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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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N0t Hyped: BioShock: Challenge Rooms (PS3 DLC)

This makes absolutely no sense. How can I save someone’s life without my instruments of murder?

Now for those of you who read my last post on BioShock (which according to all this fancy WordPress monitoring software is absolutely no one), you would know I felt that BioShock was a clumsy collection of various gaming elements that had been watered down to a level that made them effectively pointless and combined in a massive mediocre paste that had been carefully produced by corporate executives to contain a flavor that offended no one but had just barely enough taste that people wouldn’t mind eating it.

So for those of you who know my “N0t Hyped” banner refers to things I felt didn’t get enough attention (which, again, is no one because in addition to nobody reading this, I’ve never bothered explaining what any of my categories mean), you might be confused to how I can spend one day complaining endlessly about how overrated BioShock is and how it got way too much attention, and another day claiming there’s a part of BioShock that went unappreciated and didn’t get anywhere near enough attention.

“Am I some sort of crazy schizophrenic suffering from wild mood things?”, the person who reads all my posts who only exists my imagination might ask. Yes, that’s why I’m both on anti-psychotic meds and under constant watch. But not because of this, I actually do have a logical reason for this.

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