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Crainial

Most under-appreciated game you have played.

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Hello all of you.

I recently went through my steam games list and came across a few where i thought to myself "Man i wish there was a sequel to this game" Or "I wish more knew about this game" and i was wondering to myself.. What are YOUR guys best experience with a game that either not many know, or a game that you would like to see rise up from the dead?

To make it a little harder for everyone, try and pick only one. And explain what you liked about it.

My choice?



Beyond good and evil:
This game had a fantastic story and was really engaging. You follow a young woman called Jane, who is care-taking orphans, that was orphaned by the evil DomZ. When money supplies run short she takes up a offer as a photojournalist to make records of all animals (in case of them going extinct by the attacks) and she is also recruited by a underground news network called IRIS-Network, Which the local defense forces, Alpha-Squad have branded a Terrorist group working for DomZ. IRIS believes that It is actually Alpha-Squad working along with the DomZ, and asks if Jane will help them prove that. 

While it is Dated, the graphics still have a certain flair to it that makes it reasonably recognizable. I could easily say that this game is among my top 10 games i have EVER played. It was released by Ubisoft back in late 2003 (early 2004 in EU)

Pros:

The story. I always felt like wanting to keep going and finish the game to know the whole story. 

Mechanics are still very easy to figure out. and you dont spent 2 hours trying to figure how the hell things work. At least i didn't.

Characters are amazing. all the characters have great personality. I quickly got to like many of them, and wanted to help those you could.

A mind blowing ending that could easily lead to a second game.


Cons:

The controls sometimes do not do exactly as you want, which can lead to a few "oh crap"-moments

Sometimes it doesn't fully explain what to do next. 2 times in the game i got so stuck not knowing what to do, that i had to look up a walkthrough, Which i rarely do as i hate "Cheating" 

No second game. A few question left unanswered 


Let me know what you guys think


EDIT: added a description of the plot

Edited by Crainial

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The Torchlight series, especially Torchlight II. I know that they aren't necessarily obscure games, but I don't think they have the popularity or success that they deserve.

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Surgeon Simulator 2013 easy. At first it seems like a terrible game, then you get a handle of the mechanics before getting the whole, hilarious, gag of it all.

 

That and dawn of fantasy:Kingdom Wars, which though clearly unfinished and buggy as hell, I managed to clock in 95 hours with and I never felt like I was grinding or frustrated. So I would certainly call it under appreciated.

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For me I think it would be supreme commander: Forged Alliance, a great RTS game.

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Brutal Legend needs a sequel ASAP that game was rock

I had almost forgot about this, Yes this game needs a sequel!

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I really loved the new tomb raider. I thought it was a blast to play through and it kept me hooked until the end. The game wasn't panned or anything, but it never really got any special recognition.

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Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne. It's kind of the least recognized of the trilogy, because Max Payne is the first, and Max Payne 3 is the most recent (most different, too). Which is a shame, because I personally think it's one of the best shooters of all time. It has a much more well-written story than the first one, too.

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Back in the day, there was this racing game called World Racer, made by TDK. It featured only Mercedes cars, but they had a few hundred of those. And for its time the graphics were really good! Big maps that you could freely roam around, but you could also race in career mode, unlocking new and better cars. Even my steering wheel worked good with it. Oh yea, it cost me €5, which is like $7.

And X3: Reunion. Just check it out. 

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Legend of Dragoon will always be my number one most under appreciated game 

I agree. LoD was completely overshadowed by the other games that came out that year.

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Panzer Dragoon Orta never got the recognition it deserved and it was one of the best games when it came out.

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I think Super Mario Sunshine is deeply unappreciated.

Another unappreciated game is Valkyria Chronicles, which is sort of like a squad-based Turn-based Strategy war game. You can stop time to plan out your moves, but when you assume control of a soldier the game moves in real-time and overwatching enemies take potshots at you if you're in their sights.

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Deadly Premonition was, despite being a below average game, had its' merits.

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Impossible Creatures

I dont now people dont want to play this. I think is great. You can create your own unit by fusing 2 animals. Its innovative RTS I ever played.

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Resonance of Fate. A great RPG. Quite unique, never seen anything like it before or since. Awesome visuals. Fantastic characters. Available in the original voice language, Japanese. The world is fantastic. It's just a really awesome game that I sadly never hear anyone talk about.

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Sins Of A Solar Empire is very underrated and underappreciated IMO

that series is truely great, 4v4 battles are simply MASSIVE, about 2000+ on-screen ships in high-definition attacking each others

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DMMM, aka Dark messiah might and magic. Game didn't have the best story but had a great combat system that i love.

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Double Dragon II for the NES.

 

It was my favorite NES game, but that's considering I've only played ~10 NES games.

It's basically a game where you run up and wail on guys in single-player or co-op through 9(?) levels. The most engaging part of it was the grapples though, where one player could run up and grab a baddie's shoulders, hunch him over and start wailing on him with his knees, and the other player could come up and hit him with a knife or something. (There were pickups, too)

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Bulletstorm. Literally, the most fun FPS shooter I have ever played in my life and needs a sequel cause I do see potential for Bulletstorm to become a franchise.

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I find that Thomas was alone doesn't get the popularity it should, i almost cried playing that shit.

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Bulletstorm. Literally, the most fun FPS shooter I have ever played in my life and needs a sequel cause I do see potential for Bulletstorm to become a franchise.

Yeah the campaign was pretty good i guess. Online sucked though. I'd love to see a return though. 

They threw out the production for it though...

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Sins Of A Solar Empire is very underrated and underappreciated IMO

that series is truely great, 4v4 battles are simply MASSIVE, about 2000+ on-screen ships in high-definition attacking each others

yeah Sins of a Solar Empire is magnificent

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Dante's Inferno , much like God of War combat , game just as epic with its enemy and figures, and has a skill tree for your path towards light or dark it's points earned by absolving the figures of their sins or ripping them apart.

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