GAF Games o' the Year Awards 2008 (2012 edition)

MGS4 takes it's rightful place in the standings (again). It's good to see.

I mean, is it possible to give a game an 11? If so, this would be the game that would merit that score. Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots is a title that exceeds all of the hype that was attached to the title. Regardless of whether you've seen every trailer and screenshot, read every preview and heard every interview, you won't get a full sense of how phenomenal this title is unless you sit down and experience it for yourself.
Is this IGN
 
I love it how some on GAF try to bully games into submission. Love this thread. Goes to show haters countless thread derails and personal attacks really don't amount to a hill of beans.
 
Lol are you laughing at me? I was playing around with Swype and typing gibberish sentences seeing how fast i could type and hit submit by accident lol. Pretty embarrassing.
 
Truth. I don't believe anyone truly enjoys the game. At the back of the mind of every MGS4 "fan" is a niggling doubt that their "fun" isn't real and they're suffering the experience because it has the title MGS and it's a PS3 exclusive.

I love MGS 1 -3. I bought my PS3 for MGS4. I was on the hype train 110% and when I first played it I tried to kid myself into thinking it wasn't that bad. Thankfully, I realised it was okay to call it out as a piece of shit and was a better man because of it.

ME2 isn't as good as the first game, but it's still a good game. There's no controversy there. Whereas MGS4 is a steaming pile of shit in literally every aspect. It's inexcusable to me that a place like GAF feels it's okay to champion it. Proof for me you should know a poster before you trust their opinions.
You caught me! I've been lying to myself all this time. I don't like MGS4, I hate it. I'm going to drop everything I'm doing tonight, replay it and hate every hateful part. I was sure I liked it but apparently not. Now I have seen the light.
Sometimes what you need is one of Gaf’s psychologists to tell you what you don’t know about yourself, because clearly they know better.
 
I never got into the Metal Gear series. I played the first, but I dunno.. it just didn't really click with me. Happy to see Fallout 3 up there, thinking about replaying it again for the nth time. My game of the generation.
 
You caught me! I've been lying to myself all this time. I don't like MGS4, I hate it. I'm going to drop everything I'm doing tonight, replay it and hate every hateful part. I was sure I liked it but apparently not. Now I have seen the light.
Sometimes what you need is one of Gaf’s psychologists to tell you what you don’t know about yourself, because clearly they know better.
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You caught me! I've been lying to myself all this time. I don't like MGS4, I hate it. I'm going to drop everything I'm doing tonight, replay it and hate every hateful part. I was sure I liked it but apparently not. Now I have seen the light.
Sometimes what you need is one of Gaf’s psychologists to tell you what you don’t know about yourself, because clearly they know better.
I accept all forms of payments, including sexual.
 
Would someone care to explain me, why is MGS4 worse than MGS1, MGS2, MGS3?
To speak at length about all of MGS4's flaws would be to waste an absurd amount of time. But here's a recap:

Highest cut-scene-to-gameplay ratio in the entire series. Over 50% of your time will be spent not touching buttons.
LONGEST(and dullest) cut-scenes in the entire series. Most of them are unnecessarily long. At one point you'll spend over an hour of NOT playing the game.
Awful, nonsensical plot, and that's by Metal Gear standards in case you want to get clever. Retroactively shits on previous games and characters.
Worst bosses in the entire series. Poorly done homages to previous bosses. They're not only shit, they're unoriginal.
Mediocre gunplay/controls and stealth mechanics(octocamo is OP as hell), which are only somewhat properly utilized in two of the five chapters that compromises the game:
Act 1 and 2: OK gameplay
Act 3: Reverse escort mission. You spend the entire thing following someone.
Act 4: MGS1 retread with no human enemies at all(except the boss), there's nothing to do there.
Act 5: Abysmally short

That's off the top of my head
 
Man, some of you guys sound like bitches.
Let it go already! You guys really cant deal with people liking MGS4?

Stop liking what I dont like, adult edition. I know some of you are messing around, but its clear that some arent. Its funny, yet sad.
 
This is a recurring theme with MGS4 defenders. Some of us write lengthy posts on what's wrong with the game, answer is "Did Kojima murder your family? lolololol"
Yep, and I have written up a few times why I like it.
Also, did he murder your family? I'm curious. Plenty people like games I dont, and I dont seek out every dragon age 2 thread and tell people that theyre doing it wrong, and tell them they should be banned for liking it.
Fucking ridiculous.
 
This is a recurring theme with MGS4 defenders. Some of us write lengthy posts on what's wrong with the game, answer is "Did Kojima murder your family? lolololol"
To be fair- and I'm on your side, seeing as you make decent points, and MGS4 does sound real dumb- you're showing incredible amounts of passion about this matter. Perhaps too much.

I'm trying not to be the 'WELL WHO CARES DUHHHH IT'S A VIDYAGAME DOOD' guy, I can get quite heated about games sometimes too, but when it basically comes down to 'these guys liked a game that I didn't', um, maybe it's better to not care?
 
Banning people who like Dragon Age 2?

Sounds good to me.

To be fair- and I'm on your side, seeing as you make decent points, and MGS4 does sound real dumb- you're showing incredible amounts of passion about this matter. Perhaps too much.

