Will it come down to God of War vs Red Dead Redemption 2 for GOTY 2018? Or will another game make it a bigger fight?
Octopath Traveler should be in the running, too, imho.
Octopath Traveler did not get 90% on Meta, mostly GOTY is given to 90+ meta which shouldn't be the case in reality but it is :)
To me, (most probably) yes. God of War is the next gen of the video game. I mean, there are a lot of other awesome game released this year, but yeah ... God of War in on another level.
People still use the inaccurate metacritic in 2018?
Just checked Metacritic, looks like Celeste should be top runner for GOTY because it has a 94 (tied with God of War) for best game so far of 2018. Metacritic does work....
Yeah it's over. Red Dead 2 has it in the bag.
Although I love Octopath it is hard to compare to GoW imo.
OT is going to be a contender for Switch GOTY but I don't think it'll win and I love it (70hrs in and finally working on my 5th characters full story). I think that GOW, Spider-man and RDR2 are going to fight it out, but I think regardless the game's media is going to give it to RDR2 no matter what.
RDR is gonna be amazing and even if it does win GOTY it won't take anything away from God of War or Spiderman being amazing games on their own. That being said Rockstar has a pretty high average when it comes to recent releases... So I tend to agree with your prediction. The media may be biased but their games are polished to near perfection.
Even if it was the best JRPG of the past decade it probably wouldn't get a nomination. It's not really "mainstream" enough to win much.
Spider-Man has my vote.
It's not even out yet. Not saying Spiderman will be bad but did you pre-decided Mass Effect Andromeda or No Mans Sky for GOTY before playing them as well? What about We Happy Few? I have no doubt myself it will be good but to decide before playing is asinine.
In an article discussing red dead 2.... 🤔
Everyone's saying God of War won when the year is not even over yet, no difference.
I don't know why people think this. It looks great no doubt but it's not out yet firstly. Secondly, nothing about it seems groundbreaking, looking a lot like the Arkham series. Also as much as i like Insomniac, all their games tend to be around the 85 range. It would be great to see it surpass expectations but if it wasn't a Sony exclusive I don't think anyone would be called a GOTY contender. God of war on the other hand has proven to be an easyy GOTY contender. RDR2 is going to be there judging by the track record, and then there's Monster hunter.
That is the point. It being a Sony game shifted the value from a mobey grab to a blockbuster high quality release. Sony may jist be publishing, but they are also there to spread fairy dust. The same dust most of their single player games get.
@mkis007 That's a fair point! but I think in that case we have to wait and see.
Still a lot of games coming. So far the only games I'd put up are Monster Hunter and God of War.
Im 100% with you on this, I actually came to make an almost identical comment. Still so much to come out but right now GoW is a very close 2nd to MHW for me. The reason is after finishing GoW i had no urge to back to it, as excellent as it was... but i put over 250hrs into MHW and for such a niche series, what it accomplished in mainstream success should not be understated. With its content updates so frequent, dispite its minor flaws its IMHO the perfect representation of what a GAME OF THE YEAR in 2018 is. Until RD2 its right now atop the mountain of games to beat.
GOW is definitely the front runner. Sony has majority of the contenders.
lol that's true. But this year it's just lopsided in Sony's favor. I'm not complaining though.
I think Sony's only contender is GOW, which might actually be a winner. But compared to last year I don't see any majority. Spiderman is not looking like GOTY to me.
Talk about a question that answers itself. If you have to ask then you already know the answer.
yep it is over gow won
gow still divided opinions for the critics on ps4's best exclusive, i believe that rdr 2 should be better than bloodborne and get the most awards if they really redefine the open world of games
With an entirely different approach and still managing to top all previous games, I personally think GoW totally deserves it... RDR2 seems great, but need to see more to make an admission... Spider Man in the running too, maybe???
See more...you need to play the bloody game.
How about we wait until the year is over?
You’re right. It is too early to make decision on what game is “GOTY”. There are still many more great games that haven’t released yet this year.
I know they won't be considered because they always get snubbed but Yakuza 6 should be in the running. Kiwami 2 likely as well but not played the entire game yet just a portion. Yet to play a bad Yakuza game.
I agree with you.... I'm more excited for Kiwami 2 than any other game releasing this year. Hey Kiwami 2 and Yakuza 6 can be your game of the year!!!
Gow, spiderman, Mhw, and red dead 2. Itll be tough. And well...as much as I hate it, im sure ppl are gunna put in fortnite too as a contender...
Ha! That will be like the new “ best new popular” category that the announced for Hollywood.
It's obviously gonna be between BFV and BLOPS 4....cuz BATTLE ROYALE!!!
Before Spider-Man, Smash, Pokemon and the usual Winter games come out? WHAT ABOUT BLACK OPS 4!!!!!????? (lol)
BATTLE ROYALE 4 LYFE... I MEAN ERR BLACKOUT!!!!
yep because red dead spiderman smash pokemon nor call of duty reininvents themselves so drastically and succeeds.
no it will be between RDR2 and God of war and i don't see a clear winner in either case so expect the awards to be pretty much split between the 2(some sites will give it to GOW and others to RDR2) depending on how well spiderman is received we could defiantly see that jump into the conversation(it's high time insomniac make a true AAA 93/95 out of 100 type game) their games are always a notch below the upper 90's
If it comes down to GOW and red dead... I find it hard to believe GOW would win.
