Pinoytutorial: Here's an interesting comparison discussing the reasons why Skyrim might win Spike TV's Game of the Year Award against Uncharted 3. More details on this report.
I think Batman:AC might win this year. Maybe Skyrim if it reviews well, but I still feel like Batman's got it. Nintendo's Zelda game winning would shock everyone here from both the PS3 and 360 base if that happened lol. But yeah, I don't think they'd give GOTY to a game series back to back like that anyway (UC2-UC3).
Arkham City will almost certainly win imo. Although Zelda will be in the very high 90's on average I don't think it will receive as many votes as AC. Although Uncharted is clearly a great game it won't win and as much as I'd like Skyrim to win it, it most likely won't either.
Out of all the amazing games going against each other this year I think Zelda has the least chance of winning. Don't get me wrong I'm not trying to say it's sh*t, I just think with all these talks about Skyrim vs Uncharted 3 vs Batman vs Portal 2 etc, Zelda will just be left in the shadows. If it was just between Skyrim and Uncharted 3 for example like they were the only two GOTY contenderrs coming out this yeah then yeah people would then throw Zelda into the mix but the point I'm trying to get across is that there are too many games going for GOTY and with Zelda having no hype towards in like every other GOTY contender it has a slim chance in my opinion...............and I know hype dosen't get a game GOTY, I'm not saying that but trust me it helps in the long run.
Skyward Sword also has huge potential: 10/10 on Game Informer and possibly 95+ MC score at the end. And as great as Skyrim may be, I feel it may get docked for story and technical issues. In terms of offering a tight, polished package UC3, AC, and Skyward Sword seem like the top 3 contenders to me One game people keep forgetting about is Portal 2. Yes, it came out at the beginning, but it was such a fantastic game: gameplay was great and pacing was excellent, the story and dialogue was the most well written and acted I've ever experienced this gen. Anyways, SPIKE sucks, I wish we could get a proper award ceremony that wasn't dumbed down to the broski gamers. I'd like to see a little class and respect put towards the ceremony. Maybe then other people will take the industry more seriously.
I was really yearning for Batman: Asylum two years ago but it turns out, Uncharted 2 won (Asylum only receive studio of the year, best action game). At that time, we don't have Skyrim, so I guess the odds for Batman: Arkham City this year might be slim. Still, its a wonderful game and I've bought it last month!
VOTERS: WIRED(2X) = -2 VOTES FOR U3 NINTENDO MAGAZINE = -1 VOTE FOR U3 OXM = -1 VOTE FOR U3 TOTAL VOTES = -4 VOTES FOR U3 ridiculous list of voters
Haha, I don't think they should let console specific magazines (OXM or PSM) or sites vote.
Your right....it dosen't really seem fair. For example Lets say OXM finds Uncharted 3 amazing but votes for Batman/Skyrim because the game is MP....even though they think U3 deserves it more Console Specific magazines could vote out of spite not what actually deserves it
@TheBlackMask Just because you enjoy Uncharted 3 doesn't mean it deserves GoTY. There is a possibility that Batman, based on metacritic scores 95/96, will be GoTY. Also, based on the past preview reviews for Skyrim, there is a large possibility that it'll be GoTY. What you guys really should be concerned about is all the people voting, saying that since Skyrim and Zelda aren't out, they can't vote for them? So, the votes against Uncharted really won't matter, a lot of people are going to choose Uncharted, based on the fact that they've actually PLAYED the game. Pretty much everyone who has voted for skyrim is a fanboy of the series, or is afraid that the game (in their opinion) deserves GoTY but won't get it because it released later.
DeathAverngers Just because Skyrim and zelda arn't out doesn't mean you can't vote for them, I've been to spike's website and i've seen the voting options and you can vote for it...
@Balcrist I know that. What I was saying was that a lot of people are voting for the other choices with the excuse that the games aren't out. So that could be a big factor with people choosing, say uncharted over skyrim. Then, in 6 days skyrim comes out and (Maybe) they regret their decision. Their vote has already been counted and cannot be taken back. If you're going to nominate them, at least wait until they're all released and just push back the vga's date back. OR just don't nominate the games.
Uncharted will win maybe by miles or last second vote
I haven't played Skyrim yet so I can't say. so far Batman is goty to me.
Killzone 3, inFamous 2, Batman City, DCU, Motorstorm Apocalypse, I could go on but you can see where I'm going with this right? Too many good games out this year to give a goty award. Though Skyrim and Uncharted look amazing, I still say we should have a top 3 list. Cause where one game lacks another one does better. There is not one game that out does another. If you say Skyrim cause of open world, then I say DCU has a way bigger world, and its free now. You say Uncharted has the best cinematics and graphics, but to me Killzone 3 does alot of things alot better. Rage on console looks like a pc game, but the shooting doesn't feel satisfying.
