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Already know the GOTY? Think Again.

You don’t need to be psychic to predict how the media’s GOTYs are going to turn out this year. Yes, there have been big budget hits and long awaited sequels. There have been exciting new franchises, returns of characters long left in stasis, and multiplayer gaming of a quality possibly superseding any year before.

But despite the big guns, the money makers, the games that are pushing gaming further into (and beyond) previous levels of cinematic mastery, there is one huge curve-ball. A game that has entertained, educated, scared, challenged, inspired and awed people of all ages. A game so wide in scope and purpose that to explain it to a prospective player is surprisingly difficult...

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omi25p1720d ago (Edited 1720d ago )

skyrim is my GOTY.

omi25p1720d ago

I hated uncharted 3's story. But enjoyed the gameplay, If it wasnt for the story it may have been my GOTY

BitbyDeath1720d ago (Edited 1720d ago )

I hope Skyrim gets GOTY as well.
It is mine.

EDIT: Before playing Skyrim i would have given it to Uncharted 3. But Skyrim is just such a massive improvement over Oblivion. Gotta hand it to them considering all the improvements made.

slayorofgods1720d ago (Edited 1720d ago )

I gave agree's to the Skyrim fans. I don't want them to feel left out here and I love rpg's; Skyrim stays true to it's genre without selling out to the causal base and still manages mainstream success.

This is no knock on U3, technically U3 is the best game ever made for the PS3. I just think Skyrim is more fun, and has more to offer when it comes to gameplay (100's of more hours of gameplay compared to U3).

But then again I am biased towards rpg's and have been playing Elder Scrolls before it was cool.

buddymagoo1720d ago

Skyrim has too many bugs to be considered GOTY in my opinion.

Skip_Bayless1720d ago

Sadly.. Skyrim will win the most Game of the Year Awards based on the aggregate score. I really wanted a PS3 exclusive to win it again this year.

Veneno1720d ago

It's so damn sad that Skyrim fans think their game is so much better cause it takes more time to finish. My friend who loves elder scrolls and I who love Uncharted have this argument regularly. He thinks UC is not good cause he finished it in 20 hours while I think Elder scrolls/fallout 3 provides many hours of gameplay but 90% of it is repetitive mind-numbing activity while at least UC keeps me stimulated.

mikeslemonade1720d ago (Edited 1720d ago )

Favoritism for RPGs is stupid in gaming culture. "Don't you dare knock RPGs". Gamers have a soft spot for ninjas, pirates, zombies, and RPGs. Some gamers are just so blind.

slayorofgods1720d ago (Edited 1720d ago )

@Veneno

There is a little more to my point.

Skyrim is a hardcore gamers game where as Uncharted is aimed at being more mainstream. There is nothing wrong with that, but using that formula makes it a lot easier for it to be a hit.

Most developers are afraid to make a hardcore game with the budget and time spent that Skyrim did. Not only that, Skyrim gained commercial success even though it stuck with a formula that you say is, "90% .... repetitive mind-numbing activity" a.k.a geared for hardcore gamers.

I hope Skyrim gets game of the year for that factor. Too many games are being aimed at casual audiences, and even the classic games are being watered down or made into some sort of fps.

Intentions1720d ago

Crushing was disappointing. The easiest Uncharted game to date.

Nonetheless it was still a good game. But imo goty goes to Skyrim, Portal 2 or Batman, Uncharted 3 still has a good chance to win also.

Don't know why BF3, Mw3 and Witcher 2 didn't get nominated. :S

Veneno1720d ago

@ slayorofgods

Don't forget that the sp campaign of UC3 is only the beginning. There are a multitude of online modes which extend the game's life endlessly. And competitve online in any game is anything but "mainstream". You have to put the time and effort in it to win.

So while UC1 could've been considered a short game, there is no argument that could help you say that the latter games are "short".

darthv721719d ago

are we talking individual platform GOTY or overall? Multiplatform GOTY for me is Batman AC. I havent played skyrim yet but my choice could change.

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Voxelman1720d ago (Edited 1720d ago )

The Witcher 2 for me but that may change with Skyrim and Batman

mixelon1720d ago

Good to see The Witcher 2 get a nod from someone. I feel like it'll be overlooked by the end of the year. :/

slayorofgods1720d ago (Edited 1720d ago )

Almost forgot of this gem. I still think this game has the best graphics so far this year.

I'm not sure if it beats Skyrim for game of the year, mainly because of it's size and scope. Skyrim just has so much more content.

But, Witcher 2 deserves a mention for sure.

SignifiedSix1720d ago

I agree. Skyrim, hands down!

xPhearR3dx1720d ago

Looks like UC3 fanboys don't like the idea of it not winning GOTY like UC2 did. News flash, UC2 didn't have hardly any competition. This year's titles killed it.

Wintersun6161720d ago

@xPhearR3dx

Looks like you don't like the idea of someone liking Uncharted 3 more than Skyrim. Uncharted 3 is my personal GOTY, but I don't have a problem with anyone who prefers Skyrim over Uncharted 3 and I don't even care because I have my opinions and others have theirs. To each his own. You on the other hand seem to be the one who has a problem if someone thinks Uncharted 3 is GOTY. News flash, they have every right to think and say so.

chriski3331720d ago

modern warfare 3?........ hahahahaha yea right

Thatguy-3101720d ago

All I'm saying is that when it comes to VGA's Uncharted 3 won't win ....Believe me on that.

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DonaldBeck1720d ago

the story was really good, but the gameplay in uncharted 3 is just..WOW!. i think it can get goty. but to each there own...skyrim, uncharted 3, dark souls, deuse ex hr are so far my gotys

Veneno1720d ago

I Think Dark Souls will surprise many by taking Game of the Year honors from many places.

ChrisW1720d ago

Doesn't Minecraft have to exit beta in order to be eligable for GOTY?

dvfaa1720d ago

on friday its going to be released

Ezio20481720d ago

having played Portal 2, BAC, Dark Souls, UC3 & currently digging into Skyrim, my personal vote goes for UC3!!!
i agree it has not taken that big step what UC2 did in terms of action and storytellinjg, BUT it is certainly a great mixture of gameplay, graphics, story and voice acting.

DonaldBeck1720d ago

yeah, no game on earth is half as good as uncharted 3

Veneno1720d ago

Anyone that picks Portal 2 as their GOTY has the worst taste in games ever.

Tilian1720d ago (Edited 1720d ago )

Dark Souls baby, Dark Souls.

Portal 2 a close second.

For me.

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