9 Games more deserving of Game of the Year than The Last of Us

GameZone writes, "Don't get us wrong, The Last of Us is a great game. It's emotional, tense, and visually gorgeous. But out of all the games we've played this year, there are nine game more deserving of the "Game of the Year" award."

Read Full Story >>
Hatsune-Miku3802d ago (Edited 3802d ago )

no game is more deserving than tlou for goty.

we can all prefer a lot of other games but tlou deserves it because everything about this game is done in high quality and pushed the ps3s tech to its limits to achieve it. indie games and other games with smaller budgets can be game of the year but most games often are strong in one area but lacking in others.

the last of us immerses the player in its world better than most games that ever existed and it introduced new techniques and ideas never seen before in video games. i cant really think of one area tlou was weak in using the technology available on ps3.

MONKEYDLUFFY3802d ago (Edited 3802d ago )

"New techinques and ideas"...just no. I told myself I'd respect peoples opinion if they enjoyed the TLOU experience.
But it introduced absolutely nothing new.
Name one game mechanic never seen before.

brbobcat3802d ago

I don't think it had any "new" mechanics, but the way Naughty Dog blended everything together was an amazing experience. Sometimes you don't need a new mechanic, you just need a new way of incorporating it into a game.

xHeavYx3802d ago

No game is more deserving than any other game (except Aliens:Colonial Marines, that's a POS) but this "journalist" made some poor choices

Metallox3801d ago

@xHeaVyx Now, every single game mentioned (except Dark Souls because it's not a 2013) deserve the nonexistent award. Those games are full of quality, and definitely aren't poor choices.

Kleptic3801d ago

i've yet to play TLOU...but from every source i trust in the gaming media (read: all 3 of them)...they said it takes relatively known mechanics and blends them together in a way never done before...layered with story telling that tops even uncharted as a series...

to monkey: that is fundamentally a new 'technique and idea'...a game is never its individual parts, its the sum of them...

themiracle3801d ago

better yet

how about you name one game mechanic from any of your other goty's, or maybe just any game at all, that was 'never seen before'.

my feeling is that nothing is created in a vacuum, and that all games rely upon, and build upon existing gameplay mechanics..

further, I thought that lastofus really put together an interesting set of gameplay mechanics that did, in total, create a unique gameplay experience.. for me at least, perhaps moreso than any other game I played this year..

your turn.

Rimeskeem3801d ago

Sometimes it's not about bringing something new to the table but bringing something that's the same but raises the bar much higher and shows what the genre is truly capable of

plaZeHD3801d ago

Easy, in-game crafting.

morganfell3801d ago


You do not see people trying to invent new ways of playing football. You just see some that can play the game like an artist. They have that perfect yet impossible to duplicate blend of all the essential elements required to succeed, the same that are available to others, yet they take those abilities and elevate them to something more. There is an indefinable quality to their play that not only cause them to stand out but also chnages the game for viewers.

The same can be said for Naughty Dog and The Last of Us. It isn't that they introduced new game play, but they made us look at every effort, every walk in an abandoned building, every encounter in a different light. They blended the pallet of game features, mechanics, and story telling as only an artist can. Our gaming hobby and in many cases our lives are richer for it.

Try as they might, these continual articles do fail to see that by not trying to reinvent the gaming football but rather approaching it in a different light, ND have indeed changed the game for all time.

scott1823801d ago (Edited 3801d ago )

I think in TLoU there are a lot of "New techinques and ideas" in multiplayer.

Most games that people clam re invented the wheel, did not at all, including Halo. But they did everything they did better than the other games before it in their genre, and deserve the high praise they get, and generally get a lot of haters. TLoU is no exception.

dedicatedtogamers3801d ago

I can't think of a game that does so many things well, compared to TLoU. Mind you, 2013 was an amazing year. Metro Last Light had wonderful graphics. FF Awakening had phenomenal characters and battles. SMT4 was a great return-to-form for the SMT series. Starbound was great. KZ Mercenary and Tearaway were quite surprisingly good. Etc etc.

