It was very nearly Wheatly, but no, Johnson wins out. Charming, his commentary of all the inner workings of the Demon Underworld were phenomenally entertaining. Wouldn’t be the same game without him.
RAGE had some visual blemishes, but on the whole, it was utterly, utterly gorgeous. Special mention to the animations too, that didn’t just look awesome, but changed the gameplay dynamics of an FPS greatly.
This is a tough one as I’ve played so many great games this year, but I’m going to go with Rocksteady. This is simply because of their obvious love and understanding of the Batman franchise. It’s apparent that they cared about what they were doing, where the same can’t be said for other, similar franchises.
I’ve yet to play Gears, and I’ve not played many other MS exclusives this year. I will go with this one, and I’ve only played a little of it. So far, though, 343 Industries have done a cracking job of bringing the original Halo up to date, while giving me hope for the future of the franchise.
I know Halo is a popular game to hate on, but I enjoy it and make no excuses for it. Say what you like about its background and the hype generated by it, it’s incredibly fun to play and the A.I. makes for awesome combat. Aside from that, it’s just good Sci-fi too.
With my PS3 still in the UK at this time, again, this is down to sheer circumstance. DC Universe Online was the first PS3 game this year, and the last before I flew in March. Worthy game in my eyes, though.