I'm not big on absolutes, so my brain hates trying to determine 'favourites'. So, no 'Cha's Game of the Year', just a bunch of interesting games that were part of my year (including some older stuff). In alphabetical order:
Fragile Dreams: Farewell Ruins of the Moon is a new post-apocalyptic RPG for Wii. The impression I've gathered is that it's very different, is hauntingly beautiful, and that the story is very engaging. That is enough to make me prick up my ears, though there is also part of me wondering why I keep torturing myself with JRPGs recently.
I don't normally pay a lot of attention to game reviews. They rarely match up well with my tastes, and the ones claiming to be objective in particular make me laugh. Reviews are always subjective and individual. I prefer it when writers make use of their personal perspective rather than trying to hide it behind rigid journalistic style, and that's rarer than I'd like.