If The Last of Us Remastered on PS4 wins game of the year, just like The Last of us did the year before, what does that tell us?
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"but frankly you will loose credibility" Oh rly!
Simple typos are allowed on community forums, not so much a published article. Hilarious still that he made an oversight like that though while discussing spelling errors XD Doesn't detract from anything he said though. This article is just pure click bait. New gen came too late if you ask me, should've happened 2 years ago like previous gens. I guess the "global" recession effected everything!
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While we're at it, proofread is one word, not two words. --- On topic: Yes and no. The Last of Us remastered would be stirring gamers' hearts no matter what year it came out, be it 2014 or 2016 or 2222. It'll go down as a timeless classic.
If the last of us won GOTY this year, the only thing that means is that the game is good enough to do it. It is already considered by most who have played it to be one of, if not the best game ever made. You don't get that kind of praise and recognition by being just an ok game. I'm not saying it should win, but if nothing else comes out that can really rival it this year , and people think that it deserves it, then I don't see it being a problem at all. It has happened before where games have one GOTY more than once. That has nothing to do with nextgen being released to early. We've had a ton of good games so far this gen. They may not have been spectacular but tey have been enjoyable. A game of TLOU caliber only comes around once every few years. We shouldn't expect that to be the norm.
Grammar and spelling aside, the simple answer is "No". The consoles arrived late and in poor form (based on what they should have been and the amount of time they had to work on them). The PS4's hardware is passable but it does seem as if Sony was ill-prepared on the software (far less so than Microsoft and Nintendo by comparison, but that's not really saying much). Eighth-gen got off to an ill-start due to unpreparedness, not because the seventh-gen was too short (because it was not).
Last gen was incredibly long, I've had friends graduate from college twice, get married, have kids, attend those kids school plays etc etc during the last generation of consoles, and they came out when I was 18. 9 years for 360, 8 for ps3 (7 in europe. Before that, every other gen I'd gone through was 5 years max. Being SO used to that 5 year cycle actually put me off console gaming for a long time, from e3 2010 and onwards I was constantly expecting announcements of new consoles. Just lost interest after a while, started saving for a gaming PC to move on from the ageing hardware. Then I had to quit my job and move back home for personal health reasons so the pc never happened. For a while I thought I'd grown up and moved on from gaming or something, with the odd title now and then that HAD to be bought (skyrim, uncharted,last of us etc), soon as the new consoles were announced I felt my love for gaming reignite and now I'm back to old habits :D
As good as people think this Game is another Game of the Year would be ridiculous. Same goes for GTA5. There has to be a game coming out on any platform that can take that honour hopefully. It just makes the new Consoles look bad if remaster wins.
I think Destiny will get quite a few game of the year awards from different places.
I don't think it is a sign of a poor launch or that these consoles came out too soon. The first year of any platform is generally never going to show the best of the console. But I think there are plenty of great games for this first year. I can honestly say that this first year has been better than the first years of past consoles. I'm pretty happy with the games I have enjoyed on my PS4. The Last of Us is simply an exceptional game and a polished remaster of this game being the best game of the year wouldn't be surprising. It doesn't mean these other games are bad however.
Agreed, I've witnessed the dawn of 5 generations in my lifetime, and this has probably been the best first year a generation has had. There are no shortage of games that have my interest be they AAA or Indie, there's always something to play :) I can see Destiny taking home a good portion of GOTY awards this year, but does it really matter? There is no "definitive" awards show for games that say "THIS is the OFFICIAL game of the year", any two-bit site can give a GOTY award. Personally I think awarding art is silly. It's art, it's not supposed to be awarded, it's entirely subjective. If TLOU:R gets a few game of the years again, what difference does it make to anybody? And it says nothing about the state of this generation or it starting too soon. *edit* And lets not forget Halo MCC, thats definitely gonna pick up a few GOTY awards no doubt. It's a pretty damn good year for gamers :D
It doesn't make the new consoles look bad it makes every developer other than naughty dog look bad.
Nope. Also next time proof read your article.
New generation has long been with us (Pc) and these new consoles In short only delay and not drive the market so they can not be called a new generation. Most of you will not agree with me but these are the facts, unfortunately for us players.
Oh god, not one of you guys. Lots of people enjoy new generations of consoles, so I'm sorry if that offends you PC elitist scrubs.
Mark it for what it is, an off topic comment.
I dont get why PC gamers come in to console topics. Shouldn't they be fighting with each other for not buying the right graphics card or cpu (be it amd/nvidia/intel etc, it's the decades old pc equivilant of the console war. Personally I'd go with Nvidia all the way, come at me bro!)
PCs don't have generations.
Yes because graphics are all that makes a next gen game next gen. Now that games have the ability to be more open ended, you get a game like Dragon Age I instead of DA2 which, according to you, da2 was next gen. Surely you see the difference an actual generation makes? The next gen doesn't start until consoles are ready. That is when you'll see a substantial leap in tech for most games. So you're fooling youdf if you think PC drives the market. If that were the case, you'd already be playing a modded GTA5 instead of gloating about the fancy but still ass gameplay of an enhanced GTA4. And have fun with Destiny....
Far Cry 4 will win GOTY.
This. I'm so hyped for some Far Cry.
That game does look excellent. I can't wait for it.
