Monday, January 5, 2009

New Poll - 2008 Game of the Year?

I put a new poll up and forgot to tell you with a new post. Shame on me. Here it is:

Game of the Year 2008?

Grand Theft Auto IV
Gears of War 2
Call of Duty: World at War
Fable II
Fallout 3
Dead Space
Left 4 Dead

I think it's very telling that the majority of them are sequels. What that says is one of several things. 1) People loved the first/previous games so much they clamored for more . . . and developers gave in, 2) the first/previous games were deserving of a sequel to either a) finish the story or b) finish the advances in game play that the first/previous ones established. or 3) it's easier to copy tried and true ideas than to come up with something new on your own. You've got all the basics designed and built all you have to do is make enough changes to call it a different game (I'll talk more on that later).

Yes, I know I haven't included any games that have come out on other systems besides Xbox 360. Why? Because I haven't experienced any of them. This is my blog, my poll, my rules. Deal with it. As much as I would have liked to play Boom Blox or Wii Fit (in the privacy of my own home, of course) I haven't had the chance. So I'm sticking to what I know because I'm going to have to write about it when the results are in.

So what do you think? I forgot to put an "other" option in so if you think something else is worthy enough for a vote post a comment and let me know what you think. That's right, it's my blog but you have a say in the matter. That doesn't mean I'll listen to you especially if you start yapping like a Chihuahua on caffeine, but at least I'll give you a chance to state your peace. Just think of it as my gift to you.


xemefex said...

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Kralon said...

Yeah, send me your $40 and you may become a game tester too. Wink Wink

pengwenn said...

Kralon, isn't everything on the internet true? And do you take Monopoly money? That's the only $40 I have . . . oh wait, I don't even have Monopoly money. :(

pengwenn said...

Besides I don't want to be a game tester. I prefer to play my games finished (or whatever passes as being "finished" these days) so I can enjoy them.

Kralon said...

I was told by a counselor that you should never take up your hobby as work. You would have to find a new hobby and your old hobby would become, well, work. I have learned not to take anything at face value, especially if they want money up front.

Kralon said...

Gears of War 2 shouldn't even be in the running. If they fix the problems with the up coming update then maybe it maybe a complete game and should go for 2009 game of the year.