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I think GOTY will go to TLOU.
It will be tough to beat out GTA V. Even if the game is sub-par, the franchise will probably still win out.
I don't think the story will be the biggest impact of GTA V. Instead I think it will be how VAST the city is, how much stuff you can really do in it, and the multiplayer they seem to really be hyping up as something spectacular. Not to say the story will be bad at all, hell no. But I don't think it will come anywhere near the storytelling level of Last of Us. As for the topic question, right now my 2 favorite games of 2013 are Last of Us and God of War Ascension, a lot of people forget about God of War, real shame. Some others thus far are Metal Gear Rising, that was a lot of fun, though the story was kinda crappy. Bioshock was good but not great in my eyes. That's about all I've gotten so far this year, most of the stuff I want is coming this holiday season like Beyond and Watch Dogs, and GTA V of course, with Saints Row 4.
Exactly just look how GTA IV won many GOTY awards. GTA games aren't really well known for there story telling. I do admit though that it's impressive and how the city and environment looks so alive.
I dunno, GTA V will have to pull off some amazing characters and story lines in order to edge out TLoU. The GTA games have always reigned over the sandbox open world area, but the story and characters haven't always been the best. Last year, Journey was GOTY, so anything can happen.
GTA V will win.
Yeah. Can I borrow that copy you have btw?
My two favs for the first half of 2013 are TLoU and FE Awakening.
Stay on topic, nothing about GOTY contenders here. It's your "two favortie" games. Not your GOTY contender. My personal 2 favorites would be FarCry: Blood Dragon, and Bioshock: Infinite.
Bioshock Infinite is definitely my number one. Tomb Raider slightly edges out The Last Of Us as my second favorite.
I like Bioshock Infinite less and less as a game every day (I play The Last of Us).
The Last Of Us is an amazing game but for many reasons it just couldn't top the experience I had with Infinite.
I agree with your statement about Bioshock Infinite,I went to my first midnight release ever for it and loved every second of it,but in my opinion The Last of Us is second for me because I'm a diehard Bioshock fan and the experience I had with Bioshock couldn't compare to The Last of Us (not dissing the game at all),and Tomb Raider is my 3rd favorite because it was really fun and enjoyable.
They are all great games and a strong argument can be made for any of them to be ranked the best. I enjoyed Infinite the most but I am not trying to insult the brilliant work Naughty Dog and Crystal Dynamics put forth.
Bioshock Infinite had a very strong story, but I just didn't feel that the gameplay was as good as it could've been. The Last of Us had a story that rivaled Infinite's, characters that edged out Booker and Elizabeth, and the game play was great as well. Both are amazing games, and it's kind of sad that they both had to be released this year, but my personal GOTY goes to TLoU.
Tomb Raider and Bioshock Infinite.
Fire emblem and...um..Wow, not many good games this year.
The last of us
Last of us so far. Hell last of us is my game on the year for the past 5 years atleast.
So far Bioshock Infinite and I loved Far Cry 3. Just started playing TLOU so it may bump one of those two soon enough
far cry was good, but it was actually released last year.
Shit was it? My bad. Bioshock it is
Metro Last Light 4 me.
The Last of Us first & Biosho-Naaah , my second favorite is Ni No Kuni
The Last Of Us
TLoU and Ni No Kuni for me.
^ My work here is done.
Those are my picks also.
I still need to play Ni No Kuni! So far for me it is TLOU and then Bioshock Infinite.
TLOU, Tomb raider and Ni No Kuni. 2012 My favourite were Far cry 3 and Max payne 3.
Bioshock Infinite. Hands down.
The last of us and tomb raider were amazing,so far my favorite games for the year,i still need to get ni no kuniand bioshock infinite though.