Shivering Isles, Fallout 3 continue to appear on lists…

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Well, we made it into 2008, but coverage looking back at 2007 and looking ahead to this year continues to surface.

Looking back at 2007, Robert “Apache” Howarth has put up Voodoo Exteme’s “Game of the Year Awards.” In the “Best Expansion Pack” category, we’re happy to see Shivering Isles came away as the year’s best.

Over at Joystiq, Justin McElroy has put up a post of his favorites games of the last year, and declares that Shivering Isles was his favorite RPG of the year. He writes:

“I’m going to need you to deal with something: TES IV:O:THS [sic] was, hands down, the best RPG released last year. “What? What did he say?” I’ll repeat it. Thanks to its beautiful graphics, engrossing story and overall radness, The Shivering Isles was the best RPG of 2007. I feel much better now with that off of my chest.”

Moving on to Fallout 3, a few more folks are chiming in that they have high expectations for the game. Charles Husemann at Gaming Nexus put together 20 questions for 2008 that concludes with the question: “How awesome will Fallout 3 be?” You can read his thoughts on that question here.

On non-gaming specific sites, Christopher Fong of the San Francisco Chronicle and John Gaudiosi of WRAL (Raleigh-Durham) both declare Fallout 3 to be one of their most anticipated games of the year. To our north, the Canadian Press has also included Fallout 3 on their list.

Finally, Fallout 3 has received mentions of being at the top of folks’ lists for 2008 on a few blogs. A couple of days ago on Gamers with Jobs, Sean Sands declared that Fallout 3 is his “Game of the Coming Year.” In similar fashion, Mark Wilson of Kotaku sees Fallout 3 as being the game he’s most looking forward to this year.

On that subject, what games are you most looking forward to this year?

Reader Comments

  1. Congratulations Bethesda on a great 2007. With all other storylines completed, I am starting SI this weekend (on PS3 GOTY), and these articles add to the anticipation.

    There is some major pressure being levied on you in 2008, but I have full faith that you guys will knock it out of the park.

  2. “I’m going to need you to deal with something: TES IV:O:THS [sic] was, hands down, the best RPG released last year. “What? What did he say?” I’ll repeat it. Thanks to its beautiful graphics, engrossing story and overall radness, The Shivering Isles was the best RPG of 2007. I feel much better now with that off of my chest.”

    Interesting…perhaps he didn’t get a chance to play The Witcher yet.

  3. I dunno. Why don’t you ask them.

    I read the comment that apparently got removed and didn’t think it was that negative or give it a second thought. Nobody from here said anything to them about it.

    “With none of the original creators onboard, Fallout 3 could flop if its new developer drifts away from the series’ essence: distinctively dark humor and dialogue, and retro-’50s wastepunk visuals. Fallout 3 could easily become a BioShock rip-off.”

    1) None of the original creators are working on Fallout 3. Nothing negative there.

    2) If we drift away from the series’ essence, it very well could flop. Nothing negative there.

    The last part is just silly, because Bioshock admittedly drew inspiration from the original Fallouts for a number of things in the game. Didn’t really care to ping them to inform them of that, and it isn’t negative as much as it is backwards.