Yeah, I’m a little late posting this but I’ve used intense mathamatics to determine my top 5 games of the year (of our lord) 2008. How does it compare to yours?
I chose Metal Gear Solid 4 as my game of the year for several reasons. I’ve always been a big fan of the narrative and MGS4 really does a great job of tieing up all the loose ends left unfurled by the previous 3 games. For a story that was never meant be finished I think the team did a great job in making the story pretty easy to follow for people who had not played the other games, while giving vetrans extra layers of meaning to ponder.
As far as polish goes, MGS4 was unmatched this year as far as I am concerned. The character models, voice acting, sound design, animation, and gameplay intertwined so perfectly with the cinematic plot sections of the game.