VelocityGamer Writes: Portal 2 was a great hit this year, but is it really worthy of being a contender for Game of the Year?
Uhhh, yea. It's only the highest rated game of the year, and one of the highest rated games of the last 5 years. So yeah, I'd call that at goty contender
True, but Jan~July games don't usually win, I don't know why.
itll win some awards. this has been a great year. there are a bunch of winners.
Because the freshest games in people's minds tends to get the most votes. But Portal 2 absolutely deserves it. It has a 95+ on Metacritic but aside from that it was a phenomenal game Very well written, very funny without being corny, an absolutely charming atmosphere despite its bleakness, genuinely great characters and puzzles, as well as a great co-op mode. It's one of the best I've played
RDR won last year and that was a may release. I must admit that I'd forgotten about Portal 2 as a GOTY contender but it'll definitely be one.
Just curious. Which "GOTY" are you guys referring to exactly? Each gaming site has its own. Then theres the VGAs. Then theres the personal GOTY(what I like to call the REAL GOTY awards).
*ehem* Red Dead Redemption
lol there was a little game called MASS EFFECT 2 which was realeased in january. It was pretty good. Too bad it didn't win any Goty awards oh wait ..
There goes LOGICWINS. Trying to make a point... about something or the other...
Portal might be my favorite game of this generation. Portal 2 was so lame i couldn't even finish it. it wasn't the least bit funny. just a series of "you so fat" "you so stupid" "you're a horrible person" jokes repeated over and over. ugh. Deus Ex HR > Portal 2...by a long shot.
Gta4 and red dead won two of last 3 years, both released in first half of the year. It was my goty until deus ex, which may not nav a higher metacritic score but its gotta b pretty high. Deus ex is just so damn good...to me. But, there are so many great games coming. To me it would b hard to gov it to portal over deus ex, skyrim, u3, b3, maybe ac or batman. We will see, but I think that the content and scope of some of these games is too big. Also, I don't think there will b a clear winner. Game informer will pick one, metacritic will have a high score, ign will have one etc. There may b 5 goty's this year...we all win
Jan-July games never win except for RDR, Mass Effect 2 and GTA4
Yea the ratings are high but it's usually the public's opinion that ends up counting the most and not the critics.
Goty defitely is not based on public opinion. It's almost always determined by the amount of critic awards it can collect.
Well that depends where were talking about. Spike TV Game of the Year awards is the one i'm talking about and don't they usually have the voting poll a month or two before the show? Maybe i'm wrong, but anyways I liked Porta 2 a lot. It was fresh and a had a great story, but I think the higher profile games are just going to be too hard to beat.
portal 2 won't win the Spike GOTY award for sure, as that is mainly based of popularity, but it might get some of the other major awards.
It definitely deserves some awards no doubt, but I have to agree with the author for the most part on this one. Even as much as I don't want to.
"Goty defitely is not based on public opinion. It's almost always determined by the amount of critic awards it can collect." So the opinions of 50 or 60 critics take precedent over the opinions of the tens of millions of gamers out there? Thats like each state appointing a representative to vote for the next President as opposed to counting the votes of all the individual people in a state. Very undemocratic.
@LOGICWINS Electoral college says what?
The critic vote is actually quantifiable.
Only if it was a third person shooter..... sick of fps
I'm sure Skyrim will be a contender, but that wasn't the point to the article. It's asking whether or not Portal 2 will be a contender, not if it will likely win. There will be plenty of contenders. Some have come out already (Portal 2, Witcher 2, etc.) and some yet to come out (Skyrim, Uncharted 3, Gears 3, etc.). I see no reason to not include Portal 2 as a contender. It's a great game and the critics and players alike both loved it (I know I did).
This game is awesome. It is a contender that is fresh and not a shooter. A little short but FREE DLC is coming out.
With so many games contending for GOTY this year, I think gamers win in the end.
