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Jan 3, 2008, 12:33
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Jan 3, 2008, 12:33
 
Haven't played them all, but I would say:
Portal
TF2
CoD4
BioShock

Honestly, I can't believe Qwake Wars even made it on some of those lists...what a joke. That is up there as biggest let down for me.

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COD4
Jan 3, 2008, 12:53
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COD4 Jan 3, 2008, 12:53
Jan 3, 2008, 12:53
 
COD4: Is it really that good? I found that most of the reviews mention the single player campaing to last around 5-6 hours. How is a game with that length considered for a GOTY award?

Sounds even shorter than Gears of War and that one was short. Is it more or less the same length as GOW?

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Hmm
Jan 3, 2008, 13:03
Quboid
 
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Hmm Jan 3, 2008, 13:03
Jan 3, 2008, 13:03
 Quboid
 
What's Gamespot's GotY, Kane & Lynch?

For me, tough call but:
CoD4 (short, yes, but awesome)
FM08
Portal
PES08
HL2Ep2
Bioshock (overrated IMHO, but still very good)

I'm sure I'm forgetting some. Anno 1701 wasn't this year was it?

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Some of these brown nosers...
Jan 3, 2008, 13:04
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Some of these brown nosers... Jan 3, 2008, 13:04
Jan 3, 2008, 13:04
 
It's like they had to invent categories to give every game worth mentioning an award. And for what it worth, 2007 may seem like a good year for gaming, but only because '06 and '05 sucked so damned bad.

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Re: Hmm
Jan 3, 2008, 13:09
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Re: Hmm Jan 3, 2008, 13:09
Jan 3, 2008, 13:09
 
GameSpot picked Super Mario Galaxy as their GotY. I wonder how many GS 'editors' got a Wii for Xmas?


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Re: COD4
Jan 3, 2008, 13:10
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Re: COD4 Jan 3, 2008, 13:10
Jan 3, 2008, 13:10
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COD4: Is it really that good? I found that most of the reviews mention the single player campaing to last around 5-6 hours. How is a game with that length considered for a GOTY award?

The multiplayer apparently makes up for it.

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The Witcher
Jan 3, 2008, 13:20
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The Witcher Jan 3, 2008, 13:20
Jan 3, 2008, 13:20
 
I'm glad to see The Witcher on that list. It really is by far the BEST RPG I have played since Fallout & Baldur's Gate. Yes its that good!

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Re: The Witcher
Jan 3, 2008, 13:25
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Re: The Witcher Jan 3, 2008, 13:25
Jan 3, 2008, 13:25
 
Eh multiplayer has some cool features but it's kinda same old same old as far this type of shooter goes. The single player is a masterpiece, but it's extremely scripted and will be 100% exactly the same every time you go through it, unless you ramp up difficulty.

IMHO the best game of the year is undoubtedly the Orange Box. Portal is incredible, Episode 2 is perhaps the 5 best hours in single-player shooter history, and TF2 is the most fun Multiplayer shooter since Quake 2 IMHO.

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Re: The Witcher
Jan 3, 2008, 13:27
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Re: The Witcher Jan 3, 2008, 13:27
Jan 3, 2008, 13:27
 
@Fion

You quoted on The Witcher thread. Honest mistake..hehe

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WTF IGN
Jan 3, 2008, 13:34
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WTF IGN Jan 3, 2008, 13:34
Jan 3, 2008, 13:34
 
WTF IGN!

Best Action game - Gears of War?

Are you out of your fracking mind. There were a DOZEN FPSs this year that blew GoW away.


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No subject
Jan 3, 2008, 13:35
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No subject Jan 3, 2008, 13:35
Jan 3, 2008, 13:35
 
Cod4 - the single player was great, jsut being able to use the Gunship and having it look VERY real is worth the award. The game comes from a great team who finally got control back of the game, but it sounds like for 5 they do not.

And the game is absolutely beautiful.

Multiplayer is a blast, some of the best shooter type multiplayer I have played in a LOOOOONG time. (outside of TF2)

Be better with some larger maps, I am sure they will be along soon.

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Re: COD4
Jan 3, 2008, 14:10
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Re: COD4 Jan 3, 2008, 14:10
Jan 3, 2008, 14:10
 
I think CoD4 fits very well in the scripted CoD mold, but I just have a really hard time giving it GotY. I would definitely give it an honorable mention, but in a year with games ranging from Super Mario Galaxy to Bioshock to Portal to Crysis (f*ck*d up ending excluded,) I just think it falls a bit behind.

I think people need to open to new ideas and not anti-cute, but Super Mario Galaxy is definitely my overall GotY. I can knock it mildly for its story/hub spect (in the end, it was just "pick your level,") but that is my only complaint through everything.

Bioshock was great - definitely GotY for PC - but could have done more, the Big Daddy battles were never unique, and the Little Sister "choice" was ultimately deflated (it really didn't matter which one you picked.)

Portal was definitely fun, but still makes me think I'm playing Prey: Puzzle version. Also, the entire game is literally the last level; take that out and you have very little.

CoD4 is probably the best in the series, but it's still a CoD game - short, scripted, linear, confined, carries your hand through the game, etc.

