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Submitted by RyuCloudStrife 997d ago | opinion piece

Beyond: Two Souls is The Last of Us Greatest Rival for GOTY

The Last of Us is an up-coming PS3 exclusive game taking place on a post-apocalyptic world. The game is set to launch next month, and it is receiving great previews as of now. Many believe The Last of Us to be the game of the year for 2013, but there is another PS3 exclusive game called Beyond: Two Souls which is also looking just as good if not better. (Beyond: Two Souls, PS3, The Last Of Us)

xHeavYx  +   997d ago
Pure win for PS3 owners
abzdine  +   997d ago

it would be pretty big if one of these is GOTY 2013 because they are new IPs

EDIT: has any 360 game won GOTY trophy before?
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LoveOfTheGame  +   997d ago
I don't know how people finally decide what is GOTY. Most years it is way to close to call a GOTY with few exceptions here and their where it is generally believed for a game to have won it.

It would be awesome for one of these, I think Last of Us will, to win GOTY as it could inspire other companies to take chances on new IPs.

For the 360 comment I refer back to my first statement. Some people believe Gears 1, Mass Effect 1(we will count it as 360 game for now) should have been GOTY. Few times, especially since the years have gone on and games have become much closer in quality, has there been a clear GOTY winner. Just look how many games have a GOTY addition.

Edit: Just looked up a list of GOTY recipients, the years of this gen is all over the place. Not one list comes close to matching another 2006-2012.
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DigitalRaptor  +   997d ago
I think a Halo game won one once, but other than that, not really.
omi25p  +   997d ago
You do realize there is no award ceremony. It's all opinion.

Unless you are talking about the Golden Joy stick. Which is a joke in it's self.

One year they literally painted the winners on top the body's of women in bikinis. If they are the "official" Judges then im not interested.
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dboyc310  +   997d ago
Both of these games will offer a compelling narrative and that is what it will make it Stan out from the rest. Can't freaking wait to get my hands on both of them. That being said though this year has been great for gamers and honestly I don't care who wins GOTY this time around as I'm getting my hands on all these great games.
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RyuCloudStrife  +   997d ago
yes the acting on these two games really sets the bar way up there.
Imalwaysright  +   997d ago
Imo RDR narrative was much more compelling than Uncharted and Heavy Rain and I cared more about Marston than any Uncharted or Heavy Rain characters. It wouldn't be wise to understimate Rockstar as narrative goes.
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Majin-vegeta  +   997d ago
Is it possible to have 2 GOTY games?

Inb4 GTAV will be GOTY...
Double_Oh_Snap  +   997d ago
Was literally just about to say the same thing lol. Oh and I also think GTA V has a very high chance of GOTY status imo.
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duli14  +   997d ago
Well yes it is possible because different gaming websites have different GOTYs
wishingW3L  +   997d ago
is he forgetting about Bioshock Infinte and GTAV?
stage88  +   997d ago
What about them?
SolidDuck  +   997d ago
I don't think bioshock infinite makes the cut. I loved it, but I still think the first bioshock was better. I know I'm going to love beyond but I'm not sure it will be up there either. I really think it will be between the last of us and gta 5. Hey It could even be something next gen, although launch games usually are not goty material. Oh and don't forget about dark souls 2. I know it will be in my personal running for goty, as long as they don't screw it up.
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fsfsxii  +   997d ago
2 exclusives battling for GOTY award, that never happened
Jek_Porkins  +   997d ago
I feel like it might be a little too early for the Game Of The Year talk, we haven't played these games yet, although they'll probably be great!

I think competition will be tough all the way around with huge new next gen titles coming out, Destiny, Watch Dogs and a ton of other games not even announced yet. There is also Bioshock Infinite which has scored very well with sales and Metacritic, and GTAV is releasing as well.

Kind of fun to speculate though!
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Minato-Namikaze  +   997d ago
Doesnt matter its Naughty Dog, lol.
Roccetarius  +   997d ago
So it's a popularity contest then?
TongkatAli  +   997d ago
Maybe its a quality and epicness contest ?
kevnb  +   997d ago
Can we at least wait until they come out? Personally I'm banking on Rome total war 2 being my favourite game this year.
_QQ_  +   997d ago
Bioshock infinite, GTA5, and if 3D mario comes out in october.
just because i know people will disagree, don't forget Galaxy took GOTY from the original bioshock on many sites in 2007.
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supraking951  +   997d ago
its between Bioshock Infinite Last of Us and Beyond. At the end of the day GTA5 and Watch Dogs will be another open world game in a city.
WeAreLegion  +   997d ago
Games we know will be nominated:

The Last of Us
Beyond: Two Souls
Bioshock: Infinite
Grand Theft Auto V

Games we need more info on first:

inFamous: Second Son
Battlefield 4
Anything Sony and MS haven't shown yet
BlmThug  +   997d ago
Gta V to win it. Votes will be decided via wallets anyway. One can will all manner of awards but consumers really vote with their money, the most important one
memots  +   997d ago
i don't know about that.

