I consider myself an avid gamer. A learnt gamer. I played an Atari 2600 at an extremely young age, before I could even walk. I was there for the launch of the SNES, the 64, the Genesis, Dreamcast, generations of systems. And in-between the franchises I've done everything from playing games on the elusive Neo Geo to sticking my head into a Virtual Boy. I've entertained the notion of buying a GP32, a Korean handheld emulation machine. I once owned the original Game Boy, and played it avidly. I then owned a Game Boy Color, and then a Game Boy Advance, and in each incarnation I played it just as much, my head staring down at it as I walked. Colecovision, Intellivision, the Commodore 64... And I've spent days on end of my youth inside arcades all over my home state. Like most people who love something, I'm proud of the accumulated knowledge that I have of the thing I love. I love knowing that I've played through literary masterpieces like Planescape: Torement, games that would put video game detractors to shame. Another little bit of knowledge that I enjoy is playing through an obscure game. Something that hasn't been fanned over arm chair critics and asinine teengers everywhere. The little games you keep to yourself, knowing you've savored that experience, never really coming out and preaching what an excellent game it is, but smirking whenever, once in a blue moon, someone proclaims that they too played that game. This threads for the underrated gems. A 20 year old game with wire frame graphics, or an unheralded X-Box title that came out a year ago. Tell us about them. How you discovered it, why you love the game, why others should play it. Really, isn't it about time some games had actual fanbases? There are so many amazing games out there, mind expanding games, games that'll kill entire weekends, games to lose sleep over. I don't think there's any medium with as many underappreciated greats than games. So, I'll begin. A game that was completely, mind bendingly innovative, a little gem called Boktai for the Game Boy Advance. The cartridge itself has a solar panel of sorts on the top, making you go out into daylight to power some of your characters weapons, and to weaken some enemies. To boot, it was made by Metal Gear Solid creator Hidero Kojima, so the innovation isn't without amazing gameplay to back it up. And another, this one being a game I just finished last night at 4:30 in the morning. One of the best games I've ever played (And I've played thousands, literally) I really can't do the game justice, but I think this review almost does. http://www.rpgamer.com/games/other/pc/arcanum/reviews/arcanumrdrev1.html So, lets do this. Name a fairly obscure game. Doesn't matter how old, what console, doesn't matter if it's just a great game or it's extremely innovative, just make sure everyone else under the sun doesn't know about it. Thanks.