Abe's Oddysee unique??
Well the latest version for Xbox might end up that way....I'm not saying I didn't enjoy it,I bought Abe after renting it for PSX. But it does remind me of Flashback which was good fun on Amiga.
I guess the real "stand-out" games in recent years for me had to be the Resident Evil games-the concept isn't exactly new,(Take X object use here etc.),but the execution of it with the "survival horror" aspect finally brought the feel of an "interactive movie" type experience.
And I enjoyed Final Fantasy VII.Granted, ineeded the play guides & hidden secrets etc., but building up the materia etc. was good fun. Problem is with such a big game you don't want to ever go back again-too daunting!!