LAME Gamespots Game of the Year 2007 winner

DanTMWTMP

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i'm not surprised at all. It's the most unique game out of the list that brought something very refreshing to consumers.
It was also named best next-gen game by some other publication.
I forgot who it was...but some other publication gave it 11/10? lol.


CoD4 wasn't that great of a game. 7/10 at best. Just another FPS
I haven't played World in Conflict.. Just another RTS (as for RTS, Company of Heroes is quite possibly the best ever IMO)
Bioshock, although very good, is just yet another fps.
Crysis, looks ultimate awesome, but unfortunately no computer in the world can even run it so why bother...and, it's still another fps..
The Orange Box is great fun, but yet again..it's just another multiplayer FPS (although portal is extremely unique)
Rockband...hmmm, rockband should be co-winner for sure.
Halo 3. umm. NO.
Forza 2. great for race fans..nothing more.


Just saying that all these genres really do not offer anything groundbreakingly new (except for orange box and rockband)
 

Deeko

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I don't have a Wii, but if the rumors about that game are true (its the next-gen equivalent of Mario 64) then it is well deserving of the title.
 

wyvrn

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I've played the Wii. My impression is the controller should win an award because I think it is a step in the direction of true virtual reality gaming.

However, the games are all ridiculously simple minded and the graphics suck hugely, so giving a game of the year award to any Wii games is quite a foolish choice.
 

DanTMWTMP

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Originally posted by: wyvrn
I've played the Wii. My impression is the controller should win an award because I think it is a step in the direction of true virtual reality gaming.

However, the games are all ridiculously simple minded and the graphics suck hugely, so giving a game of the year award to any Wii games is quite a foolish choice.


Zelda isn't a simple minded game. I wonder how simple minded most of the games that the OP has listed are? just point and shoot mainly no?

giving a game of the year award to any game just for its graphics is a foolish choice.


Originally posted by: Parasitic
These are rated by GameStop? They probably did it from sales number.

gamespot.
 

Parasitic

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Oops, misread title. Fair mistake I guess, since GameSpot and GameStop are both spelled from the same letters and 8 letters long.
 

wyvrn

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Originally posted by: DanTMWTMP
Originally posted by: wyvrn
I've played the Wii. My impression is the controller should win an award because I think it is a step in the direction of true virtual reality gaming.

However, the games are all ridiculously simple minded and the graphics suck hugely, so giving a game of the year award to any Wii games is quite a foolish choice.


Zelda isn't a simple minded game. I wonder how simple minded most of the games that the OP has listed are? just point and shoot mainly no?

giving a game of the year award to any game just for its graphics is a foolish choice.


Originally posted by: Parasitic
These are rated by GameStop? They probably did it from sales number.

gamespot.

Graphics is a huge part of the game play experience. So is having a game other than a guy running around collecting stars. We are going to disagree here, because obviously you are a Nintendo fanboi and I am not. So I won't bother reponding back other than to say that any Wii game should not win a game of the year award. Sorry. My opinion will not change. And yes, I have played Zelda and most of the other Wii games quite extensively.
 

DanTMWTMP

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Originally posted by: wyvrn
Originally posted by: DanTMWTMP
Originally posted by: wyvrn
I've played the Wii. My impression is the controller should win an award because I think it is a step in the direction of true virtual reality gaming.

However, the games are all ridiculously simple minded and the graphics suck hugely, so giving a game of the year award to any Wii games is quite a foolish choice.


Zelda isn't a simple minded game. I wonder how simple minded most of the games that the OP has listed are? just point and shoot mainly no?

giving a game of the year award to any game just for its graphics is a foolish choice.


Originally posted by: Parasitic
These are rated by GameStop? They probably did it from sales number.

gamespot.

Graphics is a huge part of the game play experience. So is having a game other than a guy running around collecting stars. We are going to disagree here, because obviously you are a Nintendo fanboi and I am not. So I won't bother reponding back other than to say that any Wii game should not win a game of the year award. Sorry. My opinion will not change. And yes, I have played Zelda and most of the other Wii games quite extensively.

here we go again?
I don't have to say what i own and such. I agree that graphics play into a lot in immersion.

