In reply to #15:
Metal Gear Solid 3 was the best game I've played this last year and I think it should have won. It was a step above the rest in every aspect - story, sound, music, the graphics are a bit debatable (when compared to DOOM3) but when they talk about facial expressions in Half Life 2, it's like they didn't even see MGS3. It had amazing facial expressions and the characters were much deeper than what is usually seen in games. It's a shame it didn't get recognized.