L4D was one of the best... but the crappy console matchmaking system
and the constant dumbing down of the game for noobs...
and the poor net coding
and the lack of good support via patches which often times break some part of the game severely which is CLEARLY not play tested...
and the fact that the campaigns that are soon to be released 6 months AFTER the game released... SHOULD have been in the ORIGINAL release... is unacceptable... I mean how long can it possibly take to add one or two extra textures to the map... and some ladders.... like seriously...
I 100% agree with Dead Space winning for best sound. While I was playing that game, I was just constantly in awe at the games sound design.
So many subtle and cool effects, weapons sounded powerful, enemies were menacing, atmosphere sounds were moody and creepy, the whispering was eerie, the tram sounds, holographic inventory management sounds, the store sounds, upgrade bench, radio / video calls... it was all magnificent.
If only all games had sound design that well executed.
It's funny that this game won for best sound after I was musing about it to myself. Not surprising at all though.
I'm wondering what, exactly, the GH/RB creators received a Pioneer Award for. As far as Guitar Hero alone, nothing new there when you consider it's basically just a ripoff (albeit a better-than-the-original one) of Guitar Freaks, which was made by Konami more than six years prior. Hell, Konami even debuted the multiple-instrument home game (Guitar Freaks/Drummania), so it doesn't make sense for Rock Band either.
Usually GDC awards actually hold weight in my mind, but this one seems odd and questionable considering there's really nothing that those two actually pioneered.
[citation][nom]demonhorde665[/nom]P.S. I think Left 4 dead should have got some award , the game to me was jsut so revolutionary in how it told it's story and the game play of teh co-op and how teh ai director forces /rewaords team work and punishes non team work. i eman seriously this game told a story WITH OUT ACTUALLY having much of a story. left 4 dead to me will be one of teh greatest peices of game art for a long time if you ask me[/citation]
I have to disagree with this one, I feel like Left 4 Dead was very similar (almost too similar) to a Half Life mod called Zombie Master. I can't really give credit to L4D as a game that was "revolutionary" as ZM was already released way before L4D.
I can't believe they didn't give any awards to the Hannah Montana video game for Wii.
I think most gamers and developers alike are completely ignorant to the complexities involved it trying to live a life as an ordinary teenager, while at the same time living the life as a tween rock super-star.
The Nunchuk controls were beyond innovative and the adrenaline levels you reach when playing the game are borderline health-risk.
[citation][nom]mustwarnothers[/nom]I hated Fallout 3, Left 4 Dead was mediocre.I can't believe they didn't give any awards to the Hannah Montana video game for Wii.I think most gamers and developers alike are completely ignorant to the complexities involved it trying to live a life as an ordinary teenager, while at the same time living the life as a tween rock super-star.The Nunchuk controls were beyond innovative and the adrenaline levels you reach when playing the game are borderline health-risk.Let's pay a little respect here.[/citation]
Best game I played all year - God of War-Chains of Olympus. Even though it was PSP it was just alot of fun - great visual, great sound, great game play, great gamesaves...and portable. Worth buying a PSP just for it.
Dead Space on PC was incredible. I found myself looking over my shoulder (literally) when shadows cut across the screen. Creepy. Tons of fun. Great pace, just the right length. Get it, Play it, you won't regret it.
L4D auto disqualified itself with the lobby.
Fallout 3... well I dont' steal and 50$ is too much for a game so I don't know.
I'm only qualified to speak on the 'Game of Last Year' or 'Game of 2 Years Ago' competition.
Not to be a downer, but be realistic. None of those is a PC exclusive. The only reason 4 of the games listed are for PC is because almost everything is multiplatform these days. Sony was the real winner, with all but one game being on a Sony platform and the 2 exclusives being Sony ones.
[citation][nom]CptTripps[/nom]What is wrong with the left 4 dead lobby? I have been playing since release and I don't get what people are saying. Me and my friends start a room, make it public, then we play.Serious question though, is it because it does not cater to partys like COD4?[/citation]
Click "Join Game in Progress", get thrown in an empty lobby. What?
Click it again, it tries to join a full game, and rather than searching for another one it tells me the game is full and kicks me back to the main menu. Seriously, do I need to know it was full? Don't tell me, search again.