I just didn't agree with your statement in your initial reply. That argument has been beaten to hell and then back then back to hell again..then back again. I can't be bothered to reiterate it and cite examples.


 

Deeko

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Originally posted by: wyvrn

However, the games are all ridiculously simple minded and the graphics suck hugely, so giving a game of the year award to any Wii games is quite a foolish choice.

Eh...I agree that graphics are important, but I disagree with the statement that no Wii game should win.

By that logic, one could say no 360 game should win - it's the only system that doesn't have a motion-sensing controller! What is this, the dark ages?
 

wyvrn

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Originally posted by: Deeko
Originally posted by: wyvrn

However, the games are all ridiculously simple minded and the graphics suck hugely, so giving a game of the year award to any Wii games is quite a foolish choice.

Eh...I agree that graphics are important, but I disagree with the statement that no Wii game should win.

By that logic, one could say no 360 game should win - it's the only system that doesn't have a motion-sensing controller! What is this, the dark ages?

Controller does not = game. Is that hard to understand?

 

JEDI

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Originally posted by: jediphx
LOL Give me a break Super Mario Galaxy for Wii won over the following


COD 4
World in Conflict
GOW 2
Bioshock
Crysis
The Orange Box
Rockband
Halo 3
Forza Motorsports 2


http://www.gamespot.com/video/...f2007.html?sid=6184124

jediphx
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oh my.. A Jedi w/an earier join date than me :Q

Why isnt Supreme Commander on that list?

When will Super Mario Galaxy come out for the Nintendo DS?
 

Epic Fail

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Originally posted by: wyvrn
Originally posted by: Deeko
Originally posted by: wyvrn

However, the games are all ridiculously simple minded and the graphics suck hugely, so giving a game of the year award to any Wii games is quite a foolish choice.

Eh...I agree that graphics are important, but I disagree with the statement that no Wii game should win.

By that logic, one could say no 360 game should win - it's the only system that doesn't have a motion-sensing controller! What is this, the dark ages?

Controller does not = game. Is that hard to understand?

Graphic = game? I understand now.
 

waggy

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Originally posted by: DanTMWTMP
i'm not surprised at all. It's the most unique game out of the list that brought something very refreshing to consumers.
It was also named best next-gen game by some other publication.
I forgot who it was...but some other publication gave it 11/10? lol.


CoD4 wasn't that great of a game. 7/10 at best. Just another FPS
I haven't played World in Conflict.. Just another RTS (as for RTS, Company of Heroes is quite possibly the best ever IMO)
Bioshock, although very good, is just yet another fps.
Crysis, looks ultimate awesome, but unfortunately no computer in the world can even run it so why bother...and, it's still another fps..
The Orange Box is great fun, but yet again..it's just another multiplayer FPS (although portal is extremely unique)
Rockband...hmmm, rockband should be co-winner for sure.
Halo 3. umm. NO.
Forza 2. great for race fans..nothing more.


Just saying that all these genres really do not offer anything groundbreakingly new (except for orange box and rockband)

i have to agree. Mario Galexy is a great game. while based of some of the same ideas in years how they did it is amazing!

i didnt like Company of heroes that much. Bioshock was a good FPS but nothing ground breaking. COD4 and Crysis i do want to get when they hit the bargin bin (or if i can snag used).

they are good games. but Mario Galaxy has a lot of new stuff.
 

pontifex

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Originally posted by: JEDI
Originally posted by: jediphx
LOL Give me a break Super Mario Galaxy for Wii won over the following


COD 4
World in Conflict
GOW 2
Bioshock
Crysis
The Orange Box
Rockband
Halo 3
Forza Motorsports 2


http://www.gamespot.com/video/...f2007.html?sid=6184124

jediphx
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Joined: 10/04/2000

oh my.. A Jedi w/an earier join date than me :Q

Why isnt Supreme Commander on that list?

