zyn Awards 2008!

Game, Anime and Miscellaneous Awards of 2008!
 
Here it is!  The moment of the year where we review... the year (what else?).  This extremely long blog post lists what and who has won the mentioned categories.

Note:

  • I'm not using GiantBomb's table creating tool because it's annoying.  When I hit the backspace key, it deletes the column.  So I'm writing it this way.

Game Awards

Best Classic Revival Game: Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix
Best Story: Grand Theft Auto IV
Best Downloadable Game: Braid
Best Downloadable Content: Burnout: Paradise
Best Game Theme: "Still Alive" ( Mirror's Edge)
Best Game Sound Effects: Gears of War 2
Best Co-op Multiplayer: Left 4 Dead
Most Innovative Game: Mirror's Edge
Best Control Scheme: Tom Clancy's EndWar
Best Use of User-Created Content Game: LittleBigPlanet
Best UK Developed Game: Grand Theft Auto IV
Most Surprisingly Good Game: LittleBigPlanet
Best Graphics: Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
Best Voice Acting in Game: Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
Best Competitive Multiplayer: Gears of War 2
Best Sequel: Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
Best U.I.: Mirror's Edge
Best New Franchise: Mirror's Edge
Most Memoriable Moment: "Metal Gear Battle" (Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots)

Most Disappointing Game: HAZE
Most Disappointing Sequel: Animal Crossing: City Folk
Most Disappointing Hardware: PlayStation 3

Most Sexiest Female Character: Naomi Hunter (Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots)
Coolest Male Character: Ryu Hayabusa ( Ninja Gaiden 2)
Best Female Leading Character: Faith (Mirror's Edge)
Best Female Supporting Character: Anya Stroud (Gears of War 2)
Best Male Leading Character: Ryu Hayabusa (Ninja Gaiden 2)
Best Male Supporting Character: Jansen ( Lost Oddysey)
Best Enemy: Liquid Ocelot (Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots)
Most Surprising Enemy: Locust Queen (Gears of War 2)

Best Driving Game: Burnout: Paradise
Best Action Game: Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
Best Fighting Game: Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Best RPG: Lost Odyssey
Best Platform Game: Mirror's Edge
Best 3rd Person Shooter Game: Gears of War 2
Best 1st Person Shooter Game: Left 4 Dead
Best Adventure Game: Mirror's Edge
Best RTS Game: Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3
Best Horror Game: Condemned 2: Bloodshot

Best Xbox 360 Game: Left 4 Dead
Best PlayStation 3 Game: Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
Best Wii Game: Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Best PSP Game: God of War: Chains of Olympus
Best DS Game: Professor Layton and the Curious Village
Best PC Game: World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King

Game of the Year: Grand Theft Auto IV
Developer of the Year: Criterion Games (Burnout: Paradise)
Console of the Year: Xbox 360
Biggest News of the Year: Final Fantasy XIII on Xbox 360!

Most Anticipated Game of 2009: Halo: ODST

Anime Awards

Note:

  • Anime that have been licensed are excluded.
Best Opening Sequence: true tears
Best Ending Sequence: Itazura na Kiss (ED2)
Best Opening Music: "Reflectia" (true tears)
Best Ending Music: "Jikan yo Tomare (feat. SEAMO)" (Itazura na Kiss, ED2)

Best Story: true tears
Best Animation: Mahou Tsukai ni Taisetsu na Koto ~Natsu no Sora~
Best OST: Macross Frontier

Best Ecchi Anime: Rosario+Vampire Capu2
Best Comedy Anime: Kannagi
Best Drama/Romance Anime: true tears
Best Action/Adventure Anime: Soul Eater
Most Surprising Anime: Koihime†Musō
Best Slice-of-Life Anime: CLANNAD ~AFTER STORY~
Best Shōjo Anime: Itazura na Kiss
Best Shōnen Anime: Soul Eater

Most Disappointing Anime: Minami-ke: Okawari
Most Poorly Scripted/Cheesy/Retarded Anime: Rosario+Vampire

Best Female Leading Seiyū: "Mizuki Nana" - Aihara Kotoko (Itazura na Kiss)
Best Male Leading Seiyū: "Ishii Makoto" - Nakagami Shinichiro (true tears)
Best Female Supporting Seiyū: "Iguchi Yuka" - Ando Aiko (true tears)
Best Male Supporting Seiyū: "Yoshino Hiroyuki" - Nobuse Miyokichi (true tears)

Anime of the Year: true tears
OVA of the Year: Lucky Star (OVA)
Studio of the Year: P.A. Works (true tears)

Miscelleneous Awards

Movie of the Year: Iron Man
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Game, Anime and Miscellaneous Awards of 2008!
 
Here it is!  The moment of the year where we review... the year (what else?).  This extremely long blog post lists what and who has won the mentioned categories.

