Submitted by BLACKBIBLE 1240d ago | opinion piece

Arkham City vs Uncharted 3 for Game of The Year 2011 Can Drake Takedown Batman again?

GamerFitNation's BlackBible gives his thoughts on what he believe's are the the top 2 picks for Game of the Year 2011. RockSteady's Batman Arkham City, or Naughty Dog's Uncharted Drake's Deception? He ask's the question, can Drake once again take down Batman? (Batman: Arkham City, Culture, PS3, Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception, Xbox 360)

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stonecold3  +   1240d ago
uncharted 3 for goty ?
Dante112  +   1240d ago
Idk, that 50 from AV Club kinda ruined UC3 chances (since usually the game with the highest or second highest metacritic score wins). Batman might get it, or Portal 2.
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TheBlackMask  +   1240d ago
Lets not hope Metacritic leads people on to what game should get GOTY. I personaly believe in my opinion that Uncharted 3 is better then Batman Arkham City, I just found there was things in AC that Rocksteady had still not got right and it wasn't as perfect as most reviews had said....yet on Metacritic it's a 93 vs a 96 score

As I was saying on another article Eurogamers score set off a wave of troll reviews because it was a "cool" thing to do at the time so they could get more hits for there websites. The same could of been done for Batman if it happened to that game aswell.

I just don't understand how some of the bad scores...sorry not bad but 8/10 scores for Batman havent been shown on Metacritic but the ones for Uncharted have been. I mean when you compare the games on the site where one has 60+ reviews some which are average to a game which only has 20+ all possitive then you know which one is going to be rated higher.

Have you seen most of the user reviews on Uncharted 3 anyway it's ridiculous, just like Uncharted 2 people can admit it's a good game yet are giving the game 0 marks because it's "overrated", because their trolls or just there obvious fanboys who donm't want to see a Sony exclusive take GOTY.
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MAJ0R  +   1240d ago
I think were all forgetting about Skyrim, lets wait for that and see what happens

and from what I've seen and heard U3 seems better than AC, it just is more susceptible to troll reviews because the last one was so successful and popular
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papashango  +   1240d ago
Dont forget Skyrim, portal 2, deus ex I would have stuck on there if it had a better ending
starchild  +   1240d ago
Personally, for me it is between:

Deus Ex Human Revolution
Uncharted 3 Drake's Deception
Portal 2
The Witcher 2

and probably Assassin's Creed Revelations and Skyrim
darthv72  +   1240d ago
suggestion for a new category
"Multi-platform" GOTY.

That way each platform can have their best exclusive win a game of the year as well as there be a GOTY that we can all agree on because its on multiple platforms.
Army_of_Darkness  +   1240d ago
i have both games.
And as good as arkham city is, uncharted 3 is in a whole different level. And I agree, the users review of uncharted 3 are outright ridiculous on metacritic! You have to seriously be a sad good for nothing useless troll to rate a game of that caliber under 5/10!?! Like really bro?! What do they plan on achieving out of it?! And its not "their opinion" its just unnecessary hate for a video game, Which is very sad.
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darthv72  +   1240d ago
its no different than what happened to halo 3 or god of war 3 or gt5 or any high profile game for that matter.

Its easier to hate the opposition instead of simply turning the other way.
StraightPath  +   1240d ago
In terms of ratings..and critically accliamed ( these critics that give goty..) but people dont realise goty is personal choice.

But from the critics

Batman AC
Portal 2

are the highest rated games this year, so these two are prime candidates..but Skyrim and Zelda SS left..

Batman AC is amazing.

Its out of

Batman AC
Portal 2

i think mostly people that try to down play Batman AC have not even played it. ( Fanboys your game doesnt have to be the best, other games are doing amazing aswell )
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TheBlackMask  +   1240d ago
How can you mention Skyrim when it's not even out yet.

Uncharted 3 for example has the same chance as Skyrim.
gypsygib  +   1240d ago
It better not be Portal 2, that game was not better than 7/10 IMO.
MsclMexican  +   1240d ago
Ratings dont mean anything. Look at fallout 3. It won more GOTY's than GTA IV the highest rated game this gen.

