Submitted by SuperMGS 1828d ago | opinion piece

Enough with the Game of the Year Editions

There was a time when buying a game was s simple thing. You went to the store, looked through the game selection for the console you had, and made your selection. This went unchanged until the end of the PS2/X-box/GameCube days. It was a typical case of it isn't broke, why fix it. Then, with the launch of the PS3 and X-box 360, console games moved closer to PC's; we received games that would require an occasional patch or two to make it run smoother, or prevent people from exploiting glitches that could allow them to cheat online. Sadly, all this was too much of a good thing, and like dark clouds on a summer's day, dlc came along and changed everything. My problems with dlc aside (I'll save that for another rant), something I did not expect came along with it. That something was the repackaged Game of the Year editions. (Batman: Arkham Asylum, Dev, Fallout 3 Game of the Year edition, Industry, PS3, Xbox 360)

DADDLIN   1828d ago | Spam
ManBearPork  +   1828d ago
So this guy is just saying that he hates goty editions because he doesn't have the patience to wait for them?
Fallout 3 goty was great: 30 bucks instead 60 + 50 for dlc
Right now i'm waiting for some sort of complete edition of ME2 and AW because these games get spammed with dlc

I buy good online games day 1, with single player games i can even wait for a couple of years.
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vickers500  +   1828d ago
Yeah, I just bought the GoTY Fallout 3 like 2 or 3 weeks ago. Amazing game, but I do not regret waiting 2 years for it.

Had I bought Fallout 3 when it released, I would have definitely been overwhelmed by all the other games coming out at the time, and Fallout 3 wouldn't have gotten a proper fully focused playthrough.

Online games you kind of have to play as soon as they are released, because they die after like a year, or get filled up with experts who make the game unbalanced for newcomers.

I'm glad I waited for Fallout 3 GoTY, I only paid 40 bucks for a new copy, and it provided me with about 100 hours of entertainment.

For that reason, I'm going to wait on purchasing New Vegas. I'll wait for the GoTY edition, since Fallout New Vegas is likely to have a lot of glitches at launch, and is likely to have a lot of dlc released for it.
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JX10A  +   1828d ago
Fallout 3 was a mess
The FO3 GOTY content was awesome but that buggy mess of a game. The vanilla version was buggy when your saves became large. But with the extra content of goty, fo3 bugs went beyond ignorable (Acceptable it never were, and it's a shame the game magazines don't make a bigger deal out of it).

Shame on bethesda, and even worse for still not fixing it.
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djfullshred  +   1828d ago
I agree it was pretty bad - for me on the PS3. I personally think they pulled a fast one on PS3 owners by releasing DLC that is not even suitable for commercial sale, from a quality standpoint. I guess there is money & politics behind all that, because normally Sony doesn't allow broken games to be sold on the PSN.
A Cupcake for Gabe  +   1828d ago
Well Dragon Age has about $70 or more worth of DLC, and it keeps coming. So getting the Ultimate Edition will be well worth it.
Lifendz  +   1828d ago
I think it's pretty smart to do this. After a game is out for a few months and DLC starts to drop, people that don't have the game are probably looking at the used version so they can get the DLC and pay what they would've paid had they got the game brand new. GOTY edition allows the pubs/devs to get those people to maybe look at paying full price. Works for both sides imo.
Reibooi  +   1828d ago
Yeah I love GOTY editions of games. It's always nice to get the original game + most of the DLC for cheap then it would have been if you bought it day one.

Lets also not forget that there are places in the country and world in general that play games yet still don't have internet access and for those people the DLC is impossible to obtain if a GOTY edition never comes out.
Kurt Russell  +   1828d ago
I bought Fallout 3 about 1 month before the mention of its GOTY counterpart... fortunatly its taken me months to get through it thoroughly, and I've bought the DLC's all seperate... I feel I jipped myself a bit on that one, but the game being so incredible stops me cutting my dick off.

Any other game with GOTY and the above circumstances I would probably be a a chick now... I consider myself fortunate, and shall be learning from my mistakes in future!

Weaksauce1138  +   1828d ago
Yea I don't get the article, the guy says enough of GOTY editions because he is passing up first releases of the games because he finds the value of the GOTY editions too tempting. I think they are a blessing to this budget gamer, he is just mad he doesn't have the expendable income to be an early adopter. Can't this same argument be said about console redesigns and price cuts and games reducing in price after a few months?
Sarcasm  +   1828d ago
GOTY Editions are not a problem, the real culprit is DLC.

