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All Age Gaming: 2009 Game of the Year Awards

It's that time of year when almost every gaming publication reveals their Game of the Year awards. With 2009 providing us with many great games like Modern Warfare 2, Batman: Arkham Asylum, Left 4 Dead 2 and Uncharted 2 to name a few, who will take out the Game of The Year award?

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CrippleH3203d ago

At least they were consistent. Respect for not giving MW2 GOTY.

Myze3203d ago

Many people will disagree with me, but I have a feeling Batman may start to become a little overrated. It was an amazing game, and definitely in my top 5 this year (UC2, DS, B:AA, DA:O, Infamous, probably in that order). However, I just don't see how anyone not trying to avoid controversy from non-ps3 owners can give the GOTY to anything but UC2.

I have a strong feeling that a lot of sites will end up giving it to Batman, for one, to avoid giving it to any exclusive game (think last year, I don't think Fallout 3 came even close to deserving GOTY over MGS4, but it was multiplat), and two, to avoid showing hype-crazed decisions by giving it to MW2, since I think most sites have learned not to do stupid stuff like that.

Anyway, there are no magazine, website or tv video game awards that I look to with anticipation because I trust them (maybe a few years ago, IGN, but no way in hell do I care about anything they say lately), so this is not a big deal. I just think that a game as amazing as UC2 is so uncommon, that it deserves any insanely high level of praise it receives, and for the most part, it has got it.

To take away from this, though: Batman was a great game regardless of what I've said about UC2. While I don't think Batman, or any other game this year, came close to approaching UC2, I'm glad it won over MW2.