Best of 2007 #6: Resident Evil 4 Wii Edition

Posted on December 31, 2007 by Wailord.
Categories: Best of 2007, Gaming, Wii.

Resident Evil 4: Wii EditionResident Evil 4 was definitely the odd one out of the (fantastic) series. The over-the-shoulder perspective, an Umbrella-less plot, and more action-based game made for a completely new- and chilling- experience.

Released in early June, Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition was practically a direct port from the PlayStation 2- only better. It took the best of both worlds; the exclusive PS2 content and the superb GameCube graphics were meshed together to create the ultimate Resident Evil 4 experience. The control setup was fantastic very intuitive, and most of all, what you would expect. Controlling the shooting reticle with the Wiimote, moving with the Nunchuk..it all pieced together perfectly. All of this combined with the original terrifying RE4 story and gameplay puts Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition as the sixth best game of 2007.

If you’d like to know more about the game, you can read my review on it.

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GameSpotting!’s 2007: A Year in Review

Posted on by Wailord.
Categories: Best of 2007, Gaming, Site.

Starting at 1:30PMPST/4:30PMEST, the editors of GameSpotting!, both me, ddawn and MASA, will begin to countdown the top ten games of this year. Every 30 minutes will give a new game, starting with #10, and the #1 game will be revealed at 6:30PST/9:30EST.

2007 was one of the greatest years EVER for gaming- it won’t be an easy thing to rate them, and to snub some. Anyway, we kick off in 20 minutes, and I hope you all enjoy this. Feel free to speculate…

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Ocarina of Time silently slips back into “best game ever” slot

Posted on November 24, 2007 by Wailord.
Categories: Gaming.

As I reported not too long ago, there was a bunch of hoopla about Super Mario Galaxy taking over GameRankings’ #1 slot, dethroning the very-long-standing Ocarina of Time. MetaCritic listed it as the second best, and now GameRankings joins them. After two 9/10s, Galaxy fell (yes, two 90%s dropped it…it’s that good) to second with a 97.3% (only a third of a percentage point behind OoT’s 97.6%), as Link happily sits atop his throne. But, you never know. It might be hard to hold the spot come February 10

Want a Wii for $79? PS3 for $139? 360 for $99? Vote now!

Posted on November 17, 2007 by Wailord.
Categories: Gaming.

At time of posting, the Wii is crushing the competition at 55%.
Each holiday season, insanely-popular online retailer Amazon offers three related products for insanely good discounts.

The catch is, only one will be sold for that price- that’s where you come in. Users (sign up for a free account) vote on which product they would like discounted, and the winning one is sold- in very limited quantity- at the new price (ones that lose will also get at discount, but not at the price it would be if it won).

This year, Round 1 (“Game On”) consists of all three next-gen systems: the PlayStation 3, Wii, and 360. The Wii’s winning price would be $79; the PS3’s, $139; the 360’s, $99. All three are would be awesome, but due to the limited quantity, it won’t be easy to get the winning item when it goes live; last year, the Xbox 360 won, and killed the site!

You can only vote once, and the one you vote on is the one that you can buy if you are eligible. Anyway, happy voting!

(Also, in one of the rounds, there’s an HDTV for $1100 off, and a round consisting of a Sony Blu-ray player, a Toshiba HD-DVD, and an HD TiVo box…that’ll be a tough fight!)

NOTE: GameSpotting has nothing to do with this contest. Don’t comment here asking to get the deal, we can’t help you. We don’t sponsor this. Go complain to Amazon.

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Ocarina of Time retains its Best Game Ever status on MetaCritic

Posted on by Wailord.
Categories: Gaming.

There’s been a lot of hoopla today about Super Mario Galaxy overtaking Ocarina of Time as the best game of all time on GameRankings (two stories on the front page of digg.com and nearly every video game blog reporting on it). If you’re unfamiliar with GameRankings, the site is a review aggregator, collecting reviews from many magazines, web sites, and TV shows. The scores are done via percentages, and as of posting, Super Mario Galaxy boasts a 0.2% lead of OoT (97.8% vs 98.6%). However, GameRankings is not the only site of its kind; another (fairly popular) site, MetaCritic, which does the same thing (only with a score, out of 100), lists OoT one point ahead of Galaxy. So while “today, [may] be known as video game legend”, it’s not universal…yet.