IGN put up their overall game of the year on 1/11/08. Lets not forget that gamers won in 2007.
It was the best rated game on the best selling console and is accesible for all audiences.
As much as mature gamers hate the little guy because they no longer find him interesting the world as a whole still sees him as the epitome of gaming and his adventures shall continue to be more ifluential on all gamers than our beloved goretastic shooters and rpgs.
but i suppose it deserved it.
Super Mario Galaxy: The most underrated game on N4G (lots of Mario hating here)
I'm happy it won a GOTY award, even though I don't really believe in such things. But if you've played SMG you know that while it doesn't have a deep story or fighting system or scoring system, it's one of the most mindlessly fun games in recent history. When I'm playing I can totally just zone out and have fun, and that sentiment should not be underestimated by the "hardcore" gaming community. There's something good to be said of complex games, but there's plenty of positivity left in simpler gameplay.
I own the game and don't really care for it. The Bee Suit was pretty lame. Overall though, it's not a bad game. I think graphics are holding me back. Yeah I know the fundamental basis for all games...is it fun. Yeah...there is no denying it, but I just can't get into it because if feels like I did a time warp.
Its like going back to FF7 and thought, sweet geezus this is awesome, look at those graphics (the storyline will always be one of the best). Now if I go back to it...I'd be too busy looking at those big block characters instead of enjoying the game.
This is just me though...
REMEMBER, they HATE a game that they think is kiddy or something that doesnt have blood and gore
I have Mario Galaxy and currently liking it. It's a platformer and I like the way you play it. It's somewhat different. I didn't get the game expecting blood or gore, unless you count stomping on the heads of characters such violent.
I know why I got all 3 consoles. they offer games I will not be able to play on either platform. If I had to pick Id go with "Bioshock" The only thing that is so different with Mario is the way you control him. I think your more immersed in a game such "BioShock" where you make decisions that decides the outcomes.
i guarantee most people that play COD4 like it more, but game of the year should appeal to more audiences. SMG is the only one on that list that isn't M, and you have to keep in mind that A LOT of people can not play M rated games. that is my .02
the most popular fames on PS3 are violent boody games :Resistance , COD 4 , Assasins creed etc
SMG deserves it, well done- a close call between this and bioshock im sure, but i think SMG deserves it more
I've never been a fan of Mario games or platformers in general, but after playing this game, I have to say I've become a fan it was definitely my game of the year for 2007.
I wish I got to play Bioshock and mass effect though since a lot of people were speaking so highly of these games, but I don't have a 360 so I guess I missed out.
For the PS3 I'm loving COD4, my sister got me Oblivion (game of the year edition), and my girlfriend got me ratchet and clank (I think she also wants to play this game, and thats why she bought it).
2007 was crazy though... the year I got back into gaming became the year with too many games to play...
But any I agree with IGN, and this game was my GOY...
1. Super Mario Galaxy
2. Mass Effect!!
5. Orange Box
But it's nearly the same list. Really a great year, full of great games!!
BioShock was best
Do realize this is just an opinion and shouldnt be taken much to heart
It is a fun game still have to get all 120 stars, but its a shame the challenge wasn't really there.
The last few levels and the secret levels were challenging, but that was about it...but still its a great platformgame, hope they will do some 2d platforms on the Handheld too( new super mario bros was fun but not that fun)
Really? I thought the New Super Mario Bothers for the DS was just as fun as the originals. I really hope they come out with a new, New Super Mario Brothers. I think remaking the originals in that style could be cool too.
no it is a fun game, but my problem with the game was...it lacked allot of power ups ...i hope their next one is something close to Super mario bros 3.
i did enjoyed, uhm maybe i just said it wrong XD
And remaking Super mario all stars like that would be heaven XD ( plus super mario world 1 and 2:yoshis island )
I was expecting Bioshock :(
Once again... IGN has no clue. The game brought nothing new to the front.
It is truly gratifying to know that serious game journalists can rise above the fray of fanboyism
SMG deserved this & I would agree with maestro on this one XD
Except Mario Galaxy.
Plus I have been hogging the TV. My whole family can play Wii games. It may Time to get a Wii.
Mario Galaxy deserves it, as well as the runner ups. It was a close call.
bioshock is a much better game than smg ive played both but smg reminds me of old times atleast 2xbox360 exclusive are in the list bioshock and Mass effect
It wont look that way at the of 2008! I PROMISE YOU! HAHAHA
Well done Super Mario Galaxy, but 2007 is over now and i'm looking forward to all the AAA title's in 2008.
Can't wait for MGS4!!!
2007 > 1997
2008 > 2007
im pretty positive that it will be so- the bulk of this excellence will come from the ps3 and multiplatform games, but the 360 will make its contribution- ng2, geow2(which may become multiplatform since mark rein prefers the ps3, its all down to M$) and fable 2 will help 2008 become the best gaming year ever
Best action game of the year UNCHARTED!!!!!!!!!!!
"Let's not forget that gamers won in 2007."
So why aren't Sorny fanboys saying Blu Ray should have won game of the year lol..they treat it as if it were a game or had anything to do with gaming... or Lair one of the best games ever....or even resistants (you know, the game that was gonna be a next gen killer app which wouldnt even kill last gens crappy apps...Gears put an end to that game!)
