You know, in retrospect, I think we did a damn good job of keeping up-to-date with all the big releases.
We missed a few games during the insane October/November blitz but in looking at that list, there don't seem to be any grievous omissions. Even so, I've vowed to review the game that you most want to see reviewed, and it wasn't much of a contest: it seems I'll have to take a look at The Sly Collection . I'm actually quite glad this won because in all honesty, there were several titles on the poll that I really didn't want to play. And after the sheer amount of games I've been forced to analyze for work purposes in the past few months, I'm not sure I could've handled another sub-par disappointment. But at least I got to play and review some unbelievably great titles, too, and I've no doubt that Sly in high-definition is well worth the time and money. I'm just hoping the gameplay holds up over time… We'll have to see.
This week, it's the start of something new: we're adding a new category in our Game of the Year Awards this year; it's the Reader's Pick, and that will be the game that gets the most votes in our final poll. We'll start with a selection of 20 titles and work with 10 each week. The top 5 from each week will comprise the finalists and that will run for the last two weeks of the month, right up until we do our Awards between December 31 and January 1. So yeah, y'all get your say this year. 🙂