It’s the holiday season, which means a lot of people are getting presents. Many of those presents will be video game related. Some of those will be games you want, and maybe some of those will be games you don’t want. My question is, have you ever gotten a game you didn’t even know you wanted until you had it?

For me it was Golden Sun for the Game Boy Advance. I had dabbled in a few turn-based RPGs, but none had really grabbed me. I had seen the commercials for Golden Sun, and they looked cool, but I didn’t think it would interest me.

My father bought me the game as a Christmas present based on feedback he had heard or read, and it ended up sucking me in.  I never would have pursued the game on my own, but I am glad that it was given to me.

What about you? Have you ever received a game as a gift you ended up loving despite your prior assumptions?