Games that Took You by Surprise

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Okay. So, at Minty's advice, I picked up Gitaroo Man at my local Game Force. I honestly wasn't expecting all that much. Maybe a cool rhythm game a'la Guitar Hero, wham bam, thank you ma'am.

Boy, was I completely and totally wrong.

So basically, Gitaroo Man can be summed up like this:

Gitaroo Man is the story about a wimpy kid who finds a guitar then goes through accelerated puberty in the span of about, eh, 10 songs, becoming an awesome hero and saving the universe through guitar battles. Oh and its by the people who made Parappa the Rappa.

So yeah, basically the best premise ever. (Also I think all the world's problems should be solved by Guitar Battles)

So not only is the gameplay spot on, its soundtrack was amazing and I got it immediately after finishing the game. I mean, just listen to this:

Gitaroo Man OST - 12 The Legendary Theme (via V1LL4IN)

Awesome awesome stuff!

So my question to you is, what games have you played that have taken you by surprise?