Kotaku - While Portal 2 walked away with Kotaku's official game of the year award for 2011, Kotaku commenters held their own damn awards this year and they ended with a resounding chorus of "FUS ROH DAH".
looks like Kotaku >> their community then. lol. because Portal 2 takes a nice, healthy shit all over Skyrim.
I loved Skyrim. But objectively, it was not the best game released this year, by far. I guess it all comes down to the question posed to the community; "what was the best game this year?" vs "what was your favorite game this year?". Which is why I'm not a fan of vague surveys that ask you to respond to a simple "Game of the Year:" prompt.
I'd give GOTY to Batman or Deus Ex. There are a lot of games that I'd put above Portal 2. IMO it wouldn't even be a contender for GOTY. It was good but not great - it was my fav puzzle game but no where near my fav game this year. Some games made me feel like I was playing next-gen gaming, not in terms of graphics but in terms of design, they were just so well executed and polished.
I have to second that. Skyrim eclipes all, but if any other game can be considered GOTY competitors it's Batman and Deus Ex. Portal was nice, and did made me laugh at some points, but it was still an overstretched puzzle game with pretty weak puzzles compared to the first game.
And this is how Bethesda gets away with making broken games... Sigh... I have lost all faith in gaming right now
Even though I love it, I must admit ... the game plays pretty crappy (PS3 version). I was a bit surprised too. Fallout 3 actually plays and performs better, I noticed it almost immediately. I imagine the PC version is excellent, but the console version gets really choppy and clumsy at times. The game is very good especially if you love the genre but to blindly overlook its faults would be unfair to other games. Many games get shredded for the very faults that Skyrim has, yet Skyrim has seemingly gotten a pass.
I can proudly say ive platinumed there last 3 games fallout 3, New Vegas, & Skyrim :) serisouly though ive spent way to many hours of my life playing your games bethesda!
^ "Skyrim because its only cool when its not popular" - Gamer Logic If your going to play an Elder Scrolls game play it on PC because you can command console most of the bugs and correct them and also download some great mods. Seems to be all this Skyrim hating has just come out of the woodwork as it has achieved more and more popularity.
You just can't accept some people don't like the game? If you have to ask why people don't like it then you are blinded by the scale of the game. Most people can look by the faults of it. I can't. People generally say the faults are forgivable because what bethesda is aiming for and has achieved is...greater than the faults. I simply disagree on that. I don't care if it's popular, do i dislike FF7? No. Halo? No. Uncharted? No. Mario? No. But I don't like Skyrim.
Meh will wait for GOTY $40 edition next year, at least by that time game might be patched :P
So its wrong to hate a broken product ? I know i'd be livid if i bought something and it does not perform as it should but, Um, yeah ok whatever floats your boat.
I've experienced very few bugs on the pc version so for me it is GOTY by a mile. Portal 2 comes second. I do think Bethesda need to get their act together in regard to developing for multiple platforms. It shouldn't have been so buggy on PS3.
THATS EXACTLY WHY WE HATE IT SO MUCH! I mean really, How the hell can we allow Bethesda to keep getting away with this crap, and to add insult to injury vote it Game of the Year, even though it barely works on one console. Seriously if I ever meet Tod Howard my conversation would go like this, except talking about all the problems Skyrims has on PS3 http://www.youtube.com/watc... God damn, everytime Skyrim wins a Game of the Year award, I feel like punching someone in the face. How the hell do we keep rewarding this broken ass game? HOW?
Wow...crazy comments. When speaking truth, u have to include it. I have logged 200 hrs into skyrim and have much left to do. In that time, i have had minor issues with the game; what i would call similar to every game I've played this year. Yes, i know ps3 has had some serious issues, but i was able to avoid them. I bought it for Xbox. I play almost everything on ps3, but we all knew coming in that the issue was memory, which is extremely difficult to fix. This game is Onondaga disc on xboxand fromwhat I've read, its phenomonal on PC w the mods etc. If you want to announce a different winner for ps3, fine, but its the hardware limitations, not software. Now, in a year which saw amazing releases from dead space 2, killzone 3,portal 2, infamous 2, deus ex, resistance 3, gears 3, battlefield 3, Batman, uncharted 3 & skyrim, skyrim is hands down, goty. I will admit that i was a bit surprised by the sales because i assumed that skyrim would not b everyone's cup of tea, but you cannot denying the sheer awesomeness that is skyrim. I played every game on the list above and the only game i am playing now, consistently since 11/11/11 is skyrim. It isn't simply goty but most likely got generation. Yes, it has it's flaws but it is in a class by itself regarding the creation of another world to live in. The graphics are damn good considering its expansiveness and the customization and ability to craft a hero is unlike anything before it. This game makes me giddy at the thought of what can be accomplished w next Gen technology. And the console version, at least the Xbox, is an amazing version. I could go on and on. Portal 2 is great, but it was over in 10 days, just like uncharted, millzone, resistance and gears. The only other games i would consider as runner up would be deus ex, Batman and uncharted (because of the sheer 10 adrenaline rush). Battlefield was also an amazing feat of multiplayer. It gave me similar feelings in regards to what dice willb able to do in a few years. But, as all the other games sit on my shelf, I remain lost in the snowy mountains of skyrim, trying to locate the house of a woman named Angie. I just know that she has something to assist me. And in the time it takes me to find her, I could played half of most of the other games mentioned. I am dragonborn...no, skyrim haa me believing that I am actually dragonborn. Time to destroy the thalmore.
The best RPG game I have played in a very long time, can't quit playing! Sure as hell getting my moneys worth!
The only thing Skyrim should win is Broken Game of the Year. There is zero excuse for the PS3 version being completely broken. If it is not ready, delay it. Don't fuck over people by releasing a game that is or becomes unplayable.
Lol, the same haters on every skyrim article. you guys are pathetic.
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