The games considered will be Batman, Uncharted, Skyrim, Portal 2 and maybe Zelda.

Gears of War 3 may also be included.

I love the Zelda games, but they don't tend to get the recognition as they used to

My vote goes to Uncharted because even though I loved batmans gameplay, the story disappointed me. Uncharted 3 nailed them both.

I have to wait for skyrim to make my choice
lMHl  +   1240d ago
skyrim is gonna win cause it looks cool
Drake117  +   1239d ago
They will probably put mw3 in there even though (still havnt played it but we all know what its gona b like)it prob wont be as good as uc3, AC, Skyrim, portal 2, and zelda. Because of its large fan base.
fedex682  +   1240d ago
How conveniently people forget littlebigplanet 2!! That game is great and has a 92 on meta (not that it matters but just pointing out).
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BLACKBIBLE  +   1240d ago
I honestly feel it comes down to these 2 games. Be sure to share your thoughts on the website comment section. I'd love to chat it out or respectfully debate the issue with you. Knowing Gregory his pop in to debate this issue against me as well.
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Dante112  +   1240d ago
True as well as Portal 2 or Skyrim imo, but I still don't think they'd give a game series GOTY back to back (UC2 to UC3).

Edit: @ gamer below

Media outlets vote. Use to be the people but random sport games would win every year lol (Madden, Fifa, MLB).
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Christopher  +   1240d ago
I think Arkham City may win more solely because it did what U2 did two years ago, which is bring out a bigger, badder version of its first game.

Uncharted 3 is a better game than U2, IMHO, but not enough that people care. I've heard so many people say they already Played U3 when it was called U2. Setting aside the trollish elements of that comment (didn't know you had a sinking boat and crashing plane in U2, I must have only seen the train as a viable travel option), the reason is because while there are improvements, there aren't enough to get people thinking it's something 'better'.

This 'better' trend has ruined a lot of gaming today. If a game doesn't outdo itself, it's not good enough. Who cares whether it outdoes the competition, it's now not good enough if it outdoes itself.

As I was saying, though, Arkham City outdid the first game. More freeflow combat improvements, a lot more emphasis on a lot more Batman icons, Catwoman, actually open world rather than segregated like the first game, and tons to do in it.

The problem I see is that Arkham 3, or whatever it shall be titled, will now be in the exact same situation as Uncharted 3. It's not going to be able to do enough to set it apart from it's previous title, and people will harp on that.
Vega75  +   1240d ago
honestly i think batman 3(or whatever they call it) could out do Arkham City. if they merge gothom city and arkham city together and include driving the batmobile and flying the batplaine in the next game. i hope they hold off and wait for the next gen consoles to arrive to make the game much bigger and include nightwing,robin.
BLACKBIBLE  +   1240d ago
@xtheownerzx AKA Greg wow you are smoking Seaweed for your 2nd sentence.

"First of all I have to say this first and foremost. Uncharted 3 nor Batman will not win game of the year. Uncharted doesn't really bring anything new to the table, gameplay wise."

1st off uncharted had so many more and new elements that it eclipse U2. I can't mention any of them because of *Spoilers*

I'm ripping your uncharted gamer badge off and stomping on it for that comment man.
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green  +   1240d ago
It seems everyone has forgotten about Portal. The game was a critical and commercial success so should be considered in any game of the year nomination.

Skyrim is also another game that coule be mega.
BLACKBIBLE  +   1240d ago
I actually said this in the video, and that's the whole debate I pointing out between me and Gregory . He believe's those 2 games you mentioned are going to be the 2 top contenders for GOTY.

Like I said top 5 will be Potal 3, Skyrim, Gears 3, Uncharted 3, and Arkham City
ronin4life  +   1240d ago
No Zelda?
AbNoRmaL__aGenT  +   1240d ago
*Portal 2*
xtheownerzx  +   1240d ago
You know that's real cold blooded BB making this video just so I can prove you wrong.

