Overwatch Should Be On Game Of The Year Lists

A game that released in 2016 shouldn’t be eligible for a 2017 list, right? Wrong. Games should be judged on new content, not just their release window.

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Nyxus418d ago

I disagree. Give other games a chance to shine. Several 2017 games get overlooked as it is, like Persona 5 and Yakuza 0.

mikeslemonade416d ago

like Overwatch was even a 2017 game.

thorstein416d ago

May 2016. Man, calendars are hard.


FinalFantasyFanatic415d ago

Didn't it get an award or a nomination last year?

rainslacker415d ago

Why's that? Because it actually may have brought about a huge change in the market, as MT finally got recognized publicly as a problem the consumers had with modern gaming.

If anything, it may actually be the most influential game of this year, so may be worth a GOTY nomination. Not because it's worthy of it, because it's rather pedestrian overall, but because it had some influence.

PlayableGamez-415d ago

Game is fantastic.
Great graphics
Great Sound
Best campaign story of the year
Multiplayer is fun and immersive
EA and DICE crafted a masterpiece.

notachance415d ago

you gotta work on your trolling art man, lol this is just too obvious

_-EDMIX-_415d ago

@sgt-you can have your opinion regarding Electronic Arts and loot crate's which nothing is really wrong with that but please stop trying to attack other users simply because some of them like Battlefront 2 even though I would not give this game game of the year based on many other games I like more I'm not also going to attack any person that believes this is Game of the Year for them personally.

Based on the sales somebody lied to Battlefront 2 and be honest nothing is wrong with that.

Leave the debate about microtransactions In Articles specifically talking about that I don't understand this websites obsession attacking people simply for having different opinions on games they like.

PlayableGamez-415d ago

Yeah I know.
Persona 5 is actually my GOTY.
BF2 can eat Jar Jar shit.

SolidDuck415d ago

Then it must be the only game you’ve played this year.

badz149415d ago

by GOTY you meant "Goof of The Year", right?

Sgt_Slaughter415d ago

@edmix If making a topical joke about someone's comment is now attacking a user, then this site will be down tomorrow. Hope everyone enjoyed their stay here, it's over.

UltraNova415d ago

"Best campaign story of the year "

Not even close.

Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice is one of 2017's best if not The best campaign/SP offering.

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_-EDMIX-_415d ago

The story in Yakuza 0 is so damn good!

notachance415d ago

and the pure badassery...
a relatable, real-life badass just trumps over fantasy super-soldier pew pew easily

NarooN415d ago (Edited 415d ago )

Yakuza/Ryu ga Gotoku is a great series in general. I've been playing Dead Souls lately and already clocked in 70 hours from the main story + substories and sidequests lol. These games have a ton of content and stuff to do without the need of microtransactions.

Segata415d ago

Same here. The only game left on the calendar I can see challenging it is Xenoblade 2 but man Yakuza 0 is an amazing game.

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Obelisk92415d ago (Edited 415d ago )

Persona 5 is still my current GOTY... such a masterful experience, best JRPG I've played in so many years.

Nier Automata, Resident Evil 7, Yakuza 0, Horizon, Zelda BotW, Nioh, Super Mario Odyssey and Cuphead are also on my list of GOTY contenders. Incredible year.

notachance415d ago

lol the writer is an obvious Overwatch fanboy who don't really play any other MP games, there're literally tons of games with way more new content this year than Overwatch.

Some even underwent expansion-like changes like Warframe which goes open-world, Dota 2 overhauling its entire leveling mechanics with the new talent system (the entire roster of 100+ heroes underwent big changes unlike some lame itsy bitsy new Valkyrie-mode change).

and there's also the overlooked masterpieces of 2017 like P5, Yakuza 0, Nier. I swear man, Yakuza 0 is the most damn bad-ass coolest game I've ever played and I've played many badass games from Kratos and Solid Snake to Master Chief.
consider yourself informed guys, try Yakuza 0 and it will blow your minds, a masterpiece just waiting to be played right there.

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spicelicka415d ago

Glad to see we unanimously agree. This game has no campaign, graphics look last gen, and was released as full priced game. They charge for characters and cosmetics while already lacking on content. Sure it's a really fun game but it's not GOTY.

rivaldoo777417d ago (Edited 417d ago )

Nope put that trash out of the list plz

InTheZoneAC416d ago

trash? LOL but you probably prefer an consistently broken mechanic/lag game in Call of Duty, right

This game shouldn't be a part of 2017 goty contenders though.

rivaldoo777416d ago

Nope great games like U4 and the last of us! All Sony and Nintendo exclusives as well

rainslacker415d ago

Is COD going to be on GOTY lists though?

When was the last time that actually happened?

While I don't consider OW trash, I do feel there are much more influential and better games this year.

But OW shouldn't be a contender because it was released last year. Just because it got new content that made it better, doesn't mean it's a 2017 game. If there's some award for best DLC content for the year, it can compete there.

UCForce417d ago

That’s a big NO to be honest.

kindkinesis417d ago

I disagree completely. I don't think it was the game of the year for 2016 either.