Update: After that leak about Skyrim's first review before its release on Friday, gamers are asking if a 95 review score is really enough to make it a GoTY title for this year. In case you have any suggestions, show it on the discussion below.
HAHAH since whan was GOTY based off of other peoples review scores?? Every person, magazine, website or reviewer has their own personal GOTY that they choose. They dont look at other peoples reviews or metacritic to decide what is GOTY. People clearly dont understand that GOTY is based on opinion and there will always be differing opinions.
There really needs to be a universal scoring system for games.
I agree. Games should be based on how well they score in it's genre etc.. Not opinionated. If anything, reviewers should do both then? There needs to be a rubric for games, to score them within there specific genre, gameplay, length, etc..
No there doesn't. People just need to start reading the reviews instead of the scores.
Ahhhh, I wish I could agree 50 more times.
'There really needs to be a universal scoring system for games. ' That's just stupid. A rating is a rating, whether it be 5/5,10/10,100/100 or 1000/1000. The only ones who argue over them are usually fanbois anyway. As HardCover says, the actual review is more important. Read the review, don't just look at the score.
Batman AC Uncharted 3 BF3 MW3 Skyrim Portal 2 Gears 3 Forza 4 Any one of the above games is capable of getting GOTY awards. Just play as many of them as you can.
Personally, I'd take Batman and MW3 off. Add LBP2 and you got a good list.
Take Batman off? What is wrong with you? And you can't say take MW3 off because there are a large number of people who would give it their GOTY because of their personal opinion.
personally i liked lego batman more than arkham city but i know it released some time ago and i would not add it to goty. as for the score 9.5 is excellent, it should be enough for anybody, and for true fans they will buy it regardless. you trippin
"And you can't say take MW3 off because there are a large number of people who would give it their GOTY because of their personal opinion. " Ya people not gamers.
Where is Zelda? BF3 and MW3 will never be contenders same goes with Forza because it's a racing game
A racing game can still get a GOTY=Game Of The Year. And Forza is a game last time i checked.
KonGreat I think you're mixing up what Pika is saying... As a game, Froza has the possibility to get a goty, but due to racing games generally not being good and an abundance of games that deserve the title, Froza does not have the capability to win the goty....
Its so sad that LBP2 is being overlooked. It took what was just about the most groundbreaking game ever, and turned it up to 11.
My GOTY so far is inFAMOUS 2.
Shame Witcher 2 is being overlooked too.
When I have the game in my PS3 then it will be enough. XperiaRay
yea, i cant wait either, i hope amazon dosent take to long with shipping skyrim.
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Lol! I'm giving you bubbles for intelligent
I really doubt any other games coming out this year will get that 95 or above score at this point. We should be happy that we have a ton of great games and have to actually decide which one is worthy of being GOTY.
GOTY is such a stupid award. Who cares, it doesn't make any of the winners or losers any better. It's just bragging rights for fanboys and studios.
I care. I want my favorite game to win. When I watch sports I want my favorite team to win Is it really fanboyism? I see it as just another friendly competition
Friendly? No way...
"When I watch sports I want my favorite team to win. Is it really fanboyism?" If you really mean it genuinely, then yes. Edit: That is to say, if your favorite team loses, are you going to take it really personally? Do you trash talk if your team wins/loses? Do you have a flag of your favorite team's logo hanging out of your car window? Do you hang out all day on a sports forum and talk trash about other teams? If so, then yes, you are a fanboy.
There's awards for film, television, and music. Why not games?
