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Submitted by mixelon 981d ago | opinion piece

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... (Android, iPhone, Minecraft, Mobile, PC, Xbox 360)

omi25p  +   981d ago
skyrim is my GOTY.
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DonaldBeck  +   981d ago
uncharted 3
omi25p  +   981d ago
I hated uncharted 3's story. But enjoyed the gameplay, If it wasnt for the story it may have been my GOTY
BitbyDeath  +   981d 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.
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slayorofgods  +   981d 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.
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buddymagoo  +   981d ago
Skyrim has too many bugs to be considered GOTY in my opinion.
Skip_Bayless  +   981d 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.
iamgoatman  +   981d ago
@John Madden

Loser.
Veneno  +   981d 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.
mikeslemonade  +   981d 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.
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slayorofgods  +   981d 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.
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Intentions  +   981d 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
Veneno  +   981d 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".
darthv72  +   980d ago
well it depends...
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.
Voxelman  +   981d ago
The Witcher 2 for me but that may change with Skyrim and Batman
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mixelon  +   981d 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. :/
slayorofgods  +   981d 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.
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SignifiedSix  +   981d ago
I agree. Skyrim, hands down!
xPhearR3dx  +   981d 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.
Wintersun616  +   981d 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.
chriski333  +   981d ago
modern warfare 3?........ hahahahaha yea right
dboyc310  +   981d ago
All I'm saying is that when it comes to VGA's Uncharted 3 won't win ....Believe me on that.
Starbucks_Fan  +   981d ago
ZELDA YOU FOOLS!
DonaldBeck  +   981d 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
Veneno  +   981d ago
I Think Dark Souls will surprise many by taking Game of the Year honors from many places.
ChrisW  +   981d ago
Doesn't Minecraft have to exit beta in order to be eligable for GOTY?
dvfaa  +   981d ago
on friday its going to be released
Ezio2048  +   981d 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.
DonaldBeck  +   981d ago
yeah, no game on earth is half as good as uncharted 3
SignifiedSix  +   981d ago
One word. Skyrim.
_Aarix_  +   980d ago
Gears of War 3 says hello.
Veneno  +   981d ago
Anyone that picks Portal 2 as their GOTY has the worst taste in games ever.
Tilian  +   981d ago
Dark Souls baby, Dark Souls.

Portal 2 a close second.

For me.
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nightmarex121  +   981d ago
Goty is obvious skyrim. Usually the same franchise wont win goty during the same generation so uncharted is out. Wii game usually don't win goty just look at mario galaxy. Portal 2 was the beginning of the year so some people might have forgot about it. Well batman that could win but i think it be close second probably.

Mincraft is shit it just got lucky that it went viral, terraria is much a better game.
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Ezio2048  +   981d ago
"uncharted is out".....kidding right?
nightmarex121  +   981d ago
im just being realistic, the best game don't always win goty.
_Aarix_  +   980d ago
Meh I felt uncharted 2 was much better. Plus there's too many great games this year as oppose to 2009.
mixelon  +   981d ago
"lucky" "shit that got viral" could apply to most successful games (the shit part obviously being subjective and inaccurate). How much have you played it online? The size and scope of the player base kind of contends the whole "terraria is a better game" thing. How many people are still playing minecraft compared to terraria, do you think?

I love terraria btw but they're very different. Some people will prefer one to the other.
nightmarex121  +   980d ago
Of course there would be more playing mincraft the game went vira, but the only reason people are playing mincraft is because its just popular, not because of gameplay or anything like that just because its popular.

Terraria is a great game and i been watching some of its videos but the dislike bar is always so big, and i wonder why that is?
mixelon  +   980d ago
You realise things go viral because people spread them around? It's not random/hand of god type stuff. People don't recommend/forward things they think is pointless or bad.. You can't get around the fact that people enjoy playing it.

"but the only reason people are playing mincraft is because its just popular, not because of gameplay or anything like that just because its popular. "

So what you're saying is it's popular because it's popular? Circular reasoning is circular? People are *definitely* playing it because of gameplay. I'd love to see you come up with anything that supports the notion of players doing it for other reasons.

How much have you played MC online?
Hudahudahuda  +   981d ago
Gameplay sucks for skyrim.

I'm torn between Arkham city and Dark souls.
TheXonySbox  +   981d ago
ADD^^^
DarkZane  +   981d ago
I can tell you one thing: Minecraft is not gonna be the GOTY.

In fact, any sites making it GOTY doesn't deserve any recognition.
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mixelon  +   981d ago
Touché, they are only opinions, remember. MC will most certainly be a *lot* of sites GOTY. I don't think they'll care whether you recognise them or not. :)
baodeus  +   981d ago
Most Innovative:
Portal 2

GOTY:
Skyrim, Batman AC or Witcher 2

Best Cinematic
UC3

Best Gameplay
Gears 3

Best artistic games
Journey

this is my list though
Arnagrim  +   981d ago
I'm thinking it's going to be a choice between Skyrim and Batman. Though I did love Uncharted 3 and Dark Souls. If Disgaea were eligible I'd give it a nod.
urwifeminder  +   981d ago
I get nothing out of goty so who ever wins is my pick.
--Onilink--  +   981d ago
So far Skyrim is my GOTY, but i still need to play Zelda and Batman before the end of the year to make a true decision
bwazy  +   981d ago
After just being done with the SWTOR beta, I can really REALLY say that its a Major contender.... If it can even be contended (since its released so late in december). Games story line from the get go sucks you straight in, I forgot to open my Skyrim game when I found out I got into the beta.

Not to say Skyrim is anything less than absolutely brilliant though. Still have to play Uncharted 3, but too poor.
TheXonySbox  +   980d ago
SWTOR is old outdated game design versus skyrim; its not even at WOW's tier of quality.
bwazy  +   980d ago
Hush little troll, go play your Xbox.
josephayal  +   980d ago
GOTY is Street Fighter 4 Arcade edition or maybe Skyrim
JonnyBigBoss  +   980d ago
Skyrim -> Uncharted 3 -> Batman: Arkham City -> LittleBigPlanet 2 -> Dark Souls

That's my list.

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