There's an unusual big push now for "Exclusive DLC" or "Day one DLC" now. It's nonsense. If they make DLC, just let all platforms have it. And if it's "Day one DLC" why not include it in the original game.
OhReginald  +   1828d ago
game of the year editions rock. This guy has to shut his trap. Batman AA goty and fallout goty, and littlebigplanet goty editions are great for people that never got a chance to play the games. And it comes with a crap load of extra features adding more re playability. And last but not least, its on the disc, not some bull crap DLC you have to download.
BubbleSystemSuck  +   1828d ago
wow just WOOOOW
MonopolyRSV  +   1828d ago
Fallout GOTY was a buggy mess. If I was Bethesda I would be ashamed and cry at my desk every day for that monstrosity.

On the other hand, Oblivion GOTY is impecable. Don't know how they could get one right and the other so wrong, especially since the engines are so closely related.
WiiPS3beats360  +   1828d ago
Uncharted 2 GOTY?
Parapraxis  +   1828d ago
would be awesome for those who haven't played it yet...of course.
The author of the article is a moron.
Thecraft1989  +   1828d ago
I bought it becuase my dog chewed up my uncharted 2 disc.
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KING85  +   1828d ago
I don't think the author necessarily hates the GOTY edition because they offer it, it's just he feels like he is being duped. But in this case like most of you said if you choose to you can wait and purchase the GOTY edition with all the dlc. I too bought little big planetand purchased the metal gear pack and so forth. Of course you say "ahhh" if a GOTY edition comes out, but that's just business and developers need a way for people to continue to buy their games. Understandable issue, but sometimes you just have to suck it up and say I'll pass on early buying or I'll buy early.
dead_eye  +   1828d ago
the thing with lbp is the amount of dlc. even the game of the year doesn't have all the things that have been released.

think the author doesn't get lbp. it's not just a platformer
hoyvechkin  +   1828d ago
Lol, he thinks Dante's Inferno will get a game of the year edition.
Akagi  +   1828d ago
I never ever buy DLC, so I wholeheartedly welcome GOTY editions.
Lazyeye79  +   1828d ago
I dont either and so game of the year additions are the only way I gt to experience the DLC.
Gorugan  +   1828d ago
Well said
phatak  +   1828d ago
i hate goty editions because people like me that bought re5 for example are ripped. I paid for the collectors edition and i didnt get any of the dlc which is fine but now i dont even get move support? only re5 gold edition does, well sux for me
MoreRPG  +   1828d ago
does anyone know is there is going to be a GOTY edition of Borderlands?
elementum  +   1828d ago
I love game of the year editions. I think I'm on the complete opposite side, I hate special limited editions that you have to pre order and paid dlc.
allyc4t  +   1828d ago
GOTY editions are great. It's the overdone Limited edition and prestige/legendary editions I despise.
OhReginald  +   1827d ago
I agree, very little of them come with cool stuff like the demon's souls artbook, soundtrack, and statergy guide for only $10 more than the original. And of course the Dead space 2 and Medal of Honor limited edtions for the ps3. Dead Space Extraction HD on dead space 2 blu-ray and Medal Of Honor: Frontlines HD on the medal of honor blu-ray.

and then we got the ridiculous prestige editions that include crappy nightvision goggles and other overpriced things.
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Lazyeye79  +   1828d ago
I like game of the year additions, I dont have a very big HDD so getting all the DLC on one disc is really nice. Plus When the Game of the year addition does release you can still buy the original for cheap, so you are not forced to buy game of the year.

I personal dont like that they make DLC instead of putting on the disc to begin with just so they can charge more for the same thing you would have gotten free just last generation. (unless its free), but since we let this happen I may as well wait the year and buy the game with the DLC included on he disc and save some HDD.
troncoparati  +   1828d ago
They should change GOTY edition with something like "Complete Edition" since what it means is that all DLC's are included. Buying Fallout 3 with all DLC's makes it a great deal.
MasterD919  +   1828d ago
Actually I disagree...Strongly.

I need Game Of The Year Editions because I tend to skip out on the DLC until I can actually get a physical copy of it so Game Of The Year editions are great.

FALLOUT 3 is the greatest example of this...You mind as well buy the GOTY edition, rather than spending the same amount digitally.

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