Oh sweet jeebus I forgot about Far Cry 4, definitely gonna be picking up a few GOTY awards alright. Arkham Knight probably wouldve cleaned house, lucky for Halo MCC, TLOU:r, Destiny and FC4 (among other titles) rocksteady decided to delay it to next year :)
I'm still holding out for South Park.
Hey came out 1-2 years too late
One of the absolute best games of the past nine years isn't dethroned in the first eight months of a new console's lifespan? Shocking! Let's explore this mysterious phenomenon.
Those are my thoughts exactly. It's just a really exceptional game. Expecting a first year game to beat it is a little unreasonable.
Game of a generation (as in ps3/360), if not game of the millenium (thus far). I've still yet to play a game this gen that effected me in the ways that TLOU did. Not to say I havent played some great games this gen (transistor really made an impact on me) but TLOU truly is perfection in all aspects of game design.
I normally never ever play games like Transistor but dam it is impressive. Combat, atmosphere and music is just too dam tight. Lovely game.
If TLOU Remastered or Halo MCC end 2014 as the highest rated games, could they still win GOTY?
Both are a stretch. TLOU is just everything that was on PS3 with upgraded visuals and a photo mode, really just a buffed up port. MCC is a collection of past games, the only real addition is the Halo 2 HD skin and some FPS increases (I believe). Both are already Games of the Year in their respective originals and without major changes they really don't warrant a new chance. They're great games with a fancy new presentation but are just glorified HD ports
mcc: 1080p60fps, matchmaking support for coop campaign, all maps ever released for halo 1-4(including pc maps) and original halo 1 multiplayer for the first time on xbox live. More than just a simple hd port, no?
It will just show how good The Last of Us is as a game or how bad this year's games have been if a Remastered game can win Game of the Year again. The new consoles didn't come too early but the console manufacturers were completely unprepared for them. I guess this is what happens when console developers forget how to program on PC hardware that they take so long to bring their games out. If it wasn't for the PC the PS4 wouldn't have had so many great F2P and indie games to choose from for their customers. And yet we still don't have any games on PC according to some console gamers :P
Not at all... It's just that the game were talking about here is that great... In fact, it's possible that we won't see a better game this entire generation.....TLOU is that good of a game
Just think if naughty dog would have waited to release TLOU as a PS4 launch title instead of releasing it on PS3.
Wouldn't have made as much money (for ND), still would've gotten GotY, probably would've increased PS4 sales at the start, not sure how much it's driving sales of PS4
This gen Should have started in 2013 if anything the consoles are late.
I agree. Last gen was too long. But it doesn't matter if this gen started a year earlier or a year later, it would still take time to build up a software library.
either way ND could have saved the last of us for the ps4 launch that would have been awesome. i'm fine with ps4 library i already have over 20+ games.
launch title would have been great, but the PS4 didn't need it. Now it will get a boost from TLOU:R at a time when xbox has met it on price. So it probably works out better this way. I agree, I have over 20 games too, and quite a few others I have my eye on. But still many people complain that there's nothing to play on these new-gen systems. So either they are really picky or they haven't looked
I believe this gen was too early and should have started end of this year and I can guarantee you that MS feels the same way.
Well Microsoft could have delayed the console but Sony would have released theirs a year earlier. In my opinion Sony was ready to enter next gen while Microsoft had some work left to do. This is most evident with all the 180s and unclear messages the they had.
NO. There's always a game drought the first year after a console get's released, developers need to learn to work with the new hardware. 2015 will start the real run of games, unless the video game console market crashes.
PS4 and XBoxOne are based on X86 architecture and are basically easy to use. That was the whole point. There is nothing all too new to learn about the hardware. So this argument doesn't hold imo.
It is new. The developers actually have to learn how to deeply optimize for the x86 architecture for once, instead of taking the attitude that if the game runs poorly, the gamer will just have to upgrade their hardware,
IMO a few of the AAA titles just came too late, TLOU was Naughty Dog's 4th AAA title to be released on PS3 which is a tremendous feat. GT6 is another title that came too late but that was down to them taking forever porting the series to the PS3.
absolutly not devs nedrd to cut the last gen games down and moe dev to crrent gen earlier lou for example shoukdnt have hit ps3 but should have bern a launch day game
A remaster shouldn't be eligible anyways. A full reboot maybe. So next year if they redo the sound will it again be eligible? This way a Bioshock Infinite remaster will win best story every year. Remaster should not be on the list. Journey remaster will win every year till the end of time.
Agreed. When they remastered and re-released Star Wars in 1997 for its 20th anniversary, nobody would have voted for it for Best Picture of 1997, because it wasn't a 1997 film. It was a 1977 film. The Last of Us is a 2013 game. PERIOD. I didn't play it in 2013 because I didn't have a PS3. I have a PS4 and am playing it now, but no matter how much I love it, I can't call it the game of 2014. At best, I will have to go back and rethink my position that Bioshock Infinite was the game of the year in 2013. Tomb Raider was eligble to be game of the year in 2013 because it was a completely new game (even if it had an old name). The Tomb Raider remastered game is not eligble to be game of the year in 2014. It was already released in 2013.
No, the main reason for TLOU: RE is so people coming over from 360 get to play it.
TLoUR winning GotY has nothing to do with consoles coming out early, those are two completely different subjects of discussion.
It means the consoles were ready but the software wasn't.
I don't know but I think Far Cry 4, Evil Within, Dragon Age, Driveclub and Destiny might take on the GOTY this year.
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