I can see Shadows of the Damned, despite it's generally average critical reception and (more than likely) mediocre sales out of the gate, gaining a strong fan base over time.
Or maybe that's just my dream, because I really love this game. There isn't a single thing that stands out as amazing or revolutionary. Well, maybe except for the sound design. But what makes SotD work so well are the countless little touches of brilliance and how everything comes together.
If I am being completely honest, I would have to say this is my favorite game of the year so far.