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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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My Biggest Surprises and Disappointments of the Last Gaming Generation Pleasant Surprise: The World Ends With You

Sorry Beat, but DS covers are a bit too tall for my blog's image format.

Well it certainly didn’t end in 2012. Stupid Mayans…

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 The World Ends With You, a surprisingly under appreciated game whose name is the end result of everything they wanted to name it being trademarked already.

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My Biggest Surprises and Disappointments of the Last Gaming Generation Pleasant Surprise: Two Worlds II

Seriously, why the fuck is the series called Two Worlds? We're two games in and I've yet to see more than one world!

A game almost as fun as its title is utterly ridiculous. (Almost)

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 the oddly named Two Worlds II, a major improvement over its unremarkable predecessor and just a fun adventure RPG in general.

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