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Eight Games That Won’t Win “Game of the Year”

Or The “I’m Sorry You Came Out The Same Year As GTA5″Awards

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Steelmanner1044d ago

Many of these games are stellar, and honestly do deserve the game of the year award. Although GTA 5 may be a great game, I'm sorry to say I doubt the story will be as compelling as the Last of Us, or the strategy will be as exciting as Fire Emblem. Frankly, it is also a bit lame to claim it will do better than games that haven't even been released yet. (In the same sense how can this game rank so well when it hasn't been released yet, at the time of my comment)

xPhearR3dx1044d ago

Judging on past GOTY's, the highest Metacritic score usually gets it. In which case, would be GTA V sitting at a 98.

XB1_PS41044d ago

Hey, I'm installing it right now. I wanted to tell someone real bad.

xHeavYx1044d ago

Lame list by unknown website is lame. They probably haven't even played the game.
GTAV may be a great game, but people need to play it for longer before making a decision

XB1_PS41044d ago

@xHeavYx Everyone gets so caught up in hype without even knowing what the game is actually like. I agree with you sir.

admiralvic1044d ago

That is merely a coincidence, since we probably aren't going to see any legitimate site giving a 70 or less a GOTY award.

Like some sites gave it to Borderlands 2 (highest is 91), The Walking Dead (highest is 94), Dishonored (highest is 91), Animal Crossing New Leaf (Japanese publication, 87), Mass Effect 3 (highest is 93), Journey (92), Xcom (highest is 89) etc.

All really high scoring games, but things like Xcom and Borderlands 2 were picked as much, if not more than The Walking Dead. Sure this is just one year, but I can assure you that the pattern will generally continue. Just like GTA V will get some / many GOTY's, but TLOU / BioShock Infinite and maybe even Rayman Legends (it has fantastic review scores) will get their fair share too.

Fallout41044d ago

@xHeavYx If you're talking about Metacritic then I must ask, have you been living under a rock? Do you even know what Metacritic is? It's like the standard site for ratings of all games/tv shows/movies. Even Steam uses it on its store for every game. It's incredibly foolish to call it an unknown website.

cvflyboy1044d ago

The last of us is not only the best game, but the best piece of entertainment this year period. No disrespect to gta5 but last of us was a once every decade type game. A true masterpiece in every way. plus being a new IP is just icing on the cake.

brodychet1043d ago

Idc what happens. I'm a GTA fanboy through and through. But my vote goes towards The Last of Us.

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badz1491044d ago

there are so many GTA fans out there even among reviewers which, in a way, will make review scores not really worth as much! just read the IGN review and you'll see how it's been very well worded, indeed TOO WELL and sound more like a marketing guy rather than a review for a game! 10 was pretty predictable from IGN TBH!

not discrediting GTA V or anything but after GTA IV, a slight feeling of deja vu is totally normal IMO! what an overrated mess it was and still leave a bad taste in my mouth! it was ambitious but ironically lacking in creativity and most importantly fun factor! JC2's world was far more empty than GTA IV but playing it is so much fun! Sleeping Dogs's world is smaller but what a game as it trumps GTA IV in every conceivable way but where are the 10s? it's not GTA, of course 10s are far and between if any! but GTA IV sure did get them EASY!

I hope it doesn't get GoTY by default just like IV was!

ZBlacktt1044d ago (Edited 1044d ago )

Yep, Sleeping Dogs took the GTA formula and perfected it. The combat system was a taken from Batman that worked oh so well in Sleeping Dogs. The mechanics were great, there was little to no frustration in game play. The story was much much better the GTAIV as well. The whole game was a shock to my surprise and I stayed to Plat the game with much joy.

showtimefolks1044d ago

wcich GOTY are we talking about?

ign
gamespot
GT
or VGA?

to me VGA is the most important and from a commercial point of view, over the years they have improved a lot and last year walking dead won

i think this will be the closest GOTY competition, to me its gonna come down to the last of us and GTA5

editors of different sites vote, and many are not into open world games so i see TLOU having a better shot

but i have yet to play GTA5 so i can not judge, to me TLOU was one of the best game of this generation.(for me its the #1 game of this gen followed by MGS4 and than uncharted 2)

Prototype_79L1044d ago

Everybody is sitting on the Hype Train and they decided before even played it. There was a 3 minute multiplayer video which was not even a gameplay, i heard people shouting Game of the year. You can dress up and go golfing and arm wrestling, wow, and people went crazy. And 18 cheat code already revealed, Congrats Hype faggots....

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ZBlacktt1044d ago (Edited 1044d ago )

Just so no.... so no. Get off the hype wagon. People are getting so over worked by the same game play as always in GTA games. They went back to the GTA SA days with a much better graphic look. Nothing revolutionary here. We are all so happy for that, srs!. But GOTY is not popularity contest, it's not game sells. It's a game that did something no other game did that year. Something like The Last of US. This is why COD doesn't win GOTY.

Come Nov, you watch the massive shift to the "OMG" next Gen games. The Dual Shock 4, the features, etc.

Recall the massive hype train for GTAIV back in 2008. Yet come GOTY award time it was Metal Gear Solid 4, LBP and FallOut 3.

Raccoon1044d ago

Preach!!!!! No matter now awesome my gta V is, its not fresh to me like the first time i ate cheesecake... Thats why i believe TLOU deserves the honors of game of the year, it was all soooo rare and mature, something i truly needed to experience in the gaming world.

thaimasker1044d ago

Actually GTA4 won over 60 GOTY awards from major publications, more than any other game that year...but ok

Tontus1044d ago

What are you talking about? GTA IV topped LBG & MGS4 for GOTY awards, only Fallout 3 topped it. http://gotypicks.blogspot.c...

This year Bioshock Infinite, The Last of Us & GTA V are going to own pretty much every GOTY between them, unless Watch Dogs turns out amazing then it'll also claim a few to itself.

ZBlacktt1044d ago

Funny you answered you own question.... bright people on this site.

Relientk771044d ago

BioShock Infinite def deserves some GOTY awards, I frickin' loved it beginning to end, an amazing game.

testsubject1044d ago

Agreed, people on this site seem to forget how amazing that game was.

_FantasmA_1043d ago

As someone who loves Bioshock 1 and 2 and is slightly biased towards, I'd have to say NO. Infinite was a disppointment. I actually didn't even get hyped for it since the first gameplay trailer because I didn't want to be disappointed. But I was. I got the platinum but it wasn't fun getting it. The only reason I haven't sold the game is because I need the disk to play Bioshock 1. Now that is a good game. I will be replaying it again for like the 3rd or 4th time. Even Bioshock 2 was better than Infinite.

InTheLab1043d ago

Agreed on all points. The story was great and the characters were even better....but the gameplay was crap. A shooting gallery...

Wni01044d ago (Edited 1044d ago )

TLoU took games artistically to a new level. And the level design brilliance is sorely overlooked.

iXenon1044d ago

Well, the Spike VGAs isn't the only one with a Game of the Year award some I'm sure some of those games will get the award somewhere.

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