I don't understand... since when was 95 not enough to be GOTY material? That's nearly perfect
*sigh* Okay this is how game reviews SHOULD work, 1 - unplayable because of inherent design flaws. 2 - playable but awful 3 - playable but bad. 4 - needs work. 5 - not bad. 6 - okay 7 - good 8 - great 9 - brilliant 10 - perfect. Not 1-8 awful, 9 - good, 10 - pretty good. In what God damn world is 95% NOT enough. The very concept of a perfect game is impossible, so it should NEVER be given out, EVER. 95% is an incredible score that pretty much confims the fact skyrim is going to bend my social life over the desk and take it to brown town leaving me a pale withered husk of a human being chanting dovahkiin before dying of starvation. I hate the modern trend of giving a good game a 9 and a brilliant game a 10. Nowadays games are talked about like they're failures when they rack up averages of 80 - 90% on metacritic which is absolutely insane. It means that only games with pre-determined hype get 9's and 10's. Has anyone else ever noticed that? Games only get 9's and 10's when they're part of a well established series and have a huge fanbase. Arkham asylum? The odd 9 but there were still plenty of 8's. But arkham city!? Oh no no no, I haven't seen the damn thing drop below 9. It completely kills creativity in the industry and means fun games get shot dead in the water because they're good but not brilliant until all the review hype dies down and the same jack asses who gave the games 7's and 8's claim they went under appreciated!! How many games like singularity or far cry 2 get completely undersold at launch because they're not raking in 9's and 10's only for them to then be later referred to as "under appreciated but brilliant" by sites like IGN and Gamesradar? And if you're one of those guys who cries because halo 3 or uncharted 3 or modern warfare 3 got a 9.5/10 but not 10/10, please please please PLEASE JUST GO SWALLOW THE DAMN DISK AND DIE OF INTERNHAL HEMMORAGING! Rant over. Peace.
Yes. Just YES.
Looool brown town? Hilarious. Your comments describe what reviews used to be. Well said
I am always forgetting to play Singularity
It's a really good solid shooter, I enjoyed it. Well worth playing through.
The idea that this should be treated as a serious question is a hilarious reflection on the low quality of gaming editorials.
IMO any core game scored 70 or higher is a game I want to play. There are too many games this year for only one GOTY. I'll go with 5 GOTY's!!
Arkham City was kinda boring, IMHO..... here's hoping Skyrim is as fun and engaging as fallout III and New Vegas was. Uncharted held your hand too much, IMHO.... I think Skyrim and Skyward sword will see some suprise GOTY nominations from some websites.
Anything rated over 80 is worth a play. 95 means it is damn good and pretty much a must play.
Ridiculous. If 95 is not enough for people or if matters THAT much to people just gtfo and don't come back, you're pathetic.
a little off topic comment but any help would be appreciated. ive never played an elder scrolls game before but im more than likely to pick up skyrim. is there anything im missing in terms of story in the series or are they all independant from each other? im actually looking forward to this having spent literally hundreds of hours on dark souls
No they are all independent as far as i know, you just have to know that you're gonna be slaying some epic draaagons!
thanks man + bubs
Lost Odyssey for X360 was my personal game of the year for 2008 and it only managed an avg of 78 on meta. I can care less.
Really pointless article honestly.
Remember when 8/10 was an amazing score for games?
I play games im interested in. Not games a reviewer tells me i should play.
This whole article makes me fear for my generation. If 95% isn't enough for you then you're going to be having a VERY limited and watered-down gaming experience ahead of you. Many of the titles I've enjoyed the most have gotten scores in the 70% region for reasons "AAA" titles are guilty of themselves but get a free pass from genuine critique. Nothing deserves a 95% score, but it sure as hell is more than "good enough".
It's already been nominated for GOTY by the VGAs. Anyone else can give it whatever number they wish, I won't care.
I remember when 7.5 was considered a good score. Now people act as if an 8 is a terrible game.
9.5 will be enough to players, since they'll be playing instead of reading reviews. But the fanboys will transform into evil keyboard smashers and will start an organization called "the game I waited for doesnt have a perfect score, why god why?"
No it should be 96! Just kidding it's good enough for me since i don't fully rely on reviews.
What a silly question to ask, and to make an article out of it is even worse. In any industry, regardless of product or service, A 95 is near perfect score. IMO 50 or 5/10 should be the least standard expected. 6 should be satisfactory, 7 good, 8 great, 9 almost perfect and 10 excellent/flawless. How are any of those out with the norm for products. People are too accustomed to "high" numbers in reviews and fail to see that reviews are merely opinions. I've played so many under-rated games, which turn out to be much more than the reviewer/s thought of it. This article points out what's wrong with game reviews today.
NOT ENOUGH! >_>
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