NowGamer asks all of the Red Dead Redemption reviewers from its sister publications why they think Red Dead Redemption is Game of the Year, or if they don't, why not.
Why is there a constant urge on this site to label a game GOTY? Every gamer has their OWN GOTY based on what they play and what they personally prefer. I won't be buying RDR this year, so for it to be MY game of the year would be impossible.
lol Opinions are like assholes, everyone's got one. *que the haters
Still think Mass Effect 2 is the front runner of Game of the Year. It's been the best game we've had this year. My short list right now are Mass Effect 2, God of War 3, Red Dead Redemption and Super Mario Galaxy 2. Maybe, maybe Super Street Fighter IV just because of how well it has been reviewed.
Who cares what gets labeled GOTY anymore? Review sites give every functional game an 8-10/10 these days anyway.
Very true My personal GOTY of 2009 was Assassins Creed II, of 2008 Fable II
Red does have a pretty good SP going for it MP is horrible (good when it works) But other than that I cant shake the feeling that its just GTA all over again just with horses. This doesnt mean its bad just not all that original. How quickly we forget. Heavy Rain on the other hand at least IMO will be game of the year. I cant think of very many flaws other than a few plot holes in the story. Stellar game and original concept and new genre.
I feel so duped with RDR. I expect the reviewers with glowing reviews to at least mention huge game breaking problems with the multiplayer. If not mention them, DEDUCT points for them like you would any other game. RDR will not be GOTY. I think front runners for that are: GOW3, Heavy Rain, and ME2.
To be fair, those problems are probably from server strain and since the reviewers were playing the game before the mass public got their hands on it those problems may not have surfaced. It's way too early to call any game GOTY. Halo: Reach and GT5 are still yet to release.
I totally agree Drek. Although RDR is a good game its nothing like what the reviewers were calling it, which were 9-10's. I find this game to be the same quality of GT4 out of the gate, which were mostly glitches. I wont be fooled by another R* game again, not even Agent.
I completely agree, but I have to say that between myself and a couple friends, there are a bunch of people who have had pretty poor single player experiences as well. For example, I myself have had way too many bugs and glitches occur, some of them even game-breaking, that have ended up draining a lot of the fun aspect. Like the other day, I had played through a mission where you need to get a deed for an old guy's property and give it this other guy with a dowsing rod who wants it. I ended up paying $200 for the old guy's deed in order to get the honorable outcome, but when I went to drop it off, the game gave me the cutscene you would get if you killed the old man and stole the contract off his corpse. In no way did I attack the old guy or him end up dying, and because the game autosaves right after giving him the contract, I am stuck with the bad outcome for no reason, unless I reload an older save and redo the entire mission and any other missions I would have to redo since the last save I made. And that's hardly been the least of the problems. I've ran into far, FAR too many in the time I've played so far, in just about every main area, controls, graphical, gameplay, etc. It's not to say that it's a bad game by any means, but so far my experience has not at all been what I was expecting for a game so highly praised. I'd say it's a pretty good game overall, if you are able to put bugs and glitches aside. I've personally just ran into so many issues since I've started playing, that I am honestly blown away and insulted that reviewers have ignored this completely and just praised it to death calling it GOTY and best sandbox ever, because in it's current state, I don't think it should even be a contender for best sandbox of the year.
playing it on the 360 here ! and yeah easily goty
The gameplay has no depth. it just ride and shoot. uncharted 2 had the traversal system going for it but RDR's shooting while riding a horse is as bad as gta4 drive-by shooting mechanics. ALSO, THE COVER SYSTEM IS CRAP. graphics are overrated. and MP is as bad as GTA4's, which no one really played. gt5 will be game of the year.
Auto Aim ruins the experience in MP. I know they have hardcore mode, but no hardcore free roam makes me sad.
LOL You remember when the deducted points from MAG dont you? They called it glitchy and IGN I believe took away points because of the type of people they were grouped with in matches. It didnt matter that many problems were patched up later they only cared about the out of the box experience. But now here with Red no one, NO ONE mentioned these types of glitches in the MP. In fact many people here on N4g are saying oh well..they should have it fixed by the end of the week. Again were waa the love for MAG man? LOL. I just dont understand how this could even be considered a GOTY nominate.
Exactly.... they are all hypocrites. MAG online is 256ppl and has less problems than RDR.
For ME this year's goty goes to GT5
Cause you've played it, right?
i think its too early to label anything goty....
True. Its always too early to announce GOTY when most the good titles will be released in the fall/winter.
I didn't find anything in that game that haven't been done ...or done better in other games. It's not GOTY. To me that title goes to God of War 3. But that's just me.
i hope not, lots of bugs in it and boring parts (i doubt anyone enjoyed the forced/unskippable horse riding, where you just follow the NPCs before a mission), but it's probably GTA4 all over again so...
God of War 3 GOTY
its better than gow3! /sarcasm
Sounds to me like a couple of people got caught in the hype. You guys make too much out of reveiw scores. It's like you think they have your best interest in mind when they review. The game is good. I have been playing it and I have gotten exactly what I expected so far. I remember GTA4 well and I know the R* formula. If you already are not a fan of the way they aproach game desing why would you buy this game? I wont speak on the MP part other than to ask how great the MP was in GTA4? Why would you let yourself be duped into thinking this would be head and shoulders above that?
Im about 6-7 hours in red dead redemption and Im still thinking about the awesomeness of God of War 3. RDR is THE Safe Vote. By safe I mean Rockstar Put Money in all these websites Safe. I mean its a very good game. It Transitions nicley from playstation Home. But I can still hear Kratos yelling from the depths of Hades. Also, if you go chin high in some water you are instantly dead. i found that out after i thought Marston needed a bath, lol! No swimming is uncool. even Oblivian had swimming. P.S. Anybody know some good websites i can rip music from on the ps3's browser? I want to download some cowboy songs like: The Good the bad the ugly 3:10 to yuma Bonanza Lone ranger and more! Thank you in Advance.
It's a great game, but definitely nowhere near game of the year. I could name a few titles that have already come out that are better, and the year isn't even half over.
Still another 7 months to go and we haven't even hit the blockbuster season(Oct, Nov, Dec) yet. Besides, we all know that The Last Guardian will be GOTY! =P
I'm hoping for TLG to win GOTY as well.
Someone among us is NOT a gamer! *looks around the room* I smell fear...
I think it was funny that everyone thought Alan Wake was going to blow everything away and become GOTY, and then RDR just suddenly appears and get's higher scores then it did and pushed it out of the way. Better luck next time
Still got 7 months.
god of war is game of the year if not LBP2
Sorry but, no... this most likely won't be game of the year... we all know what's in the pipeline and we all know what to expect from E3. As I said to someone who declared this GOTY (BEFORE IT WAS EVEN F*CKING RELEASED (idiot)) in a different article, you can bet that the GOTY won't be released until the end of this year, as was the case last year with Uncharted 2.
kinda remind me of GTA IV hype which I think it was overrrated too.. In january people said ME2 is GOTY, In FEB they called Bioshock 2 Goty then Heavy Rain, God OF war ,Alan Wake and now RDR.I don't know how they called journalist when they don't know we didn't even pass half 2010 yet.
"Why we don't know if Red Dead Redemption will be the game of the year until the year is fucking done"
anyone who thinks Red Dead Redemtion is a game of the year contender is either an idiot , dont play good games, or loves mediocre games that are buggy and glitchy.
This is the 7th or 8th game this year which is a definite, sure-shot GOTY. I think another 10-12 such games in the rest of the year.
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