X-Play Best of 2009: Role-Playing Game

X-Play Best of 2009: Role-Playing Game

By - Posted Dec 15, 2009


WINNER: Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story



Demon's Souls

Dragon Age: Origins

Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story

Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor



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  • STorpedo

    A little part of me died when I saw that Mario won...

    Posted: February 21, 2010 1:11 AM
  • fruitkabob

    someone should put this video up on failblog...

    Posted: December 20, 2009 2:26 AM
  • Adelyn88

    Morrigan disapproves, and I am frankly appalled. Should have seen this idiocy coming, though. When Adam gave Dragon Age a 5 out of 5 (after a review consisting of "I hate the load screen" & "Look, the combat is paused")he acted like someone offscreen was holding a gun on him. Then the Holiday Buyer's Guide gave Dragon Age a 3 second "you might want to try" less than honorable mention. Fine, they don't like the game. The default position should have been Demon's Souls. But, boo hoo, it was too hard. The decision to give Best RPG to Bowser (really? Bowser??)was IMHO a complete travesty. Loss of credibility? You bet.

    Posted: December 17, 2009 1:31 PM
  • akitsuki313

    can you tell me what qualifies Mario and Luigi as an RPG here? cuz im still a little gray as to why Dragon Age wasn't the winner... i've spent weeks playing this damn game and i still haven't lost my attraction to it

    Posted: December 16, 2009 10:28 PM
  • Kargonite

    Wow, not even sure what to say on this, it would be funny if it wasn't so insanely stupid.

    Posted: December 16, 2009 8:13 PM
  • Daeymien666

    So, your telling me the days, no, weeks spent on Dragon Age can be topped by a pathetic hand-held Nintendo piece of garbage? Blasphemy I say!

    Posted: December 16, 2009 4:39 PM
  • Rafelf

    I had a minor aneurysm when I saw this. . . I mean Dragon Age is a serious RPG, Mario and Luigi: rectal examination (or whatever ) is far from being serious; in fact I'm not sure it should be called an RPG! It doesn't have 1 tenth the scope that Dragon Age has. . . I guess, I would have taken this better if DA had lost to a game that was of at least more or less the same caliber; Like Demon's Souls. . . but whatever, I know complaining about it wont change anything, at least I can take solace in knowing that I'm not the only one who thinks this category was horrendously botched.

    Posted: December 16, 2009 3:32 PM
  • Gellidus

    A pocket Rpg... beat out Dragon age as well as Demon soul. Is it just me... or dose G4 not really care about Rpg's in general and just rolled a 5 sided dice in order to get this over and done with.

    Sure this wasn't the gem's you all so 'seem' to favor *cough Modern warfare 2 Cough Uncharted 2 Cough*

    You just might not be that type of gamer, which is understandable... This is like looking at Platinum & Gold then passing it over too an apple.

    Posted: December 16, 2009 3:19 PM
  • ershuman

    I want someone from G4 to give an explanation as to why this is better than Dragon Age.......please.......give me just 4 or 5 mins.......

    Posted: December 16, 2009 1:37 PM
  • mrfallenstar

    You have got to be kidding me.
    Mario and Luigi not only labelled as an RPG but winning best RPG of the year?.
    Ok while you guys contact the Betty Ford Center to deal with your apparent crack smoking I'm going to play the best Racing game of the year....Assassins Creed 2

    Posted: December 16, 2009 11:54 AM
  • Schmink

    My jaw hit the floor when i saw that the winner wasn't Dragon Age. I mean really, the game is in a class all by itself.

    Posted: December 16, 2009 11:51 AM
  • Johnjohn25

    dragon age was clearly the winner this year, such bs

    Posted: December 16, 2009 8:59 AM
  • 123Four

    ...Disgaea 2:DHD? Where are you?

    ((Actually, a mod recently answered that question for me ^^))

    Posted: December 16, 2009 4:27 AM
  • Pillowman

    Demons Sould was my personal favorite but Dragon Age was incredibly impressive. Was this simply a "lets placate the people with nintendo products" in what to me, personally, looked like a horrible year for nintendo gamers across the boards.

    Posted: December 16, 2009 1:45 AM
  • neverwins

    Wow, Dragon Age was definitely robbed here

    Posted: December 16, 2009 1:25 AM
  • howling_cloud

    yeah, um.. no. i loved mario and luigi, but it definitely holds nothing against dragon age. in fact, i got bored with the game and never had the motivation to finish! i get that it's innovative and whatnot, and definitely a great RPG, but Dragon Age definitely deserved to win in this one. I'm surprised it didn't take home any honors at all! :(

    Posted: December 16, 2009 12:57 AM
  • Zathrix

    Fable 2 GOTY repeat... ...Nuff Said.

    Posted: December 15, 2009 10:37 PM
  • Sebasness

    There's no way in hell this should've won over Dragon Age.

    Posted: December 15, 2009 9:30 PM
  • sims796

    Bah, Dragon Age Origins was a great game. Terrific, & I think it should have won RPG GOTY.

    But, hey, it didn't Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story did, and ya know what? It's a great game. Sure, it's not a serious RPG, but very well made. Breaks the mold, tries & suceeds in many new things, ands well worth playing & re-playing. So while I'm upset that DA:O didn't win, I'm not upset that M&L did.

    Posted: December 15, 2009 7:56 PM
  • CaptainB777

    All I know is Mass Effect 2 better get an award

    Posted: December 15, 2009 6:42 PM