Games that everyone has low expection for and or dont really get too much advertisement. The can surprise me very easily.
I played Nier, and while i knew it reviewed very so so, I really loved the way the story was and even the gameplay was good enough that enjoyed what i experienced. the same can said about poorly reviewing spiderman web of shadows except flipped around( amazing game play, meh story). Now I am playing Binary domain and I am getting this feeling. I never get it with triple A games. So far the only other game I remember feeling this with is Nier. I dont know how to describe it, maybe a low level excitement?
In any case Binary Domain has a light action movie like story (in a good way) and a great game behind it. The only issue i have with it is the way the controls on pc are, shooting is fine and the VO going on going on as the game is playing is approaching Uncharted (the game) levels, people talking and better yet asking your opinion (ex. first time Faye is in the group).
So this feeling, which is best described as "i have no idea what can happen next because I know this is an unpolished diamond and parts of it will wow me".
Are there any games that did that for you?
for comparison sake:
Something like Uncharted 2, gears etc. They gained a lot of mindshare hard and fast. everyone knew of them and they scored incredibly. So when i played them, i enjoyed them and was "wowed" but its not the same feeling. I hope that helps clarify what I am looking for.