This Christmas is going be tough what with the credit crunch and all. But here are five games that, skint or not, have to be on your christmas list.
But I don't agree. Little Big Planet Belongs on there.
If the moderation hadn't gotten so damn pathetic and if they would have just launched a required system update to fix the song instead of delaying the game so close to release, then maybe we'd be in a different situation here. They said there is suppose to be some six figure advertising coming for the game in December, which is great, but why so darn late? And the moderation hurts the game so much. Idk I mean Life imitates art you know and vice versa. Since this is suppose to be user generated content, we should be able to create whatever the heck we want without any way of getting a profit, but simply enjoying a game that can and should imitate anything. Original creations are awesome, but some of us only know what we've seen and liked.
Wow, this just got approved... time of first comment..1day ago...... :/
If only there was a better way to sort levels in LBP...
IT needs to become a top 10 list. Add R2 at 3rd. MGS4 at 1st and LBP somewhere on the list. If you like the Xbox 360 fine. Gears could be 2nd or something. But the Son of BIG BOSS should have a place on the list.
@ 1.1 LittleTad: The moderation really isn't as big an issue as everyone is making out. A lot of the levels that are removed are put back up within a few days. The way the system works is that if anything gets reported it is taken down straight away, checked and if nothing is wrong it's put back up. The system would work fine but some spastics have taken it upon themselves to report all the decent levels just to cause a stir. Luckily Mm are working on a new system which will avoid this issue. So don't blame Mm, blame humanity. As for copyright infringement, you can have the best will in the world but if you're breaking the law and are caught, you're going to get burnt. And where big corporations are concerned, you're talking one very expensive fire.
Replace Call of Duty with Resistance 2
All 360 exclusives or multi-platform titles...I guess the guy hasn't played a PS3 game this winter.
Narrow minded list. All shooters, yes you even shoot in Fable 2, and Fallout is half shooter half RPG.
Otherwise, LittleBigplanet would easily replace L4D or Call of Duty 5 for that matter. Heck Resistance 2 would be a better choice rather than COD5. I played both BTW.
lbp and r2 are flops - they were left out on purpose This article is about the BIG holiday titles everyone is excited about and are getting attention
lbp and r2 were FLOPS?! lol! in what sense? commercially? which have absolutely no bearing on whether a game is good or not? on top of that, neither of those games are doing poorly, they arent doing 2m in the first day, of course, but they are selling fine. cod5 definitely should be off, based on critical opinions, and definitely replaced by either lbp or r2. both of those titles are BIG, and definitely a better buy than cod5. hell, imo they should have left on fable2 as well, as they have 2 rpgs, and i htink fallout offers more than fable. they should have at least tried to spread out the game genres a little bit, they have 3 shooters and 2 rpgs on that list. not everyone plays shooters and rpgs. lbp should be a definite addition for the platforming genre.
haven't played LBP...looks like a fun game...in a kiddie sort of way. did play R2 though...have it...i regret getting it. it is actually worse than the first one and, in a lot of ways, doesn't even look as good. still fun, but i wouldn't recommend anyone buy it. just rent it. this list seems pretty accurate to me. don't know about COD though...i'm so sick of them releasing a new COD every 12 months or less. we've had 4 COD in 3 years. i can definitely vouch for Left 4 Dead though. i got it for PC and i've played through each scenario a few times and i can't get enough. it is so much fun to play with 3 other ppl. and fallout 3 is game of the year if you ask me. they did such a great job with that game.
Have you even played those games? LOL!
my choice for top 5 games this christmas is... LittleBigPlanet Gears of War 2 Resistance 2 Call of Duty 5 SOCOM: Confrontation(the issues will be fixed by christmas and it will emerge as 1 of the best online shooter)
even ps3 owners aren't buying lbp and r2, they'd rather buy Call of Duty and Tomb Raider lol that you'd think they would be top 5 games? get real kid they are flops
again, they are not flops. if you are referring to commercial "flops" then you should put left4dead on that list too, its "only" sold a 1/4m since it launched. and r2 just launched this week in eu, the biggest ps3 base. you obviously have absolutely no idea what a "flop" is, so shut your pie hole, fanboy.
They keep calling great games flops... Do you want a great game or do you just want microsoft to say they love you over and over again? When you see an ad for gears does it make you feel warm inside? Morons hype is all you have to go on and just because 360 games get hyped and advertised more, thereby selling more, doesn't mean they are better. Just try and like the good games, not the hyped mascots...
come on now. nothing ever gets more over hyped than ps3 games. lbp was supposed to be the wave of the future for gaming and sell a billion ps3s. resistance 2 was supposed to be the greatest shooter on console ever. and yet the results were hardly anything worth bragging about. this isn't even about opinion, this is about the fact that you ps3 fanboys hype your games to the point where they have no choice but to be amazing. then they come out and they're good...but not great. i definitely don't think those titles are flops, but they are nothing great and shouldn't be high on a "must have list." and to the fanboys talkin against the 360 fanboys. shut up, seriously. i'm so sick of one fanboy accusing another of the same crap they pull. you are no better than each other. who cares which major corporation you support...neither side is using logic in their views. it's just a bunch of unfounded claims and accusations. fanboyism reminds me of religion. buncha people who don't have a clu, trying to make claims based on their faith...their misinformed opinion...their ridiculousness. the top 5 list will never be more than the titles you are interested in. if you don't want to play the best zombie game since resident evil, don't buy left 4 dead. if you like to buy a franchise that comes out year after year and never makes many changes, get COD or madden. you can spend your money how you want. in my own opinion, that list is perfect except for COD. i would definitely replace it with metal gear solid 4. however, that game has been out since the first half of the year and i can understand why it's not included on the list. and if we are including first half games, we should probably include GTA as well. AND since Bioshock came out this year on ps3...that should probably get an honorable mention.
