My Game of the Year Elimination Process #1
By KingBroly 11-22-2008 02:20 AM
So the end of the year is coming up, and it's getting to the point where people sometimes pick a game of the year. Me, I'm narrowing it down to a few games, and as I eliminate them, I thought I'd say why those games are not my GOTY. Sometimes trival, mostly big, these reasons I couldn't really get past that made me dock it a point or two. Anyway, let's get to the eliminating. Oh, and SPOILERS AHEAD
I'm not kidding either...
First Elimination: Fable II
I loved Fable II, a lot. Then...the end happened. The ending really ticked me off for a number of reasons. First off, the final encounter is...weak at best. And you may or may not kill him, depending on if you like long-winded dialogue. But let's add another layer on that. You have 3 choices on where you want to go from there. You can only continue on one, and this is because you can only have one save file per Hero (a problem I have with the game), and 2 of those choices gets rid of a main game mechanic the game has, the Dog.
The dog is very helpful, and basically if you don't have the Dog, you can't complete the game. This is by far the worst game design choice I've seen of the year. Why punish the gamer forever by removing something you've built a large portion of your game around? It makes no sense. Because of that, it cannot be my Game of the Year.
The World Ends With You
This is a game that I loved early in the year on the DS. I think it's best handheld game in years as well. This game is very innovative, the music is great, and the controls are unique. The story is also very compelling as well. But, it's on a handheld. I feel like this game should be on a console, because the controls, despite being good, it's not something you can pick up and play on the road. This is a sit down in a chair for 15 minutes kind of game. Anywhere else doesn't work. Also, once you're done with it, there's no real drive to come back and play it. The difficulty ramps up near the end, and really sucks the air out of your sails for the game, and I guess that is part of the reason I haven't picked it up in 3 months. Because of that, I can't really say it's my Game of the Year.
Keep in mind, I'm not going in any particular order here. Just ones that come to mind that make me say 'nope, not the best I've played this year'.
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