I'll be in the minority here, but Evil Genius was hilarious! Unfortunately, the first isle was too boring for most people and didn't get past the boredom there to find the gem inside.
This is the first game recently where I've ever played more than once through. I'm in the process of solving it for the fourth complete time now. The only other game in recent years was Knights of the Old Republic -- and that was only to compare the light and dark paths.
Anyways, I'm really excited. There is a lot of potential. This game was a blast, and I've enjoyed doing a lot of the mods that the people over at http://www.evilplanet.com/
have been coming up with. KEeps it quite interesting.