The Save Points! Game of the Year awards 2009: Best Multi-Platform Games
With the new generation of games, it seems like third-party companies transitionned to making all their games Multi-Platform. Barely any of them bother making exclusives anymore, which is a shame really, since none of them really bother going to great lengths to use any of the consoles to their full potential.
But that still produces lots of quite good titles, that anyone can play since they’re on more than one console.
So what were the best multi-console releases of 2009?
Read on and see our 5 winners!
Batman: Arkham Asylum
The best comic book hero game to come out in a very long time. Undoubtedly one of the best ever, if not THE best. And the best Batman game yet(though very closely followed by the NES classic). Great graphics, good story, great voice acting from the Batman TAS cast, great atmosphere, great stealth gameplay, varied environments and surprisingly fun combat considering the simple controls. The only deception here is the boss fights, none of which are really memorable. But the rest of the experience is splendid.
Really good FPS mechanics, fun RPG elements, 4 classes that are customizable and unique, and tons of loot. The loot works similar to the Diablo 2 system, with a bunch of different “basic” equipment, to which randomized attributes are added to make it unique. Guns will usually work differently depending on all the different stats it gets. Add to this a solid multilayer mode and satisfactory single-player gameplay, and you have a great and fun game. People who just like games with tons of loot will fall in love with this, and people looking for an interesting FPS/RPG hybrid will most likely have lots of fun with this.
BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger
It’s a new fighting game by the guys who made Guilty Gear. I shouldn’t need to say more. 12 completely unique characters with great movesets, each with a unique gimmick(making them different from any other character in any other game) and interesting movesets. With a great combo system, incredible visuals and a great soundtrack, BlazBlue is by far the best fighting game to come out this year, easily surpassing SFIV and Tekken 6 and whatever else might have come out that I forgot. Add to this lagless online when you don’t have friends to play with and you’re in for a great experience. The only problem? We know that buy 2-3 years there’s gonna be a few million revisions of this game instead of proper sequels, just like Guilty Gear X2.
Ghostbusters: The Video Game
A strange choice, sure, but I think this definitely deserves a mention. A revival of one of the greatest series of the 80s, with spot-on voice acting from the original actors and a story written by the original writers, and it’s actually fun to play? Color me surprised. This is proof that licensed titles can be great. A good storyline that follows up the films well, good visuals reminiscent of the old Ghostbusters movies, nice atmosphere all around, great voice acting and fun gameplay that actually makes you feel like you’re a Ghostbuster.
Dragon Age Origins
Dragon Age: Origins is one of those games where story, characters, music, and game play take the center stage instead of the often pushed graphical envelope. It is a prime example of not only what makes a great western role-playing game, but what makes a great role-playing game overall. It also is a great example of how to implement the player choice in not only the plot, but also the game play. This allows for those in the â€œcore/hardcoreâ€ category to coexist with the â€œcasualâ€ crowd in a genre that usually is difficult to get into for many people. (thank you Josh for the text)
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