Posted by darkouroboros - Thursday, December 11, 2008 6:10 PM

Fable II made alot of false promises, MGS4 was 1 cutsence after another, Resistance 2 is revolutionary but is still not worth GOTY, GOW2 was very weak in comparison to the first gears, Fallout 3 *spoiler* who wants to play a game when you die in the end and can't continue like you could with other bathesda games, LBP wasn't even nominated, But this is X-Play and if anything their rating tends to be extreamly accurate with good detail if your unsure of a game. Let the fan boys cry over who won. But remember this its just a Tv show. LOTRO has won numerous MMORPG titles and is in the guiness book of world records and they were not even mentioned 1 time in this telecast

Posted by noobgeneral - Thursday, December 11, 2008 4:41 PM

Go fable!! Its a good game but i thought that L4D or GOW2 were gonna be goty 2

Posted by BryanB93 - Thursday, December 11, 2008 4:35 PM

Yeah Spiderman7___ Whatever... Its not Xplay that is biased its YOU.... Fable II was AMAZING... I hate HATE RPG'S but I loved this game.... Although this would not of been my vote every game on the list had a possibility of winning.... By the way Spiderman7??? Go get an Xbox 360 Best system....and yes I have all three PS3, Wii, 360...

Posted by kidphaze - Thursday, December 11, 2008 3:21 PM

GOW2 or MGS4 should have won this hands down

Posted by Saxonite25 - Thursday, December 11, 2008 2:12 PM

I remember when Halo3 won GOTY at xplays GPhoria 08(the one picked by the public), and Halo3 has got to be the best game ive ever played, its awesome, and the controls are tight.And then everybody started insulting it just like fable 2. The conclusion i hav drawn from this is: Its easy to hate the BEST!

Posted by Saxonite25 - Thursday, December 11, 2008 2:08 PM

strachan is right

Posted by Saxonite25 - Thursday, December 11, 2008 2:05 PM

Solid Snake is a total redneck pirate. Oh yeah, and when you die it has got to be the gayest thing in the world when you hear that geek yell:Snake?Snake?..SNAKE!

Posted by strachan - Thursday, December 11, 2008 1:49 PM

OMG this is ridiculous. im getting pissed of hearing MGS4 is GOTY and oh no i hate x-play now because my fave game of the year did not win. Fable 2 is an amazing game and is a must buy but remember THIS IS X-PLAY, there show NOT YOURS. they really like fable 2 and gave it 5 stars and im not going to complain, its there opinion and everybody has a different taste for games even myself, my pick of GOTY would be little big planet. if adam and morgan say fable 2 is game of the year check it out and see for your self if you think its game of the year. all the grate games that came out like Gears of War 2, Resistance 2, Fallout 3, Little Big Planet, Grand Theft Auto 4, Left 4 Dead, Metal Gear Solid 4, and No More Heroes could get GOTY by other reviewers.

Posted by Saxonite25 - Thursday, December 11, 2008 1:47 PM

Gears of War should have won. It owned everything, except for maybe fallout3. Who doesnt like cainsawing locusts in beautiful 1080p Next gen graphics!?

Posted by Saxonite25 - Thursday, December 11, 2008 1:44 PM

Guys, come on dont support MGS4, its like the SLOWEST fast action game ever. Why the F does the box even say tactical espionage ACTION! It should be called a Tactical espionage humping the ground game. Oh no! a PMC sees me i better go hide in a dark corner and hope he cant find me while the player has to stare at my squeaky old man cheeks while he waits for the PMCs to leave...even though im a supersoldier.

Posted by nomader - Thursday, December 11, 2008 11:45 AM

Fable 2 must be a pretty awesome game. I don't own a 360 myself, but Fable 2 must be beyond superb in order to win game of the year.

Posted by sydburn - Thursday, December 11, 2008 11:41 AM

my question is who cares what they think? if u think MGS4 was GOTY then u can think that or w/e u think is GOTY . IMO all the choices where good and all r great games.

Posted by Jake_The_Gamer - Thursday, December 11, 2008 10:15 AM

Hey Crackheads. I think Left 4 Dead is awesome. And Fable II looks alittle good. But MGS4 I dislike. I used to like it but now I'm done. I think Gears of War 2 should be GOTY!! I am pretty much in-love with the first one and would love to get the second one. Gears of War 2 should be GOTY because what game do you know of where you can cut enemies up with a chainsaw attached to a machine gun and get blood all over the screen. =D Thank you. - Jacob.

Posted by SourProphit - Wednesday, December 10, 2008 11:11 PM

So, the only people who still have room to be assimilated into the gaming community are the ones who would take the awards as a reccomendation, and thus Fable 2 would be the best choice.

