IGN's PS3 Game of the Year is...

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#1 Posted by metalgear-solid (7001 posts) -

Metal Gear Solid 4

MGS4 also got awards like Best Graphics Technology and Best Action Game. I felt it was robbed of awards like Best Voice Acting and Best Story (both went to GTA4).

http://bestof.ign.com/2008/ps3/
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#2 Posted by thanos723 (871 posts) -
best voice acting gta4?! what?! i don't even think the story is that great. man...weaksauce
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#3 Posted by ZimpanX (12636 posts) -
Well deserved, but it should have gotten the best use of sound award aswell, no game I can think of sounds as good technically as MGS4 does.
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#4 Posted by metalgear-solid (7001 posts) -
Best Story to GTA4 is a bloody joke.
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#5 Posted by azzezino (4570 posts) -
good choice.
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#6 Posted by mep69 (1926 posts) -

LOL i dont even want to complete GTA4, but MGS4 ive completed loads of times,

MGS5 now please^_^

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#7 Posted by Mau-Justice (4907 posts) -

Well besides the Nostalgia of it, MGS4's story was "weaksauce" as you guys put it.

It deserved PS game of the year, but it didn't deserve Story, but I'll agree neither did GTA.

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#8 Posted by tophmoney (64 posts) -
Most annoying cut scenes without being able to play at the beginning ... made me lose interest FAST
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#9 Posted by Primo295 (2896 posts) -
That was a very good choise.:)
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#10 Posted by Floppy_Jim (25834 posts) -
Good choice. Should have got the voice acting award but I won't complain.
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#11 Posted by Unassigned (1970 posts) -

Most annoying cut scenes without being able to play at the beginning ... made me lose interest FASTtophmoney

Agreed, it was a bad first impression which was difficult to accept.

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#12 Posted by rogerjak (14920 posts) -

AgentH wrote :

Not surprised MGS4 won those awards but GTAIV for "Best Story"?? WTF is wrong with people nowadays??? Seriously, was there even a story in GTAIV besides "Niko, go kill Mr. X and I shall reward you with 10000$"???? Man this sucks. Anyway, MGS4 FTW. IGN haven't announced their GOTY yet but I hope MGS4 gets it. And by the looks of the "Best Games of 2008" on GameSpot, MGS4 will be the winner with over 15 000 votes.

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#13 Posted by Trx07 (1851 posts) -
[QUOTE="rogerjak"]

AgentH wrote :

Not surprised MGS4 won those awards but GTAIV for "Best Story"?? WTF is wrong with people nowadays??? Seriously, was there even a story in GTAIV besides "Niko, go kill Mr. X and I shall reward you with 10000$"???? Man this sucks. Anyway, MGS4 FTW. IGN haven't announced their GOTY yet but I hope MGS4 gets it. And by the looks of the "Best Games of 2008" on GameSpot, MGS4 will be the winner with over 15 000 votes.

wtf has agent H some legend now, postin comments for him and everything.... this is stupid
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#14 Posted by rogerjak (14920 posts) -
[QUOTE="rogerjak"]

AgentH wrote :

Not surprised MGS4 won those awards but GTAIV for "Best Story"?? WTF is wrong with people nowadays??? Seriously, was there even a story in GTAIV besides "Niko, go kill Mr. X and I shall reward you with 10000$"???? Man this sucks. Anyway, MGS4 FTW. IGN haven't announced their GOTY yet but I hope MGS4 gets it. And by the looks of the "Best Games of 2008" on GameSpot, MGS4 will be the winner with over 15 000 votes.

Trx07
wtf has agent H some legend now, postin comments for him and everything.... this is stupid

He is no legend, he just loves MGS and he likes to spread the word. He got banned based on something wrong. I am just doing him a favour,and it's not stupid. Unless you have a grudge for him. Just don't unload it on me.
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#15 Posted by K1LLR3175 (12734 posts) -
Not exactly sure why you all care.Either way it is all opinions.IGN does not have the right to decided which games I want to be game of the year and what not.So in other words their opinions don't mean nothing to me.My game of the year awards come from ME.
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#16 Posted by NukeGoBoom (54 posts) -

**** all GTA haters.Once you meet Packie the game shines when you meet a whole family of criminals and it has a few really original missions.

