"With the release of Skyrim coming near the end of the year and the game having a playstyle similar to its predecessor, I have come up with reasons as to why I believe it will take the Game of the Year title as Oblivion did years ago."
It is possible. We will have to wait and see.
dark souls wins for me. skyrim will be good too tho
"Why Skyrim Will Take The Game Of The Year Crown...FOR ME" /fixed
This, I like Rpg's more than other genres, so I am spoiled this year with Type 0, Skyrim(prob ma Goty), Dark souls, Witcher 2 and a good few others Stealth2k. Oblivion had it's problems, mainly the level scaling, stiff animations etcEDIT AND The f***ing Flat boring landscape is gone thank god. Skyrim is a cutacross of MW and OB, with new features of it's own, it has deleted Oblivions problems or so bethesda say.
Why do people want to add the "for me" or "in my opinion" to the title? He wrote it, of course it means "for him". Its called an opinion piece for a reason.
Because Mass Effect 3 got pushed into 2012.
Mass efect can not compete with the elder scrolls now mass effect is going down the action game route. They're different genres now.
Going to be a tough one to decide, Uncharted 3, Deus ex and Gears of war 3 are a lot of peoples GOTY so far, Either way i will still buy Skyrim.
Game of the year is a stupid award. I don't even care about it
GOTY is such a stupid concept. Everyone and their mothers can publish a GOTY list.
Exactly as gamers just have fun playing all these games ya know
"Everyone and their mothers can publish a GOTY list." And? I fail to see why hearing more opinions as to why a certain game excelled could ever be considered a bad thing.
Because you wont say X game will be GOTY when there's 100 lists with 100 different GOTY's. At that point game of the year is just a regular game.
^I'm still failing to see the negative in this. It just gives more credit to a more diverse range of games, and devs who worked hard to produce them. Maybe we will see "100 different GOTY's" this year; however, I don't see how that would qualify those 100 games as being regular when there seems to be 1000's + 1000's of games (of all sizes) being released every year. Besides, "100 different GOTY's" is a big stretch.
oblivion wasnt even game of the year material to me The story was terrible. The characters werent memorable. The gameplay was simple and boring. The world was generic with 90 percent forest and cave My personal games of the year are either radiant historia, pokemon black white, trails in the sky,dead space 2 are all up there for either there sublime gameplay, atmosphere and story.
agree on the story!! going into those gates got old, boring and repetitive REAL fast!
terrible list of GotY
your last paragraph says it all......bubbles for that.
GOTY is a fun concept,but it's stupid at the same time,I might say "Pong" is GOTY for (me) and no one can change my mind,it's a matter of what you like in a game and which genre triggers you the most..
I think game of the year means games that came out in a given year. Pong could be the funnest or best game you've played this year but since it wasnt released this year, it couldn't ever actually be a contender.
I'm not a big fan of Oblivion so I'm not ready hyped for Skyrim. I just couldn't get into Oblivion no matter how I hard I tried.
definetly RPG of the year but like ive been saying still to many games coming out to be thinking of overall goty right now the whitcher 2 would be good for rpg goty but right now its only on pc
It could take game of the year. My personal bet is on Gears Of War 3. Skyrim looks fantastic though. Honestly, there are so many different GOTY awards though, so I'm sure it'll get at least some. My problem with Bethesda made games is that they almost always have issues at launch. I might wait a little while before getting Skyrim. Just so they have the patches out.
People thought DAII was GOTY material. They were so wrong. Somebody told me to never compare the two games, well I JUST DID. It's proof that even a game a person thinks would be outstanding can get the worst of reception, no matter what game it is. Oh hi Duke.
I think it's very possible. There are some strong titles coming out within the next few months and even a couple from earlier this year. But if this improved and fixed all the things wrong with Oblivion, we may have a winner here.
duhhhh is Elders Scroll , you need something more?
For me, it's between Dark Souls and Skyrim. Dark Souls has the lead as based on the previous installments of both.
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