Skyrim wins AIAS Game of a Year

The Academy of Interactive Arts Sciences hold a Interactive Achievement Awards during DICE final night, and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim took home a Game of a Year prize, among 4 other awards. The diversion also won RPG of a year, and superb achievements for story, gameplay engineering, and gameplay direction.

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Knight_Cid2296d ago (Edited 2296d ago )

so? my game of the year was radiant historia. Does that make my opinion any less valuable than theres or different?

Tr10wn2296d ago (Edited 2296d ago )

so? games doesn't deserve goty awards? is an award not a fact get it right.... beside some people got Dragon Age 2 as GOTY and that game really suck.

Knight_Cid2296d ago

you just proved my point on how little goty matter

Bigpappy2296d ago (Edited 2296d ago )

I get your point, but DA2 does not suck. Most people who bought that game finished it, because it was very playable and you could actually follow the story arc. What some people did not like was the simplification that Bioware tried, just like with ME2. The game was actually well made, but more action adventure less RPG.

Any way, Skyrim is the best game of the year and for many year before actually. I am still playing it and have not completed the main quest, because that is not my focus. I only go back to the main quest when I am ready for a change in flow of the game. As you advance the AI attack patterns seem to change, and you discover new things that you wouldn't by just exploring and leveling. I am around 250hrs in and I don't plan on joining the thiefs or the Dark Brotherhood. That is the beauty of the ES games. I have all of these options and I can choose the path I want to develope my character.

bozebo2296d ago (Edited 2296d ago )

"Academy of Interactive [Arts Sciences]" isn't that an oxymoron?

Also, these three things simply do not apply to skyrim: "story, gameplay engineering, and gameplay direction."

The story was rubbish, compared to a whole load of other RPGs, the gameplay is horridly engineered (if by that, they mean programming - which is what software engineering is but I wouldn't expect artsy fartsy types to have any idea about that even when they see bugs break the game first hand), and there is no "direction" on purpose in Skyrim... I guess because the people giving out the award are not gamers they just followed the hype and say Skyrim is fantastic without really understanding why lol (it is a fantastic game, but only a gamer will be able to realise that and compare it to other gaming experiences - if one of them happens to be morrowind though they will hate skyrim lol). Surely SWToR is a superior RPG in nearly every way? Especially the 3 categories which they awarded Skyrim for... oh wait it isn't multiplat so that instantly means it can't be great does it?

Anyway, I can't (or, don't want to) view the full article because apparently is a phishing site (herp derp?) so I will do what I usually do anyway and pick holes in the summary lol. I just hate artsy fartsy idiots talking about games, because they only ever talk about the big mainstream titles or little hipstery (well, they make them hipstery by going on and on and on about them trying to be cool) titles like braid and minecraft.

Tr10wn2296d ago

You should really watch the keynote of todd from DICE 2012 so he can explain how u "must" play TES games, Skyrim is a well made massive open world with tons of things to do, if u are looking for a guided story telling or linear this isnt ur game go play FF13, thats why there is no direction purpose, ur just "YOU" in a massive map now do whatever u want in there, if u can't understand that please stop playing TES games.

bozebo2296d ago (Edited 2296d ago )


also "please stop playing TES games" who are you to tell me not to play a series?

I don't think you got what I was trying to say anyway.

majiebeast2296d ago

Just release a broken game and voila goty.

dedicatedtogamers2296d ago

Skyrim is good but it's sad that the more consolized the Elder Scrolls series becomes, the more awards and the more popularity it gains.

I remember being able to craft my own freakin' SPELLS in Morrowind. SPELLS! I remember getting my stats so high that - with a bit of help from a potion - I could jump from rooftop to rooftop, sniping guards with my bow while they searched for me. Can your precious Fus Roh Dah do that?

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