From the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, the Game of The Year award was just announced.
Phew....least it wasn't MGSV Shame Bloodborne didn't get much love
Bloodborne deserved more. Not saying it deserved GOTY but maybe it should have gotten something
Unfortunately I think it's because it was an exclusive...while with something like the Witcher 3 it's multiplatform so more people get to experience it and those same people get to cast their vote. Not saying how it's going to be 100% but it probably has some influence. For me it stood out this year and provided me with a challenge, a good expansion and replay value.
Bloodborne is so good it got nominated for goty and lots of people cheered for it. It got recognized for its greatness but the witcher 3 has so much more to it and deserved goty over bloodborne.
Not really. It's an amazing game, but they didn't really do much different from the Souls series or really take anything to the next level. The Witcher 2 to the Witcher 3 was a massive jump. They kept everything that was amazing about The Witcher 2 and put it in an open world format and made it work beautifully and then some. Bloodborne played it safe by sticking to what they knew was good and enhancing a few things to make it overall better. From Software has a great formula, I just wish they expanded on it much more instead of small little changes.
"Not really. It's an amazing game, but they didn't really do much different from the Souls series or really take anything to the next level" I have to disagree I think they did, it didn't feel like the Souls games...in spirit sure but I never once felt I was just playing Dark Souls 2.5.
yea it should easily get the art design seriously
I knew Bloodborne wasn't going to win. It's an exclusive so it was already at a disadvantage in terms of votes. Not saying it would've won if it wasn't exclusive but it would've had a better chance at winning if it was on multiple platforms. Anyway, congrats to CD Projekt Red. I haven't even played my copy of The Witcher 3 yet and I was never interested in it.. Based on what I've seen of the game the dialouge and characters seem very bland and boring, especially Geralt and he's the main character.. Only got The Witcher 3 because of all the hype it gets and I got it for only $25.. It's still factory sealed especially since I'm still playing the masterpiece known as Bloodborne now that The Old Hunters DLC was released but I'm going to pop this bad boy in tomorrow so I can see what all the fuss is about.
@FoxTrot I wouldn't say it like Dark Souls 2.5, but it just felt all too familiar. I personally like the faster pace of Bloodborne and hope Dark Souls 3 goes down that path. But the combat, leveling system, items, weapons, progression, level design etc where all ripped straight from the Souls series. Which, mind you isn't a bad thing at all. But they really did play it safe by not straying too far away from what people loved about the Souls series. I just wish they took more risk with Bloodborne. Especially since it was a new IP, they literally had that freedom that most developers don't have since so many sequels are made these days. They could have done whatever they wanted without having to worry about people crying they ruined Dark Souls.
I don't remember the last time an exclusive won for The VGA's. They usually give whatever huge AAA game an award.
The Witcher 3 is way better as a total experience, in my opinion. Bloodborne is pretty mediocre in most areas other than its combat. If you don't love the combat there's not much else in it for most people.
Never stood a chance. Being both a niche(ish) product and/or an exclusive put it miles away from the vote. A Game of the Year generally is a title which appeals to the plebs, the chavs and adolescents. MGSV or Xenoblade imho should have been tied winners.
i've seen days when Gears of Wars won GOTY instead of Okami. After witnessing that these GOTY means nothing. Just like the reviews.
Bloodborne is the shyyt this year! Amazing game amazing atmosphere. Sucked into it until Platinum trophy unlocked.
uncharted 2 won game of the year award back in 2009 so exclusives do win. we basically had 3 major contenders this year. bloodborne, witcher 3 and fallout 4. the problem with the souls games and bloodborne is they do not cater to the mainstream public as much as the other two. it's not because it's exclusive. lots of people actually hate the souls games because of their unforgiveness and i imagine some reviewers don't even finish the games. it's hard to recommend games that have such a love/hate relationship so i can see why they didn't award it.
The majority of the awards, including game of the year were not fan voted. They were voted by a panel of journalists and what not that Geoff picked. So being an exclusive or not wouldn't matter.
My vote was for Metal Gear Solid 5. Not sure why it's getting so much hate. It wasn't perfect but the gameplay was amazing, the story was not that great I admit, but in my opinion Metal Gear has never had a great story, yeah the franchise usually has a lot of cutscenes but it's mostly just convoluted and unrealstic nonsense in my opinion. Still I guess I can understand why some are disappointed and feel like the story was really lacking this time. I'm the type that likes an Epic Story like Final Fantasy X, Silent Hill 2, or most recently The Last of Us but games like that are hard to come by. Metal Gear Solid V's story didn't really do anything for me, except with a few bits with Quiet but it really wasn't till her ending part and her song that got me a little emotional. Other than that, the game didn't have much story to care about.
Lol at people saying exclusives don't win Goty, is it that long ago TLOU won all these goty's?
@SullyNathan Based on your username, you should have no excuse in knowing Uncharted 2 won GOTY in 2009, when there was Modern Warfare 2, Arkham City & Halo ODST.
Interesting that a game of PC heritage walks home with the award. that says a lot about PC developers.
Im saying it should have got GotY
The Witcher 3 is goty no doubt. Congrast CDPR
The Phantom Pain deserved to win
lol no If there was an award for "Biggest Franchise to Take a Step Back" Then yeah sure, I could see it taking it this year Gameplay it exceeded, everything else took a step back
Well your opinions tend to be wrong so it don't matter
@Foxtrot if there was an award for biggest step back, Fallout would have gotten it since Bethesda bought the franchise. There's a difference from stepping back from a franchise and completely being oblivious to what the franchise is about.
No it didn't. Hence why it didn't win.