First of all I have to say this first and foremost. Uncharted 3 nor Batman will not win game of the year.

Even though both games are critically acclaimed, its like others have said before me. Uncharted doesn't really bring anything new to the table, gameplay wise. The story is always going to be great and we know that. The only problem is that Batman has taken gamers by surprise at the mere fact that they were able to create greatness twice.

Portal 2 is another game that has really polished the formulas that were created in the first game. Zelda and Skyrim have the potential to become goty's but I wont make a predetermined decision on those titles until I see more reviews on them. However, from what i've seen of the games so far, this year's goty nominations will the most hotly discussed for years to come.
Christopher  +   1240d ago
***Uncharted doesn't really bring anything new to the table, gameplay wise.***

A great game is a great game. Why does it have to bring something new? Doesn't being a great game that miilions love enough?

Technically, Arkham City brings just as much new gameplay as Uncharted 3 considering both focused on improvied combat, setting(s), and storytelling.
gamer234  +   1240d ago
cant say for now
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Why o why  +   1240d ago
Defnitely, im yet to complete both games. Batman aa really impressed me. Im sure ac will do the same. Playing through u3 now. So serious. Good times
Christopher  +   1240d ago
If you liked AA, you will at least like AC. I'm not fond of a lot if the riddler puzzles, but the main story and other side missions were great.
thehusbo  +   1240d ago
it can and will.
BrightFalls76  +   1240d ago
Between those two games I'd go with Arkham. Uncharted much like Gears ended on a very high note but it's a lot of been there, done that.
CGI-Quality  +   1240d ago
I get the feeling you haven't actually played Uncharted 3, much less beaten it.

OT: I think it may boil down to Skyrim vs Batman vs Portal 2 vs Skyward Sword. Uncharted 3, while called a masterpiece by the majority of reviewers, has much more working against it than Uncharted 2 had. In the grand scheme, it won't matter (it'll outsell Uncharted 2 as well), but with some of those ridiculous reviews, stiffer competition, and not the groundbreaking element that made Uncharted 2 GOTY more than any other game in history, it has its work cut out for it.
Dorwrath  +   1240d ago
Every game this year will have a GOTY Award.

GOTY is so overated
ronin4life  +   1240d ago
Lol, I think so too.
But for some reason, I can't help but care.
matt801  +   1240d ago
Here r the nominations: batman, u3, la noire and skyrim. U3 WINNER!!!
CGI-Quality  +   1240d ago
L.A. NOIRE?? Highly unlikely.
fabiani  +   1240d ago
la noir made me fall asleep so many times.arhkum city has awful ghx .infamous 1 looks better fo real
Abriael  +   1240d ago
Or will the Dragonborn skewer both? :D
WetN00dle69  +   1240d ago

It might but we will see.
Hazmat13  +   1240d ago
guy with a sword or a AK-47? nathen drake FTW! lol every game that came out this year is GOTY!
Megaton  +   1240d ago
Forget all these AAA sequels. Bastion is GOTY.
blaze22-qwerty  +   1240d ago
I played both i rate Uncharted 3 9.6/10 & Batman:AA 9.2/10
its so close but uncharted 3 is little bit better but i think they will gave Goty to batman i dont know why i just have a feeling i vote for Uncharted 3 though
Pikajew  +   1240d ago
People seem to forget Zelda is a strong contender
SonyNGP  +   1239d ago
22 hours later, and it's been nominated xD
Honky Kong  +   1239d ago
Of course they did...

Portal and Zelda seem to have innovation and quality going for them.
I gotta say Zelda. not just because I like it or its the 25th anniversary. Its the motion controls finally coming to fruition. I think its a big deal. And we all know it will be a high quality game.
omi25p  +   1240d ago
Ive just finished Uncharted 3 and have played around an hour online. Ive also played Batman Arkham City. Personally i think Batman Arkham City is the better game for these reasons.

