I've been so busy lately. Christmas, New Years... it never ends. The only places I really post on Gamespot any more are The Kirby 5 Star Union, led by pikaby, The Banjo Kazooie Union, led by spongeliv, and the Wii boards, despite being flooded with fanboys and trolls. Anyway, let me recap the main events that I haven't posted about yet.
It was entertaining. My throat hurt quite a bit on Christmas Eve, which was annoying, however, I managd to pull through. I spent most of the time playing Mario Kart Wii, like every day, watching Christmas movies with my family, and eating. For Christmas, I got a few games and DVDs. Animal Crossing ( along with Wii Speak ), Wario Land: Shake It!, Sonic Unleashed, Professor Layton and the Curious Village, and more.
Animal Crossing: Played ten minutes of it, got bored. Haven't touched it since Christmas day. Identical to the DS version aside from slightly better graphics.
Wii Speak: Sucks. Why must they force me to turn Wii Connect 24 on? My Wii Connect 24 doesn't work, at all. The **** bites at Nintendo didn't even fix my Wii properly, and I've been sitting with this gimped piece of crap since June. My Wii will constantly freeze even with as little as five minutes of play with WC24 turned on. I tried connecting with one of my Mario Kart friends, but then it decides to give me error codes due to Nintendo's pathetic servers. Useless. :|
Wario Land Shake It: A great platformer. I love it. Best game I received for Christmas.
Professor Layton: I haven't played it much, but it's hella fun so far. It's nice to see a Nintendo game with voice acting. I love the art $tyle as well.
Sonic Unleashed: Good. Nothing more, nothing less. It's definitely an improvement over Secret Rings, but still pails in comparison to Super Mario Galaxy.
DVDs: I got a number of DVDs. Some of them include The Dark Knight: Collector's Edition, The Venture Brothers: Volume 1, The Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog: Volume 2, Space Ghost Coast to Coast: Volume 1, and a lot more.
I sat on my ass all day watching DVD's, TV and playing video games. Nothing special :lol: At midnight, I was racing Devicho, a friend from Gamefaqs, in Mario Kart Wii. You can probably guess who won. :P New Years isn't very big in my family. I didn't go to any parties. I didn't get drunk. I just sat aroun. It's just a New Year, it's not like it's the rebirth of Christ. 2008 was a pretty good year. We got games like Brawl, Mario Kart Wii, and Wario Land, but we also got shovelware and droughts toward the end of the year. Hopefully 2009 is better in terms of games, particularly around the holidays.
Well, I'd like to announce my GOTY, first of all. I bet you're all expecting Brawl, mirite? Well, it's third on my list. My runner up for game of the year is Kirby Super Star Ultra. In my opinion, it's not only the best DS game of the year, but one of the best games to grace the system ever. I still prefer the SNES version, but I'm a nostalgia freak. KSS was one of my most favorite games as a child, and the DS version brings back fond memories. Now, for my number one game of the year.
Mario Kart Wii. It my not be as polished as Brawl, but it's easily one of the most addicting games I've ever played. I've been playing it since April, and I still have not got bored of it. I have played it so much, that I have gotten quite good. And by good, I mean, I am recognized as one of the best Canadian racers EVER, as well as the most well known user on the MKWii board, as I have been posting there since the game was revealed at E3 2007. I am also a member of a very successful clan devoted to MKWii. Challenge me if you dare. :P If you would like to race, send me a PM, and I'll gladly accept your challenge. Although I am better at group races than at 1 vs 1's. My karting skills have infinitely overshadowed my Brawl prowess, although I'm still pretty good at that too, if you would like to challenge me in it.
Here's my full list of GOTY nominations:
1. Mario Kart Wii
2. Kirby Super Star Ultra
3. Super Smash bros. Brawl
4. The World Ends With You
5. Wario Land: Shake It!
I'm too lazy to categorize everything, although the ones I listed are some of my favorites. Honorable mentions include: Mario Super Sluggers, Chrono Trigger DS, Bomberman Blast, Boom Blox, and No More Heroes.
Well, here's to another year on Gamespot! Hopefully I'm still here by February, as I will be able to celebrate my three year anniversary ( on this account, anyway. :P ) with you guys. :)