On Monday, I talked about how effective the demo for Enslaved: Odyssey to the West was, and how much it made me look forward to playing the full game. Well, I’m currently on chapter nine, and I am absolutely loving it. The game is everything I had hoped it would be. It’s gorgeous, cinematic, the voice acting and facial animations are top notch, and the combat/platforming is perfectly balanced (at least from what I’ve seen so far). The reviews have been mostly positive (ours certainly was), but not nearly as high as I was hoping, and I don’t know how well it sold, but hopefully it’s doing well, because it definitely deserves it. In the end, though, I think Enslaved is destined to become one of 2010’s best, overlooked games.
What I want to find out this morning from you all is: What are some other amazing games that, for whatever reason, were just lost in the shuffle, and ended up becoming diamonds in the rough?