Batman Arkham City is longer

Uncharted 3's ending feels rushed

Uncharted 3's multiplayer is exactly the same as the Beta and shows little improvement

Uncharted 3's co-op could pass as DLC for Uncharted 2 and removes alot of key features that make the Uncharted 3 campaign so good.

The teammate ai in uncharted 3 is one of the worst ive seen which can cause certain sections to be stupidly hard to the point it took me at least 16 attempts. (Not that i dont like hard games but when the teammate ai could actually save you by shooting one person and dont it gets really annoying)

But overall i still love Uncharted 3's campaign and cannot wait for the next one, It just lacked that special something that i think Batman Arkham City has. Still there is always Skyrim
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Kingscorpion1981  +   1240d ago
I thought BAC was to short and easy!
omi25p  +   1240d ago
If you count all the sidequests, All the riddler trophies all the challenge rooms, The side campaigns ect its a long game. It took me aroudn 22 hours. Uncharted 3 took me 6.55 hours
The Great Melon  +   1240d ago

Not a fair comparison. You "complete" Arkham City yet only finish the single player in Uncharted 3.
Christopher  +   1240d ago
So, it took you only 6.55 to playthrough once on Uncharted without completing all you could do and you completely ignore time you could spend on multiplayer and co-op, but you're happy that you spent 22 hours on Arkham City, a lot of that trying to solve a ton of riddles that have you trying and retrying non-game related feats (augmented training, touch sensor riddles, going back to previous areas solely for trophies, spending more time traveling to areas of action rather than always being in the area where action occurs, etc.)

Sounds like a horrible comparison to me.
Papertiger  +   1240d ago
Uncharted does not take you 6.55 hours to complete everything. That's a boldfaced lie, unless you're talking about the single player alone, which to me is still quite a stretch.
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GUYwhoPLAYSvideoGAME  +   1240d ago
just bought uncharted 3, and arkham city, both amazing.

too early to tell but so far i'm thinking Uncharted 3
TheRichterBelmont  +   1240d ago
I would agree, both are amazing. Uncharted has more replayability in the form of Multiplayer, but Batman has more single-player replayability in the form of Riddler Trophies and side quests.

This one's too close to call..
kma2k  +   1240d ago
im only half way through uncharted 3 & beat arkham city already & IMO Uncharted is a much better game than arkham city.
forevercloud3000  +   1240d ago
Uncharted 3 and Batman:AC are kinda neck and neck as far as speculation for which deserves GOTY more. Yet the one that will most likely steal the show is Skyrim. I personally think U3 SHOULD get it but know it won't in many instances because it got it UNIVERSALLY last year and those are big shoes ti fill. Many will feel Batman should get it this year due to be robbed of it due to the sheer caliber of Uncharted 2 two years ago. Now Batman is bigger, stronger, and better than ever.

Yet like I said, they might both lose because we have played the "same game" for U3 and Batman in the last 2 years. Oblivion was like 5 years ago, meaning Skyrim will feel fresher (although the Fallout releases could backfire this idea).
jaredhart  +   1240d ago
Batman was excellent, but U3 is slightly better.
TheRichterBelmont  +   1240d ago
I Think you could go either way!
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WooHooAlex  +   1240d ago
I haven't picked up Arkham City yet, but I have a hard time imagining I'll enjoy that, or any game coming out this year for that matter as much as I am Uncharted 3.

Uncharted 3 (for me anyways) is a once, maybe twice in a decade game. Maybe its just because I have an emotional attachment to the characters and the story, but its easily the best game I've played this gen.

Working on my crushing playthrough right now, and its just as good the second time around.
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thebudgetgamer  +   1240d ago
People keep forgetting LBP2.
SolDojo  +   1240d ago
Because LBP2 was forgettable.
thebudgetgamer  +   1240d ago
LBP2 was twice as big as the first and the first won tons of awards.