I'm trying not to be the 'WELL WHO CARES DUHHHH IT'S A VIDYAGAME DOOD' guy, I can get worked up sometimes, but when it basically comes down to 'these guys liked a game that I didn't', um, maybe it's better to not care?
Not when it's a series jett and I and many others actually like.

If this would be a shitty game in a series of shitty games, we wouldn't bother. But it's a shitty game in a series that had pretty good games in it before.

People not calling Kojima out for this shit but actually praising him for this abomination effectively ruins the chances of the next one being any good.

edit: although I admit I'm probably past that point already, 4 was enough to ruin the franchise for me, it was that bad.
 
Truth. I don't believe anyone truly enjoys the game. At the back of the mind of every MGS4 "fan" is a niggling doubt that their "fun" isn't real and they're suffering the experience because it has the title MGS and it's a PS3 exclusive.
I'm so glad that you know me better than myself. Thank you for your psychoanalysis.
 
You mean that guy that whines in every thread about MGS4, and had "I have bad taste" tag for the longest time? That guy?

Yeah, Mr Negativity and I have bad taste, along with haunted whineapple can have a group to themselves. =P
I don't really care what tags people have, if the best you can do is bring mine up, then you can go fuck off. In MGS4's case Rax is right. I also remember him posting long ass posts in the voting thread detailing what he didn't like about it. That's not "whining". And of course, nobody refuted him.
 
Yep, and I have written up a few times why I like it.
Also, did he murder your family? I'm curious. Plenty people like games I dont, and I dont seek out every dragon age 2 thread and tell people that theyre doing it wrong, and tell them they should be banned for liking it.
Fucking ridiculous.
For me, personally, it's because MGS 1-3 were genuinely great games (MGS2 is a top 10, easily) and 4 ruined the entire franchise for me. I fucking hate it for that.

It's not some game I don't care about, I was invested in the series. Thus, when it's praised, I feel the need to voice that such praise is clearly madness ;)
 
Not when it's a series jett and I and many others actually like.

If this would be a shitty game in a series of shitty games, we wouldn't bother.
I meant more as a general thing. About anything. Like I said, it does all seem really dumb, but it's been 4 years. I dunno how you guys keep it up. :lol
 
I don't really care what tags people have, if the best you can do is bring mine up, then you can go fuck off. In MGS4's case Rax is right. I also remember him posting long ass posts in the voting thread detailing what he didn't like about it. That's not "whining". And of course, nobody refuted him.
Thats not all I've done, but sure. Feel free to ignore everything else I've said and tell me to fuck off. Way to have a discussion champ.

Can you ignore people on gaf? Most of what this dick posts isnt worth reading.
 
Thats not all I've done, but sure. Feel free to ignore everything else I've said and tell me to fuck off. Way to have a discussion champ.

Can you ignore people on gaf? Most of what this dick posts isnt worth reading.
LOL, you're bitchmade confirmed. Go ahead and put me on ignore, click my nickname and choose public profile. Maybe I murdered your family and didn't notice.

Banning people who like Dragon Age 2?

Sounds good to me.


Not when it's a series jett and I and many others actually like.


If this would be a shitty game in a series of shitty games, we wouldn't bother. But it's a shitty game in a series that had pretty good games in it before.

People not calling Kojima out for this shit but actually praising him for this abomination effectively ruins the chances of the next one being any good.

edit: although I admit I'm probably past that point already, 4 was enough to ruin the franchise for me, it was that bad.
:brofist

Exactly, games like MGS4 need to be outed and exposed for what they are.
 
For me, personally, it's because MGS 1-3 were genuinely great games (MGS2 is a top 10, easily) and 4 ruined the entire franchise for me. I fucking hate it for that.

It's not some game I don't care about, I was invested in the series. Thus, when it's praised, I feel the need to voice that such praise is clearly madness ;)
Well, I cant agree with it, but hey, its a reason! I admit that after playing Dragon Age 2, I find it hard to like that franchise too.
I guess we just deal with it differently =P
 
glad that mgs4 took the top spot again, well deserved. It's also worth it just to see everyone who can't accept that some people actually liked the game rant about it all over again.
 
This is a recurring theme with MGS4 defenders. Some of us write lengthy posts on what's wrong with the game, answer is "Did Kojima murder your family? lolololol"
Nah, don't get me wrong, but you guys take it waaaay too seriously.
And just for the sake of the discussion.

Act 1 and 2, are awesome. They deliver the finest piece of gameplay in the whole series. Yes, Octocamo might be a little OP, but in a clean run of TBE, for example, it suits perfectly.
First half of Act 3 won't please everyone, personally I really enjoyed the first time I played it, the subsequent playthroughs, it felt like a chore.
But the second half of Act 3, what is wrong with you people!!!? How the fuck can you dislike it?
Act 4 it's just a homeage to MGS1, I get that "it's just Shadow Moses without people".
But it would've made any sense to have people guarding an abandoned military base? No.
Act 5, well it's just the set up for the final fight. Granted, it doesn't have a lot of gameplay going on, but it has some nice moments.
 
D'aww, you still crying over it jett?
Yeah, I'm bitchmade, whatever the fuck that means. I'm not the one instantly resorting to telling the other person to fuck off while disregarding everything.

It quite funny seeing a grown man rage xD