Ben and Rob discuss their picks for the biggest titles released in the first half of 2008.
So far MGS4 and GTA4 are the contenders, and will probably remain so. Little Big Planet, Gears 2, Starcraft 2, Resistance 2, and maybe Fable 2 will be included later. The only game I see that will rival either mGS4 or GTA4 is LBP, or maybe Fable 2 (a strong maybe). Gears and Resistance will beat the hell out of each other, so there's not going to be an obvious GOTY winner there. Starcraft 2 is PC GOTY, with Conan coming in second. Since there's not one unified Goty award, I think well see the percentage like this MGS4 = 30% GTA4 = 25% LBP = 15% Fable 2 = 10% Starcraft 2 = 10% Gears 2 = 5% Resistance 2 = 5% And I know I'm leaving the Wii out, but nothing on that console really sticks out to me.
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for me right now the game of the year is MGS4. I love everything about the game and i cant even nit pick it.
It's all gonna be tied between MGS4 and Resistance 2 for GOTY in my book.
These titles are the strongest contender for GOTY imo: GeOW 2 Resistance 2 GTA IV MGS 4 LBP Fable 2
First off, let me just say that all the contenders are good games and each as its importance in the industry. However, LBP is set apart for two distinct reasons 1- it's not a sequel. Gears 2, GTA 4, MGS 4, Resistance 2, Fable 2. We've seen each of these games at least once already. So we also know each games formula for the most part. So even with the improved gameplay and graphics, the "wow" factor is lessened due to the fact that we are already familiar with those games due to their predecessors. 2-LBP is trying to make its own genre. Many people have a hard time putting this game into a category. But the honest truth is, you can't categorize this game since there is no other game like it out there. This game is a new genre maker. THIS is the game that companies will try their best to clone So yeah, LBP SHOULD be game of the year in my opinion.
Why is it that every list I see has GTA IV high up? I seem to just not get the game. I wasn't planning on buying it, but when I saw so many rave reviews and people talking about it everywhere, I bought it. Played for about a week and got bored. Why is it rated so high?
To be honest, plenty of people have a dislike of GTA 4. And that includes the media. But this game gets the same treatment that Halo, Gears, Metal Gear, and Final Fantasy gets. Meaning that even if they feel it's a bad game, They don't want to be the ones to outright say it. For if they do, they risk critical backlash
and it's totally not a must buy! I regreted my purchase as it's boring as hell! not as fun as other previous GTA! I stopped playing half way and now I'm stuck with MGS4! MGS4 is the best by MILEs and you should get it if you haven't!
It's definitely between GTA4 and MGS4 with me leaning towards MGS4. I like MGS (fan of the series) but i didn't think it surpassed Snake Eater in a overall sense. The story and presentation was definitely better but the gameplay of Snake Eater wins out (in my opinion) against Guns of the Patriots. GTA4 was good better than i expected but not the best game ever. Far from it. Still a pretty good game.
Games already on the Card -MGS4 -GTA4 Potential Games to make the Card GEOW2 LBP Fable 2 Fallout 3 Starcraft 2 Spore The Wii's big blockbuster games for the most part are done. Mario, Metroid, Zelda, Kario Kart, SSSB. To make GOTY, games have to satisfy most to the fullest. Doesn't have to be perfect. You must make pass Sales Grade as well.
I would post my vote for Game of the Year on MGS4. Can't say for sure though until I have played Fable 2 or LBP. Sorry, but Gears 2 and Resistance 2 won't make GOTY, those titles are going to be great but they would have to be really good to pass MGS4. LBP is going to be something special and Fable 2 is going to be huge so they are the only two real contenders I see against MGS4. GTA4 would have been better if they had not dumbed down the last GTA, slapped some next gen graphics on it and called it GTA4...
Well it's obvious with the way these guys are talking that they don't even 'understand' SSBB. I always get this feeling with the way some people talk about the game. It's as if they write it off because on the surface it seems like your average party type game with little depth. I suppose it's not the quickest game to really get into and grasp the depth of the mechanics... but many appear to think it's for casual gamers or something. It can be fun for newcomers, but once you've learned all the ins and outs of the game it really shines. I would argue that it is a game for the more hardcore because those who just play it casually probably will never understand the enjoyment that the more dedicated players get out of the package. That being said... I don't think it has a chance of GOTY. Hype is usually a huge thing that drives a title to GOTY and I think there's too much surrounding other games for it to be a contender. I believe it will come down to GeOW 2, GTAIV, or MGS4. I believe MGS4 deserves the title most (though Gears may end up being close), however, I do think GTAIV will probably take it. It's the least deserving title IMO but it's the most mainstream. I know GOTY is voted on by an 'expert panel' or whatever... but I think they often pander to the masses.
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