During the Game Awards being held in Vegas the show's Game of the Year for 2014 has been announced.
should have gave it to dark souls 2.
Dark Souls 2 was good, especially if u love Soul's games and I do. But Bioware stepped up big this yr. Good call. It's my GotY too.
Agreed, Dark Souls 2 isn't so different than Souls 1. But Dragon Age is a tremendous leap than its predecessor.
Justice is well served! For me it was more about which game did not deserve to be named GoTY. Clearly the other four do not deserve GoTY and so the lesser of the poison is Dragon Age. -Bayonetta is overrated with the "Nintendo glasses" people use to grade Nintendo exclusives. -Haven't played Shadows but just because it's Lord of the Rings, I won't like it very much. I will play it in the future though. -Dark Souls 2, nope that game is too clunky and primitive. I'm excited to play Bloodborne though. -HearthStone, nope. Really..? What a stupid nominee.. I hope Dragon Age becomes the undisputed GoTY winner by winning the most GoTY awards. Because I don't think the other games deserve to own that title. Dragon Age in any other year wouldn't win it either, but it's the closest thing we have to a true GoTY. @ bottom So the most grammatically correct statement in this news post causes you to lose brain cells? I guess you're thinking too hard.
@mikeslemonade I lost brain cells reading your comment. Give them back.
No EA game deserves goty!.
IMO GOTY was last-gen remakes. The remakes and remasters were the best games of this year once again TLoUs, GTA5, Tomb Raider: DE, etc.. were the best games this year for a second time. Nothing this year really stood out to me a above and beyond everything else to come out, but on a side note this was by far the best VGA's ever, good job Geoff. Now hire someone to professionally host it next year (no offense, but you're better off doing interviews only), tell these developers to bring a PR speaker with them if possible (many get awkward on stage as if they've seen a ghost / or simply have poor english), and reduce the number of music performances and skits (knock it down to be a shorter and more condensed show). Other than that all around good job Geoff.
@mikeslemonade I don't care about grammatical accuracy. The way you dismiss incredible games for utterly inane reasons reminds me of a five year old who won't eat his veggies.
EA paid big money for that win. Just look at the amount of Promotion they got.
Seemed to me all the GOTY noms got extended promotion throughout the show. Plus it's a great game that is worthy of winning so I don't see the problem.
no, DA:I deserves the award. Such a masterpiece RPG experience, the effects of previous DA playthrough can be felt so much down to your choice regarding some small forgotten NPC, the sidequests are rich in stories they felt like main quests, deep backgrounds and lorse, carefully designed dragons that each of them act differents, etc etc. It felt like an apologize from Bioware for DA 2 and ME 3's ending. This is come from me, who have played all of the nominees, pour over hundreds of playtime on most of them. Give DA:I a try for those who haven't play it, a masterpiece.
Alien Isolation is my game of the year. I don't know why it didn't at least make the list.
bioware knows how to make good games. they are canadian gaming gods.
DS 2 was a step back in the series. Still a good game, but just didn't live up to demons and dark 1
I knew Dragon Age would win, when the nominees were announced
Lame choice , Mordor should have won.
you must've never play it..
What was wrong with Mordor? I love the hell out of that game.
I mean never play DA:I. I too love Mordor, already play it to near 100% complete, but DA:I is nowhere near "lame" choice, that is if you have played it.
In all fairness both Mordor and DA I are GOTY.
Liberals giving a game made by liberals GOTY. Not surprising considering the game focused more on pandering to minorities over having a good story with believable characters.
wtf are you talking about, I highly doubt there was any political merit to awarding this game GOTY. It could just maybe be an amazing game you know.
It was $$$. If you look at the performances EA had a good amount and got first announcement as the nominee.
Minorities???? WTH are you talking about?!?!? You do know that Elves, Dwarves and Qunari DON'T ACTUALLY EXIST!!!
GTA should have won :(
Well deserved. Congrats Bioware!
I wanted to be Bayonetta 2, but Inquisition it's still a wonderful choice, having a blast with it right now.
I thought Bayonetta was going to take the GOTY award seeing as Nintendo was all over the show. Inquisition was a good choice too ;)
Bayonetta 2 wasn't going to win even though it was the best in it's genre. Reason being? Well, I'm no video game judge but Lou Kesten is. Did I mention how bias he was? Because he's super duper bias. http://techraptor.net/conte...
Well the whole year has pretty much sucked so I'm not surprised that something so bland and average swooped in to take the GOTY award.
That is LAME!!!! Dark Souls 2 or Bayonetta would of been better.
Absolutely deserved, amazing work from Bioware.
The evil within should of won shame it was not nominated.
I think Bayonetta 2 is far more deserving of GOTY but Dragon Age isn't a bad choice. Overall I'm gladly surprised on how well the overall show was. I could do without Conan or or Fighter X but not a bad first showing. Hope they'll have another next year in the same format.
It cool at least Nintendo won Developer of the Year.
Wow the newest game in the list won, hype and fresh memories Sad..
last of us remastered or gtav or infamous second son would have been my top 3 games
Where the hell is Super Smash Bros WII U?
No Assassin's Creed Unity?? Joking...
There should have been an award for most broken game.
It's a great game, but i still prefer Bayonetta 2 and Dark Souls 2, also Super Smash Bros. should be nominated.
Well done Bioware, and congratulations. Now show me the next Mass Effect and stun my socks off please.
Easily the GOTY for me. Congrats Bioware.
I have never played Dragon Age Inquisition or 3 of the other nominees, so of course I have a strong opinion on the subject. Sunset Overdrive was my GOTY.
Glad dragon age won. Def an excellent game
Dragon Age: Inquisition = Bayonetta 2 (for their respective genres) > Middle-earth: Shadow of Morder > Dark Souls 2 > Hearthstone (WTF was that even doing in the list?!) DAI reminds me a lot more of DAO than DA2 (which is a great thing because DAO was easily one of my favorite games of all-time). I'm playing through on Nightmare difficulty with a rogue archer and it's like crack, can't stop playing.
Inquisition is a really good game Bioware redeemed the franchise again so we can all pretend DA II never existed now lol, though for some reason Inquisition isn't as addicting as Origins was for me. I also own Shadow of Mordor bought it during Black Friday for a steal, but I haven't gotten a chance to play it looking forward to it. I prefer Bayonetta 2 for my GOTY though that game was amazing in my eyes and a breath of fresh air from all these over hyped games that flopped. It was just flat out fun. Period. Being nominated is good enough though I guess.
Game of the year for me is Assassins Creed Unity, even if it was not nominated.
If 'The Last of Us: Remastered' and 'Grand Theft Auto V' cannot win the GOTY twice, I will choose 'Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor' or 'inFamous: Second Son.' :D
I'm having a hard time getting into Dragon Age. Never been a fan of western RPGs. Any tips that can help me grind my way to the end of the game?
Really any game by sony clearly should have won .
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