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Aery  +   1240d ago
You don't know what you say.
I forgive you.
But don't make the same error again :)
byrnezy  +   1240d ago
AC is awesome, but I honestly believe it has to many bugs glitches to be GOTY, but in saying that Fallout 3 won a few years ago I suppose
kma2k  +   1240d ago
LOL i read AC & thought Assins Creed :)
Getowned  +   1240d ago
what bugs and glitches I beat the game and I haven't seen one O_O?
byrnezy  +   1240d ago
Quite a few, I played on ps3 so not sure if that makes any difference. For example I want to do some side missions an locations I know where a body or clue should be (as I youtubed) are not there, so you have to turn game off an on to get it to rememeber what it's doing. An towards the end of the game there was a lot of freezes an rendering of the game!
I'm not knocking it at all as I absoluteley love it, I just don't think it is worthy of GOTY, an I am yet to play UC3 so I can't comment there
Getowned  +   1239d ago
I played it on PS3 as well and never had that problem.I really do love the stealth in this game! so fun .It's just so satisfying to hang upside down grab people and hang them up on a gargoyle and hear the rest of the bad guys "how'ed you get up there!!" lol ... B:AC is amazing.imo it deserves Goty this year not that UC3 dosen't but Batman always wins cause hes Batman. Batman FTW!!!
GoldPunch-TR  +   1240d ago
absolutely uc3
cstyle  +   1240d ago
Batman will win this time. it is a much more improved game than uncharted. Besides, uncharted barely beat it out the last time.
strickers  +   1239d ago
Batman is not grabbing me.Love AA but this one is not great so far.
UC3 is in my ps3 since I got it and Batman won't return until it's finished.
That says it all really.
JonnyBigBoss  +   1240d ago
Both are great but I prefer Uncharted 3.
Tex117  +   1240d ago
Well, Gamespot gave the GOTY award to Demon's Souls over UC2.

Just saying...
Spenok  +   1240d ago
Sorry Batman, your game is great... but imo, not as great and amazing as Uncharted 3. It was THE definitive game of this year. Again, and as always, imo.
Getowned  +   1240d ago
I think it's Batmans Turn such an amazing game! I really hope we get some expantion packs!

haven played UC3 yet so my opinion is subject to change and I'm not going to automaticly give it to UC3 cause I'm a PS3 Fan XD I'm a gamer fist :P thought if its half as good as UC2 then -drools- ND is amazing at there jobs.
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Raoh  +   1240d ago
yeah its between uncharted 3 and batman

everything else... meh.. great but not goty... sorry cliffy.. LOL sucks to be you

as for skyrim.. its not even out yet.. that's like me saying in 2008 that socom confrontation is going to take over the shooter market, why? based on my past experience with the game.. you cant call goty on a game not out yet...

I notice a lot of xbox'rs saying dark souls... LMFAO.. welcome to demon's souls, yall late.. that's a spin off to us ps3 gamers.. your late to the party so if you think dark souls deserves it some of yall need to rethink adding demon's souls to its release year for goty.. that's like saying saints row beats grand theft auto LOL (sort of, just saying that some are acting like dark souls is a brand new experience when its a continuation of an already existing one.. on the ps3.. ;) )
MysticStrummer  +   1240d ago
I play only on PS3 and I literally just finished UC3. Dark Souls is still my Game of the Year and new Game of the Generation. Demon's Souls was my GotG but it's now in second place. I'm not sure how you can think two sequels are the hands down final candidates and then rule out another game for being a "continuation of an already existing" experience. Seems like a major disconnect. Dark Souls wins for me, with Skyrim (probably) being second and Portal 2 third, while UC3 gets fourth. B:AC doesn't interest me for some reason, even though I thought B:AA was pretty good.
Chuk5  +   1240d ago
Batman is my goty so far.

But Skyrim is looming.
TheRichterBelmont  +   1240d ago
Uncharted is amazing, no denying that. I think you have to give it to batman. it gives that awesome over TWO consoles, with a Wii:U version on the horizon.

However, as many have said, all these games are great, and will all come out with their own "Game of the Year" edition.

Everyone wins. :)
Vortex3D  +   1240d ago
There are multiple games that get GOTY which translates it to Games of the Year. So with Batman AC and Uncharted 3, both can be GOTY.
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