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unitself
So, I was buying a used game today - Shadowman 2 - and I was thinking to myself, "I loved Shadowman 1 for the DC, I hope this game is just as fun." Which then caused me to ask tis question to you guys.

What do you think are some underapreciated games?
or even games that you like, for whatever reason, that really no one else liked
I know these questions are tired and old, but play along anyways. beigesmile.gif

My list -
Shadowman (DC).
Good adventure. Good story. Excellent and creepy sounds. Not too hard. Good length too.
You are this guy who's littel brother is killed and you get "cursed" to track down several serial killers. Part of your curse allows you to travel back and forth between the living world and the dead world.

Another one was this tank game called Wild Metal (DC).
It was slow as hell and not very exciting (ie: fast), but I played it all the time. Mediocre 3D graphics hurt the initial wow factor for most people I would imagine. Still, I loved it.

More to follow....
DarkEpyon
One game I could think of is Paladin's Quest (Lennus in Japan) on the SNES.
DivA
~lol, i'll admit that Shadowman 1 for the dreamcast was one of my favorites - a sleeper hit, a game that i played through several times without being bored; i wish i had the opportunity to play the PC version, for i was informed that the visuals were superior for its time.. ^^.

for my choice, i would have to say that there is a game for the ps2 that completely enchanted your's truly...the name of this title is Kya, Dark Lineage & i'll post a link below..

Kya, Dark Lineage

this game, though unpopular with the mainstream, is worth playing...the concept, story, graphics & play mechanics were all well presented & it was delightful to play ~ i enjoyed it, at least.. ^^` but like i said, within an industry where many eagerly await the next great mainstream "testosterone~murder/death/kill sc-fi/army" cliche' promoted games ~ Kya will most likely follow shadowman's fate, as a sleeper hit..
Icaras
metal slug
ico


snake
super zaxxon

...
Mute
Dead or Alive Beach Volleyball. It was such an excellent volleyball simulation!

>.>;;


Seriously though, excellent topic scu. One game series I would like to include here is the Magical Drop series. It wasn't too popular in the US, so I dunno if I can categorize it as totally underappreciated but this game series was one of the best fast paced puzzle games I've ever played. I had it for the longest time as a ROM for my NeoGeo emulator but I finally broke down and purchased the Saturn version off eBay about a year or so ago. Unfortunately there is no English language option so I usually just play the arcade mode instead of the story mode. =p Check it out if you get the chance. You won't be disappointed.
Retehi
Freedom Fighters
C&C Renegade
Alien vs. Predator 2
donkeybeatz
QUOTE (Sgt. Retehi @ Apr 14 2005, 04:28 PM)
C&C Renegade

Sorry, I have to show it again.
Retehi
That was a lag kill damnit!
unitself
ah... excellent. Another Shadowman fan. :D

Icarus, I have heard about ICO, but I don't know anything about it. What makes it so cool?
Have you seen that there is going to be a new Metal Slug out in May?

Hey, Retehi. A leg kill still counts. guns.gif
Icaras
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Scan_Man
Jurassic Park for SNES
Super Star Wars series
Suikoden III
Tales of Symphonia ( best RPG in the last 2 years)
DarkEpyon
Yeah, I'd have to agree on ToS.
Afroforce
QUOTE (Scan_Man @ Apr 22 2005, 09:35 PM)
Jurassic Park for SNES
Super Star Wars series
Suikoden III
Tales of Symphonia ( best RPG in the last 2 years)

I agree with all of those.

And: SNK Vs. Capcom
Scan_Man
QUOTE (Afroforce @ Apr 23 2005, 08:13 AM)
QUOTE (Scan_Man @ Apr 22 2005, 09:35 PM)
Jurassic Park for SNES
Super Star Wars series
Suikoden III
Tales of Symphonia ( best RPG in the last 2 years)

I agree with all of those.

And: SNK Vs. Capcom

Yeah I like SNK vs Capcom despite the bad rap it has. I have it on Xbox. Sure its a basic fighter compared to Capcom vs SNK 2 or Street Fighter 3, but hey Street Fighter 2 series was basic. I like Mr. Karate.
AC9breaker
PS2
Street Fighter 3rd Strike
Disgea

GC
Super Mario Sunshine
Luigi's Mansion
Both Donkey Konga's

XBX
Kingdom Under Fire

Dreamcast
Sword of Berserk: Guts rage
SNK vs Capcom (in my opinion its better then Part 2)
unitself
QUOTE (Icaras @ Apr 14 2005, 02:36 PM)
metal slug
ico


snake
super zaxxon

...

On Icarus's advice I bought ICO. Just now... I will let everyone know if his taste is to be trusted. Although, he did say he likes Supper Zaxxon and that was my favorite arcade game of all time. Snake was also cool.. kinda Tron's Light Cycles meets Pac Man. So... mayby he's is to be trusted... hrm... it hurts even to type that.

unitself
So it turns out that Icrarus is right.
ICO is way cool. Looks great too. It's even nice and mellow which I really like.
It kind of reminds me of Soul Reaver. In the same way where you had to travel back and forth from both worlds in order to solve the various puzzles. Not in any other way... just the puzzles part. beigesmile.gif
Anyways... like Icarus, I would recommend ICO.

side note - I also bought Katamari Damacy. Man oh man, is this game cool and fun. Strangely enough, it reminds me of a game that could have come out on the Dreamcast. The whole premise is just so odd! Excellent music also. Seeing as how I don't know anyone else (besides Icarus who I talked with before buying this game) own Katamari Damacy, I can safely say that this game belongs in this topic.

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