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    Promote an underrated game here

    Everyone knows about the popular games that get a ton of exposure, but what about the amazing games that don't get it?

    Here's your chance to recommend some for others.

    Some under-the-radar gems:

    God Eater 2: Rage Burst

    NieR: Automata (hey, that's us)

    Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen

    Nioh

    Yakuza 0
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    Nice idea for a topic.

    I recently played Shadow Tactics Blades of the Shogun, it didn't get much exposure but for people who like real time tactics games like Commandos it's a must to play. There's even a demo which is pretty rare these days.

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    There have been many underrated games over the years.

    I cannot say anything about recent ones as I don't play many these days but, I still feel that one of the all-time most underrated has to be Project Eden.

    I have played it many times and still enjoy it immensely every time - even though it can be a little quirky on modern versions of Windows - and I have yet to get it running properly on Linux, which is my OS of choice these days.
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    Hey,
    Don't forget that RPGs have always been about story more than graphics. Squaresoft and Enix have both been putting out gems since the original Nintendo console back in the 1980's. I love the fact that most of the Final Fantasy series is now available on Steam for my nostalgia playing pleasure (although I'm still waiting on FFXII, hint hint), let's not forget the wealth of excellent RPGs Square and Enix both have put out aside from their flagship series. Personally, I think even some of the SNES games, like Secret of Evermore, ActRaiser (the original), and Illusion of Gaia would be great even without updating anything, just a re-format for the new platform. Personally, I'd also love to replay any of the Mana series (Particularly Legend of Mana from the PSX generation). And even from the higher profile series, there are more re-releases I at least would buy-- any of the Final Fantasy Tactics series, Kingdom Hearts or Dragon Quest from 4 on forward is something I would add to my Steam wishlist (to purchase when I have the available funds). So if you're reading, marketing staff at Square/Enix, please don't overlook these gems already sitting in your catalog, collecting dust when they could be collecting revenue!
    -AzraelZalera, Veteran Gamer since 1987

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    Soul blazer and Actraiser 2 definitely.

    Soul blazer had a story that blew me away. I remember crying to the music (into the dream) being in midgame with all the sad story coming towards you (Dog Turbo and the dwarfs living their fast lives happily). You really start thinking about your life and life in general. The meaning of "faith" and "reincarnation" will hit you.

    Actraiser 2 was a hell of a platformer. Really demanding but not in an unfair way. You totally learn from your mistakes and you will have a steep learning curve. The whole setting by its well done graphics will set up a dark mood that was completed by Yuzo koshiros great music. The master feels the burden of his existance through and through this game series as people will forget him anyway and let demons regularly spread until they need help again. Storywise the master is more powerful but therefore slower compared to AR1. It is the mood, gameplay (taste may differ ;P) and whole setup of this game that caught me. Deadly sins are always a great idea! Actraiser games give you so much room for interpretation.

    QUINTET was sooo great!

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    Anyone here plays Bayonetta, Guilty Gear, and BlazBlue?

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