Yeah intil you get to the Dwayne vs Playboy X part its sorta a drag but it gets better with time.

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#17 Posted by GodofBigMacs (6440 posts) -
Best story GTA4? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH
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#18 Posted by metalgear-solid (7001 posts) -
Oh, come on. anyone who seriously thinks GTA4 had better voice acting and a better story than MGS4, must be deluded.
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#19 Posted by K1LLR3175 (12734 posts) -

**** all GTA haters.Once you meet Packie the game shines when you meet a whole family of criminals and it has a few really original missions.

Yeah intil you get to the Dwayne vs Playboy X part its sorta a drag but it gets better with time.

NukeGoBoom
Packie was one of the few good characters in GTA4.Him and Elizabeta.The problem was this.The story focused so much around Niki killing worthless people that these good side characters got pushed to the side even more.It was like reliving Final Fantasy 10 all over again.
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#20 Posted by McMJ3 (2441 posts) -
Wow MGS4 probably should have got both awards that were given to GTA.
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#21 Posted by Rush2k (651 posts) -
MGS 4 and GTA IV - best games this year anyway. First time I agree with IGN.
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#22 Posted by Large_Soda (8658 posts) -
[QUOTE="Trx07"][QUOTE="rogerjak"]

AgentH wrote :

Not surprised MGS4 won those awards but GTAIV for "Best Story"?? WTF is wrong with people nowadays??? Seriously, was there even a story in GTAIV besides "Niko, go kill Mr. X and I shall reward you with 10000$"???? Man this sucks. Anyway, MGS4 FTW. IGN haven't announced their GOTY yet but I hope MGS4 gets it. And by the looks of the "Best Games of 2008" on GameSpot, MGS4 will be the winner with over 15 000 votes.

rogerjak
wtf has agent H some legend now, postin comments for him and everything.... this is stupid

He is no legend, he just loves MGS and he likes to spread the word. He got banned based on something wrong. I am just doing him a favour,and it's not stupid. Unless you have a grudge for him. Just don't unload it on me.

No it is stupid. What part of opinion is so hard to understand? I could take that babbling diatribe he wrote and spin it against MGS 4 if I wanted to, but that would be pointless because it's just a damn opinion, which some people these days hold theirs in too high a regard.
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#23 Posted by GeoffZak (3715 posts) -

I don't know what you're all talking about but GTAIV is very deserving of best voice acting and story. But Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm should've won best fighting game.

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#24 Posted by supa_badman (16714 posts) -
best voice acting gta4?! what?! i don't even think the story is that great. man...weaksaucethanos723
the voice acting in gta 4 was actually pretty good...
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#25 Posted by hardcore_nate (389 posts) -
I think everyone knew that MGS4 would win it the day they showed it at E3. But the shocker to me was GTA4, WOW!!:o Because in my opinion, GTA4 was terrible!! But hey, Im not the one judging the GOTY :P
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#26 Posted by K1LLR3175 (12734 posts) -
I think everyone knew that MGS4 would win it the day they showed it at E3. But the shocker to me was GTA4, WOW!!:o Because in my opinion, GTA4 was terrible!! But hey, Im not the one judging the GOTY :Phardcore_nate
Yes you are.Don't let these people with Big fancy names like IGN or Gamespot rule your thoughts.If you think GTA4 was terrible then go ahead think it.If you want MGS4 to have best of everything this year then MGS4 is the best of everything.Your thoughts,your opinions are the only ones that should matter when it comes to this stuff.
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#27 Posted by Generic_Dude (11707 posts) -

Best Story to GTA4 is a bloody joke.metalgear-solid

Agreed... but I see why MGS4 wouldn't win it too. There were certainly some cool ideas in there, but part of the art of storytelling is subtlety... something that completely eludes Hideo Kojima. The melodrama gets to be a little ridiculous in that game, and complexity is always nice, but you go overboard with it and your story ends up being a mess. I know I'll get flamed for this, but whatever. I think MGS4 is one of the PS3's greatest games, and can get behind it getting GOTY awards, but it is most certainly not perfect.

