GCO: "Batman: Arkham Knight will be the Game of the Year, and here’s why: Rocksteady's devotion to making it great: With games becoming more and more ambitious, it's becoming hard for a developer deliver an outstanding experience."
UM Witcher 3, MGS V, and a few others may have something to say about that. This will be some great games coming out , it going to be hard to say which one will be GOTY. I am looking for this game however, it will be amazing regardless if it get GOTY or not.
GOTY doesn't carry as much weight as it used to, as all these games plus more will be game of the year for some outlet or association. GOTY pretty much means its in the top tier of games for that year. A remarkable achievement for all game developers to strive for, but until we come to an agreement on a definitive GOTY award, it doesn't mean much. I don't think Batman will be the definitive GOTY anyway, that's my opinion, you can have yours. But talking about GOTY in March, when all the "nominees" havn't even released is a bit pathetic to be honest. Game companies don't even have to hype there games anymore, journalists do it for free. And this isn't even the first article like this, won't be the last. We might as well start discussing 2016 GOTY while were at it.
Game of the Year is like metacritic. It's not winning just one award. It's about aggregating the most GotY awards out of all the sources. And Bloodborne will win the undisputed GotY 2015! Batman has already been done before. It didn't win when Arkam Asylum came out. MGSV, it's also being developed for last gen systems. Kojima has his hands full and also with the drama he has with Konami it won't help. The series has been going down hill since MGS3. Witcher 3, is gonna be great but it's no BB. Bloodborne is going to win because they improved what was bad about the Souls games. The Souls games are amazing games but it was the combat and the graphics that needed to be improved. And now this is the full package. People say it's too soon to call GotY.. It's fun to predict GotY. And I'm usually correct too.
Guess we won't have to make a visit to GCO at the end of the year to find out who they gave GOTY to...not that many people would anyways. Gotta laugh when someone makes this claim 3 months into the year, before the actual game is even released. Potential is there, but it's a premise to write an article on, instead of just actually writing why the game is going to be good.
@rainslacker Probably, I don't know what would be definitively Game of the Year. But, I know from everything I've seen and heard Batman: Arkham Knight is my pick for Game of the Year as of right now. I understand it being three months into the year, but it's an opinion piece, nothing more.
Fair enough if it's as of right now...although given that the game hasn't released, and I assume you don't have a review copy, it's a bit pre-mature since there are other games being released which are considered contenders. If you meant it will be in the running for GOTY based on your reasoning's, then that would be a more appropriate way to address the topic...and I would probably be inclined to agree with you.
@rainslacker Yep, that's exactly what I'm saying.
Batman will win and every game will have a goty edition. Batman is at the top of my list right above witcher 3 & tomb raider. Not a new game but a gears collection omg
You forgot Persona 5. 2015 is the year that the West recognizes this brilliant franchise.
This year is far too packed with massive titles to say that. It will be an incredible game though. At least Uncharted and Zelda won't be competing this year, so that gives it a better chance.
A bit early to claim any victories already. Got some pretty good games on the way. And Bloodborne is proving to be a pretty big success early on. Not sure if Bloodborne released too early in the year to remain relevant later on, but it's definitely a contender. Batman should be pretty good, but hold off on any crowning for now.
I find it little 'weird' and unprofessional to call GOTY a product that is not even released as of yet. I have no doubt Batman will be a great game, but guess what, so is Bloodborne, the game that actually is released and have had received excellent critics and fans reviews. - It's that good. That's a fact and you can just dismiss it. Look at Dragon Age Inquisition, excellent game, also high contender. How about upcoming The Witcher 3 or Metal Gear Solid 5 which is as ambitious as it gets. Before the year 2015 is over there will be more. Let's wait and see. :)
Weird yes, unprofessional maybe. Believe it or not, from people I've talked with Warner Bros. have two titles which they're expected great critical acclaim, The Witcher and Arkham Knight. I've been asked multiple times which title I believe will be Game of the Year, Batman is that title. Because it's accessible more so than any of the other games releasing this year.
Just give Motorcycle Club game of the year & call it a day
Goty contenders Ori (my personal favourite new ip) Batman Witcher Halo 5 Mgsv Tomb raider Quantum break You can't underestimate a remedy game and after the last Tomb raider I have a feeling the new one will be huge.
My guess is that you like xbox a bit much
I like all consoles which is why I own them all I also enjoy league of legends on pc but yeah xbox in past year has given me my favourite platformer, fps, fighter and racer so why wouldn't I like them?? I'm not a little kid to cry about what they done two years ago I couldn't care less tbh as long as they keep bringing the quality games then that's all I care about and this year's looks like a killer for xbox..
I'm banking on The Phantom Pain taking GOTY. Game of the Generation for me, actually. But I will say that I am absolutely in love with Bloodborne. If MGSV succeeds in beating it, I think I'll have another Snake Eater on my hands in terms of how much I love it.
MGSV says yo what up?
My money is on Witcher 3 with MGS5 in second and Batman in 3rd. Bloodborne honorable mention.
Honorable mention you say, NO WAY. Bloodborne is there for it.
Bloodborne is too divisive also the graphics aren't as good. It's fun though.
You could maybe kind of make a point against it in that it has less mass appeal than Batman or The Witcher. Even then, it's pretty obvious its a huge contender. I mean, it's got 9s and 10s prettymuch throughout, the highest ratings possible. It's here to stay as a GOTY contender.
Soul games aren't for everyone I suppose.
That's how I see it too, based on what we've seen so far.
Its only March, cmon... At this point, you may as well hand Uncharted 4 game of the year 2016 while you're at it...
ugh.. stfu there are literally between 5-7+ GTOY candidates this year and YOU havent even played them.
Not a single mention in these comments of Xenoblade Chronicles X, I disappoint. Then we have; Halo 5 MGS5 The Witcher 3 Bloodborne Tomber Raider 2 & Who knows what else could surprise us.
I love these premature claims
Why are there so many stupid click bait articles featured on this site?!
I really think the Witcher 3 is being over hyped. Just looks like a beefed up version of Dragon Age. Then again, Dragon Age did win game of the year... But it didn't have much competition. I'd be shocked if the Witcher 3 won over the other releases this year. Then again it's all speculation since these games aren't out yet. But with Bloodborne's near perfect scores, it's going to be hard to beat. I am ready for the disagrees.
I think either The Witcher 3 or MGS V will be game of the year. But I believe Batman Arkham Knight will be very good. But not game of the year.
Bloodborne for me, thanks.
You heard it here folks. Close the polls. As of March 2015, Arkham Knight is GOTY. Thank you, and good night, and good luck.