Wow, is it March 2010 already? Anyway with the Dragon Age review finally out of the way I can focus on deciding which game deserves the coveted Choicest Games - Game of the Year award for 2009. Scanning through the games list, it seems I reviewed 17 games last year - I didn't think I'd have enough time to play that many (and I guess the late awarding of a winner attests to that fact)
For 2009, the best scoring game here at Choicest games was:
The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition
The Monkey Island remake not only made Game of the Year for 2009 but even beat the score for the previous winner (Left 4 Dead) with a whopping 88%. There was not much to fault in this superb remake of the original. Considering that not too much was done besides introducing high-resolution graphics, some voice-acting and a soundtrack with live instruments, it just goes to show how awesome the classic adventure game was (since all the aforementioned improvements are just icing on the cake). Oh and did I mention it was all for a rock-bottom price of USD$10?
This year, the runners up prize goes to two games. They are:
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Modern Warfare 2, the sequel to Infinity Ward's popular Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, ended up getting a respectable 80%. As usual for a Call of Duty game, the single-player campaign was short, but sweet. Although fairly linear, the games in the series are always so immersive it feels like you're starring in a blockbuster Hollywood war film. The multiplayer is heaps of fun too with unlocks a plenty to hunt for and customise your online experience.
Fallout 3 is one of those games that was heavily anticipated after the success of its predecessors - namely Fallout and Fallout 2. When it was finally released it did not disappoint. Bethesda Softworks worked hard on bringing the optimism of a nuclear future in the 50s and retro sci-fi to the world of Fallout 3 and I think they succeeded in that regard. The game turned out to be Oblivion in post-apocalyptic clothing, but hey that's not necessarily a bad thing - although that does mean Fallout 3 comes not only with all the pros of Oblivion but also its cons.
Choice! But what happened to the official Choice Seal of Approval logo in the award images?ReplyDelete
Haha yeah I need to work on hey.ReplyDelete