enjoyed it. It deserves praise too for not having any items to collect (a real rarity these days) and no pointless online mode that'd be dead within a week of its release.

05-12-2008, 01:45 AM
i thought was Saint's Row was going to be a crappy gta:sa rip-off

but it was BETTER than gta

05-12-2008, 05:24 AM
Viva Pinata: Party Animals

I thought it was going to be really stupid and i only bought it because it was $20 brand new and it looked and sounded like an easy 1000. After playing it for 30 minutes i actually enjoyed playing it.

I hope they come out with another one!

Lucent Beam
05-12-2008, 05:33 AM
Viva Pinata: Party Animals

I thought it was going to be really stupid and i only bought it because it was $20 brand new and it looked and sounded like an easy 1000. After playing it for 30 minutes i actually enjoyed playing it.

I hope they come out with another one!

I thought the same thing.
My best friend had gotten it for Christmas and kept bugging me to get it so we could play online together... eventually I cracked but worried I was wasting my money. And then I got the "play for 5 hours" achievement right away.... Turned out to be pretty shallow but a lot of fun. If you've got other people playing with you, it really makes Challenge events and races more exciting.
I got 1000 in this over the course of about 2 days but still will play it with my sisters. Last night I was helping someone else get achievements in it online for like 3 hours straight.... there's just some catchy and silly about a kid's game like that that doesn't take itself seriously.

05-12-2008, 05:59 AM

I underestimated the game because of its cel-shaded graphics but after I watched my brother play it, I started to love the game.

05-12-2008, 06:13 AM
Crackdown, Assassins Creed, Gears of war (it just looked crap on the back), Rainbow six Vegas

05-13-2008, 06:15 AM
Lost Odyssey and Crackdown. I bought LO because I was bored and just wanted an RPG to play and until I played it I thought I had left JRPG's behind. I obvioulsly bought Crackdown for the beta and it ended up being one of my favorite games.

05-13-2008, 08:44 AM
Rockstar Presents: Table Tennis

Looked dumb... turned out to be really really addictive and fun.

05-13-2008, 08:49 AM
Crackdown for me

05-13-2008, 08:17 PM
i got viva pinata with an xbox bundle i got and i was very dissapointed that it wasn't something cooler...then i started playing it. now i can't wait for the second one!

Th3 Apache Dog
05-13-2008, 08:20 PM
GH2 for the PS2, Max Payne for the PS2, Jak and Daxter, Ratchet and Clank all for the PS2. MGS in general. RBSV, Oblivion, SSX. There is more, but I can't remember them:p

05-13-2008, 08:40 PM
i can't really think of one but if you want a game it hough was going be good but then sucked when i played it - overlord :(

05-14-2008, 03:46 AM
I thought after all those bad reviews about bomberman act zero and ridge racer they both suck, but after i played them it actually is fun.

05-14-2008, 12:16 PM
cod3, but then i enjoyed it after a while