2008 could be the best video game year ever. Ever. People who thought 2007 was stacked (BioShock, Halo 3, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, Crysis, Mass Effect and so on) - this year is turning into a bigger year, at least in terms of quality, since some great games are going to get lost in the crowd. C|Net writers have started anointing titles such as Fable II and Dead Space as Game of the Year. Some are giving LittleBigPlanet that title. Still others say Fallout 3. Far Cry 2's map editor is the best ever made for an FPS. One writer called Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia the "best Castlevania ever." If you check the upcoming titles, Gears of War 2, Resistance 2, Call of Duty: World at War, SOCOM: Confrontation, Mirror's Edge, Left 4 Dead, Prince of Persia, Grand Theft Auto IV (PC), Starcraft II, Halo 3 Recon, Persona 4, and Prince of Persia are all looming.
But, this bounty comes with a price. How any even a single console owner hope to afford every quality title that's coming out? Some great games WILL suffer from the glut of games.