Posted by SourProphit - Wednesday, December 10, 2008 11:10 PM

So who does it have meaning to? To the more casual gamers, and even to non-gamers, being awarded GOTY means it's the single must-own game from the whole year. Now, pointing to the accessability and simple-complexity (I know that doesn't make much sence) that was highlighted in the review, if one game this year is going to take people who scoff at gaming culture for the most part and warm their hearts up to it, it would be Fable 2.

Posted by SourProphit - Wednesday, December 10, 2008 11:08 PM

Let me take a stab at justifying Fable 2 here:

Crowning a "Game of the Year" has different meaning to different groups of people. Us hopeless nerds/dorks who spend time commenting here are well versed in the gaming industry. So to us, a GOTY prize pretty much just boils down to a pat on the back for those who bought it. I think it's safe to say that the PS3 fanboys here aren't going to ever even play the game, for fear that it might somehow undermine their own choice by acknoledging anything on the competition. Likewise if it were LBP that took the crown, Xbox fanboys would still never touch it.

Posted by lltheFacell - Wednesday, December 10, 2008 9:04 PM

is this a joke?

Posted by Bub433 - Wednesday, December 10, 2008 8:07 PM

i loved Resistance 2 and MGS4
Fable was good but short
almost all of the choices were gay

Posted by CadverKiller - Wednesday, December 10, 2008 6:32 PM

Fable 2 is a good game but compared to the other games on the list its the worst. Left 4 Dead is definitely the best game. you never play it the same way twice and its the most fun and addicting game I have ever played.

Posted by Missedshots93 - Wednesday, December 10, 2008 6:24 PM

seems like xbox games are always beating ps3 games i wonder if that means anything *cough* (xbox is better)

Posted by Seiya - Wednesday, December 10, 2008 6:04 PM

I was suprised when they said Fable 2 was game of the year

Posted by SourProphit - Wednesday, December 10, 2008 5:39 PM

Sessler explained it in his soapbox this week, and it makes more sense once you hear it.

Posted by xChiTownPlayerx - Wednesday, December 10, 2008 5:38 PM

RESISTANCE 2 shouldnt be even in here not really the best game, MGS4 is better then it. I thought L4D had a strong change at winning bcuz its fun and new.

Posted by Voxx101 - Wednesday, December 10, 2008 5:32 PM

Hmm... I would of thought that MGS 4 would have been GOTY, I enjoyed Fable, I'm but i dont think it was the best game of the year, oh well, i suppose i don't know what criteria they used to choose GOTY

Posted by durkin911 - Wednesday, December 10, 2008 5:19 PM

Fable 2 was a great choice but should have beenbest RPG and little big planet should have en canceled frm the runnings. All you little Wii spazers ca tke super smash bros brawl and shove it up you butt

Posted by durkin911 - Wednesday, December 10, 2008 5:18 PM

Fable 2 was a great choice but should have beenbest RPG and little big planet should have en canceled frm the runnings. All you little Wii spazers ca tke super smash bros brawl and shove it up you butt

Posted by Phil531135 - Wednesday, December 10, 2008 5:10 PM


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Posted by C4ptainAw3some - Wednesday, December 10, 2008 2:33 PM

LOL... I hate fan boys(don't judge me by my User Name), but they do make me laugh. Anyway, Fable 2 is a great game, but GOTY hmmmmmm I guess. I personally would've chose GTA IV, but remember people, it's their opinion and I could say that your opinions are wrong and stupid, but will that mean anything to you, probably not. So no need to get all angry at someone's opinion, just state yours...

Posted by cmoney7878 - Wednesday, December 10, 2008 2:32 PM

Everyone quit your complaining, all of those games were GREAT. Anyone of those games could have gotten GOTY. If you could do a better job, you would be on tv.

Posted by kzookiller - Wednesday, December 10, 2008 2:01 PM

All and all this "Best of 08" was horrible! I disagreed with almost every choice. Especially Fable being GOTY. I can name at least 5 other games that were waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyy better! G4, you dropped the ball.

Posted by deleted_89852D5C-B766-4A6F-BFFE-930CEB21CA09 - Wednesday, December 10, 2008 1:59 PM

Nope these games are what people care about not your super smash bros. brawl. Go back to your Wii
Anyways the winner should have been MGS4 because it revolutionized gaming and it got a lot of good scores from critics. Not gayble 2.

Posted by Fez_924 - Wednesday, December 10, 2008 1:54 PM

Hey where's Super Smash Bros. Brawl!?

Posted by KingSephiroth01 - Wednesday, December 10, 2008 12:51 PM

On another note why are these awards so inconsistent. If a game is game of the year than it is the best in its respective category. It has to be that way. It’s not just Fable 2, LBP at E3 won best of show but lost best PS3 game to Infamous. Halo 3 won game of the year at Gphoria (somehow) but lost best multiplayer and every other award it was nominated for (I know it was fan voted but the fact remains the same). I think they’re trying to act original or profound but this is not the place for that. I know that dominating performances like Gears of War and Oblivion were boring they were more accurate in terms of who deserved them. And besides with this knew video game market the competitions will be closer anyway. The point is each game should win what they merit. Don’t just try to split the rewards.

