It's been a hella long time since I last posted a blog on Gamespot, and boy is there stuff that needs to be discussed! So in order for me to get a sense of closure, I'm gonna review 2008. I know what your thinking, ANOTHER review of 2008?! Well your gonna read this post, or.....well.....something bad will happen to you! So let's get this thing underway!
Let's start with games of course! It's been a pretty big year for gamers as well as non-gamers! First we have the Nintendo who have been hard at work redefining gaming and introducing a whole new breed of gaming. Second we have Sony and Microsoft who have been busy redefining hardcore gaming and melting our eyes with the amazing visuals that bleed out of the television set.
Oh the Wii, my true love and best friend. With games like Wii Fit coming ashore it's hard for someone to truly define video games nowadays. Are they a form of mindless violence, or a relaxing version of yoga? With those type of games it would be hard for someone to call the Wii a hardcore system. Though there are games like Call of Duty and No More Heroes that are for the hardcore gamers out their, the majority of Wii owners want only games like Carnival Games and Party Games which is the number 1 reason that Wii owners will have to look carefully for hardcore gaming experiences.
The PS3 and 360 both had a pretty big year with Gears of War 2 for 360, Metal Gear Solid 4 for PS3, and Grand Theft Auto 4 for both systems. Of course how can I forget HOME for PS3? Sony's feeble attempt to copy the Wii's strong points is doing reasonably well. Will HOME last, I wouldn't think so but my opinion could be bias.
The handheld scene has been strong on one side. The Nintendo DS is having a wonderful year with games such as Chrono Trigger, Castlevania, The World Ends With You, and many others. The PSP has also had a miraculous year with the soon to be classic hits like............um.........well.........Loco Roco 2? Let's move on.
Well, who has had the best year, I would probably say PS3. With GTA4, Metal Gear Solid 4, Little Big Planet, getting a PS3 would surely be worth your money.
You would like me to say PS3 wouldn't you? Actually, my pick for BEST YEAR EVER would have to be the majestic NINTENDO DS!!!! The DS is king of the handheld scene, the caliber of games for the DS is indescribably high and next year looks just as promising.
As always, keep gaming gamers!