Out of all of the nominees, these are the current metascores; Zelda: 98 Uncharted 3: 93 Portal 2: 95 Batman Arkham City: 96 Skyrim: N/A With Oblivion sitting at a nice 94, and Skyrim looking like a big improvement, I think its safe to say that Uncharted 3 will actually end up being the lowest average-scored game out of the nominees.
I believe the only reason why Zelda reached that kind of score is simply because of its all-time number one predecessor. But if you'll try to play the game without any knowledge of the first zelda, the results might be different. Still on the top but not that high IMO.
Oh no every zelda game can be played without oot and still be an incredible game in fact i think every zelda game after oot is better then oot as majora's mask offered diversity in terms of doing things with different masks and wind waker was gorgeous ans tp was just oot except more adult
yes, well, metascores are not everything, its a people's vote, which leads to a big popularity contest most of the time...
Fallout 3 was the official GOTY (gamecritics) of 2008 with a metacritic of 2008. That year had LBP(95 meta), GTA IV (98 meta) and MGS4 (94 meta). As long as a meta score is in the 90s, a game can win goty.
It had a metacritic of 2008?
2008 is a good meta score. That's game of the century!
I meant 93 haha.
Witcher 2, DARK SOULS, Skyrim, UC3, Batman and zelda all have a fair chance imo....Dues EX 3 also reviewed highly although I'm not a big fan.. edit:oh shit how did I forget Portal 2 came out this year...probally my fav game this year too :/
Don't think uc3 will win this time,i don't see or feel the same buzz that uc2 got. I don't mean personally i mean by observation.
GOTY is between Batman: AC and Skyrim, with Zelda as a potential dark horse. Portal 2 was phenomenal, but usually games from earlier in the year don't get wins because we don't remember much of them this far on (even if it was incredible.) Battlefield 3 won't win because of it's lackluster single player and Uncharted 3 won't win because it's sitting in the shadow of Uncharted 2. That's how I read the situation anyway.
Arkham City what?! Zelda what?! Uncharted 3 what?! Don't make me laugh!!! Skyrim is King. Everybody knows that. SKYRIM = GOTY
Batman was way too short and very repetitive however a good game nothing amazing and nothing really new. But when you look at Skyrim there are things in there that are new along with the graphics, gameplay, AI etc that game is going to get goty no doubt about it.
So Batman was not original enough for you but Skyrim is? ... Lets go ahead and amuse you for a sec...Skyrim looks phenomenal, no doubt, but more original than any other game out right now? No. IMO, the Skyrim AI looks lacking as well. Every single trailer they show there will always be that one enemy who runs straight at the player whether they're getting arrowed or attacked with magic. Bethesda usually has two major things that could use work, physics and AI. Something that Skyrim still could use work on IMO. Still excited for it but its nothing new or amazing...
Actually, Bethesda has really revamped its AI, AI now attack as a group as opposed to a single entity, one or two will rush straight at you to draw you attention while the rest run around and come at you from the sides and from behind you.
I love how voting is already open and people are voting for Skyrim even though the game hasn't even came out yet
Battlefield 3 for me. Can't describe how awesome it is online with 64 players Conquest.
Well seeing as how oblivion raped the vgas in the past I wouldnt be surprised if skyrim won
Game of the year awards will be more spread out this year from different sites and magazines. Red Dead won almost everything last year. I think the VGA's will pick Skyrim, just because how massive this game looks.
Skyrim beat Uncharted 3? Could happen, bit early to tell though isnt it? I think Batman will be SPIKE-GOTY though, but its just a show guys, it doesnt make the other games bad or worse because they don't win an/"THE" award. GTA IV won in 08, but Imo MGS4 should have won, and so far this year... Gears 3 is my favourite, havent completed U3 yet but its amazing this far and my be my GOTY. Killzone 3 is great though Imo it's not the game it should have been... and its campaign was sort of lacking polish and proper story/acting, but I played the crap out of it, got Platinum, and I do play mp occasionally still. Opinions, they are a mix of personal preferences and logic. Different from person to person. Its really rare to find someone who value stuff in a game just like yourself. I havent met my equal yet, and I bet I'll never meet that person... assuming that person even exist.
It seems every one is forgetting a little game called LBP2, but that being said, I dont think, at this moment, there is a game that is going to challenge U3 or Batman:AC, including LBP2. For now, it seems to be a two horse race.
Can't tell if trolling or just very stupid
Skyrim, no matter how incredible it is won't be able to win GotY...simply because the VGA awards are branching out to a largely hip, young, and generally casual audience; that's not to say they're the majority following it but it's who they're targeting...Skyrim is simply too 'nerd' to win. Best bets will go on Batman. Uncharted has had it's fame already.
Why are they nominating games that they haven't played? And where is Dark. Souls?
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