Six months into 2010, with six more months of solid titles still ahead of us. Is it too early to start sizing up Mass Effect 2 and Red Dead Redemption against each other as the primary contenders for Game of the Year consideration? Not at all.
They are both great games but I have a feeling Super Mario Galaxy 2 will get it based off reviews.
God of War 3 for me so far.
red dead was hella fun but ME2 has been like no other. Hell, Alan Wake was hella fun, but mass effect 2 has been incredible and Bioware continues to support it, so it keeps on rocking. There will be other continders later on this year.
ME2 for me too so far, with GOW3 a close second. But why are these articles popping up when we're only half way through the year?!?! There's a lot of big hitters to come this year yet.
would probably get it, but I hope that's not what they base it on. Sure it got a high score, but you can just look at the amount of effort and detail put into other games such as Red Dead Redemption and Mass Effect 2 and I think it blows Mario out of the water. I thought God of War 3 was tight, but for me it was just like the first and second one. I really thought Bayonetta offered more variety and fun, and this was only Bayonetta's first outing. The games that innovate or push the boundaries get my vote, and with that said I'd put Heavy Rain over God of War 3 if I had to choose. But overall, my top 5 as of now is: 1. Mass Effect 2 2. Bayonetta 3. Heavy Rain 4. Bad Company 2 5. Red Dead Redemption
What about Starcraft 2? Why does everyone forget about PC exclusives and vouch for console games as GOTY?... why! : /
Im liking that pic giggity
Glad im not the only perv here lol I mean cmon!! Look at it! lol If thats not a AVN awards trophy i dunno what is.
Who else but Quagmire?! :D
i seriously don't care about GOTY only clicked because of the pic
no matter what it looks like, she's an automatic KEEPER:)!
heavy rain imo will get GOTY. but on topic: i think out of the two, mass effect 2 is the better game, red dead is overrated imo.
wow i had 3 bubbles, and just for stating my opinion i have 2.
Ill give u 1 (a bubble that is) i like your pic, thats 1 SCARY mofo :-) On topic: Demon's Souls is MY game of the year, it only got released in the UK last week so technically, it counts as this year
who cares halo reach game of the decade
It seems that the troll eater has absorbed the trolls that he ate into himself.
I vote Kinectimals.
getting all the awards
Never has a game left me in such awe. The whole game was unbelievable and is an incredible end to Kratos' story. Also in the running IMO : Heavy Rain Red Dead Redemption Mass Effect 2 (thought about buying another 360 just for this game!) All in all, GRAN TURISMO 5 will be my GOTY by year's end. 11/2/10
God of War GOTY for me i played heavy rain, rdr, and me2.
2. God Of War III 3. Bioshock 2 4.GTA: Episodes From Liberty City 5. Modnation Racers
I can understand why people would choose these two games, but neither did anything for me. I don't like GTA or westerns, but I gave Red Dead a try anyway, and it just wasn't my kind of game. Mass Effect 2's problem to me is the gameplay. I love the story and the lore within the game, but the gameplay ruins what would be an amazing game. The 3rd person shooter mechanics aren't good, and going through so many menus all the time takes away from the action. What makes me mad about Mass Effect is that I know it's the type of game I like, but the gameplay is keeping me from getting into it. If I had to choose right now, it would be God of War with Heavy Rain close by. God of War met my expectations, and was a great conclusion to the series (although I would have liked it if it was longer). Heavy Rain expanded upon the genre started by Indigo Prophecy, and did a great job at showing games outside of the norm.
Starcraft 2 'nuff said
An unfortunate and yet accurate statement. Ugh. Thanks Lucreto.
Niether. Only a Playstation 3 Exclusive can be Game Of The Year. Sorry to burst your bubble.
I take it your talking about heavy rain which is game of the year. Sorry red dead, it's either ME2 or HR.
I hope its Gran Turismo 5.
Only a PS3 exclusive can be the TRUE goty. As in FACT.
you bubble hustlin son of [email protected]
Mass Effect 2 or GT5
a boring racing game wont get it,its rdr,galaxy 2 or ME 2.
Do you even like cars?
it's gonna be Mass Effect 2
it had better be mass effect 2 :)
Mass effect is definitely game of the year IMO. Red Dead was incredible, relied on too many racial and gender stereotypes. I mean in Mexico it was ridiculous. The level of sophistication of the relationship, the conversation and the fact it is the first to fully integrate past actions from a previous game put it on another level.
ME2 or monster hunter tri :)
It is going to be a difficult year, i really, REALLY enjoyed Mass effect 2, one of my favourite games ever, but then again so is God of war 3.
I've beaten Red Dead and i have to say Mass Effect 2 is the best game this year so far.
LBP2 GT5 god of war 3 heavy rain mass effect 2 super mario galaxy 2 or red dead redemption
for me lbp1 is my fav game ever and can't wait for two.or ape ESCAPE!!!!!!!!!!!!.but out of games played this year i go with god of war red dead got boring after 2 weeks.
anyone who disagrees with mass effect 2 hasnt played it
But yeah, Mass Effect 2 will probably get the most game of the year awards.
Let be real, GOW III, ME2, and RDR have no competition. I would be happy with any of them. However, if you go with value it should be RDR. Yet, we all now the Halo zealots will claim Reach is the best even when it is just another Halo game. Let face it being John Marston rocks.
"Yet, we all now the Halo zealots will claim Reach is the best even when it is just another Halo game." We also know that all the Halo haters will be out in full force trying to knock it down even if Halo Reach turns out to be totally amazing. Where would the world be without balance? So far, God of War 3 is getting my vote.
It's the definite Halo game from Bungie to date, not just "another" Halo game. :)
The contenders will be: Halo Reach Heavy Rain LittleBigPlanet 2 God of War 3 Mario Galaxy 2 Red Dead Redemption Alan Wake but I think Kinect Sports will get it :P for people who don't realise that was a joke I personally (seriously) think Mario Galaxy 2 will get it, if reviews are anything to go by.
I'm a Xbox owner, and I played both Alan Wake and Mass Effect too, if you played them both too, you wouldn't put Alan Wake on that list. Other than that ... Good list. Fallout Vegas and what's that other one.... Bulletstorm? could end up being contenders too. But to be fair, it should go to Mario Galexy 2 based off reviews. If not, as of now, all I can confirm is that Mass Effect 2 not only fixes all the annoying little quirks of ME1, but also improves overall on everything. It's an amazing game and should be played by every gamer. GOTY
Mario galaxy 2, wtf 9.8 meta critics!!!
for me, RDR easily, great game, haven't played mass effect 2, sure it's a great game, but dunno, hope RDR makes it, haven't heard about mario galaxy 2 that much, like mario galaxy 1, lots of websites talking about that game, and how great it was
what the hell is up with all the guesses? just wait for the games to be released, play em, review em, honestly and without bias, give a score and we take it from there. why jump the gun. heavy rain, gow3, me2, smg2, all great games. but what makes you think games that get released around holiday time wont outdo the above mentioned ones.
Lucreto is right. It will Super Mario Galaxy 2. Mainly because most games writers are from the generation where they were brought up with the plumber. They loves him you see! Me too you know! Come to think of it who doesn't love him?
LMFAO, Spit out my drink reading that.
based on re views mario based on a great game it should be god of war 3
born in the 90s hell yer.
Mass Effect 2 is my GOTY but I have had a lot of fun with Red Dead.
LBP2/ME2/MarioG/GoW3 I think will be the main contenders.
Played almost everything this year. Heavy Rain is my number 1...followed by God of War 3. Putting Mass Effect 2 on the same list as those two masterpieces is criminal.
Two Ps3 exclusives. Imagine that! Followed up by a bias comment. And excuse me? What Mass Effect 2 did you play? Oh that's right, if it's on 360, it's automatically crap to you. I thought fanboys would tone it down after Kevin Butler's speech, but apparently not.
chill out there.and kb is just funny.but u never know us ps3 fans could rise up and take over the world and destroy all non-sony products =).
"Putting Mass Effect 2 on the same list as those two masterpieces is criminal." I don't see an opinion there.
RDR no that game sucked ass
Yep it was boring as hell.
yap mass affect 2 is great game > but god of war 3 is my goty . anyway
i can say 4 sure and bet with whoever u want that rdr,and gow 3 are not gonna be goty,yet great,great games,maybe me2,but lets not forget we've got crisis2,mafia 2,halo reach and fable 3 ahead,and gt5 but i doubt it'll be goty
Racing games don't get GoTY, usually. But don't forget you have a few pc games coming out that have a shot. SC2, and maybe... just maybe Cataclysm<WoW>. On a side note, websites trying to get hits ftw? Way too early to even consider GoTY. Overall GoTY will more than likely go to a multi plat. or pc game.
did this author forget about GOW 3? im not trying to say mass effect 2 is a bad game (i've never played it but im sure its great) but i doubt it has the same HOLY SHIT!!! factor that God of War had for me. felt like i was watching an epic movie sometimes. my choices for GOTY would be GOW3, LBP2, RDR, ME2, and GT5. i think RDR will come up short though since it left a sour taste in alot of gamers' mouths with its glitches that would cause broken gameplay. still it was a great story, i wish it would've been longer