"come on now. nothing ever gets more over hyped than ps3 games." *cough*Halo 3*cough* And will someone please explain to me why some random guy's opinion is considered news?
"even ps3 owners aren't buying lbp and r2, they'd rather buy Call of Duty and Tomb Raider" FUD at it's finest. I have R2 and Little Big Planet and I'm a PS3 owner. Again happyface, have you played these games? If not, then you are in no position to call them flops! I'm starting to think 360 fans don't really know what a good game is and depend heavily on metacritic to dictate their choices of what's a flop and what's not a flop. Sad. *sighs*
who buys defective console and defend it to the death? MS should have done a massive recall. There's truth to the phrase "Blind xbox fan boys".
will be fixed and turn out to be one of the biggest multiplayer shooters.
Id put Dead Space on there (not really a Christmas title i know lol) im takin a break from it now (so i can indulge myself with sum green of the earth) the games FANTASTIC - Oh and i only payed £22 brand new Fallout was great until i leveled up my Xp to 20 - Bummer Haven't played Fable 2 - would like to Haven't played L4D - would like to I played Gears 2 round a mates for an hour B4 we hit the town - i need to spend time to play Gears 1 and 2 Call of Duty was ok - I felf like i played it b4 funnily enough
3 xbox360 exblusive games, they just put call of duty WAW and Fallout 3 with a PS3 cover to cover up the fanboy stuff. what about LittleBigPlanet & Resistance 2?
This is all a matter of opinion. It' not like this top 5 list is going to slow the sales of your favorite game. I personally haven't played enough games yet this holiday to give a top 10 or even 5.
Hey, yeah! Let's report this blog because theres no Ps3 game in there! BECAUSE IF THOSE TOP 10 WERE PS3 GAMES THIS WOULD'VE ALREADY BEEN FRONT PAGER.
Theres 2 PS3 games there..... infact i have both of them PS3 games, right there. -fail-
would have at least done a top five game list per console, or at least explain his reasoning behind why he choose the games he did.
Im surprised someone put this for approval....how can a list without PS3 exclusives get approved when n4g is like the stronghold of every psfag on the internet?
So you agree with the list then? Is it because you honestly believe these are the top 5 games, or because it is lacking PS3 games? And do you actually believe you're better than anyone that prefers the PS3 just because you're an xbox fanboy?
I havent played any of the PS3 exclusives since I dont own a ps3 and hence, I cant comment whether a ps3 game deserves to be on the list. Its not a list of games that Ive made anyway. I keep reading people b!tching about the 360 all the time over here so I wasnt too sure about this article getting approved and hence my comment.....it was made when it was submitted and required approval and no, Im not a 360 fanboy. I just dont have a PS3 to comment whether the games are good or not but juding by the scores, LBP and MGS4 obviously are awesome.
idk about fable but l4d could be replaced with r2 or lbp imo, i've played it and it is all not that great its good but killing zombies over and over is boring after like 30 mins
any one of these games could of came out 2 years ago and the grafix and game play would feel the same.you want REAL next gen,OK.heres the REAL list for 2008,DEAD SPACE,BURNOUT PARIDISE,MGS4,BATTLE FIELD BAAAAAAAD COMPANY and the most advanced next gen killer,and #1 for the year LITTLE BIG PLANET.CASE CLOSED!!!
LBP Gears 2 Fable 2 R2 Valkria Chronicles Fable 2 is probably the weakest game on the list and will be replaced by Prince of Persia when it comes out Best multiplatformer goes to dead space, sorry fallout 3 but oblivion > you
I had so much freakin fun with that game. The problem is that there is so much wrong with it. The game has some intensely stupid AI, a rather shallow combat system, clunky controls, shallow RPG element, and it has a terrible map(you follow a glowing path to where ever you want to go, or you can just teleport there, which take a lot from the sense of scale in the first). All this yet the game is so damn fun. I had a ton of fun with it, definitely a rental.
Fallout 3, Gears of War 2, LittleBigPlanet, Resistance 2, Call of Duty: WAW, and Dead Space. I know that's six but those titles are all a must in my opinion.
For me MGS4 is still worth it. After going through the game 6 times and buying 5 new games during the last weeks, it's still the game I'm the most eager to play. As soon as my exams are finished, I'm doing another run.
