On-topic: I take the subject to mean a game that others hated or it got bad reviews, but you enjoyed?
I guess the PC versions of both Halo and Halo 2 qualify. If I trusted all the complaints that are online, especially Halo 2, or at least its PC version, is a disgrace that no one should be allowed to see nor play, even if they wanted to.
Yet, I found both pretty nice, and Halo 2 PC is definitely superior to the XBox original. Ok I admit playing through the copy-paste corridor levels in one part of the first Halo where the similar corridors and rooms just kept coming and coming and coming (lots of "Wait a minute, haven't I been here before, a couple times at least?"-deja vu moments)... but to offset that, there were also impressive areas that made me "wow", kinda.
And I liked how they had implemented the driving in those games with mouse/kb-controls, it worked quite well for its purpose. Also the way you could also sometimes fool the game by smuggling some driving or flying vehicle to an area where it was not supposed to be possible, so you could visit areas with the vehicles which you were not supposed to reach yet, or fight hordes of enemies with your mounted guns when you were supposed to rely on your personal weapons... it made it sometimes feel almost like a sandbox game with lots of things to try out, even if it didn't mean to.
I guess the same applies to quite many other console-to-PC ports, like GTA3, GTA: Vice City etc. Many people seem to feel very negatively of the PC ports, yet I think they are quite fine. Both GTA3 and GTA: Vice City had some minor compatibility problems with Win7 and Win8 though (but then, isn't that quite normal for games which were originally ported to Win9x? At least there are working workarounds for those issues.):
- I had the problem with GTA3 in Windows 8 that menu texts were not visible (no problem in Win7). But for some reason pressing Print Screen button repeatedly brings them visible?
- With GTA: Vice City in Windows 7/8, I think the mouse controls were not working at first. But googling for it found out that it is a well-known problem with an easy workaround, so I got the mouseaim work fine.
Oh yeah, sometimes I also think I should probably feel ashamed for liking plain vanilla RTS games (you know, Starcraft, Age of Empires etc.) as I recall them always getting quite a lot of hate, as in "there are too many of them!" and "they are not real strategy games, just click-click-click!". But maybe those complaints were mainly back when some PC game companies were indeed shelling out similar C&C copycats over and over again. But then, they were also making lots of Doom and Quake clones, and I don't recall similar complaints?
Funny thing though, even if I generally like RTS games, for some reason I never really liked the actual C&C games. Not sure why, I just found them boring and cheesy. I always preferred the "clones".
Post edited July 30, 2013 by timppu