What is a game that you liked more than the spiritual successors that followed?

I've talked about this before, but after playing System Shock 2 I found it hard to get into Bioshock. It just took away quite a few things that I liked about SS2 and replaced them with some "modern" elements that I disliked, along with making a few of the major elements of SS2 seem out of place in Rapture (ie. the hacking and audio logs).

What about you guys? Talk amongst yourselves down below.