Forza Horizon 5 Deserves Game Of The Year Consideration At The Game Awards

It's been a banner year for games, but there's one curious omission from GOTY contention

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jznrpg918d ago (Edited 918d ago )

I haven’t played it but I agree it should have had a chance at least . Returnal should have had a chance too. Oh well the awards show is cringe and the reveals were ok but I have little interest in Geoff and the show . He overhyped and didn’t deliver again . It wasn’t totally horrible but I won’t watch next year I’ll just look at the “highlights” or lack of after the show . Comment above me disappeared . Strange

Xb1ps4918d ago

A lot of gamers are such a finicky bunch.

dbcoops918d ago (Edited 918d ago )

No it doesn't. It deserves a "best racing game" nomination which it received and won. And before the xbox horde descends upon me as usual I would say the exact same thing about Gran Turismo no matter how amazing it turned out to be.

Tacoboto918d ago

Why can a racing game not be GotY material?

That's like saying a game impossible to play single player shouldn't be GotY, and... well...


Because is a racing game and it won't never happen

dbcoops918d ago

A key component to overall GOTY is a great story and character interaction, tell me whats the great story and character interaction in Forza Horizon? Can a co-op only game possess those two key attributes?..........well.. Racing games aren't going to win GOTY and people need to stop moaning about it already.

Tacoboto918d ago

The winner of Best Narrative didn't even get a GotY nomination.

Literally the best story. No GotY nod. Metroid Dread did, and Samus' only dialogue was a very long scream. RE8, while my favorite RE, had an absolutely absurd story and Ethan had no depth as a character. Neither of those two received nominations in Direction or Narrative. So their story and character interactions weren't good enough for a Narrative award, but they're good enough for GotY. So consistent

Racing games get the short end of the stick and it *shouldnt* be that way. It's *Game* of the year, not story of the year which is already its own award. FH5 won every category it was in

Ezio2048918d ago

It won 3 awards which is the highest tally tied with It Takes Two

Deathdeliverer918d ago

Man I’m telling you right now. I love Horizon on my series X. I finessed cars I should not have from the market for super cheap in week one.
On NO planet should it have gotten best sound design over Returnal NOR ratchet. How does ANY racing game get best sound design period? How much better can a engine sound? It really is pointless, but I’m going to tell you. It’s like VR. It’s easy to discount if you haven’t experienced it. Once you’ve used it, it’s eye opening. Returnal is the best game I have ever heard. PC, Xbox, PlayStation, whatever you want. Simple white and black 3D audio headset and returnal. Set up your tempest audios settings in the options so it goes with your ear.
ONLY excuse is Returnal is so hard that people didn’t hear half of what I did. (I beat it in just a few deaths). Even then though, first biome, first level. Pause the freaking game. The rain on the suit. The sound of the world. The music. Man that game got raped. At least it got ONE. Ratchet though? Now that’s rape.

SCW1982918d ago

4th biome organ music getting louder. An experience I will remember my whole life. One of the coolest boss fights ever.

Deathdeliverer918d ago

That fight…. Climbing the tower. Hearing the music get louder. The whole time I was thinking it’s cool that they are building up to something big with the background music. When I came to see Hyperion was playing the music I stood at the opening and started recording. I will have that fight saved forever. Him dashing back to the organ mid fight. My god.

AmUnRa918d ago

Yeah i did not believe my ears when FH5 won the best sound award. That was so wrong...infact i think it was bullshit...

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Valve facing £656,000,000 lawsuit over claims Steam is ripping off players

The owner of Steam has been accused of overcharging 14 million PC gamers in the UK and 'shutting out' competition in a new lawsuit.

Dan5013h ago

Overcharging? Have these people never heard of sales?

just_looken12h ago(Edited 12h ago)

"Valve, the owner of Steam, is being sued for £656m over claims it is abusing its dominant market position to overcharge players.

The collective action claim has been filed with the UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal by digital rights campaigner Vicki Shotbolt.

In the lawsuit, Shotbolt accuses Valve of ‘shutting out’ competition when it comes to buying PC games and DLC, which has led to 14m people in the UK being overcharged for PC games as a result.

The claim is seeking up to £44 compensation for every UK player who has bought a PC game or add-on content from June 5, 2018."


So they are trying to take the apple/sony/xbox approach were there is only one store without ever using a pc for gaming.

Anyone with a ounce of pc gaming knowledge knows steam did nothing when competition and the launcher war happened but now every publisher that had there own launcher with games only available on that platform are slowing coming back to steam.

This "lawsuit" should be directed to launcher's like rockstar's as they have games only available on there like the gta collection or ubisoft with xdefiant heck epic launcher exclusive games. There is no grounds in which steam has locked down content to there platform except there own games though there are disc versions of those except half life alex.

Pc players still have the best choice on game buying with multiple launcher's and site that offers keys like my fav humble bundle but on the same platform we have the worst drm along with those 3rd part launcher's that need to run in the background.

anast11h ago

How about suing them for the game files that the customer should own?

Goodguy0111h ago

Steam allows 3rd party apps (which I hate) and...we all know that egs is the one that keeps buying exclusivity lol. A lot of devs and consumers rely on steam hence it's very heavy support.

paulust20029h ago

If I get 44 pound from them I'll only be spending it in the steam store...fucking absurd ..one of the most ethical companies out there and largely due to them not being a public offering imo

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It’s Time To Give EA It’s Flowers For EA Originals Program

Discover the impressive game releases from EA Originals. Explore the publishing arm's commitment to ambitious indie games.

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ApocalypseShadow1d 8h ago (Edited 1d 8h ago )

Those flowers coming from me would be dead. EA will never, ever again get accolades from me with how they have ran their business, killed developers, killed franchises, monopolized IP and licenses.

Nothing but dead flowers.