God of war is the GOTY
Nope, wait rdr 2
I'll decide when all the games of this year are actually released this year. But GoW could be in the running, honestly hasn't been much else so far, Farcry 5 wasn't what I expected it to be.
It might be over in some people's minds, but you're lying to yourself if you think Spiderman and Smash Bros Ultimate aren't in contention. Those are two of the most hyped games ever, let alone this year.
Their in contention definitely but let's be honest spiderman is gonna be amazing and so is smash bros but both games a basically a polishing of precious versions of a game. God of war imo deserves it because of how drastic a change it went through while still being familiar and an all around great game.
It was over in April
I dont want to hurt little ol Sony fanboys feelings, its just going to be tough for GoW to snag that trophy. I know the sensible folks will understand. BUT, GoW was outstanding. And none of us have played RDR2 yet....so none of us can have a confirmed opinion yet. Just saying....GoW any other year, might take that spot. RDR2 has a big pair of balls though
So did GTAV, and we all know how that ended for them.
I don't think GTAV's balls were THAT big
I think Celeste is TOP NOTCH as well
Not until the year is almost over and we have played everything. God of War reigns supreme in my book, but every game deserves a fair chance (Looking at YOU Red Dead and Spiderman!!)
Right now God of War is the clear contender. I really doubt any other game this year will manage to give me such an emotional rich experience. Will I think Red Dead 2 is going to be technically amazing, it may not impact me as God of War did.
God of War is one of the best games I've played in years, it's hard to imagine anything topping it.
Spider-Man and RDR2 may have better gameplay (who knows) but I can tell you they won't have a better story or adventure as God of War, the game of the generation!
Wicher 3 is game of generation And Gameplay >>>>story
I've got the Game of the Year edition, not started it yet but I doubt the story will equal God of War, and for me, gameplay/story/characters/adve nture - are all important to how I rate or care about a game but the story has to be top quality for me to give a damn. In 10 years time, both of these games could have shit gameplay, but God of War's story won't be any worse. If a game has okay to bad gameplay but a phenomenal story, I'll remember that experience for years to come. If a game has great gameplay but a bang average story, I'll probably never even care to remember the game. Go play old classics on N64 like Goldeneye, totally unplayable to today's gameplay/control standards, some games need a story to hold up. God of War has the best story in gaming in my opinion, without it linking to the older God of War games, it would be decent but because they use Kratos' rich lore, it elevates it above anything else.
Yep. GOW has it hands down. RDR2 is coming too late in the year to be in the running for it this year. I mean if the game still smells like shrink wrap its to new for GOTY
...That doesn't make any sense. If it's out before awards come out and it's in 2018, it's in contention. Your option doesn't matter in the slightest for that. Spiderman, RDR2, and Smash Ultimate are all GOTY contenders.
Yeah no sorry kiddo but I'm right like it or not
easily RDR 2
Such a dumb title. I would assume that at least RDR2 would have something to say about GotY. Yes, GoW was great, and it may win, but to crown it before Spider-Man or RDR2...crazy!
It’ll be over when the year is over
gow still divided opinions for the critics on ps4's best exclusive, i believe that rdr 2 really redefine the open world of games
Is everyone forgetting about Smash Bros. Ultimate ? There is so much content and detail and thought put into this game and there is still more to be revealed. It's difficult because there are about 5-6 serious contenders and you could make a legit argument for any of them. * God of War 3 * Red Dead Redemption 2 * Smash Bros. Ultimate Those are probably the main three although 2 haven't released yet. Smash Bros. Ultimate's advantage is you can keep playing it over and over and have a ton of different fun new experiences and is a game you could play for 4-5 years and still have fun. God of War 3 is a really good initial experience but mostly only so the first time around. RDR2 is kind of an in betweener. It's a story driven game that's initial playthough will be it's best experience, but it will have replay value like RDR did, and also like GTA 5 does.
I'll wait till 2018 is finished to decide that.
RDR2 is coming
As great as God of War is, I can't help but shake the feeling Red Dead 2 is going to blow the fucking roof off.
GOW had great combat and was a lot of fun; I don't think it's game of the year or even close to game of the generation though. There are a number of games that I've found to be much better so far. Now, if we're just judging the game on its technical merits, it's probably higher up in the rankings. For the record, I'm not the least bit interested in Red Dead either, but I'm sure most outlets will come down to those two choices.
GOW was a descent game. But I dont think it's on TLOU level. Therefore it will get destroyed by RDR2.
I agree with God of War being good. I can't personally rate it above that. I don't think it's on The Last of Us' level either. I'm really looking forward to Red Dead Redemption 2. I think it's going to be a lot of fun with lots to do. Praying for good horse controls.
Monster hunter World, hands down.