My GOTY 2008
Sunday, January 11, 2009 at 9:24PM
Richard Terrell (KirbyKid) in Advance Wars, Announcements, Bangai-O Spirits, Braid, GOTY, Mega Man, Super Smash Brothers

2008 has been great year for gaming. Last year, I talked about how every games enthusiast, reviewer, and/or blogger should have a game of the year. The point isn't to play all the games and try to figure out which one is the "best." Everyone should have a personal GOTY because of what it says about them. Each game represents something different about the development process, game design, and/or marketing. Picking a GOTY is a way of saying, "I uphold these values/qualities in a game and wish to see them reflected in the games of the next year."

So I compiled a list of games that make up my GOTY for 2008. What's interesting to note is that I've written a blog post on each of these games except for one. Here they are and what they represent.


Advance Wars: Days of Ruin

Super Smash Brothers Brawl

Wii Fit

Mega Man 9

Bangai-O Spirits


I wish I were the Moon



If I could only give one game my personal game of the year title, it would be...



Now that LBP exists, I see and think in LBP. Ceiling fans are powered by motor bolts. Construction workers on the side of the road mending stone walls are using popit tools. And every now and then, when I drop something I get the feeling that I should hit the rewind button. Like I said before, if no new games come out this year, I'd have more than enough to play and do mostly thanks to Brawl, Wii Fit, and LBP.

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