This can go either way...basically, what are some games that you didn't expect to be very good, but when you played them you really liked them? And, conversely, are there any that you thought would be awesome, only to be disappointed? The reason I thought of this was Halo 3: ODST. I'm not very far into it but I'm really enjoying it so far, which I find strange because I really did not like Halo 3. At all. I enjoyed the first Halo, and Halo 2 was alright, but I just did not like 3. The only reason I even bought ODST was because it was like $5 and I thought if I didn't like it I could probably trade it somewhere else for around the same amount. But I've decided to keep playing it. Dragon Age II is another. I would have probably liked Dragon Age: Origins on PC, but on consoles it was a mess because the game had to target everything for you, and combat was pretty boring to me too because it consisted of holding the button down while your character just wails on dudes. The combat in DAII isn't really any more exciting since it consists of button mashing, but I find it more enjoyable than fussing with the targeting of the first game, and so I was able to actually get into the game and settle into the story easier than I could with the first game since I wasn't so put off by the initial combat sections. Now I've been playing it for a few hours and haven't even progressed the main storyline because there's just so much to do. As far as games that didn't live up to my expectations, Silent Hill: Homecoming is foremost in my mind even though it's been a couple of years since I played it. I didn't really like SH4 but because I loved the first 3 I still wanted to give the series a chance, and I really thought a next-gen SH game would be totally awesome. But after playing a while I was so annoyed with the twitchy combat and total lack of anything interesting going on to draw me in that I just gave up on it. I'm sure I'll still give Downpour a chance, but I'm going in with severly lowered expectations. I'll probably think of more later, I just wanted to kick things off.