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#28 Posted by seannn199 (1137 posts) -
this has already been posted... by me lol. how come when i post somethnig no one responds to it lol

http://www.gamespot.com/pages/forums/show_msgs.php?topic_id=26713153

see a day before this thread was made lol
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#29 Posted by beekayjay (1732 posts) -

[QUOTE="metalgear-solid"]Best Story to GTA4 is a bloody joke.Generic_Dude

Agreed... but I see why MGS4 wouldn't win it too. There were certainly some cool ideas in there, but part of the art of storytelling is subtlety... something that completely eludes Hideo Kojima. The melodrama gets to be a little ridiculous in that game, and complexity is always nice, but you go overboard with it and your story ends up being a mess. I know I'll get flamed for this, but whatever. I think MGS4 is one of the PS3's greatest games, and can get behind it getting GOTY awards, but it is most certainly not perfect.

I completely agree with Generic Dude: we can all agree that MGS4 was an amazing game, but being as objective as possible, the story was simply way too preachy, way too melodramatic to really be regarded as good. Again, we are talking purely story telling here, not how much fun you had playing the game or what an exciting experience it was. The fact is, if it were a movie and I brought someone not familiar with the series to watch it, they would have no idea what is going on. I'm not saying the story was bad. Being a fan of the series, I knew what was going on, and being a fan of anime, I'm used to the poor pacing of the neo-philosopical rants and infusion of high minded concepts into ridiculously melodramatic scenes, and quirky humour (Johnny Sasaki is not funny...that whole running gag is stupid). All things said, I still enjoyed the story, because i understand the overall arc, as confusing and ridiculous as it could be sometimes. But best story? No way in hell.

As for MGS4 for best voice acting? Well if Generic Dude thinks he'll get flamed for what he said, I'm certainly going to get flamed for this: David Hayter is actually not a very good voice actor. He lucked out in getting the gig for the first game, and we've all gotten used to him, and luckily we associate his voice with a character and game we absolulely love, but does that mean he's the best? No, it doesn't. GTA4 was EXTREMELY over-rated, and I was very disappointed and frankly bored with the game. But was the voice acting good? Yes, it was great actually.

When looking at these awards, try to separate your opinion of the game overall with what the specific category is about.

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#30 Posted by Large_Soda (8658 posts) -
[QUOTE="Generic_Dude"]

[QUOTE="metalgear-solid"]Best Story to GTA4 is a bloody joke.beekayjay

Agreed... but I see why MGS4 wouldn't win it too. There were certainly some cool ideas in there, but part of the art of storytelling is subtlety... something that completely eludes Hideo Kojima. The melodrama gets to be a little ridiculous in that game, and complexity is always nice, but you go overboard with it and your story ends up being a mess. I know I'll get flamed for this, but whatever. I think MGS4 is one of the PS3's greatest games, and can get behind it getting GOTY awards, but it is most certainly not perfect.

I completely agree with Generic Dude: we can all agree that MGS4 was an amazing game, but being as objective as possible, the story was simply way too preachy, way too melodramatic to really be regarded as good. Again, we are talking purely story telling here, not how much fun you had playing the game or what an exciting experience it was. The fact is, if it were a movie and I brought someone not familiar with the series to watch it, they would have no idea what is going on. I'm not saying the story was bad. Being a fan of the series, I knew what was going on, and being a fan of anime, I'm used to the poor pacing of the neo-philosopical rants and infusion of high minded concepts into ridiculously melodramatic scenes, and quirky humour (Johnny Sasaki is not funny...that whole running gag is stupid). All things said, I still enjoyed the story, because i understand the overall arc, as confusing and ridiculous as it could be sometimes. But best story? No way in hell.

