Giant Bomb's Xbox 360-Only Game of the Year, 2009

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#51 Posted by Bigandtasty (3202 posts) -

Makes sense since there were so few major 360 exclusives this year.

#52 Posted by MisterSamMan (364 posts) -

Wow, this shocked me, but great choice and definitely deserves it.

#53 Posted by AgentJ (8778 posts) -

Great choice. Shadow Complex was fantastic.

#54 Posted by Bigbombomb (677 posts) -

I enjoyed Shadow Complex a lot when I played it. I haven't actually finished it though; I only finished the main story. I'm glad to see that it won.

#55 Posted by StaticFalconar (4849 posts) -

I"m glad Halo didn't win, but Shadow complex over FM3? wow, I should really look into shadow complex.

#56 Posted by Meowayne (6084 posts) -

Very good choice. Just beat it today.

#57 Posted by King9999 (613 posts) -

I'm hoping this game comes to the PC.

#58 Posted by Teptom (2047 posts) -

I have this downloaded, but never played it yet. I should do that.

#59 Posted by DevWil (842 posts) -

Word, Giant Bomb.  Word.

#60 Posted by Ratcabbage (250 posts) -

This game totally deserves it. It's really hard to stop playing once you get going. I had to check out every question mark.

#61 Posted by LiquidSwords (2738 posts) -
@Fripplebubby said:
"I was disappointed by this, definitely. Now understand, I have never played Shadow Complex, but I am still a little urked that the Xbox 360 GOTY went to a downloadable game. Forgive me if that seems old-timey, but I think a full out game should probably win the award instead of some XBLA shit. But hey. I haven't played it, maybe it's really that good.  "

You are a fucking idiot, never post here again
#62 Posted by natetodamax (19192 posts) -

Nice choice, Shadow Complex is great.

#63 Posted by CptBedlam (4449 posts) -

I fully support this choice.
 
When I started playing it I just couldn't stop until I had done everything and got each achievement. I took me about 4 playthroughs, one on each difficulty setting. This game is so addicting!

#64 Posted by Nemesis (317 posts) -

Well  Halo 3: ODST was a pile of garbage, and Forza 3 is quite a niche title, so it had to go to Shadow Complex. Funny how a $15 XBLA download was better than an expansion pack that was priced as a full game. ODST showed how the Halo fanboys are the biggest sheeps in the gaming industry.

#65 Edited by Crono (2654 posts) -

Very good choice, however unusual it may be to have a downloadable/arcade game be a platform best.

#66 Posted by ImperiousRix (2963 posts) -

So I guess I should clear some space for Shadow Complex, huh?

#67 Edited by CoolDrMoney (1978 posts) -

Very cool game. I played a shit ton of it in the first week completing just about everything with the exception of hitting level 50. Totally exhausted myself of it though, and I never want to look at it again. I'm not made to marathon game.
 
Also, 360 had a weak ass year for exclusives. 

#68 Posted by Bubahula (2197 posts) -
@Nemesis said:
" Well  Halo 3: ODST was a pile of garbage, and Forza 3 is quite a niche title, so it had to go to Shadow Complex. Funny how a $15 XBLA download was better than an expansion pack that was priced as a full game. ODST showed how the Halo fanboys are the biggest sheeps in the gaming industry.
"
why are you even allowed on the internet?
#69 Posted by JackSukeru (5910 posts) -

This and Mass Effect are the games that make me want an Xbox, and I can live without Mass Effect :<

#70 Posted by MeatSim (10834 posts) -

Like how they made it best platform exclusive, otherwise your just gonna get MW2 for everything.

#71 Posted by Milkman (16663 posts) -

Hm, kinda makes you realize that there really weren't that many exclusives on the 360 this year.

#72 Posted by RHCPfan24 (8609 posts) -

Shadow Complex, nice. This game really did take away a chunk of my summer even if i ran into a bug that forced me to play it over. I will admit that I enjoyed playing through it again more than I should have. ;)

#73 Posted by Zereta (1365 posts) -
@Nemesis said:
" Well  Halo 3: ODST was a pile of garbage, and Forza 3 is quite a niche title, so it had to go to Shadow Complex. Funny how a $15 XBLA download was better than an expansion pack that was priced as a full game. ODST showed how the Halo fanboys are the biggest sheeps in the gaming industry.
"
Classy. 
 
Didn't expect ODST to win anything here. They all thought the game was good, just nothing special. Basically, Halo all over again. Its a sound feeling. But Shadow Complex over Forza? Mind boggling... Though from their reactions in the podcasts, make sense.
#74 Posted by Axdemon (66 posts) -

Man, seeing this is gonna make me put off my xmas present games and go back and get to level 50.

