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Game of the Year Talks
Posted on December 05, 2008 by Oscar Gonzalez

The Game of the Year awards is going to be very interesting this year. With a holiday season filled with plenty of quality games, there are two games released earlier in the year that are the ones to beat: MGS4 and GTA4. Those two amazing games have been somewhat forgotten by the gaming public since they were released in the middle of the year. GTA 4, luckily, has their PC port released in the month of December to remind everyone on why it's received such high scores and currently second overall on right behind Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.

So will MGS4 and GTA 4 suffer the same fate as some movies released early in the year being forgotten when the Oscars come around? Unfortunately, it looks like it. MGS4, while being a masterpiece and still played online by a lot of people, is not being talked about that much right now. GTA4, on the other hand, is receiving a bit more negative talk. With the game receiving so many perfect scores, there's been a backlash by a portion of the gaming public. These wannabe elitist gamers, I call them jerk-offs, insist that a game with flaws can never be considered perfect. Now that discussion on whether a perfect score really means that the game is perfect, well that is a whole other discussion deserving its own post. As a fan of MGS4, I say this is the game to beat for GOTY awards.

Funny enough, a latecomer maybe overlooked entirely. Not because of it's lateness but rather because of the system it's on. Persona 4, set to release on 12/9/08, has already received rave reviews by several reviewers and is on par to make the top 10 on gamerankings. Could a PS2 game be possibly considered GOTY? It doesn't seem likely, which is a sad state of affairs because it should all depend on the quality of the game and not the system it's on. In 1998, Panzer Dragoon Saga was released for the Saturn and is considered one of the best RPGs around. Yet it received very little to no mention as a possible GOTY contender because so few people played it.

I know that I'm very interested to see where everyone is going to stand in the next coming month or two when the awards are being given out.


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