FFD: What games have you been completely wrong about?

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It takes courage and strength to admit when you’re wrong. There’s some political brouhaha brewing over in the UK, and the man’s an absolute pillock but at least David Cameron’s done the honourable thing and resigned. Or, perhaps, he’s just abandoned ship before it sinks out of cowardice. It would be lovely if our own upper, upper management did the same – but that’s unlikely to happen. But enough about the real world.

Have you ever been completely wrong about your thoughts and opinions on a video game? If you’ve been reading for a long time, you may recall that Gavin once heaped praise on Army of Two, convinced that it was destined for greatness. It wasn’t. It was a middling shooter that’s only spawned worse sequels.

And of course, there’s the infamous Tony Hawk Pro Skater 5 incident, where our own Darryn handed the game an E3 award, only for it to be one of this generation’s great big stinkers. Zoe thought Evolve was going to revolutionise multiplayer games. I’m not without fault either; I played 10 minutes of Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden and though it would be a good game. I’m still convinced Street Fighter V is good.

Of course, it swings the other way too. With my love for JRPG’s diminished, I thought I’d hate Xenoblade Chronicles, but it was charming and endearing. I wasn’t expecting Telltale’s Borderlands games to be any good either considering how cookie-cutter their work’s become. I also didn’t expect to get sucked in to Viva Pinata, but that’s a thing that happened.

You tell us! What games have you been completely wrong about. What games were you convinced would be great, but only left you feeling sad. What games were you convinced would be rubbish, but have pleasantly surprised you?

Last Updated: June 24, 2016

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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