Posted by KingSephiroth01 - Wednesday, December 10, 2008 12:50 PM

This is ridiculous. I think MGS4 is the game of the year but I could understand Fallout 3, Resistance 2 or Gears of War 2. It is pretty clear that G4 is biased towards Microsoft and has something against Sony. Fable 2 was not the game of the year. It’s great but not as good as the other games I mentioned. I know MGS4 had a lot of cut scenes but they add to the story and overall experience so I don’t have a problem with them. Just a terrible choice.

Posted by Sages1o1 - Wednesday, December 10, 2008 12:46 PM

santa is giving xplay coal this year

Posted by animalscarfer - Wednesday, December 10, 2008 12:32 PM

look you know i know everyone who has posted a comment knows fable 2 is NOT the best game in 2008. i know this was rushed because x mas and sales and all but i vote redo. its not even 2009 yet let it digest.

Posted by Chuckupman - Wednesday, December 10, 2008 12:07 PM

Come on G4 you swrewed up. GtA 4 or Gears should have won.
Oh and Left 4 dead is not the best multiplayer game. Gears is.

Posted by atari05 - Wednesday, December 10, 2008 11:52 AM

all I can say is


And though MGS was a cutscene fest it was more deserving than fable.

Posted by GameMistress - Wednesday, December 10, 2008 11:34 AM

Pretty much any of these games would have been a better pick than Fable 2. Well, ok, maybe not Resistance 2.

Posted by SourProphit - Wednesday, December 10, 2008 11:19 AM

There's a good number of reasons why MGS4 didn't deserve it, but is there really even 1 reason why Fable 2 does? I liked it and all, but GOTY? No.

As much as I dislike Nintendo these days, I'm amazed the likes of SSBB was not included.

Of the listed nominees, I'd say Left4Dead wins with plenty of breathing room.

Posted by juice3335 - Wednesday, December 10, 2008 11:03 AM

fable 2 is good and i dont have a ps3 so i haven't played those other games but i know left 4 dead is much better then fable 2.

Posted by Thiago123 - Wednesday, December 10, 2008 10:23 AM

Adam & Morgan, I watch the show daily and love it...I do have one question...
How does Fable 2 win GOTY and not best RPG? Is it really not defined by any kind of genre? If its not an RPG it has to be an Adventure game and it didn't win that category?

At E3 you named InFamous as best PS3 game, beating out LBP. LBP then goes on to win Best In Show Overall...What other platform is LBP on?!

Posted by J2309 - Wednesday, December 10, 2008 10:17 AM

Sorry, this is a forum for games, not movies.
And if you're going to try and make an arguement, then at least make it sound like you have the mental capacity of a six year old.

That done, I would have picked something other than Fable 2. Yes, it was a good game, but it was majorly underwhelming. In terms of "fun" in games, I'd give it to Left 4 Dead. In terms of scoring, Persona 4. In terms of design -despite hating it myself- I would have picked GTA4.

Posted by Dynastydood - Wednesday, December 10, 2008 9:53 AM

I would've picked GTA IV myself, but I think any of those choices would've been better than Fable 2. Hell, I didn't even know why it was nominated in the first place, and I still can't comprehend that it actually won. Lame choice X-Play. You should fire some of your staff for whoever "filibustered" to get this game picked over all of the others.

Posted by that70sdudes - Wednesday, December 10, 2008 9:51 AM

i do think that fable 2 is relly crapy choice even though it is one of my faviorte games but its too short, gets boring very fast, story couldnt get more crappy. i do think others should won it like fallout 3, left 4 dead or little big palnet and no i dont have a ps3 but msg4 should be the top nominne but not winner.

Posted by TheAuracle - Wednesday, December 10, 2008 8:28 AM

MGS4 is a cutscene fest and even after playing the all of the MGS installments before it, MGS4 is NOT the fitting finale I thought it would be. Kudos for Metal Gear Online but it's just not GOTY material. Fallout 3, however, is head and shoulders above the rest of the nominees, in my opinion.

Posted by echo710 - Wednesday, December 10, 2008 7:41 AM

MGS4 was without a doubt the best game of 2008.
It deserved GOTY. Xbot.

Posted by DamienHell - Wednesday, December 10, 2008 4:40 AM

no MGS4 isn't even close to GOTY, calm down fanboy. This is a crappy choise though.

Posted by spiderman7442 - Wednesday, December 10, 2008 4:33 AM

MGS4 is the GOTY You guys at xplay gotta stop your xbox bias fable looks like a last gen game M$ must be a major sponser to G4

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