We're not just debating the best video game of 2009 this week. We've got other awards to dole out. Today, I declare which '09 game had the best cut scenes and which was the runner-up.
Winner: Little King's Story
The obscure Wii-only Japanese role-playing game mixes city-building with Pikmin-style roaming-gang action with unexpectedly touching storytelling with the year's best and weirdest cut scenes. [Read my Little King's Story review] This game is a Japanese RPG. Cynical as I am about the genre, I expected maudlin, melodramatic and cliched cut scenes. Instead I got loveliness like this: