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VGA Action/Adventure Winner

The winner of the VGA's Action/Adventure Award was not Uncharted 2 like many hoped, but rather UbiSoft's Assassin's Creed 2!

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Saaking3622d ago (Edited 3622d ago )

Should have gone to UC2, but oh well. AC2 deserves as well...but UC2 was definitely the best. Not off to a good start are we VGAs?

darkequitus3622d ago (Edited 3622d ago )

I have not played AC2 yet, but I thought UC2 would have won it. On my 3rd go through.

MasFlowKiller3622d ago

u clearly havent played both games.

it should have been a race between batman arkham asylum and Uncharted 2

darkequitus3622d ago

Yest Batman was very good indeed.

blackpanther253622d ago (Edited 3622d ago )

I am the only one who thought ACII wasn't that hot.....I mean the graphics looked really bad in some scenes. The gameplay was good but I think people were hyping it up too much. Well maybe cause i wasn't a fan of the first game

@dread.....yeah i guess your right...no point taking it so seriously

deadreckoning6663622d ago (Edited 3622d ago )

Remember who voted guys..just remember who voted.

From what I understand half the votes came from the GAMERS and the other half comes from the CRITICS. I really don't see a fairer way of doing it.

@BlackPanther- Yep no point in taking it seriously. If you take a few seconds to think about it, u realize that it would be nearly impossible for Uncharted 2 to win GOTY. More gamers own MW2 over U2. Therefore, more votes will go to MW2 over U2.

Also, MW2 is multiplatform so it will get EVEN MORE votes because of that. Uncharted 2 won't win because many people don't own it, much less know of it.

Aceluffy3622d ago

I've played AC2, Platinum-ed it ( Damn feathers ) but I can't find in my mind that it's the best action adventure game, there's barely any stunts in that game, even when it's actually have action sequence, it's really slow paced, what the hell ?
Batman AA and UC2 definitely much better than this slow paced action game, I mean....we're talking about ACTION here, right ?

thereapersson3622d ago (Edited 3622d ago )

Uncharted 2 bundled so much in the game package, it more than justifies paying 60 dollars for the game. So many people complain that games these days aren't worth 60 bucks, but that isn't the case with U2. I'm sad that Naughty Dog's masterpiece didn't win the award, but at least it did manage to make it into the finals.

*shrug*

Assassin's Creed 2 is multiplatform, so I guess to keep their viewer base happy, they just went ahead and gave it to the best MULTIPLATFORM game of the year. I probably would have chosen Batman: Arkham Asylum over AC2, but hey, that's just my preference. I wonder if any of the VGA's judges even own PS3's, or play many games on it?

ThanatosDMC3622d ago

AC2 was great but not as epic as U2 if you compare them to each other. Oh well, what do you expect? U2 would have grabbed a lot of awards if it was fair.

evrfighter3622d ago

well it couldn't win in its own genre...I guess that means MW2 is going to take GoTY.

I'm still watching it. Only because Infinity Ward didn't win studio of the year.

Immortal Kaim3622d ago

Guys AC2 is an amazing game. I definitely don't agree with Hugh Jackman winning best 'Male voice acting' (or whatever the award was for), Nolan North should have gotten that I reckon. Oh well.

The real killer3622d ago

It will be not honest if it was a PS3 exclusive right? thats why they choose Assassin greed 2

kneon3622d ago

While AC2 was good, UC2 was GREAT! Uncharted definitely should have won.

jalen2473622d ago

I love AC 2 but come on Uncharted 2 should have won this category. I have a feeling that it won't be a good night for Uncharted 2.

morganfell3622d ago (Edited 3622d ago )

Let the UC2 snubbing begin. Here we go with the AC2 campaign for GOTY. Anything but a PS3 exclusive.