I love TF2; it's the only game (other than WoW) that I will play online and I would make the argument that it's the most refined DM game out there. I don't care what the whiners say - the removal of the grenades was the single best and most balancing decision made. Having said that, did it really bring anything new to the table? Has it revolutionized the genre? I'll play it for years and years, but it didn't (in fact, that whole genre has issues - how many times can we just shoot each other?) It needs maps, too.

What else was there? Halo 3 is more Halo. Better than the last, but still 80% hype and 20% quality. AC sold extremely well, but is not the game it should have been and is - disgustingly - one of the buggiest releases I have seen (shocking for a console game.) Metroid was good; it's probably the best in the series (though not most revolutionary for its time) and the Wii remote is a far better FPS control method than a gamepad, but it really did not do anything truly amazing or unique. Ep2 is easily the most polished release of the year, but the whole episodic thing is broken (imagin i Ep1 was the real ending of HL2...Ep2 was really the first episode...and Valve could actually release its damn games on time - the HL franchise would be kicking ass.)

Blah blah blah...there are more games I could ramble about, but the all have their flaws, limitations, or what not. I still want to buy/play Mass Effect, but I am actually a bit cool on the title. I would like to see a PC release, some of the glitches I've seen really worry me (was this the year of sh*tty console QA?,) and the real-time (?) combat segments I've seen make me roll my eyes. Did I mention I would like a PC release?
Hands down, worst release of the year: Hellgate: Londong.
Ultimately, there were only two or three games I would ever consider giving GotY to. However, there are a good fifty or so games I would give special awards to (new idea, music, concept, polish, character, etc.)

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CoD4
Jan 3, 2008, 14:39
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Jan 3, 2008, 14:39
 
Thanks for the replies. I guess i just wanted to know if it was the hype for CoD that was earning the game all of these awards, or if it's actually really good.

For me Bioshock and the Orange Box are the top games of this season. I would put right up there with them GH3.

It's not revolutionary, it's the same as GH2, but it's fun, the tracks are great, and it's a blast to play it with the friends.

Been trying to get my hands on Rock Band, hopefully it's as fun as GH3.

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Jan 3, 2008, 14:50
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No subject Jan 3, 2008, 14:50
Jan 3, 2008, 14:50
 
Call of Duty...a pretty Counter-Strike game with a plot, beats The Orange Box and Mass Effect? wtf....

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Re: CoD4
Jan 3, 2008, 14:53
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Re: CoD4 Jan 3, 2008, 14:53
Jan 3, 2008, 14:53
 
My personal GoTY

Orange Box.. bar none.

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Re: COD4
Jan 3, 2008, 15:07
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Re: COD4 Jan 3, 2008, 15:07
Jan 3, 2008, 15:07
 
I actually liked Episode 2 much more than TF2.
And, as far as online gaming goes, I'll take the perfected chaos of Halo 3 (awful campaign, great deathmatch) or CoD4 before I take TF2.

My list would be:
Bioshock
Orange Box as a whole
Halo 3
Call of Duty 4
Civ 4 expansion
Mario Galaxy
Puzzle Quest


Notably absent is Stalker. I found that game tedious and tiring. Too much walking back and forth. Too much travel. If I want to waste time traveling back and forth and encountering very easy enemies that I often run from simply to save time I'll fire up one of the SNES Final Fantasies.
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Re: COD4
Jan 3, 2008, 15:09
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Re: COD4 Jan 3, 2008, 15:09
Jan 3, 2008, 15:09
 
Well, I did strictly PC, cause honestly - that is REAL gaming...

/runs

Yeah, I forgot about all the DS titles, oh well.
99% of my gaming time is on PC....and like I said, I didn't play everything....yeah Puzzle Quest belongs on the list, thanks Beamer. I need to get Phantom Hourglass for DS then that can go on there too.

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GOTY awards
Jan 3, 2008, 15:30
Kxmode
 
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GOTY awards Jan 3, 2008, 15:30
Jan 3, 2008, 15:30
 Kxmode
 
It seems that these GOTY always award games released in towards the end of the year. To make matters worse media outlets give gamers a chance to vote. Don't get me wrong I'm all for the democratic process. The problem is most gamers tend to forget games that came out in January, February, and March.

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The List
Jan 3, 2008, 15:33
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Jan 3, 2008, 15:33
 
1. Bioshock
2. Portal
3. CoD4

Prettiest game is Assassin's Creed. The scenery was the star of this game and climbing some of those buildings and looking around was incredible.

Biggest letdown was Mass Effect. This game just didn't hold my attention, I quit playing it after about 15 hours or so. The storyline was excellent, I loved all the different races and galactic politics, and interaction with the crew but the meat of the game felt boring. The weapons/armor/powers just weren't that interesting and the environments felt hollow and fake. Like if you fell on a rock it would collapse like on the set of an old movie.

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No subject
Jan 3, 2008, 15:34
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No subject Jan 3, 2008, 15:34
Jan 3, 2008, 15:34
 
I used to use gonegold for game released in a year, but he has long since retired - anyone have a list of all games released in 07 so we can better educate ourselves because of our short memory?

There is this:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:2007_video_games
Good luck diggin.....

To be honest, I played DoD and DoD Source all year waiting for the Orange Box - didn't play much else, maybe some BF2 here and there.....

Oh, and a "few" hours of Guild Wars.

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