Submitted by calitax 850d ago | opinion piece

The GOTY contenders (first semester)

After the first 6 months of the year, what are the real GOTY contenders? (BioShock: Infinite, Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, PS3, The Last Of Us, Tomb Raider 2013)

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Walker  +   850d ago
1. The Last of Us
2. GTA V
3. Bioshock: Infinite
Ezz2013  +   850d ago
GTAV will have to do alot to beat this gem "the last of us"

i hope it don't win GOTY or get great reviews just because it have "GTA" on it

it have to be great game that deserve the scores and awards
x5exotic  +   850d ago
Like how TLOU got great reviews because it has 'naughty dog' on it.
Yeah, wouldn't like that.
BlindGuardian  +   850d ago
I think Metro Last Light should be on that list, higher than Tomb Raider but lower than the other three
goldwyncq  +   850d ago
Based on reviews, TLOU already defeated Bioshock Infinite. Let's see if GTA V can surpass both games.
Kanzes  +   850d ago
GTA IV still the highest rated game in metacritic (99%) I'm sure they will won GOTY again this year
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ZodTheRipper  +   850d ago
Now seriously, does anyone here think that GTA 4 is a 99/100 game? It was great but it was a 9 at the very most for me.
Wigriff  +   842d ago
I agree zod. It was a fun game, but GTA IV did have its flaws – like the fact that it controlled like complete ass.

Oh, and...

"Hey cousin! Would you like to go bowling?" hehe
thezeldadoth  +   850d ago
shooter, shooter, and shooter. This is the problem with games these days.
goldwyncq  +   850d ago
None of those are purely shooters though.
thezeldadoth  +   850d ago
bioshock would have been almost a perfect game if not for the same old shooter sections. I thought the game was so innovative at first, then i started shooting boring enemies for hours, and it went downhill from there. i wish games could innovate in storytelling with innovative gameplay mechanics on top of it. games break up the flow with forced sections of shooting countless enemies.
Kanzes  +   850d ago
you're wrong if you think Bioshock is 'another FPS'

same thing apply to The Last of Us and GTA V
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3-4-5  +   850d ago
FPS games aren't they problem. They are popular because it's easy to jump into a game and see some action for 10-30 min and have fun.

The problem is when people in a position of power to make the choice to try something new....when those people decide not to and they decide to just do what everyone else is doing....

^ That is the problem.

You then get watered down versions of everything.

It's not just in gaming though, it's in the real world.

Watch when something gets popular or a little buzz suddenly everybody "has to do it".

Those choices are made by out of touch rich arrogant idiots without a creative bone in their body.

People at the top aren't creative, they live off of our creativeness and when we create something new and awesome, they are the leeches that swarm in to cash in on it.
x5exotic  +   850d ago
@goldwynq, which makes them all the more half-assed.
Kanzes  +   850d ago
I totally agree with the list, but GTA isn't released yet
ZodTheRipper  +   850d ago
Judging by the first half of the year, TLOU seems to take the crown. But I'm expecting a lot from GTA5, too. As of now, I think it will be between those 2 games in the end.
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blackstrr411  +   850d ago
Ground zeroes
Last of us
Lords of shadows 2
morganfell  +   850d ago
Apparently the word semester is a mystery to some people...
Kanzes  +   850d ago
what's up with the 'disagree'? every person got their own GOTY list. Even I think MGS V will not release this year
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SolidGear3  +   850d ago
The Last of Us
BioShock Infinite
Beyond: Two Souls
Tomb Raider
Metro: Last Light
generalthadeape  +   850d ago
Shouldn't that be first "Quarter" instead of "Semester?

"Semester" just sounds strange to me-- hmmm.
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x5exotic  +   850d ago
It's freaking June; I think that's longer than a quarter.
generalthadeape  +   848d ago
Agree-- bubble up for you!
Omran  +   850d ago
The Last of Us
Bioshock Infinite
MGS Ground Zeroes
Watch Dogs
Beyond Two Souls ( I Hope )

Let's see at the end of this year
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M1chl  +   850d ago
(Playing Last of Us now, holding my judgement until I finished it)
This is my personal Goty contenders:

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
Metro: Last Light
Call of Juarez: Gunslinger
from the beach  +   850d ago
Super Mario 3D World.

Wonderful 101.
ginsunuva  +   850d ago
The Last of Us
The Last of Us
The Last of Us
The Last of Us

It's a tough choice.
grailly  +   850d ago
guacamelee definitely has a place on that list.
DarthJay  +   850d ago
The Last Of Us may end up being the best story, but I don't know how anyone could criticize the actual shooter aspect of Bioshock Infinite and then not criticize the terrible shooter mechanics in The Last Of Us. Literally my ONLY complaint so far with TLOU is that it's pretty clunky shooting a gun. I think if it didn't have the benefit of the doubt because of the names on the box more people would complain. Now before the Defense Force comes at me guns blazing (pun intended), I'm not saying it's the end of the world, but I don't enjoy having to shoot a gun in this game and I enjoyed it much more in Bioshock Infinite.

Those are my two GOTY so far, though I have them as 1A/1B for right now.
Ezz2013  +   850d ago
no defence force here lol

the thing is ND made the shooting tough in TLOU because Joel is not Skilled at shooting ...he's just trying to survive .....i liked it that way ...any way you can upgrade the aim ....did you upgrade your aiming ?!
Omran  +   850d ago
DarthJay  +   850d ago
I get that, but I hate being penalized for MY AIM.

And I have not done that yet so maybe it will get better. Thanks for the tip.
Riderz1337  +   850d ago
Oh my god I just finished the Last of Us. The final mission is so intense it's epic! WOW!!!!

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