Video Game Awards 2008: GTAIV Takes Top Honors
The SpikeTV Video Game Awards are over, and all the big awards have been handed out...which hot title did you expect to take the coveted Game of the Year award?
Well, regardless of what you thought, the honor went to Grand Theft Auto IV this year. If it weren't for Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, we would've agreed wholeheartedly, but as it stands, we can only half-heartedly agree. GTAIV also nailed down the Best Action/Adventure title of 2008, which is another impressive win for Rockstar's epic crime drama. MGS4 did manage to snag Best Graphics and Best Original Score, and although LittleBigPlanet lost out in a variety of genres, Media Molecule picked up Studio of the Year, which we actually find a bit surprising. It's good to see the developers of one of the most entertaining and innovative games of the generation garner some well-deserved recognition, though. Oh, and Fallout 3 took Best RPG while Gears of War 2 won Best Shooter, although we seriously doubt anyone is shocked to see these results. With so many awesome games this year, people can argue until they're blue in the face regarding awards, but we ask that you take things easy in the Comments. None of this, "GTAIV SUCKS; the idiots should've given it to MGS4!!!"
As for PSX Extreme's Game of the Year Awards, we don't conduct those until the fat lady has sung; December 31 and no earlier. Will our decisions gel with those of the VGAs...? Who knows? Maybe some will, maybe some won't.
12/14/2008 John Shepard