It's impossible for an opinion to be wrong though. ;)
@-Foxtrot Why though? The only step back imo was that phantom pain contained far less cutscenes than the previous games. I mean metal gear was all about those crazy and amazing cutscenes along with the gameplay. Anyways the story was quite good. It was just hidden between those cassette tapes and those small cutscenes.
ZombieGamerMan, you're one of the few people with taste on here. I agree, Metal Gear Solid V should of been the one.
not a chance, the franchise took a huge leap back with the bland world, was trying to be an open world, but it was just empty and devoid of character, no real story, and repetitive combat with the stupidest AI i have seen in modern games.
@mocaak Opinions can absolutely be wrong.
An opinion can categorically never be wrong. They are purely subjective, which, coincidentally, is another term that people need to learn the actual definition for. Opinions can certainly be stupid and misinformed, though...in my opinion.
Doesnt surprise me considering the VGAs were hosted at MICROSOFT theater.
I agree! I bought metal gear and was so disappointed.
The gameplay was really good though.
So the goty is Bloodborne then? Or, yours is?
Well deserved. No doubt of the sheer amount of content and hard work they put into it. For those hurt over their favourite game did not win let it be bloodborne or game from xbox or nintendo. Get over it.
Bloodborne did get love. It was nominated. I love bloodborne with its unyielding challenge and beautiful set pieces. But compare the leap from Witcher 2 to Witcher 3. They recreated the game altogether. Not to mention the story in W3 is vast. While Bloodborne is fun and somewhat different than Dark Souls visually. It's not too much of a stretch from the 2. The story isn't as vast either. One thing is for sure. If W3 is this good. Then Cyberpunk 2077 is going to be their crown jewel.
I'm not suprised. Witcher 3 is excellent, and mainstream, a predictable GOTY. I'm glad it won over MGSV and Fallout 4, it deserved it way more. As most of the people who played it, my personal GOTY is easily Bloodborne though:). Witcher 3 just didn't have enough variety in its world and in it's combat, and the gameplay mechanics felt clunky in comparison. (Now if more quests were like "Trough Space And Time" the story would've been different, that quest was fking amazing.)
Not my choice, but it was a great game.
Are people disagreeing with you that it's not your choice? Or do they disagree with you that it was a great game? They really should require a typed response to go with disagrees.
Wish Cities Skylines got at least 1 nomination but when you look at the categories there really isnt a spot for them other than maybe Dev of the Year.
feels like there should be more categories and less filler.
True, I would split up Racing and Sports, add Best exclusive for each platform (PS4, X1, PC, Wii U), best FPS, best DLC, and best innovation.
Agreed. Legit, half of the show was paid marketing of other titles. The credibility of the whole show might have just gotten flushed down the toilet. They skipped and out right didn't even have many categories in favor of having those paid ads. A time and a place..
They should also separate handheld and mobile games.
Definitely well deserved. On another note, E-Sports Team of the Year: Optic Gaming? Glad it happened early on so I didn't have to watch the rest of this garbage.
You should've seen Shaq standing on stage with Optic Gaming he was bigger than the whole team it was hilarious to see that.
"e-sports" will never cease sounding ridiculous to me.
Good Job, and congrats to all nominees!
HAHAHA some people in crowd were screaming fallout 4 HAHAHAH btw: this year's game awards show was the worst yet
I agree. It was terrible. Most of the "world premiers" were for indies and games we already knew about. There wasn't really any big AAA game announcements outside of Tell Tales game if that's even AAA. I usually skip the VGA's/TGA's. This was the first one I've watched since 2011 and I regret it. That was the longest 2 hours of my life. It felt like 4 hours...
I was at practice so I missed it, checked this site to find out what the '10 world premieres' were & I see Telltale Batman (not really feeling the idea that they announced their Marvel collaboration earlier yet it's hitting in 2017, meanwhile we will be getting yet another Batman game....sure it'll be cool but I'd rather have something from Marvel that we haven't seen so recently pushed up in lieu of yet another Batman game), a 1 minute QB cinematic, a 1 minute UC4 cinematic, & Rock Band VR? TWD Michonne is pushed back & Konami wouldn't allow Kojima to show up, so are 2 of the world premieres meant to solely be bummers? Didn't watch the show but the reveals are the definition of underwhelming...oh well been having a blast w/ the Uc4 beta since I got back so I guess I'm not missing out all that much....hopefully PSX will show them how it's done w/ actual worthwhile announcements. Oh also I guess Psychonauts 2 was a huge deal but I've never played it so I can't be too pumped for it...the RotTR dlc looked like the same environments with a weird palette swap of funky colors...like Blood Dragon w/o all of the thought put into it...looked pretty underwhelming to me, kinda looking pushed out to boost sales as opposed to something that had proper time spent w/ it...considering the game just launched that seems to be the case either way.
Deadmouse was dead 10 minutes of build up lol
The show was garbage. I like to say #emptyseats Any show that has so many empty seats? The people must know something. Like avoid it. The garbage end performance was a perfect way to end such a lame show. Fizzle. To think Rockstar might unveil there? LOL. That would have been odd to say the least. Let's talk empty seats. Are you kidding me? Visually that looks so bad it's not even funny.
HAHAHA some people have different opinions! Hilarious!
My GOTY as well, a masterpiece
They keep on giving Her story too many awards. Then even made a mistake saying witcher 3, only for it to be her story? Witcher 3 Game of the Year, Tomb Raider DLC, and Psychonauts 2 was the only great thing about this bad show.
nobody cares about some dlc for a game that didnt sell crap seriously...you make it bigger than it should be
The people who actually own the game care. And it was an extremely well reviewed game.. but only sales matter right? Your logic proves that McDonald's serves the best food and Justin Bieber is the best singer out there.
Your comment became crap when you mentioned sales as a barometer for success.
it deserves every praise it gets!