From a list of runners-up that included the likes of Grand Theft Auto IV
, Super Mario Galaxy
, and Wii Fit,
UK games magazine Edge
has awarded Halo 3
its 2008 "Edge Award for Interactive Innovation" with four months left in the year. The decision itself seems to lack a certain degree of, well, innovation
, as Edge previously selected Halo 3
as the "Best Innovation" in games for ... 2007
Upon bestowing this honor upon the game last year, Edge's staff stated, "[Bungie] built Halo 3
to express what its fans dreamt it could be: four player online co-op, a level editor, screenshots, and the best matchmaking system in the world." Eight months later, the game has garnered
equal praise, "From its Theater mode to Forge, and the way a party playing through Live can seamlessly manoeuvre between them, here is an experience that demonstrates an unparalleled understanding of the potential for console online play."
Could we be due for a Halo Three-peat
in '09? Perhaps, if the trailblazing likes of Madden NFL 2009
or Soul Calibur IV
don't make the short-list for this coveted honor.