The winner is... Super Mario Galaxy.
Such a short list of nominees, was at least expecting COD4 & TOB to make the cut.
SMG is a great game but in a year that has BioShock, Call of Duty 4, Orange Box and Mass Effect, it's really stupid to go with SMG IMO.
Super Mario Galaxy was given the award because it introduced something new and was very original.
What new element did it introduce? The planet / platform traveling was a mix of Psychonauts and Ratchet & Clank's ideas. The rest was Mario 64.
If we're talking about new things then what about Assassin's Creed, Portal and many others? And what about BioShock which is essentially THE nest-gen shooter and first truly philosophical game.
You win this one, MK_Red. :-P
Round 2, Fight!
Thank goodness it wasn't Bioshock.This way overrated but beautiful FPS had very convincingly atmospheric locations and good shooting action but was unable to match the first startling few hours.The way Plasmids were incorporated meant that you really only needed the one setup of choice making the whole thing somewhat pointless.Other things like the ability to disable camera's etc were just plain stupid when all you need do is shoot them.Loads of stuff like this make the whole thing fall disapointingly short of it's hype.Good story though certainly less enguaging at around the halfway point.
It's one of the most truly gorgeous games ever created, i'll give it that.
Bioshock was equally as deserving though imo. It seems they thought Halo 3 was better though.
There was no PS3 title in the nomination, but I'm glad SMG got the award. Except for 480p graphics, it is a true next gen game and the only other reason to pick a Wii (other being Metroid Prime 3)
and then ported to the Wii and then that made it have crappy Graphics and stuff
My Review = 0/10
Super Mario Galaxy = FAILURE!
WOW. just wow. youll soon be down to 1 bubble with retarded comments like that
wow dude, that is just plain stupid
wow that dude is just a fanboy
I farted while reading this...
from my experiance id say cod4. infinity ward did a superb job with this game and raised the bar for graphics and gameplay. the online play is fantastic and well balanced. this is by far the game that stuck out for me. this is just my opinion and i dont have the luxury to play on every game released.
This is the 1st time that i have actually looked at SMG and it looks really good.Bioshock and Mass Effect were the best games i have played in ages but will give the cup to Mass Effect.
If anyone here has played the game can you remember the time you were to choose who you would save between Kaiden and Ashley.I was looking at the screen for 10minutes and just couldn't decide because for once i had a strong attachment to them.How many games can you call that made you feel attached to the none playable characters?Saved Ashley so now playing it again to save Kaiden,so technically i saved both.
Overall 2007 was brilliant for gamers and strongly believe this year will be as good if not better.
HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERONE.
I should have made a better choice. Ashley is a B!T(#!!! Second play through she dies.
Too bad I sold my Wii before I could play Super Mario Galaxy.
I bought SMG for my wife's niece.
So, I got to play it over the holiday. My verdict? Repetitive and unoriginal.
Mario doing his usual Mario stuff. In 3D -- with the jumping between planets an unnecessary gimick...
You're *really* not missing much.
simply put, SMG is an amazing game, A lil short and easy but its fun.
Mario galaxy was the game of the year by far.Bioshock is just a FPS with a different twist so it doesnt deserve anything.I think people are really sick of FPS and wargames which comes out all the time these days, people want good games now, thats why Mario galaxy got the award.I dont see any reason at all to give GOTY award to a FPS game.
Am i really the only one, who left disapointed with Super Mario Galaxy? I found the controlls of the game meant i couldn't play it for long spells. And overall there was nothing really that new or special about it. I got to 35 stars and gave up, Like Assassins Creed and Oblivion i felt myself forcing myself to play it, and thats when you start releasing it isn't that good of game.
@Rayko 'I dont see any reason at all to give GOTY award to a FPS game.'
You obvilously haven't played Call Of Duty 4 then. That game is near FPS perfection
It's so stupid, this game is crap.. im a DIE HARD ps3 fan but, even HALO is better than this...
and I think that looney tunes is a much better game then all FPS.
SMG deserves the title.
Ps3=mercedes xbox 360= Ford Contour Wii= Geo metro.
Be Smart!! Choose wisely.
You are a delusional fanboy.
well deserve mario galaxy was the best games this year.. haters and fanboys can hate.. next year wii will have a few game of the year candidates.. its more like this wii and ds = innovation , something new and fresh accessible to everyone... ps3 and xbox 360 = graphical updates... ps3= garbage sony marketing ploy.. final verdict wii=1, xbox 360=2 sony dead last
@RAYKO... very smart comment man.. but fanboys will never understand it cause to them only a game with gun is hardcore... too many fps doesnt equal variety. thats why wii will win.
Modern FPS are the same thing except they Change the graphics, tweak the gameplay, and usually use the same generic story. FPS have really grown to be a waste of time now, as they keep getting Flushed out with basically the same game play as any other FPS, but different on what it does.
You find things. You shoot them. boo-hoo.
Mario galaxy is the 100% true game of the year, if not the only game to come out this year to impress me.
I played this game for about an hour and couldn't stand it. With all the other awesome games out this year Mario won? Not even a nomination for Rock Band? CoD4 was awesome too, Orange Box, Uncharted, Bioshock, any of them would have been alright, just not mario.
Still, at least Halo 3 didn't get it.
smg was great, but i couldnt help but feel that some games deserved it more(bioshcok anyone?)
most overrated game of all time goes to...Super Mario Galaxy
i borrowed a wii from my friend cause i had to try this revolutionary game... minus the graphics and different controller (obviously), it was the same thing as mario 64 that i played 10 years ago
COD hasn't done anything original since the first one. sick of hearing about how good it is. it's boring and bland!
We play games for fun and entertainment..
This year, there was no game more fun and entertaining that Mario Galaxy.
The music was good, graphics were good, gameplay was good and it was pure fun.
Don't get me wrong, I really liked SMG, but I just felt like after playing it for 20 minutes I wanted to stop and then I would force myself to play it. I had absolutely no "desire" to turn it on and play it, and then I could only play it in 20 minute intervals before I got bored. I don't know what it was, it just wasn't very addictive for me at all.
Compared to Ratchet and Clank, where I just didn't want to put the controller down, or Uncharted, or Mass Effect.
and SMG really didn't do anything "original" It just pulled off an excellent blend of unique stuff games like Ratchet and Clank have done, with the classic Mario twist on it.
But it did deserve GOTY over Halo 3. Halo 3 didn't imprese me at all. Better than Halo 2, but still not much different from any other FPS.
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