Posted 07 January 2011 - 04:45 PM
Just as you might want to play Fable 3 before Fable 2, or play Fallout New Vegas before Fallout 3, I should have listened to this CAGcast before the other GOTY podcasts.
Because shipwreck is the only one that really plays enough games, the exhaustive list of various categories is too much. It'd be too much for me, too. I play enough games to pick my 10 favorites, but that's about it. All the subcategories don't really work.
Cheapy and wombat are great to listen to as regular gamers. But regular gamers can't realistically have such specific favorites; they just don't play enough to justify any decisions.
I think a more general discussion of favorite games would be more meaningful than the small little categories that are discussed here. It doesn't make sense for Cheapy to have a favorite DS or Wii game, so I'm glad he didn't really try. And if Wombat has to think that hard on the PSP category, it's probably not needed, either.
All in all, it just seems a little forced to have all the detailed categories when, instead, just top 5 or 10 favorites and ensuing discussion would have sufficed.