These are the games that did not specifically come out this year but I played/finished for the first time in 2008. Since I am only one mortal and can not possibly play every good game every year, many slip through the cracks. These are the games that did slip through but I had the awesome opportunity to play them this year.
I played some real crap this year, they didn't all come out in 2008, but that doesn't stop them from being mentioned. In no particular order:
I beat 16 games this year, not a bad number for having a baby and buying a house. 2008 passes with some great games under my belt and an even tastier 2009 looms. The First Hour will continue to roll on reviewing the first hour of games every week, and I will of course keep writing Beyond the First Hour reviews when I beat games. The last two years have brought surprise Game of the Year winners in Portal and Mother 3. Will I be surprised again in 2009? I can only hope.
See you in 2009, Greg Noe out.