With another year of gaming at an end, 2008 was a great year for games, but was it better then the 2007 catalog? 2020 Gamer takes a look at the two years and makes analytical look at which year was "The Best Year in Gaming."
Doesn't matter since 2009 will top both
If Team ICO's game and God of War 3 come out, YES.
I already pre-ordered Killzone and I'm hoping Gran Turismo 5 proper is released.
..but if I have to pick 2008 or 2007, I have to pick 2007.
Haha Saint Sony it's because Sony bounced back, no brainer.
It will be 2005 all over again,hopefully 2005 : Gow I Sotc GT4 2009: Team ICO's new game GOW III GT5 Oh my f*ing god
No game in 2008 beats Uncharted, Bioshock, COD4, or Mass Effect, so therefore 2007 was the better year. 2009 will be even better if you are a PS3 owner. 360 and Wii owners will be left in the dust as exclusive after exclusive only debuts only on the PS3.
actually since the games that are announced for the 360 already look like great AAA games - i can only imagine the games that are unannounced for the 360 that are coming out in 09. I am pretty sure i have read comments like yours from sony droids such as yourself stating the same things last year.... ignorance is bliss isn't it mikeslemonade.
"actually since the games that are announced for the 360 already look like great AAA games" That's a pretty generalized statement, games like..... ?
I meant to say exclusive after exclusive that actually matter. I don't care about rehashed same experiences with average graphics. Alan Wake: crappy graphics and unknown Splinter Cell: crappy graphics and unknown Ninja Blade: crappy graphics and less exciting compared to ninja gaiden Halo Recon: is an expansion with same crappy graphics Halo Wars: is a RTS and won't do anything big for 360 Mass Effect 2: is multiplatform and probably won't be as good as Mass Effect 1 because it was unique Bioshock 2: is multiplatform and probably won't be as as good as Bioshock 1 because it was unique. Well there you have it nothing in the 360's lineup is incredible that develiivers the entire package as far as a unique experience, online, great single player experience, and amazing graphics. Of course the 360 games probably will sell more but i'm saying that the PS3 exclusives will score higher on metacritic.
according to you and your "opinion". But you being rather ignorant in not being able to determine what is "fact" and what is "opinion" i wouldn't imagine that you would think that any of those games could be considered AAA games...even if their predecessor has a higher review average than 95% of any sony exclusive. I guess you must rank up their pretty high within the SDF.
2008 had GTA4, MGS4 and LittleBigPlanet But then 2007 had Portal. Hmmmm...
for the most part, in one way shape or form, those games were hampered bad news.
2007 would be my guess, Mass Effect, Bioshock, and Rockand all came in that year. Plus many more incredible games. :)
I have to go with 2008, 2007 was great but 2008 was better for me, it had more games that appealed to me. Brawl No More Heroes GTA IV Valkyria Chronicles Naruto UNS Tales of Vesperia Fable II Gears 2 LittleBigPlanet Resistance 2 MGS4 Prince of Persia Devil May Cry 4
who can argue. :) I have to say 2008 was better for me because I bought all the games I wanted, but when I go to Game$top I can't help but look at all the games I couldn't get on the PC, DS, Wii, PSP, PS2, PS3, and 360. Literally EVERY console had AAA titles. One test I would put out there as a measuring rod is: Name two AAA titles from the same genre on the same platform that had to compete for public attention? And so my best example is Orange Box, Halo 3, and Call of Duty 4 on the 360. Bioshock has to be left out simply because of the release period. 3 Amazing titles that fought for the top live spot duing the holiday season. Thats pretty impressive. Even the PS2 was a hot and heavy contender.
2008 it is.
I think it's a tie. The 360 had an awesome 2007, and I played some seriously good games. The PS3 wasn't as strong though. In 2008 I played much more PS3, and until Gears 2 and Fable 2 my 360 was gathering dust. In terms of straight up AAA titles I think '07 may have edged it. But overall I think I've played more fun games in 2008 across a wider number of genres. I've also played more varied titles. Developers trying to do different things in terms of game play, style and so on. 2008 is the year where 'death in games' was tackled in titles like Fable 2 and Prince of Persia - which definitely shows that the industry is thinking differently and trying to move the industry on to new things. One area where 2008 has definitely been stronger is the quality of downloadable titles. The 360 loses out to the PS3 and Wii in terms of the titles I've bought and enjoyed this year, but regardless of which console people own; XBLA, PSN, WiiWare and VC have all had strong titles. The Wii has been consistent... in delivering nothing worth playing in 07 and 08.
Mario Galaxy, RE4, Warioware, Super Paper Mario, Zak and Wiki, Metroid Prime 3.
Orange Box Bioshock Crysis Call Of Duty 4 Must I say more?
4 titles. PLENTY of replay value. 2007 was very hardcore.
what else did 2007 offer besides generic, crappy souless dime a dozen SHOOTAN GAEMZ. 2007 sucked
Mario Galaxy or Fallout 3... @[email protected]
Does one title REALLY determine "Best Year in Gaming?"
Simple as that. The way things are looking, 2009 could be even better for us PS3 gamers.
2007- was the best year for xbox owners 2008- the best year for ps3 owners ;) 2009- will be the best year for ps3 owners again 2010- will be the best year for ps3 owners
lol the title be which year is best 07 or 08 for 360 the ps3 had no game in 07
Don't know for sure... 2007 I liked Bioshock, COD4, Forza 2, Mass Effect and PGR4 for my 360. 2008 I liked Gears of War 2, Left 4 Dead, GHWT (super bundle), Rockband 2, Fable 2 and Ninja Gaiden 2 for my 360 and LittleBigPlanet for my PS3. But I must say Bioshock really got me that once in 5 years experience. So it feels more special, can't put a finger on it exactly. And COD4 just ruled as a shooter, in my opinion also over COD5 that released in 2008. 2008 just got more overall great games I guess. Can't wait for this years releases. 2009 Alan Wake, I bet a Killer Instinct for the 360, hopefully God of War III for the PS3, Resident Evil 5, Street Fighter IV, Mass Effect 2... Damn...
completely agree with ya. Good post
2007 was a better year for me.Super Mario Galaxy,Metroid Prime,Call of Duty 4,Mass Effect,God of War II,Elder Scrolls:Shivering Isles expansion,Rock band,and The Orange box.
Neither year was the best year in gaming unless you're a late 90s kid & don't remember better years.
^ is the better year for gaming in this generation.
I would have to say 2008, even though 2007 WAS AN AMAZING YEAR!! for gaming.
I'd have to say 2007 is the clear winner.
gears of war 2 CoD WaW do i have to say more?
2007 was one of the worst years in recent memory. it was hampered by FPS after FPS. I have never played so much "Past Gen" gaming than in 2007 and I owned all consoles. Some games were great like Galaxy, Drakes, Lost Planet and Heavenly Sword. If u dont like SHOOTAN GAEMZ than 2007 was a joke
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