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Editors Give Thanks For Great Games Over At Kombo

Koopa TroopaWith Thanksgiving just days away here in the United States, it's time for the editors over at Kombo to give thanks for a stellar year of gaming.  Most everyone on staff has praise for one game or another (and we all really love Ratchet and Clank, as it turns out), so it was only appropriate for all of us to write a paragraph or two about this year's greatest gaming reasons to give thanks.  I'm in the mix too, of course.  Here's a snippet of the piece with my thoughts:

It's been a fantastic year for gaming, so much so that it's difficult to know where to begin. Do we really need someone else to echo the amazing achievement that is Ratchet and Clank: A Crack in Time? Yes, we do. This is a title so triumphant that I finished the game, lost all of my save data to a post-endgame glitch, restarted from the very beginning, finished that playthrough, then replayed right away to complete the Challenge Mode. That's a major rarity in my world these days. Then there's the other amazing titles found on the Sony PlayStation 3 this year with big names like Uncharted 2: Among Thievesand the multiplatform amazingness ofBatman: Arkham Asylum (finally, a game worthy of the Batman license),Ghostbusters: The Video Game (finally, a game worthy of the Ghostbusters license), and perennial underdog Bionic Commando(a great game that you didn't play and therefore killed the franchise again; shame on you!). The Wii side of the plate has been thin this year, but both New Super Mario Bros. Wii and A Boy and His Blob are welcome in my home during the cold winter to come.

The stars really seem to have aligned for me this year, as I think I played more games that I truly enjoyed than I have in years.  That's worth giving thanks for all by itself even without going into the little details.