Here are 5 good reasons why Call of Duty: Black Ops is likely to be the #1 video game this year.
GotY is achieved because of quality, not one of those reasons prove the quality of Black Ops.
RDR and Reach Has a better chance of that.
#1 selling, I can see that, there is a devoted COD fanbase, and it is usually huge, but #1 in terms of quality(or GOTY) remains to be seen. Maybe they'll wow everyone, but I highly doubt that it will be a GOTY Contender let alone winner.
Reason #1: Call of Duty is in the title
Reason #2: It's an FPS
Reason #3: Call of Duty is in the title
Reason #4: Some sites are scared to give an exclusive GOTY, in fear of being called fanboys
Reason #5: Call of Duty is in the title.
Not saying it's gonna be a bad game, and I plan to play it myself, but seriously, it's another [kinda] modern day shooter. It does have theater mode and good character customization and a currency system, but I still don't think that's enough. The game still just consists of pressing LT and then RT repeatedly.
Reason #6: Bobby Kotick sold his soul to Satan.
Long ago, Bobby traveled to Dubai and found the gateway to the pillar of suffering and called upon the Desolate One and offered his soul in exchange for making Call of Duty and Guitar Hero a success.
If GT5 comes out this year, it will automatically be awarded GOTY on day 1 release.
my personal GOTY: 1. GT5 2. GOW3 3. Heavy Rain
Heavy Rain is mine. That's all that matters really. I don't, and I'm sure many others don't, covet GOTY awards given by the likes of IGN, GameSpot or Gametrailers. I don't even really care for their reviews so I couldn't care less which game they thought was best.
Because little kids will bi*** and moan to thier parents to get it for them.
My GOTY, I'll have more fun with Black Ops than anything else. Not the smartest, most original or even best looking, but unmatched when it comes to fun, for me at least.
It's unmatched in fun hands down. It's going to be GOTY whether people like it or not.
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Gotta agree, I'll be having the most fun with Black Ops. Not only is it looking great but it's going to be a blast with friends and I've always found the games fun. It's my runner for GOTY ever since LBP2 went 2011.
call of duty is a pos game. same thing every year,pure crap.
Game of the year in what? sales? because it can't be quality when there have been excellent titles this year i.e. Heavy Rain.
Black Ops will be GOTY because it deserves it. It has the longevity that most games don't have. I'll be playing Black Ops until the next CoD comes out, it has that special ingredient. Halo Reach? I beat it, and got rid of it. Heavy Rain? Beat it, got rid of it. God of War 3? Beat it got rid of it. Black Ops has that complete package that people love to hate. It has that addicting factor. And why wouldn't it be a contender for GOTY? I'll get many disagrees, but deep down you know I'm right.
If we were choosing the best games based on longevity, Starcraft and Counter-Strike 1.6 would win every single year.
but how can you praise the game sooo much when it isnt even out yet???? At least people who say the other games deserve GOTY have actually played them. Id be more inclined to take your word on it, but since the game isnt out, I cant.
GOTY is relative. Everybody has their own game of the year. No one game site or the VGAs dignifies what is the end all, be all GOTY.
Black Ops will not be the end all, be all, GOTY, neither will GOW3 or Halo: Reach or GT5 or Fable III or whatever. Everyone has their own.
It is whatever game you personally enjoyed the most, liked the most, played the most, had fun with the most, whatever.
So, maybe someone thought Heavy Rain is GOTY, that's their choice.
Maybe someone thought Alan Wake is GOTY, that's their choice.
Maybe someone thought Super Mario Galaxy 2 is GOTY, that's their choice.
The agrees and disagrees are pointless when it's a matter of personal opinion, it's like getting the answer to a question no one asked.
"Super Mario Galaxy 2 is my game of the year."
"No no no I disagree with that."
"But...it's MY game of the year."
"No no no I still disagree."
but I'm sure it's gonna be a fun fps game. it's gonna be more balanced than mw2, have zombie mode back in, a smash TV style arcade game within it, and probably alot of Easter eggs. that being said, i liked other games this year like god of war 3,yakuza 3,3d dot game heroes,and i know I'll love the sly cooper collection. it's all about personal taste in games that's all.
I haven't been paying much attention to this game, it doesn't really interest me. But i can't go on any gaming website without being bombarded with news about it, so naturally i am a bit curious about it. But my general impression is that it is mostly hype. I don't get the impression that there is anything special about it, merely a game hot off the conveyor-belt of a massive money hungry developer. A game like that should never be critically acclaimed as the best of the year. Best of the year should be the reserve of innovate games... Games that push the boundaries and make us think differently about the way we see and experience games. COD isn't one of those games... Not to me anyway.
Dayum, as a man who hated Modern Warfare 2 with a passion, I actually find myself agreeing with everything in this article. It's quite a realistic bunch of facts and opinions, actually.
its simpler than anyone has put it 1.XP- Addicting. 2.Currency- Addicting in real life too 3.Customization- Addicting 4.Gambling- Sell the house, sell the kids to slavery addicting this game is LAB TESTED to be video game crack
And the sheep will follow, sells does not mean GOTY quality.
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