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Seeing the topic of one of the recent threads, I thought maybe we'd talk about something more positive. Basically, the exact opposite of that. Whether it's a hidden gem, was popular years ago but not anymore, or something that's hated/not that liked today but you still love anyways.

For video games, I loved Final Fantasy XIII, and it's direct sequel. Haven't played Lightning Returns yet though. I understand the criticisms it gets, especially the first cause of how linear and tedious the first dozen chapters. But despite this, I still kept playing and loved it. I love the characters, the plot, the music, and once you get past Chapter 11 (along way to go, I know), that's when you can finally go around exploring, to which, I will say, is definitely worth the wait.

Now for something a little obscure: Robotrek, and Seiken Denesetsu 3. Both pretty darn good SNES games, especially for its time. I've talked a bit about the former. It's a bit like Pokemon in that you're not the one fighting, but rather the robots you built. Battle System is a bit weird and might take some time getting used to, but it's still worth playing. Now, the latter is something I don't think I've talked about yet. I don't know the exact english translation of the title, but it's sometimes called Secret of Mana 2. And to those who don't know, it's part of the Mana series. Sadly it doesn't have an official English translation. It's an action-rpg, kinda like Kingdom Hearts. The plot may be a bit dull or cliche, but it makes up for it in gameplay, and I can say it has a lot of replay value. There are 6 playable characters to choose from, but you can only pick 3 in your party, with one of them being the main character. Who you have in your party and as your main character changes how the plot goes. So for instance, picking one would give you this as the final boss, while picking the other would give you a different final boss. Like I said, tons of replay value. And then we have the class changes. A grand total of 36 (I think) classes for each character, more replay value and gives you lots of choices to experiment with. I wouldn't say these are the best games, but I think they're worth playing, especially if you like the SNES.

For other stuff, I've always wanted to read/watch the Twilight series, moreso than Harry Potter. I know it gets a lot of hate for a lot of reasons. I've only read a bit of the first book, and it wasn't that bad.

Well, there are my stuff. What about you? Share whatever unpopular stuff you love, and maybe others might check it out too and agree with you.

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I liked the Star-Wars prequels... Or at least, the first time I watched them as a kid. Before people POINTED OUT how bad Jar-jar was and stuff, I had a blast watching them.

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I'm sure I can think of something, just not at this moment.

Also, about Twilight, I did end up being REALLY intrigued by the first book. It successfully grabbed my attention. The sequel, however, killed any more interest I could have had. I found it boring, tedious, and uneventful until the last chapter or two. Let us know if your experience is different.

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It got my interest the first time I heard of it. Back then I didn't know furries were a thing, so werewolves, and really, any were-animals, were a big favorite of mine. I've heard so much negative stuff about it, mostly jokes and memes, so my interest on it was part curiosity, part me just wanting to see how bad it actually is.

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I have to ask if anything is ever truly unpopular. If something does not catch on in the mainstream or shunned outright, there is always some kind of following for it. This is the phenomenon of the "cult following". Like cult films. It also extends to other pop culture items. No matter what it is, it has some sort of fan base, even if they like because they mock it or because it is "ironic" to like it. Like movies by "The Asylum" that are always on the SyFy Channel. No matter how obscure or "out there" something is it will have a small yet devoted fan base.

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I finally thought of some; I enjoyed Shadow the Hedgehog and Star Fox Adventures.

I liked the possibility that Shadow brought about, and I liked almost all but one weapon. Rocket launcher kinda sucked. Had the standard camera issues, but I liked how there were eleven different endings, it let us see just what Shadow could become. It had multiplayer, but that wasn't any good. I do think it would have been better if Sega had stuck to the plan of making it a T rated game, but they scaled back when the E+10 rating was introduced. Not anywhere near a perfect game, but I enjoyed. it.

I liked how Adventures felt and played, but I will admit, it had such wasted potential. Unlockable cheats were garbage, there were quite a few plot holes, many things weren't explained, and had no replay value to me, but that one time was pretty enjoyable. I still wonder what it could have been like if Miyamoto hadn't stepped in on the production of Dinosaur Planet.

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I have to ask if anything is ever truly unpopular. If something does not catch on in the mainstream or shunned outright, there is always some kind of following for it. This is the phenomenon of the "cult following". Like cult films. It also extends to other pop culture items. No matter what it is, it has some sort of fan base, even if they like because they mock it or because it is "ironic" to like it. Like movies by "The Asylum" that are always on the SyFy Channel. No matter how obscure or "out there" something is it will have a small yet devoted fan base.


Unpopular doesn't have to be obscure. Like I said, it can also be something that's considered bad, like it has awful ratings or whatever, but you still love it despite the negative criticism it gets.

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I liked how Adventures felt and played, but I will admit, it had such wasted potential. Unlockable cheats were garbage, there were quite a few plot holes, many things weren't explained, and had no replay value to me, but that one time was pretty enjoyable. I still wonder what it could have been like if Miyamoto hadn't stepped in on the production of Dinosaur Planet.


Half the problems with that game are due to it being originally designed as the first game in a new series, NOT a starfox game. Then nintendo decided that rare's origional protagonist looked too much like a certain space-faring canid and more or less forced them to make it into a starfox game. the games mechanics, and rare's usual sense of humor wouldn't feel so out of place had it been a straight fantasy setting rather than what we got.

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I actually quite like the Tremors series, It's a rather unknown series for the most part except for a few hundred or couple thousand fans.

Also, I like Jurassic Park 3...DON'T LYNCH ME, but I was starting to get tired of the T-Rex being the big bad dino for the series most the time, and when JP3 came out I was rootin' for Spiny(My nickname for Spinosaurus..) when that fight came around.

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