2008 has been one hell of a year for gamers. Gears of War 2, Fallout 3, Fable 2, GTAIV, MGS4. This seems to be the ultimate year.
Let's get into some of the catagories.
Best Visuals on a Console Only Title There has been much talk this year about how consoles are being "pushed to the limit", and this year has really showed the DTOID community how to tighten up those graphics.
And the winner is...
Jumper Griffins Story
It was a close vote this year with Gears of War 2 coming in at 3rd place with 30 votes, Fallout 3 coming in 2nd place with 55 votes and Jumper Griffins Story claiming 1st place with over 9000 votes.
Best soundtrack With the release of Rock Band 2 and Guitar Hero World Tour, this year has been a golden year for "Rocking out".
And the winner is
Highschool musical 3: Senior Year-DANCE!
And nobody else voted because there either too drunk or still trying to get a jet in World Tour mode.
And last but not least.
WEEDGANS 2008 GAME OF THE YEAR AWARD
This is the big one, folks. So many good games have been released this year, and it's mind boggling. But lets take a look at what has boggled us the most.
And the winner is
Turning Point: Fall of Liberty
Left 4 Dead came in at second place with 4 DTOID editor votes.
So, I rented a copy of ET: Quake Wars. I was a pretty big fan of RTCW and Wolfenstien Enemy Territory, so it only seemed right that I at least give this PC port a try.
All I can say is, what a half assed PC port.
First off the graphics are very dated. The game itself does not look bad, but it has no style and it is all very dark. Oh and draw distance? Forget about it. And the explosions look like there from Duke Nukem 3D.
Controls...not bad, but not very accurate or responsive.
Sound, besides the voice commands there are probably only 35 diffrent sound effects in this game.
I dont really have high standards for most games, and this games not awful but its a very good example of how badly you can fuck up a PC port. And did I mention this game only supports up to 16 players? Yeah, lame.
Rent this game please. If anything, there are a shit load of achivement points if you just run through all the campaign mode on medium...but even so, its still barley worth the time.