Video Game Series you didn't expect to like?

Well the construction on the site is still underway, we've imported about half of our original blog posts, we've changed the layout of the site, and currently our graphic designer is working on the visual aspects as well. In short, the site is still pretty far from being "complete," but that doesn't mean we are going to stop making posts. Also I would like to announce one other change as well. Before I said that I (NettoSaito) would be the only one posting here for awhile, but yesterday that actually changed. "GlacialLeaf" from the original Game Room has crossed over to blogspot as well bringing our writer count up to two! I really can't say if any of the other writers will cross over as well, but there is always the chance. Now with that being said, let's get onto today's topic!

Whenever a video game is announced or comes out there is normally one thing that almost always happens; the video game fan base becomes split. While some people will flat out fall in love with the game, there are others who will simply hate it. Now, does this mean these people will actually like or hate the game when it comes out? Actually, no it doesn't! The truth is no one really knows if they're going to like a game or not until they actually try it for themselves; so today I just wanted to talk about a few video game series I actually ended up really liking, and I also wanted all of you readers out there to think about it as well. Are there any games that you used to really hate but now really like? Are there games you used to make fun of until you actually played them? I'm sure there are.

Thinking back on all of the games I used to hate/now like, I'm actually kind of shocked that I even used to hate them. I mean I remember some of the things I said about these games, and I remember all of my reasons for not wanting to try them; however it just really seems pretty stupid to me now. One such series for me is the Assassin's Creed series.

Back when Assassin's Creed was first announced I saw a pretty cool looking trailer for it (the CGI teaser they showed off at E3). The game seemed cool and all, but I guess I just really didn't like the idea of running around murdering people just for the heck of it; at least that's what I THOUGHT the game was. I guess I really didn't understand what the game was actually about, and its killing roots just kind of turned me off from it. Then I saw gameplay...

After I saw the open world gameplay, the stunning graphics, the ability to climb walls, and all of the different combos Altair could use, I slowly began to become interested in the series. I liked the idea of exploring Israel during the 3rd crusade, I actually liked the idea of the story once I learned more about it, I liked all of the different weapons you could use, and well, I just flat out liked everything I was seeing! On top of all of that, Assassin's Creed came out back when I first got my Xbox 360, and I was still actually pretty amazed by what the next gen could do; seeing all of these different features in a game just completely blew me away, and overall I think that is why I actually decided to give the game a try.

A few months later I actually had to take my old computer to Best Buy to buy a brand new power supply for it. The night before we had a massive storm, and apparently lightning struck and fried it. Although I was pretty upset, I soon found myself browsing the video game section only to find that Assassin's Creed had gone on sale; that's when I decided to buy it, and I have never regretted it!

Now days I am a huge Assassin's Creed fan, I own every AC game (including the lesser known titles such as Bloodlines), and I've also talked quite a few of my friends into trying the series as well. Really I can't believe that I used to think of the game as a "stupid murder game," and I really cant believe I didn't try it out sooner. I guess if it wasn't for my computer's power supply going out I wouldn't have gone to Best Buy, I wouldn't have been there on a day the game was on sale, and I most likely wouldn't have even picked it up.

Although Assassin's Creed isn't the only game that I used to "hate," it's really the one that stands out to me the most. Now days it's one of my favorite series, and it's games are some of the few I actually take the time to 100%.

So, how about you guys? Are there any games you used to hate but now love?

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