I simply can't argue with this. Super Mario Galaxy was a magnificent game. Fun, charming, incredibly amazing. It vastly entertained me a lot more than either GTA IV or MGS4. We need more games like it.
I still intend on buying RDR first. My girlfriend actually just started playing SMG a week ago cuz she was bored (she NEVER plays games) and she's addicted. She's got like 30 stars and is having a blast with it. She's getting pretty good, but its just a lot of fun to watch her play and have fun with it. So because of that, I'll pick up SMG 2 later on since she wants to keep playing SMG.
To those who loved this world...
and knew friendly company therein...
this Reunion is for you.
Edit - Just finished Alan Wake...holy fuck. My new GOTY by far. It might be the best thing I've played in the past couple years. Absolutely incredible, worth every single year of delaying.
Agreed, I love Alan Wake, Everything about it was brilliant. Especially the story, which I was really hooked on and couldn't wait to start the next chapter to find out more. To it's beautiful graphics and atmosphere. And it's combat is simple but effective, works very well.
It was my personal favourite game this year, until RDR came out...
Think someone started their top 3 games this year, mine would be:
1. Red Dead Redemption
2. Alan Wake
3. Mass Effect 2
If you enjoy old school Zelda-esque games and MIDI 8-BIT music, sure. I love the game. It has a simple story, but an undeniable charm. Definitely worth a pick up for $20 + $10 coupon if you're in the mood for a old school game updated for today's audience.