But TLoU just does...everything really well. It's the complete package. Even the "throwaway" online mode is very well done and it's very fun and unique. It's Game of the Year because I can't think of any game that does everything better than TLoU.

Ezz20133801d ago

so what i took from this topic is that the dude is angry that most gamers and sites have different opinion than him ...is that it ?!

people have different opinions than you
get over it and move on
it's not "the end of the world" for you

RVanner_3801d ago

It enhanced and perfected every mechanic, it was flawless. That's why it deserves it.

+ Show (9) more repliesLast reply 3801d ago
sobotz3802d ago

that's just your opinion, not everybody think the same as you

erathaol3801d ago (Edited 3801d ago )

He didn't even bother to list some of the incredible indie games that came out in 2013. Dark Souls?! Really guy?

MysticStrummer3801d ago (Edited 3801d ago )

Dark Souls was my GotY when it came out, but it definitely shouldn't be on this list.

GTA5 was great, but it was simply more of the same GTA we've been playing for years, just bigger and prettier, and in my opinion wasted some potentially great characters on a potentially great story that turned out to be merely ok. Online is fun but gets old pretty fast.

The only other game on this list that anyone I know has played is Bioshock:Infinite, and I got two wildly different opinions from the two people I know that played it… One thought it was a candidate for best game of all time, and the other found it so boring that he traded it in without finishing it.

TLoU is definitely my GotY. The story is cool and well told with well acted characters, the gameplay was fun and tense, and the visuals were amazing for hardware getting toward the end of it's lifespan.

I'd put Walking Dead and Journey above any of these listed games, but like I said I haven't played most of them and never will.

All of the above are merely opinions.

Magicite3801d ago

I absolutely ROFLed @ Bit.Trip Presents Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien deserving GOTY more than The Last of Us.

gillri3801d ago

TLOU is my GOTY but boy Zelda A Link between Worlds pushed it for my top spot

I also loved Gone Home and Metro Last Light

PX543801d ago

"the last of us immerses the player in its world better than most games that ever existed and it introduced new techniques and ideas never seen before in video games. i cant really think of one area tlou was weak in using the technology available on ps3"

As much as i like the game, the main area where it fell down for me (and caused loss of immersion) was the AI interaction with each other.
I remember going through a level full of clickers, and the two AI characters following me were making all sorts of noises, running about and even bumping into the clickers but none of them were reacting to them. To be honest I was expecting much smarter AI, both allies and enemies.

Gamefan123801d ago

You know it was done on purpose right? They had it better but you can not control the others and it became impossible to really play

mobijoker3801d ago

Though Nintendo's games are always overlooked and ignored by Western award givers...to say these many games bettered TLoU this year is a blasphemy...The game is absolutely brilliant...only GTA V awes that much this year....

But if you seek signs of new innovations, you will not get any in TLoU....It didn't invent anything but brought old mechanics to their maximum limits...

If one has to award GoTY for new things, no big releases boast them...you've to look at indie games for those things....

come_bom3795d ago

"9 Games more deserving of Game of the Year than The Last of Us"

This article is not going to go well with Sony fanboys.

+ Show (6) more repliesLast reply 3795d ago
FPSRUSSIA3802d ago

Good list but none of them deserve it more then Last of us

Metallox3801d ago

Why? What is your criterion? Your opinion? Great... People don't understand that this thing of the "GOTY" it's just an opinion, a very respectable one, but not for that I wouldn't deny that other games can deserve such an award, too.


Zelda yes. Mario maybe. Fire emblem...no(I love fire emblem but awakening is not goty material) Pokemon: NO just no. Everything else I haven't played

thegent3801d ago

Fire emblem is the only game that I played in the past couple years hat I wanted to play the campaign again right after beating it. I definitely have no desire to play tlou again, however I have put nore houra into tlou than any other online game ive playes rececently


Have you played any other Fire Emblems? I think the Radiant games are better but thats just my opinion.