‘Game of the Year’ sounds like a pretty definite statement. ‘Game!’ (as in singular), it proclaims. ‘Of the Year!’, it quickly follows up (as in, the single defining title of a chronological mini-era of human history.) But it doesn’t work that way.
LittleBigPlanet was the GOTY, IDC what anyone says. LittleBigPlanet2 should be GOTY too, (again) IDC what anyone says.
Same here, it was something new that hasn't been done before and it was done well. I can't wait for LBP2 and I agree, it will throw a wrench in the 2010 GOTY for sure
yeah but was batman:arkam asylam really? no. was fallout 3? No. But they both have game of the year editions. they are great games but not considered game of the year by the majority and there are many other examples.
I've never played Arkham Asylum, but I know that Fallout 3 is GotY material. Despite all it's glitches I love that game to bits. It's one of my most played games ever.
GOTY should be rewarded to a single game that receives most of the GOTY acclaims from various sources. Modern Warfare 07 LBP 08 Uncharted 2 09 GT5 10 ???
GT5 prediction may not come true, thanks to the love of shooters the industry has right now.
I think GT5 and LBP2 should split it. Racing games never win GOTY awards, but GT5 isn`t just your regular racing game. Buy a PS3, it seems to be winning all the GOTY awards.
wouldn't that make it the first racer to get GoTY?
Yup. I've played games that have been called "Game of the Year" for 2 months tops and then moved on. Even Uncharted 2, sorry to say. Some games hold my attention longer than others.
well,till now that is,is Super Mario Galaxy 2 I mean seriously,what game makes you so eager to play over and over again just to want even more ! That's what I love about first party Nintendo games (especially mario & zelda) they are just pure gameplay and "keyword" FUN !
Uncharted 2 was certainly not my GotY for 2009. It was fun and enjoyable, but I beat the story twice on the hardest difficulty, and never really cared to play multiplayer after a few rounds. Demon's Souls was my GotY for 2009. It's the only title that actually had what is considered true replay value, instead of just "The game has trophies and multiplayer! That equates to replay value!!" >Implying some of us even care about trophies and achievements.
Publishers are lying out of their asses with GOTY editions. It's pure marketing crap to sell the same games with DLC in a single package.
I agree with this article, there's been so many games in one year with the title 'game of the year'. It should be awarded to one game, and one game only for being the best in all categories(visuals, gameplay, etc.)
the problem being who gets to make that decision, there are so many different game organizations out there. IMO GOTY never meant anything to me, as everyone has different tastes and not to be vain but my opinion is the only one that matters (to me).
Unfortunately, "Game of the Year" is only a matter of opinion, so there will never be 100% agreement on a game being GOTY. That's why there's so many different websites and so many GOTY awards. It was bound to feel "worn out" eventually. Last year, although the majority of websites chose Uncharted 2, there were always a couple who voted Assassin's Creed 2 or Modern Warfare 2 (Gametrailers or Gamespot even chose Demon's Souls).
Fable II only got 2 awards and got a GOTY edition. To me, "GOTY edition" is becoming more like "Complete Edition"
GOTY Edition is pretty much just the game with some DLC, at least that what it seems like to me.
I was scrolling down the page to type that....but you beat me to it lol
thats what i was gonna say
Well thats because thats what it is. I feel they bring to many of these out. At least Sony seems to bring out GOTY editions for games that actually were GOTY. Granted they have only released 1 GOTY edition.
GOTY edition should only go to the game with the most GOTY awards. 2009 - Uncharted 2 2008 - Little Big Planet
True but then so many people will choose halo so that they can say HA halo is the greatest game ever.
Thats the thing, Halo didnt receive nearly as many awards as people think. It's definitely a good game, but its not GOTY
I would argue that it never had any meaning. It's just a way for developers and publishers to try and repackage a product with more content in order to garner more sales. It's not any different from calling a game the "special edition"; what's so special about it?
bingo. companies releasing 'game of the year' editions of their games arent basing it on certain publications giving them awards - theyre basing it on selling more copies. they dont want to re-release the exact same thing, so they put in a bit of extra content and slap 'game of the year edition' on it, then watch the fanboys flock to it, buying it when they already purchased the original release.
In Memorium, Plants versus zombies, and Kohan maybe won 1 or 2 magazine game of the year and are examples? The fact is the biggest games tend to win game of the year. Games like uncharted 2 among thieves, batman arkham asylum, call of duty 4 modern warfare, gears of war, and fallout 3 were able to get significant sales boosts because they garnered most of the awards. Is gamesradar journalist really this stupid to understand that game of the year isn't regarded by just one critic vote but rather on the votes of dozens of people.
Yes because there are multiple GOTY's. It's just a award, its subjectional to the person what game is game of the year, for example fallout 3 to me might be the game of the year for me, while uncharted 2 is the game of the year for you, it's a matter of opinion, not fact like people want to think it is.
It's as subjective as reviews, and means as little since it's awarded by the same guys who write those reviews. The most hyped game that also were well received always wins. You will NEVER see a surprise game get an overall GOTY award.
While I agree with ya, what about Demon's Souls at Gamespot?
i'd let the academy of interactive arts&sciences goty be THE goty, these are the people who actually know what a good game is.
a GOTY edition of Uncharted 2 is released! DLC and all included in the BluRay disc.
gaming isn't mainstream enough to have a centralized game of the year The best way would be for there to be some type of vote at probably the Game Developers Conference. They are the closet thing we have to the Academy for the oscars