Anywho, the only reason i said this was cuz some homo way above said all 360 owners dont think mario galaxy should have won cuz we dont like "kiddy games"..i think it should have n glad it did...its fun and gets back to the roots of gaming...mario is classic!!
I really think they should bring the DS's New super mario bro's to the Wii...downloadable content maybe?
Though most of those games could have won without a complaint from me. SMG reminded me of the pure unadulterated fun that gaming can and used to be. Not that other modern games aren't fun, but most people who've played this game know what I'm talking about. You're just smiling the entire time. Even when you die. I just finished getting 120 stars with Luigi and the bonus star for Luigi and Mario about a week and a half ago. There's nothing left for me to find or accomplish on the game. But I'm already ready to play again. :)
P.S. Did anyone else find the "Bomb the garbage piles" and "Scrolling-UFO-platform purple coin" levels with Luigi to be murderously hard? The Purple coin level in the toy world was pretty harsh too, but man...
Yea, bombing the garbage must have taken me at least 25 attempts.
I don't think it deserved many of them. I feel Uncharted should have at least been nominated for GOTY, but it wasn't. I guess I'm not into Mario anymore.
SMG really deserves GOTY title. No other games (in 2007) can beat SMG in gameplay quality.
man u must be all under 16 , Oh God wat a shame !!!!!
Believe me, SMG is literally for everybody. And gameplay is just fantastic.
SMG was like going back to your childhood. A very engrossing game, and a TRUE challenge for hardcore gamers (who got 120 stars??)
Im not into scoring but its the Highest rated game since 1998 (LoZ: OoT) And is on pace to catch Halo 3 sales.
No, we're not all crazy. At the moment, my large collection of Ps2 and 1 games sits dormant, never wanted an Xbox 360 until it shrinks, and I don't have a Ps3. Anyway, to kill the fanboys, they did the right thing
Mario Galaxy was with Uncharted and Bioshock as the best games of the year, period. CoD did not innovate nearly as much as the three previous. All in all Mario is a great compilation of everything past, and the galaxy ideas are fantastic, though, I still feel Ratchet in the platform action aspect is underrated (hard mode is a nice challenge) and could also just as well been game of the year.
Anyone saying this game doesn't deserve it is probably not a real game enthusiast, hasn't played the game, or they could just a sad casual FPS/sports drone. No one should pay any mind, Mario has enough challenge for everyone, including the hardcore. Enough colors for the drugs and coffee, too.
I for one, also, see the point that the graphics, while good, could have been even more crystal clear in 720p. It doesn't hold up to Bioshock and surely not Uncharted. Still, as far as creativity and innovation, Mario wins this year, in my opinion.
Gj IGN.. Gj.. right until the last award the list was superb! .. (no Halo3 still bugs me, no im not a halo360 fanboy i own a ps3 and cod4 and so on, but Halo3 is still the one and only GoTY2007.. only fps super noobs or ppl who havent played it would say otherwise tbh)
but OMFFFFFG how stupid can IGN be? seriously.. i thought GoTY was an award given to the best game of the year? but obviously its about finding the worst game of the year..
Im stunned .. (yes i have played that incompetent kiddies game "Super Mario Galaxy" for a long time at my friends place) and im NOT! impressed.. well .. the grafix SUX! bad anime with NO details done, theres still NO voice acting, the story is so lame i wanna puke.. "ehh save Peach for the 15. time" omfg, the wii controls is laughable (ehh swing the wii mote and Mario swings 2.. OMFG I THINK MY HEARTH JUST SKIPPED A BEAT!!!!!!! LOL), the enemys are few and have the worste AI ever created, theres no Multiplayer or online what so ever, the music is absoulutely terrible (its the kinda stuff thats so sweet you feel like killing something everytime you hear it cuz its so damn all-to-happy) the gameplay is extremely repetitive cuz once again.. FINDING STARS IS THE WAY 2 SAVE PEACH!!!!, and stupid kids talking about Halo3 looking like halo2 HAHAHA in smg your basically playing Mario64 IN NEW LEVELS! omfg and that "ohh so special gravity system" hahahahahhahahah its so lame and simple and ads nothing to the gameplay LOL........ so to sum up= HOW THE F*CK CAN THAT PIECE OF DOG SH*T BE GoTY!!!! SMG is the most over-rated game ever f*cking created .. i bet nintendo payed the reviewers to rate it over "awfulL".. (no Halo3 and COD4 is not over-rated .. as a matter of fact, they tend to make all the things Mario does wrong right and therefore deserve their hype... FACT)
plx someone give me 1 .. JUST 1 good reason SMG should be GoTY over: Bioshock, COD4, Halo3, Mass Effect, Uncharted, Assassins Creed or God of War2 ..
I haven't liked any Mario games in the past, but this game was unbelievably fun... I think one thing you are forgetting, is that GOY awards are all just opinions of a group of people. Everyone has their own opinion of what should be GOY, and not everyone will agree. It just so happens that more people at IGN felt that SMG should be game of the year. Don't make it a big deal just because you don't agree with them.
Even if I or someone else gave u reasons why we felt SMG deserved GOY, u still wouldn't be convinced because u've made up ur mind as to what should be GOY.
Don't worry about it... they were all great games, and anyone of them could have won and people would still have complained either way.
true.. seems the people at IGN likes unserious kiddies games more then .. (well.. i obviously dont ;P Mature games ftw :D)
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