Ever since I stopped selling games to Gamestop (years ago now, finally realized it's just not worth it at all), I have amassed quite the collection of PS3 games from the years.
Now sometimes when I get a new game I'll go through it and have an alright time but it just isn't what I expected (for example Bioshock, Killzone 2 etc) so I'll finish it then put it back on the shelf for a period of time.
Months, maybe years go by and I suddenly just get the urge to randomly play one of these games that I originally just didn't find very fun or appealing for whatever reason. It's kind of like getting really hyped for a completely new game, when it's been there on the shelf all along.
This happens to me quite frequently where it takes a second playthrough to actually enjoy a game the way it was intended. Like listed above, Killzone 2 (the controls completely turned me off the first time playing), Bioshock (I think this one might've also been a control issue for me), Alpha Protocol (was expecting Syphon Filter on PS3), and a more recent one Fallout New Vegas (I just got that feel after disliking it for so long) turned it on Hard with Hardcore mode and it's some of the most fun I've had in gaming in quite awhile. I am now on to GTA 4 in wake of the fifth just around the corner and it does have it's flaws, but I can already tell this is gonna be quite an adventure.
How about you guys? When you get certain games that turn you off right away, do you come back later with a new mindset and have a completely different experience playing? This goes for all consoles/PC etc.
*This is a real bitch when a bunch of sexy new games come out and all I want to do is go back and play these older games, but it's about the experience after all :)*