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My Biggest Surprises and Disappointments of the Last Gaming Generation The Runners Up Edition

You can stick this right next to that little league trophy everyone got.

See, you’re not a loser, you just suck at winning.

A.K.A. EVERYTHING ELSE I FORGOT TO MENTION

Seeing as we’re in a new year and possibly a new gaming generation, I figured blah blah blah bullshit bullshit bullshit you get the damn point. I’m sick of that paragraph. I’ve been copying and pasting it all god damn month. Thankfully today is the last day in January and I can finally move on. But seeing as it still is January I feel bizarrely obligated to make one last post in this series. So today is for all the mild disappointments and modest surprises and a bunch of other crap I couldn’t cram into the last thirty days.

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My Biggest Surprises and Disappointments of the Last Gaming Generation Pleasant Surprise: The Beatles Rock Band

Rock and roll all night! ...what? I'm not obliged to make Beatles references. =P

(Insert obligatory Beatles reference here!)

Seeing as we’re in a new year and possibly a new gaming generation, I figured now is a good time to look back on what games from the last few years really defied my expectations. Either because they went above and beyond what I was expecting of them or because they were horrible letdowns that made me feel stupid for buying them. My final surprise for this series is The Beatles: Rock Band, the rock band game born out of a cooperative effort between Harmonix and the Beatles’ music studio, Apple Corps.

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My Biggest Surprises and Disappointments of the Last Gaming Generation Pleasant Surprise: Fishing Resort

It was THIS big!

Throw out a line and hang back for a while.

Seeing as we’re in a new year and possibly a new gaming generation, I figured now is a good time to look back on what games from the last few years really defied my expectations. Either because they went above and beyond what I was expecting of them or because they were horrible letdowns that made me feel stupid for buying them. Today’s surprise is Fishing Resort, a budget priced gem of a game made by Sonic the Hedgehog creator Yuji Naka.

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My Biggest Surprises and Disappointments of the Last Gaming Generation Pleasant Surprise: Excite Truck

Beep beep'm beep beep yeah!

Crank the Molly Hatchet and go to town!

Seeing as we’re in a new year and possibly a new gaming generation, I figured now is a good time to look back on what games from the last few years really defied my expectations. Either because they went above and beyond what I was expecting of them or because they were horrible letdowns that made me feel stupid for buying them. Today’s surprise is Excite Truck, a racing game that was a launch title for the Wii and one my personal favorite games of this generation.

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My Biggest Surprises and Disappointments of the Last Gaming Generation Pleasant Surprise: Boom Blox

"Go head. Make my day."

Forearms at the ready!

Seeing as we’re in a new year and possibly a new gaming generation, I figured now is a good time to look back on what games from the last few years really defied my expectations. Either because they went above and beyond what I was expecting of them or because they were horrible letdowns that made me feel stupid for buying them. Today’s surprise is Boom Blox, the simple yet surprisingly entertaining puzzle game that has Steven Spielberg’s name on the case.

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My Biggest Surprises and Disappointments of the Last Gaming Generation Pleasant Surprise: Batman Arkham Asylum

"Do you like Huey Lewis and the News?"

Na Na Nana, Na Na Nana, THIS GUY!

Seeing as we’re in a new year and possibly a new gaming generation, I figured now is a good time to look back on what games from the last few years really defied my expectations. Either because they went above and beyond what I was expecting of them or because they were horrible letdowns that made me feel stupid for buying them. Today’s surprise is Batman: Arkham Asylum, arguably the only truly great superhero game we’ve had this generation. (Other than maybe its sequel.)

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My Biggest Surprises and Disappointments of the Last Gaming Generation Pleasant Surprise: Saints Row 2

Number one in the hood G!

Damn it feels good to be a gangsta.

Seeing as we’re in a new year and possibly a new gaming generation, I figured now is a good time to look back on what games from the last few years really defied my expectations. Either because they went above and beyond what I was expecting of them or because they were horrible letdowns that made me feel stupid for buying them. Today’s surprise is Saints Row 2, the horribly unappreciated wide open sandbox game that provided me with tons of fun.

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My Biggest Surprises and Disappointments of the Last Gaming Generation Pleasant Surprise: Endless Ocean

Technically speaking it's not endless, but hey, it's a cool title.

Dive in.
(I apologize for the above pun.)

Seeing as we’re in a new year and possibly a new gaming generation, I figured now is a good time to look back on what games from the last few years really defied my expectations. Either because they went above and beyond what I was expecting of them or because they were horrible letdowns that made me feel stupid for buying them. Today’s surprise is Endless Ocean, a Wii series made by Arika and published Nintendo that is all about exploring the majesty that is the ocean.

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My Biggest Surprises and Disappointments of the Last Gaming Generation Pleasant Surprise: LocoRoco

Cute is as Cute does.

Critters so adorable you won’t notice the fact you’re violently bouncing them across the scenery.

Seeing as we’re in a new year and possibly a new gaming generation, I figured now is a good time to look back on what games from the last few years really defied my expectations. Either because they went above and beyond what I was expecting of them or because they were horrible letdowns that made me feel stupid for buying them. Today’s surprise is LocoRoco, the adorable PSP platformer featuring singing blobs of happiness.

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My Biggest Surprises and Disappointments of the Last Gaming Generation Pleasant Surprise: Monster Hunter Tri

How do you know when you're a Monster Hunter? When you're first thought after seeing this beast is "That thing's carcass would make an awesome hat!"

Out there be monsters…
And their hides make for some awesome outfits!

Seeing as we’re in a new year and possibly a new gaming generation, I figured now is a good time to look back on what games from the last few years really defied my expectations. Either because they went above and beyond what I was expecting of them or because they were horrible letdowns that made me feel stupid for buying them. Today’s surprise is Monster Hunter Tri, an installment in the insanely popular Japanese series and the first one Capcom put a heavy marketing push on here in the west.

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