And while we are at it, remember all of the attacks on Killzone 2 because it had no Co-op? Where are the similar attacks on AC2 for no MP AND no Co-op?

rucky3622d ago (Edited 3622d ago )

Are all you people really taking the result of this so-called award show seriously? Jack Black won for f*ck sake. All for a retarded stunt.

thereapersson3622d ago

I think multiplayer action in Assassin's Creed 2 would have been awesome. If they can manage to make it work in Uncharted 2, they can easily pull it off with Assassin's Creed 2 IMO.

morganfell3622d ago

I agree but the fact is AC2 is getting a pass on something that was used to damn KZ2.

thereapersson3622d ago

However, I think it's a little skewed because they are two different genres. AC2 isn't even a shooter, which is something that comprises the majority of Uncharted 2's gameplay. I think it makes more sense to compare Gears and Uncharted, or Halo and Killzone, which is why Killzone was derided for not having co-op. Most shooters these days do have co-op, even if a lot of the time, it ends up being a rather shallow addition to a game.

While I will say that I feel as though Killzone 2's campaign felt perfect the way it was -- it has such a narrative and pacing that made sense to have you go alone through the game -- I wouldn't have minded an extra mode, to see the game through the eyes of another character. Or, you could have played Rico, while your friend played another member of your team. Something to that extent, anyway.

Anything more than 2-player co-op just wouldn't have made sense.

Darkstorn3622d ago

Uncharted 2 should have won this category, but this isn't too much of an upset. If this were the GOTY category, that's a different story...

morganfell3622d ago

I am sorry, that doesn't fly. Bioshock is a shooter and it also got the same free pass. Had they woven the story properly it could have been done. There is more than one assassin. They chose not to. Both UC2 and AC2 are 3rd person action games and UC2 pulled it off.

I won't let comments about genre skew the fact it got a free ride.

Tachyon_Nova3622d ago

I think Assassins is a choice. UC2 was overhyped, although everyone but me seems to love it. And its not like I'm a AC fanboy, I hated the first one so much that I actually broke the disc rather than trade it in so that hopefully one less person would have to go through the punish. But it is probably my GOTY (Assassins 2 that is) for 2009.

SaberEdge3622d ago

From my perspective this is way off. Assassin's Creed 2 is a 8.9 in my book, while Uncharted 2 is a 10 (very few games deserve a 10).

This practice of snubbing exclusives is unfair. Winners should not have to be multi-platform games.

Commander TK3622d ago

Uncharted 2 fanboys. I haven't played AC2, but U2 fanboys r pathetic.

nan03621d ago

I don't have a flying *bleep* what anybody says. ASsassins Creed II should of gotten game of the year. They put so much work into this game it isn't even funny. Not only is Desmond's story original and interesting, but you have Ezio's as well...

NOT to mention all of subject 16's clips and alternate history/conspiracy of it all. It was so unique and awesomely made. So emotional. The animations were lushous and amazing, the graphics are amazing for the scale of the cities. WITH NO FRAME DIPS, atleast I haven't encountered any.

People just don't understand deep and interesting stories. I was confused and lost and I'm a hardcore fan. I had to look things up online to make sense etc. It's so deep, this game is one of the best period. People need to look at the whole picture and not just compare the gameplay.

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Skyreno3622d ago

OMFGOD WHAT THE HELL >>>>? ?????? i was sure Uncharted 2 will take crown but assassin sure good game but best adventure yeah right >>/??

deadreckoning6663622d ago (Edited 3622d ago )

"remember, this is for the casuals. Just wait till the AIAS."

Who cares about VGAs or AIAS? Ur basically saying that you need a group to publicly recognize Uncharted 2 just so u can use it as fanboy ammo on N4G. Grow up. We already know AIAS will give it to Uncharted 2 and NO ONE is going to care because MOST gamers don't even know what AIAS is. Whether we like it or not, the VGAs are the most popular yearly videogame awards.

Uncharted 2 can be YOUR game of the year..just leave it at that and ull never be dissapointed

swiftshot933622d ago

I was surprised by this. I know many people dont take the VGAs seriously, but I honestly thought Uncharted 2 would clean up the awards because its so damn good.

Saaking3622d ago

remember, this is for the casuals. Just wait till the AIAS.

MajestieBeast3622d ago

what a f*cking joke ac2 seriously gtfo its just what ac shouldve been.