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Old 01-05-2009, 04:20 AM   #11
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Mirror's Edge is what defined 2008 for me. Incredibly promising-looking during the hype phase, but in the end a bit of a let-down—though very pretty. Other games of 2008 that fit that description: Grid, Dead Space, GTA IV (yes, really!), Spore and even Smash Bros. Brawl.
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Old 01-23-2009, 05:49 PM   #12
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I think that Mirror's Edge, Little Big Planet, and even Grand Theft Auto 4 helped define 2008. While GTA pretty much kept the same formula from the previous games and added great new features, Mirror's Edge helped to completely redefine how first-person action games should be developed. I feel that if other companies actually analyze how ME interpreted first-person action, the FPS shooter genre could become a lot more innovative and realistic in the upcoming months/years. With Little Big Planet, the way SCEE implemented the user-generated content idea into their game was unique and has the potential to inspire gamers to become future game designers.

In my opinion, of course.
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Old 01-24-2009, 08:03 AM   #13
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I would definitely pick both Wii Fit and Grand Theft Auto IV as they reflect gaming becoming a much more popular and inclusive medium, which I think has been the big story of 2008. I'm not really sure what I would take as a third option though.
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Old 02-21-2009, 09:02 PM   #14
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Rock Band- I haven't touched it yet, but it seems many of my friends are all about it.
GTA4- it defines games for those that aren't don't even play games often.
Braid- good call on this, guys. indie game in the mainstream.
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Old 02-21-2009, 09:08 PM   #15
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Metal Gear Solid 4?
Not a fanboy but it's good IMO. I think i am stating the obvious.

Fallout 3?
It's not just Oblivion with guns after all.

Left 4 Dead
Very very addictive.
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Old 02-22-2009, 03:27 PM   #16
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Quote:
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Left 4 Dead
Very very addictive.
Seconded .
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Old 02-23-2009, 06:10 AM   #17
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Yea Left 4 Dead is ridiculous how many times an you play 4 campaigns and still have it be fun? Answer Infinite with L4D
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Old 02-23-2009, 05:07 PM   #18
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It's also got a nice framework for potential expansions. All they have to do to keep the userbase happy is add a new campaign every so often. I even want to create my own L4D level next term (or even over the summer)!
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Old 02-23-2009, 05:17 PM   #19
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More guns is always a good idea. I want RPG!
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