As for MGS4 for best voice acting? Well if Generic Dude thinks he'll get flamed for what he said, I'm certainly going to get flamed for this: David Hayter is actually not a very good voice actor. He lucked out in getting the gig for the first game, and we've all gotten used to him, and luckily we associate his voice with a character and game we absolulely love, but does that mean he's the best? No, it doesn't. GTA4 was EXTREMELY over-rated, and I was very disappointed and frankly bored with the game. But was the voice acting good? Yes, it was great actually.

When looking at these awards, try to separate your opinion of the game overall with what the specific category is about.

The 2 posts above clearly and beautifully explain the truth. I couldn't have said it any better. Literally. Except I really liked GTA 4.
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#31 Posted by thanos723 (871 posts) -
[QUOTE="rogerjak"][QUOTE="Trx07"] wtf has agent H some legend now, postin comments for him and everything.... this is stupidLarge_Soda
He is no legend, he just loves MGS and he likes to spread the word. He got banned based on something wrong. I am just doing him a favour,and it's not stupid. Unless you have a grudge for him. Just don't unload it on me.

No it is stupid. What part of opinion is so hard to understand? I could take that babbling diatribe he wrote and spin it against MGS 4 if I wanted to, but that would be pointless because it's just a damn opinion, which some people these days hold theirs in too high a regard.

so what you are saying is...he's stupid for having an opinion about an opinion. man...the irony is so thick i can smell it.
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#32 Posted by jay_rock_ (1720 posts) -
Thats good to hear kudos I know its my GOTY......
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#33 Posted by Dogswithguns (11359 posts) -
MGS4 deserves it very well. as for GTA4 is the best driving experience ever.
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#34 Posted by Large_Soda (8658 posts) -
[QUOTE="Large_Soda"][QUOTE="rogerjak"]He is no legend, he just loves MGS and he likes to spread the word. He got banned based on something wrong. I am just doing him a favour,and it's not stupid. Unless you have a grudge for him. Just don't unload it on me.thanos723
No it is stupid. What part of opinion is so hard to understand? I could take that babbling diatribe he wrote and spin it against MGS 4 if I wanted to, but that would be pointless because it's just a damn opinion, which some people these days hold theirs in too high a regard.

so what you are saying is...he's stupid for having an opinion about an opinion. man...the irony is so thick i can smell it.

Not quite.
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#35 Posted by ChiSoxBombers (3700 posts) -
best voice acting gta4?! what?! i don't even think the story is that great. man...weaksaucethanos723
idk i think the voice acting was the only thing that kept me from returning it. sum funny one-liners. but overall, mgs4 grabs 2008 by the genitals
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#36 Posted by CJ37 (202 posts) -
MGS4 should get anime movie of the year award. Too bad there was no actual gameplay...or maybe I missed it when I got up to make a sandwich
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#37 Posted by metalgear-solid (7001 posts) -
Now I simply don't agree with some of the GTA4 loving here. It was a good game, but... MGS4 is known for it's awesome story and voice acting. Some of the scenes were absolute epicness that will be remember forever in the gaming world. Sure, some may not have liked all the aspects of the story, but I refuse to accept GTA4 having a better story. IT DIDN'T EVEN HAVE A PROPER STORY! As for voice acting, oh my... You can't seriously think GTA4 was better? I thought David Hayter was great, really great. Nothing stands up to Patric Zimmerman's Ocelot, though - now that was just faultless voice acting.
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#38 Posted by Mitten123 (402 posts) -

Get in the MGS4 - big respect to IGN for this! The other awards are no big deal - everyone is mainly interested in GOTY!

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#39 Posted by Rakuho (7008 posts) -
IGN knows what's up.