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Stories proving to be the strong suit for 2013 GOTY contenders

NOTE: This article will touch on some of the details found within the stories of several games, and thus, will contain some spoilers. Among the games discussed will be some of the best that 2013 has offered so far, and they include the following: Ni no Kuni, Tomb Raider, Bioshock Infinite, Metro: Last Light, and The Last Of Us. If you haven’t finished these games yet, you may want to do so before reading further. So go. Finish them. They’re all great games. Finished? Good. Then you may proceed. Remember, you’ve been warned, but in case you missed this-

*********SPOILER WARNING! SPOILERS MAY APPEAR BELOW! AGAIN, SPOILER WARNING! **********

Now that that’s out of the way….. Let’s proceed.

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Thatguy-3101032d ago

Top three contenders will be Bioshock Infinite, The Last of Us and GTA V

ShugaCane1032d ago

As far as the narrative is concerned, I think Beyond : Two Souls will deserve a chance as well.

awesomeperson1032d ago

I personally can not wait for Beyond: Two Souls, as from what I've seen thus far it looks amazing. I also really loved Heavy Rain earlier this generation.

However, even if the story may be stellar, I feel as if it wouldn't be given much of a chance at Game of the Year due to hugely differing opinions surrounding the gameplay present within it.

I do hope it gets recognition if it lives up to the usual Quantic Dream level of storytelling.

Ezz20131032d ago (Edited 1032d ago )

i think it will come down to TLOU vs. GTAV for GOTY

but i don't care
TLOU is my GOTG
no need for an award to tell my what is my best game

wastedcells1032d ago

I can't see any game beating TLOU for game of the year. GTAV will be great but TLOU is just.... Special. Those who have played it from start to finish know what I'm trying to say.

Relientk771032d ago

Bioshock Infinite and The Last of Us are amazing

thaimasker1032d ago

Don't forget The Walking Dead Season 2

Transporter471032d ago

Idk i like the first Walking Dead season but i don't think it comes that close to TLOU.

admiralvic1032d ago

I know I am going to get a LOT of disagrees for this, but GOTY tends to have more to do with things beyond the scope of good or unique gameplay.

Take The Walking Dead, which won a bunch of GOTY awards last year. The game its self was a point and click, but the story was "so amazing" that it kept winning awards / praise. This really isn't that surprising, since I've seen a number of people act like these elements outweigh gameplay. One of my favorites was a comment on N4G a while back, where someone defended Kojima as a game developer by praising him for making one of the best stories of all time.

It's a shame (as someone who really just cares about gameplay), but I suppose it really just comes down to what people like, over what is and isn't logical.

Dr Pepper1032d ago (Edited 1032d ago )

I really enjoyed how the environments of Metro: Last Light had little sad stories of their own. A flickering helmet light revealing the remains of what was a soldier's last stand, mutant bodies spread around him with knives and bolts sticking out of their bodies. The skeletons of a child being shielded by the parent in a rotting train car. These small set pieces really added to the world of Last Light, and were a reminder of the many dangers it holds.

On top of that were the Journal entries, which expanded on the thoughts of Artyom. Not just on how he viewed the main mission, but on many aspects of life in the Metro.

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