TBH i think/feel that the hype for GTA 5 is not that strong. People moved on.

Don't get me wrong the world they are currently creating looks amazing and huge but ... i get that Meh... feeling when i talk to my friend about it, i feel the same , My hype is just not there somehow.
TechnicianTed  +   997d ago
'TBH i think/feel that the hype for GTA 5 is not that strong.'

I think you are very wrong there.
memots  +   997d ago
At TechnicianTed

I might be wrong.
But like i mention its a personal feeling and what i have experienced.
When i am having a conversation about what's coming/happening in the gaming world, with some of my buddy's , No one and i mean No one seems to be hyped.
TechnicianTed  +   997d ago

But I have the complete opposite experience, everyone I talk to who is into gaming is very much looking forward to the next GTA, just like I am.

And from the way the internet blows up when any big news comes out about GTA5, a hell of a lot of other people are anticipating it as well. I think you'd have to be blind not to see that it is one of the most wanted games of the year.

Your experience is very much at odds with the feelings of many gamers around the globe.
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Imalwaysright  +   997d ago
If Rockstar delivers with GTA5 like they delivered with San Andreas, no other game will even come close.
InTheLab  +   997d ago
They failed to do that with 4 and it still walked away with Goty awards and an absurdly high 98 metascore, despite a complete regression in gameplay from San An to GT4...
Upstate8987  +   997d ago
Yeah I'm going to agree with you here!
Inception  +   997d ago
TloU and Beyond Two Souls looks really cool. But can i vote Rain, Dragon's Crown, Shin Megaten IV, Ni no Kuni, or Killer is Dead for this year GotY?
Outside_ofthe_Box  +   997d ago
A LOT of good games have came out and are coming out this year. Not to mention possible titles that aren't announced yet. 2013 looking good for gamers.
Zefros  +   997d ago
Really WHO cares for goty, just enjoy the games, many great games coming up, and i'm going to buy all of them or atleast Last of us, beyond: two souls and GTA5 with ps4 and killzone and infamous!
Tultras  +   997d ago
Uncharted 2 - GOTY
Uncharted 3 - GOTY

Why stop now? ;)
aquamala  +   997d ago
Uncharted 3 won GOTYs? where? 2011 was the year for Skyrim and Arkham City.
Skips  +   997d ago
LMFAO! Skyrim was overrated as hell!

And although I agree Arkham City was AMAZING! Uncharted 3 has actually won WAY more awards than it. Majority of what AC got were nominations. lol! (Click expand)

Uncharted 3 OR Batman definitely deserved GOTY more than Skyrim though.
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aquamala  +   997d ago

your personal opinion doesn't change the number of GoTY Skyrim won

here's a list of GOTY winners

for 2011 GOTY I counted

Skyrim: 14
Portal 2: 9
Zelda SS: 5
Arkham City: 4
Uncharted 3: 1
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Skips  +   997d ago
LOL. I'm not just talking about MY personal experiences and opinions of Skyrim. Yes, just ignore the crazy amount of problems Skyrim had when it first came out and people's disappointment. -_-

I just don't see how a game which was practically broken on 1 platform, and had to be fixed with mods on another, wins GOTY. When a game like Arkham City runs great on ALL platforms.

Only reason why Skyrim's MASSIVE problems were overlooked is because it has "Elder Scrolls" in the name. lol Sorta like how Diablo 3 became one of the most critically acclaimed games of 2012 (from "pro" reviewers) despite all it's problems, and backlash it's received.


Yea buddy, give me a list of that even says on the PAGE ITSELF.

"This article is outdated. Please update this article to reflect recent events or newly available information." Nice one... XD Count how many it won here.
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Tultras  +   997d ago
Didn't you just point out that uncharted 3 recieced a Goty award, now i suppose you're going to tell me that since It received less awards than xyz title that automatically invalidates the award that uncharted 3 got?

It's called OPINION, learn to respect it.

And secondly, Goty isn't exactly determined by what reviewers give it, for me it was uncharted 3 and for all of a people it was the same.
LoveOfTheGame  +   997d ago
How wrong you are just makes me laugh.

Edit: Basically what aquamala said, Uncharted 3 was nowhere near the top, also don't forget about Portal 2. Uncharted 2 has a better record for their year but I believe there where better games that year.
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Eldyraen  +   997d ago
The two definitely look to be heavy contenders but the year isn't over yet and we haven't even seen some games that have likely been kept quite for next gen still. They are definitely potential top 5 though if play as good as they look but I am not ready to countout suprises we might get this fall either.
Hydralysk  +   997d ago

Do me a favor and just try to cut this unending GOTY talk out for AT LEAST a few more months. The games aren't even released yet and we've already got people saying these games are GOTY?!?

I really do think the industry would be better without this whole GOTY rage fest every year. Every individual is going to have a different perspective, I don't need a big news site agreeing with me to validate that the games I love are amazing.
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KontryBoy706  +   997d ago
Either way that's good for SONY and SONY customers

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