When will Super Mario Galaxy come out for the Nintendo DS?

considering the nature of this forum, i'm surprised there wasn't a jedi hereon the very first day.
 

Deeko

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Originally posted by: wyvrn
Originally posted by: Deeko
Originally posted by: wyvrn

However, the games are all ridiculously simple minded and the graphics suck hugely, so giving a game of the year award to any Wii games is quite a foolish choice.

Eh...I agree that graphics are important, but I disagree with the statement that no Wii game should win.

By that logic, one could say no 360 game should win - it's the only system that doesn't have a motion-sensing controller! What is this, the dark ages?

Controller does not = game. Is that hard to understand?

But you play the game with the controller. So if you can't use motion sensing, the game must not be very good.

I guess PS3 is the only system worthy of winning! Congrats, Uncharted! You're the undsiputed Game of the Year!
 

mrSHEiK124

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Originally posted by: jediphx
LOL Give me a break Super Mario Galaxy for Wii won over the following


COD 4
World in Conflict
GOW 2
Bioshock
Crysis
The Orange Box
Rockband
Halo 3
Forza Motorsports 2


http://www.gamespot.com/video/...f2007.html?sid=6184124

COD4? I'm sorry, COD2 Service Pack 2 was not interesting AT ALL. I would pick SMG over it.
World in Conflict - Never played it or even heard of it, can't talk
GOW2 - Definitely better than SMG
Bioshock - Still sitting unopened in my car, I should probably play it...
Crysis - I do believe "playability" in the literal sense should be considered. Sorry Crysis.
The Orange Box - Can't talk, haven't played it.
Rockband - Hmm, probably would've given runner up.
Halo 3 - Good game. Not game of the year material.
Forza 2 - Eh?
 

jman19

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Originally posted by: yamadakun
Originally posted by: wyvrn
Originally posted by: Deeko
Originally posted by: wyvrn

However, the games are all ridiculously simple minded and the graphics suck hugely, so giving a game of the year award to any Wii games is quite a foolish choice.

Eh...I agree that graphics are important, but I disagree with the statement that no Wii game should win.

By that logic, one could say no 360 game should win - it's the only system that doesn't have a motion-sensing controller! What is this, the dark ages?

Controller does not = game. Is that hard to understand?

Graphic = game? I understand now.

:laugh:
 

QurazyQuisp

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Originally posted by: wyvrn
Originally posted by: Deeko
Originally posted by: wyvrn

However, the games are all ridiculously simple minded and the graphics suck hugely, so giving a game of the year award to any Wii games is quite a foolish choice.

Eh...I agree that graphics are important, but I disagree with the statement that no Wii game should win.

By that logic, one could say no 360 game should win - it's the only system that doesn't have a motion-sensing controller! What is this, the dark ages?

Controller does not = game. Is that hard to understand?

Have you played the game? It looks amazingly good for a game on the wii, not to mention it's quite a bit more fun then all the rest on the list.
 

wyvrn

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Originally posted by: yamadakun
Originally posted by: wyvrn
Originally posted by: Deeko
Originally posted by: wyvrn

However, the games are all ridiculously simple minded and the graphics suck hugely, so giving a game of the year award to any Wii games is quite a foolish choice.

Eh...I agree that graphics are important, but I disagree with the statement that no Wii game should win.

By that logic, one could say no 360 game should win - it's the only system that doesn't have a motion-sensing controller! What is this, the dark ages?

Controller does not = game. Is that hard to understand?

Graphic = game? I understand now.


:)

Just trolling around this morning. Don't take me too seriously. The Wii is fun to play, but I still wouldn't buy one.
 

Slick5150

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Having just finished Super Mario Galaxy, I would say it was the most enjoyable game I played this year. I loved COD4, Bioshock, and The Orange Box as well, but SMG just felt perfect in every way.
 

jpeyton

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I was expecting Kane & Lynch to walk away with GOTY from Gamespot.