Funny I already own all 5 of those games.Plus LBP and R2, plus PoP on the way. Man 08 was a good year.
wow, 3 are exclusive to the 360 and the other two are multi-plat. what a surprise.... :/ wait!! this must be a 360 fanboy... i mean it has to be, right? :) ummm... and what happen to 2008 being the year of the ps3? well, I guess now you guys can say 2009 is going to be the year of the ps3.
Say that again when MGS4 gets 75% of the GOTY awards
This is about must buy games for this Christmas. Anyone that wanted MGS4 already has one. so you FAIL kid. :)
May I remember you that you were talking about ''The year of the PS3''?
It got back on track with games, and the free content is flowing out of the PSN. I like where the PS3 is heading. Plus, it's doing better then the 360 was doing at the same time in it's life cycle, so I think this are looking up for the PS3. But I guess that make me a fanboy right?
where is LittleBigPlanet? and hey man i love fable II but it so does not deserve to be there.
That's a lot of shooters. LBP belongs on any Christmas list, period.
Mine: Resistance 2 Little Big Planet Dead Space Call of Duty: World at War I havnt played gears 2 or fable, but i'm sure they would be on my list (replacing COD). Deadspace should be getting more attention than it is imo
WOW what a surprise all games that are on the 360, and 2 multi-plat. This list sucks.
These 5 games are the biggist selling games this year, and I have all 5 of them all on xbox 360. I also have LBP, Motorstorm 2, and Valkyria for my PS3 but they are not Blockbuster selling titles or have the mass appeal like the 5 listed above. I enjoy my PS3 games once in a while but I play my 360 like 5x more due to my perference. I think this post only pretain to Ameica so it is true as all of them maybe with the exception of L4D will outsell any exclusives for the PS3 this Holiday. But for rating purposes, my Top 5 this Holiday are: 1.Gears 2 2.L4D 3.Vslkyria Chronicles 4.Fable 2 5.Far Cry 2
LBP is good but really it is not a freaking game. I played it for a while but not really into it due to the games has no story, short mini levels and is a chore to create something. People who are in to this kind of stuff is great for them but most people don't have the patience nor time to create levels. They just want to play real games with gameplay and story. What was Sony thinking
L4D has (virtually) no story and is extremely short. Is L4D not a game?
There sure is a lot of variety in this list. Only 1 game on the list that isn't a shooter.
Just to remind everyone that claims R2 was a flop in sales... It was not a world wide release, the sales figures you are all touting as dissmal did not include everywhere, it came out in Aus on the 27th, i think it did aswell in Europe. Talk Sense dont just diss it for fun. Great game by the way, got mine on the 27th and am loving it, only played Single Player so far though. Definately should make the list in my opinion.
but in America at least it was outsold by every single one of the games on the list with the possible exception of L4D. I don't have the game yet but is planning of picking it up from my bud for a cool $25. The point is it was next to LBP the suppose 1 2 punch for Sony this Hoiliday but got destroyed in sales from other Hype games. I don't really give a crap about list as like I said I put inb Far Cry 2 and Valkyria Chronicles as my preference so if you like the game just buy it and enjoy them
"No one said R2 was a Flop" happyface did.
because these are all rated M games lol
1)Resistance 2. - I actually was going to hold off a while on this one, but luckily I decided to pick it up. I enjoyed the first one, and was eager to continue the story, but before I got into that I checked out the online... all I can say is WOW... Seriously this is the best online console shooter out right now. And don't call me a fanboy... In my opinion there is definitely nothing out right now that can touch this games online. I am completely addicted, and I usually stick to PC FPS games. 2)Little Big Planet - I have yet to see anyone truly not enjoy this game. It's simply fun. I have had so many of my friends just give me crap for playing it, saying "it's such a kiddie game, or it looks dumb", but once they play it for a while, they are instantly in love with it. It's a great break from the amount of shooters we have had this gen. 3)Gears 2 - The first one was really fun, so I don't expect different from this one, I haven't had a chance to really give it a good play yet, but if you have a 360, you should be programmed to buy it :) 4) Fallout 3 - From what I have played so far.. this game is awesome... I have yet to play Oblivion though for the people saying its that with guns, I just borrowed Oblivion from a friend so i will see for myself. 5)Left4Dead - I almost didn't put this game since it is online only, but I had to. I have this for PC and will get a group of friends to play verses online, and this game is pure fun. If you can play online, then get this game! And then go Kill some zombies. Putting just 5 was kind of hard to do for this year.. I really would have liked to squeeze in MGS4 in there, but I hope anyone with a PS3 has already bought that game by now, and if you don't then I suggest you replace one of the above mentioned games, and get that immediately. Another worthy mention would be Dead Space, I had a ton of fun with that game.
matter of opionion. but mine would be: (note I only have a Ps3)(im not a 1 genre guy. i like a mix) 1-MGS4(might be 6 months old, but still the best game EVR (IMO!!!)) 2-LBP 3-R2 4-Motorstorm:PR 5-NARUTO:U.N.Storm but if i have a 360 i would add, Gears and fable.
Nice list, maybe I`d change fable ii for Warhammer online. but that's just me.
My list: R2, Little Big Planet, MGS4, Dead Space (though not a Christmassy game), Valkyria Chronicles.
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