At 1/17/13 07:28 PM, SmartyPants wrote:
ITT: We post games we feel were/are underrated.
Vexx. It was pretty damn good game. I'd recommend this game to people who like adventure/platformer games.
Funny, I used to play Vexx all the time when I had it for my Gamecube. I never even beat it, come to think of it. Still, it was a fun and unique game.
Another game that I absolutely love and think deserves more attention is Freedom Fighters. Made by the same guys who made Hitman 2, this game focused on an alternate history of the Soviet Union being the ones to first drop an atomic bomb (in this case, on Berlin), effectively ending World War II and becoming the dominant world superpower. Skip to present day, almost every country except for the USA is under Russian control, when the Russians finally decide "Screw it!" and invade New York City (and presumably other parts of the country), leading up to your character and his brother, two otherwise everyday plumbers, joining the American Resistance and fighting back the Red Army. The graphics show their age, but the gameplay, controls, and music especially shine. One of the unique things about Freedom Fighters was how you could command your own squad of rebels, gaining more charisma to recruit more followers as you proved yourself to the Resistance.
In a nutshell, think Homefront but with Russians, a third-person camera, and in general a better game in my opinion.