Microsoft’s Xbox division has spent the past eighteen months trying to convince us all that Kinect was brilliant. It has certainly delivered the company a shedload of cash and it is very nice technology but the bit we, as gamers, care about is still lacking somewhat.
As a result of this, Microsoft’s real top drawer gameplay experiences have been lacking since Kinect’s arrival. Luckily, this year saw the return of two massive franchises and a remake of the game that went on to become Microsoft’s (and gaming’s – for a while) biggest hit franchise.
We did find some room in our cynical old hearts for some of the more casual entertainment offered by Kinect but on the whole, we played up to the clichéd view of gamers everywhere by showing how much we liked driving fast and shooting things.
TheSixthAxis’ Xbox 360 Exclusive Game of the Year is the thoroughly deserving Gears of War 3.