#75 Posted by TripMasterMunky (2402 posts) -

This was a surprise. I mean Shadow Complex was a lot of fun. But yo, Forza is dope.

#76 Posted by Yummylee (21506 posts) -

mmmmmnaaaaaah I dunno, i enjoyed playing through it on my first playthrough. Haven't been on it ever since then, dunno why I just found it hard to stay stuck in it.
#77 Posted by MAN_FLANNEL (2462 posts) -
@Nemesis said:
" Well  Halo 3: ODST was a pile of garbage, and Forza 3 is quite a niche title, so it had to go to Shadow Complex. Funny how a $15 XBLA download was better than an expansion pack that was priced as a full game. ODST showed how the Halo fanboys are the biggest sheeps in the gaming industry.
"
Funny how a child can use a GOTY award in a deliberate insult towards personal taste.  Oh, and if I'm a sheep, I guess that makes you a rat or some other type of rodent. 
#78 Posted by Brendan (7763 posts) -
@Nemesis said:
"Well  Halo 3: ODST was a pile of garbage, and Forza 3 is quite a niche title, so it had to go to Shadow Complex. Funny how a $15 XBLA download was better than an expansion pack that was priced as a full game. ODST showed how the Halo fanboys are the biggest sheeps in the gaming industry.
"

So did you come to this page with the premeditated intention of letting the world know just how much you hate Halo then?
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#79 Posted by CowsWithGuns (216 posts) -

sry but that's little lame.  The best xbox 360 game is down loadable.....Microsoft step up your game!

#80 Posted by StingingVelvet (569 posts) -
@Fubar said:
"I would play it, if it came to PC  ... a perfect game for my steam collection  "

Same here, I wish Epic would get over their whiney bitch thing over Unreal Tournament 3, realize the game wasn't that great and that is why sales sucked, and then release their games on PC again.  It just burns when a studio made through the PC turns their back for no real reason.
#81 Edited by ez123 (1956 posts) -
@CowsWithGuns: 360 didn't have many strong exclusives but that doesn't take from the fact that Shadow Complex is awesome. 
#82 Edited by Fripplebubby (1027 posts) -
@DRE7777: Damn, way to be the bigger man (man?). In any case, it's an opinion, I get one. You get one too! 
 
@LiquidSwords:     You too. Welcome to the internet, I guess.
#83 Posted by scarace360 (4828 posts) -

good a down loadable game won now if only a game that only comes out for download wins game of the year next year i think that their will be a shift of some sort maybe alot more download able full games. AKA steam on consoles with day and day  launch at retail. Now that is the world i want to live in. Also i need to go play this game.

#84 Posted by Supermarius (1196 posts) -
@Shaunage: Dragon Age won the PC award even though it was multi-platform because it was a very different, and generally inferior, game for the home consoles.  The control scheme for the 360 or PS3 was functional but couldn't compare to a mouse and keyboard. That being said, i have it for the 360 only, and its entirely playable, just not ideal.  The guys said that they would have even included MW2 for the pc award if it had had dedicated server support, as that would have made the pc version special relative to its console versions.
#85 Posted by mastrbiggy (229 posts) -
@AndrewB said:
" The link between the best 360 game and best PS3 game: Nolan North. "
Best voice actor ftw!
#86 Posted by Jayross (2365 posts) -

Xbox 360 exclusives this year were terrible, I really hope 2010 will be a better year, I really want to buy a PS3 for Uncharted 2, Ratchet and Clank, God of War and Heavy Rain, and Killzone, and maybe Resistance...
 
But, Xbox has Mass Effect 2 next year, yay! But.... thats about it... I don't really want more Halo, I guess Gears 3 would be nice...

#87 Posted by Noxpectius (167 posts) -

I really should finish that game........

#88 Posted by belaraphon (451 posts) -

it was a really fun game!

#89 Posted by Clbull (127 posts) -

At least ODST didn't win.

#90 Posted by CowsWithGuns (216 posts) -
@ez123: 
Very True.
#91 Posted by Nemesis (317 posts) -

Choosing Shadow Complex shows how much downloadable games have come. It really is even harder to justify some of the overpriced garbage on the XBLA arcade with awesome, and lengthy games like Shadow Complex.

#92 Posted by artofwar420 (6286 posts) -

East of the rockies, nice reference there.
#93 Posted by MrPickles (140 posts) -

This is my favorite game over-all this year as well. Fantastic choice.

#94 Posted by wiII (108 posts) -

I would of gone forza, but I totally enjoy shadow complex too.

#95 Posted by giyanks22 (2681 posts) -

Great choice.

#96 Posted by BreatheEasy (144 posts) -

Downloading now.

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