Does The Walking Dead Deserve GOTY?

Recently, GoozerNation named The Walking Dead our Game of the Year. But then one of our contributors decided to prove us wrong... " When it comes to GOTY I expect an entire encompassing experience – graphics, sound, gameplay, and story. For me, the game only did half that. Now before you grab your pitchforks and torches, let me explain myself."

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ZBlacktt1989d ago

No, next question.

I think if it did. Then why is everyone talking about Farcry 3? That was a blast to play!!!! So much adventure! Great open world! So real and life like.

Hicken1989d ago

Quite a few people were, instead, talking about The Walking Dead, while others were talking about Journey.

OhReginald1989d ago

yea far cry 3 was great, but not as good as walking dead game in my most humble opinion. I never even watched the TV series.

But overall game of the year is journey defiantly.

TryMe1989d ago

Who is everyone?

So far the walking dead has won the most game of the year awards in 2012 by the media.


ZBlacktt1988d ago (Edited 1988d ago )

Hello, FC3 wasn't even on the many list for GOTY. Because it came out to late in the year. Please, go look that up while you are at it.

dedicatedtogamers1989d ago (Edited 1989d ago )

Walking Dead wasn't my personal GotY. Big whoop. I almost never agree with most GotY choices because I play a lot of PC titles, which are rarely (if ever) considered.

But the thing to take away from 2012's GotY awards is this: indie games are on the rise. Walking Dead was made by Telltale Games, a small studio that only makes adventure games. Journey also took home a ton of awards. Journey was made by thatgamecompany, another small studio that has only made three games so far. These smaller games made by smaller studios winning GotY awards should be a terrifying wake-up call to AAA, $50-million-budget developers. I'm not saying GotY awards are everything, but it is the first time that two downloadable, indie titles have taken most of the GotY awards.

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ado9081989d ago

It does deserve it but I believe there are games in 2012 that deserved it more. Far Cry 3 for example and Journey.

Saryk1989d ago

Yes! I bought Far Cry 3 and The Walking Dead for myself during Christmas (among other things). I find myself playing Walking Dead because it is something different. I own and beat both Far Cry games, which were good. It is just Walking Dead is genre I haven't played in a long time since The Dig, Full Throttle and Gaberial Knight, the story is just very good.

Ezz20131989d ago

i loved TWD , journey and far cry 3
those 3 games are my best games in 2012

TryMe1989d ago

TWD deserves GOTY because it taught gaming that you don't have to have shitty writing, or awful developed characters in a video game!!

TukkerIntensity1989d ago

It also taught companies that you can have lame gameplay and a buggy ass game and still win GOTY. I see it's success as damaging as much as it is helpful for gaming in coming years.

dedicatedtogamers1989d ago

Um, Skyrim? Walking Dead is hardly the first (nor the buggiest) buggy game to receive GotY awards.

HeavenlySnipes1989d ago (Edited 1989d ago )

Skyrim won GOTY in 2011 Tukker

TukkerIntensity1989d ago

Skyrim didn't have lame gameplay.

DarkBlood1989d ago

clearly you dont like point in click *first game for me to truly dive into the gameplay fully*

and it does not suck

TukkerIntensity1988d ago

I agree the story was awesome and I enjoyed it a lot more than most games. I don't even contend that it shouldn't have been game of the year - my devils advocate line of comments is really that I can see a solid case for some people not picking it as their game of the year. For me it wasn't. I think my GOTY was probably FTL lol another downloadable game. I had more fun and talked more about that game with my chums while we were playing it than any other game. And I totally get that people wouldn't even have FTL in their top 10 for last year let alone GOTY.

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