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Underdog Games of 2010

The University writes "With every turn of the New Year, gamers go into the event knowingly excited for big named titles that companies have promised them. Last year we saw it with Killzone 2, inFamous, Uncharted 2 and Forza 3. The idea and promise of these highly anticipated releases are what drive the industry and what drive the sales of consoles on an overall basis; however, what about the little guy?

We've all met them. That game we poured $60 into on a whim only to find out that it's probably one of the best experiences we've had in a long time. Last year saw many underdog titles that very few of us expected to be high caliber games that blew us away. For example, Batman: Arkham Asylum and Borderlands being as great as they were caught the majority of us off guard. The year before, Valkyria Chronicles' release may have introduced RPG fans to one of the best roleplaying experiences of this generation, if not ever."

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DavePSU3602d ago

Can we please ban these accounts from posting please? I don't want my submissions filled with spam.

-Thanks.

techie3602d ago

I'd put Heavy Rain as an underdog game - sales wise. I expect it'll be quality, but how they're going to market and sell it is another matter entirely.

DavePSU3602d ago

Yeah. I agree entirely. Heavy Rain probably won't produce in sales, but I felt everyone knows about it to the fullest extent. This list is more based around the ideology that people may overlook these titles and miss a gem here or there.

Heavy Rain won't be overlooked so much as it'll just be plain ignored, lol.

Sev3602d ago

It's a damn shame.

I've been saying it since I first saw the game. It's not for the average gamer.

Personally I am looking forward to it as much as I am God of War III, Final Fantasy XIII, or Gran Turismo 5.

techie3601d ago

It's for more mature gamers. The gamers mum and dad may like it...

DavePSU3601d ago

I'm a huge fan of Indigo Prophecy (one of my favorite PS2 titles), so I'm really dying to check out Heavy Rain in its entirety. I think it's the first game in a while where I'll play through it roughly 5 times or so, lol.

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xx SgtP3pp3r xx3602d ago

Red Dead Redemption is my most highly anticipated game at the moment but I don't know how well it will sell with all the AAA games coming out at the beginning of this year. Alien vs Predator is another one i'm really looking forward too.

DavePSU3602d ago

Those were actually two other games I considered for the list. But I wanted to limit it to 8 items like we normally do at The U.