I spent most of my high school life hating on anime. Sure I watched stuff on the old Toonami block but when it came to going out and finding anime to consume, I hit a block. Whether it was weird gender politics and fan service or over expository dialogue. I found reasons to hate on anime.
Enter Persona 3: Portable. I got it on a whim for my dusty PSP1000. A suggestion from my JRPG obsessed friend and no exaggeration, it changed everything. This excellently voice acted game, with its interesting and relatable characters, quickly became one of my favourites.
I remember looking up reviews [to validate my opinion], noting how many authors called the plot pretty standard anime fare. A quick google search, ‘Best anime all time,’ and I have not looked back. Not all is great, there have been quite a few misses but for the most part, I have no regrets.
So, have games ever opened your eyes and your hearts to new or previously shunned?