Note:

  • I'm not using GiantBomb's table creating tool because it's annoying.  When I hit the backspace key, it deletes the column.  So I'm writing it this way.

Game Awards

Best Classic Revival Game: Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix
Best Story: Grand Theft Auto IV
Best Downloadable Game: Braid
Best Downloadable Content: Burnout: Paradise
Best Game Theme: "Still Alive" ( Mirror's Edge)
Best Game Sound Effects: Gears of War 2
Best Co-op Multiplayer: Left 4 Dead
Most Innovative Game: Mirror's Edge
Best Control Scheme: Tom Clancy's EndWar
Best Use of User-Created Content Game: LittleBigPlanet
Best UK Developed Game: Grand Theft Auto IV
Most Surprisingly Good Game: LittleBigPlanet
Best Graphics: Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
Best Voice Acting in Game: Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
Best Competitive Multiplayer: Gears of War 2
Best Sequel: Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
Best U.I.: Mirror's Edge
Best New Franchise: Mirror's Edge
Most Memoriable Moment: "Metal Gear Battle" (Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots)

Most Disappointing Game: HAZE
Most Disappointing Sequel: Animal Crossing: City Folk
Most Disappointing Hardware: PlayStation 3

Most Sexiest Female Character: Naomi Hunter (Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots)
Coolest Male Character: Ryu Hayabusa ( Ninja Gaiden 2)
Best Female Leading Character: Faith (Mirror's Edge)
Best Female Supporting Character: Anya Stroud (Gears of War 2)
Best Male Leading Character: Ryu Hayabusa (Ninja Gaiden 2)
Best Male Supporting Character: Jansen ( Lost Oddysey)
Best Enemy: Liquid Ocelot (Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots)
Most Surprising Enemy: Locust Queen (Gears of War 2)

Best Driving Game: Burnout: Paradise
Best Action Game: Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
Best Fighting Game: Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Best RPG: Lost Odyssey
Best Platform Game: Mirror's Edge
Best 3rd Person Shooter Game: Gears of War 2
Best 1st Person Shooter Game: Left 4 Dead
Best Adventure Game: Mirror's Edge
Best RTS Game: Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3
Best Horror Game: Condemned 2: Bloodshot

Best Xbox 360 Game: Left 4 Dead
Best PlayStation 3 Game: Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
Best Wii Game: Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Best PSP Game: God of War: Chains of Olympus
Best DS Game: Professor Layton and the Curious Village
Best PC Game: World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King

Game of the Year: Grand Theft Auto IV
Developer of the Year: Criterion Games (Burnout: Paradise)
Console of the Year: Xbox 360
Biggest News of the Year: Final Fantasy XIII on Xbox 360!

Most Anticipated Game of 2009: Halo: ODST

Anime Awards

Note:

  • Anime that have been licensed are excluded.
Best Opening Sequence: true tears
Best Ending Sequence: Itazura na Kiss (ED2)
Best Opening Music: "Reflectia" (true tears)
Best Ending Music: "Jikan yo Tomare (feat. SEAMO)" (Itazura na Kiss, ED2)

Best Story: true tears
Best Animation: Mahou Tsukai ni Taisetsu na Koto ~Natsu no Sora~
Best OST: Macross Frontier

Best Ecchi Anime: Rosario+Vampire Capu2
Best Comedy Anime: Kannagi
Best Drama/Romance Anime: true tears
Best Action/Adventure Anime: Soul Eater
Most Surprising Anime: Koihime†Musō
Best Slice-of-Life Anime: CLANNAD ~AFTER STORY~
Best Shōjo Anime: Itazura na Kiss
Best Shōnen Anime: Soul Eater

Most Disappointing Anime: Minami-ke: Okawari
Most Poorly Scripted/Cheesy/Retarded Anime: Rosario+Vampire

Best Female Leading Seiyū: "Mizuki Nana" - Aihara Kotoko (Itazura na Kiss)
Best Male Leading Seiyū: "Ishii Makoto" - Nakagami Shinichiro (true tears)
Best Female Supporting Seiyū: "Iguchi Yuka" - Ando Aiko (true tears)
Best Male Supporting Seiyū: "Yoshino Hiroyuki" - Nobuse Miyokichi (true tears)

Anime of the Year: true tears
OVA of the Year: Lucky Star (OVA)
Studio of the Year: P.A. Works (true tears)

Miscelleneous Awards

Movie of the Year: Iron Man
Edited by zyn
NOTE:
At the time of the zyn awards blog post (Dec 31st 2008), FUNImation has acquired the license for "Soul Eater".  However, the award of "Best Shōnen" still goes to Soul Eater.

I just hope FUNimation does a good job of dubbing it (like: Dragonball Z).