Tell that to my wallet lol
I said gamers win... our wallets are all fucked of course.
Gamers that dont have all platforms dont win. If I wanted gears 3 but I dont have an xbox 360 then that aint a win for me. Maybe I want to play uncharted 3 but dont have a PS3? fanboys also never win
If you want to play gears 3, buy a 360. If you want to play Uncharted 3 buy a ps3. And if you cant afford a new system.. well, Hockeydude already addressed that problem :D
"Plenty of my friends played it, beat it and sold it simply because of the limited replay value." What, because your "friends" are cheep, the game doesn't deserve GOTY. I predict, right now, the game is going to win GOTY at Gamespot.
i dont think so.. the genre doesnt really get GOTY's besides the puzzles weren't that much more difficult than the first, and glados narrative got stale.. i wasn't expecting more than the first as it was phenomenal, but wow it just got really dry.
I just beat it last week Amazing game but Uncharted 3 will take it im sorry.
agreed uncharted or skyrim
I have to agree that Uncharted 3 and Skyrim are my top two contenders, but Portal 2 definitely rounds out the top three. It's a phenomenal game, certainly among the best of the year.
I enjoyed LittleBigPlanet 2 a LOT more.
the only category it will be in is biggest joke on gaming edit: misread, though it said call of duty portal 2 was awesome but with how easy the puzzles were and short the game was it isnt a contender....still enjoyed every minute of the game though
Quality title but quite overblown as well, nowhere near being a GOTY title. I could see UC3 getting it for most lists.
too many great games this fall, too hard to decide
multiplat games are a safe option. If a 360 exclusive wins, the PS3 fanatics go crazy. If a PS3 exclusive wins, the 360 fanatics go crazy. It might as well be a multiplat game that everyone has the ability to enjoy.
portal 2 or BF3 should win GOTY!
skyrim WONT WIN SHIT PORTAL 2 WILL WIN BEST PUZZLE GAME AND XBOX GOTY THATS IT
Skyrim not winning anything? Your kidding right?
Its one of the contenders for sure. But its gonna be very hard going up against titles like deus ex,LBP2,Infamous 2,uncharted 3,Skyrim,BF3,Zelda skyward sword and many more.
Why don't we talk about game of the year at the end of the year to avoid stupid articles like this crock of shit?
I don't see how on earth anyone can say it's not a game of the year contender. Because it doesn't have enough fans? It's sold millions of copies, and there are plenty of games that have sold less than it that have gotten GOTY awards (see, for example, Homeworld). Because it doesn't have replay value? Well, last time I checked, Max Payne 2 won quite a few GOTY awards, and Portal 2 has more replay than Max Payne 2, plus it's getting free DLC soon. Half-Life 2 won plenty of GOTY awards, too -- awards that didn't include Counter-Strike: Source in their verdict. I just don't see the argument for why it's not a GOTY contender. Will it win? Well, it's a pretty damn tough year to win GOTY, so it's hard to say. But is it a contender? Uh, yeah, it's a damn good one.
It's easily my personal goty so far.
I don't see it winning GOTY. Some game critics might choose it as their GOTY but I just don't see it winning to be honest. In the end it's what you think of the game that counts. A bunch of critics giving out some awards doesn't mean anything for us gamers. Portal 2 was great but there are too many cool titles coming this fall that will put up a good fight. If this was the first Portal then yes it probably would have.
i ordered this hope it good goty so far for me is deus ex and portal 2 i aint played but heard good things so these 2 games will be winning some awards
Never played a game quite like portal 2. It is so unique, so creative, and so masterfully executed, that I honestly believe it deserves GOTY.
Dark Souls will take GOTY just like Demons Souls did!!!
not a chance. so much potential, let down by length, unfunny silly humour and ease of puzzles. so going by movie industry type standards, probably yes... deserved, no way.
I'd say it certainly deserves to be in the running, and in any other year I'd say it had a damn good chance of taking home the gold, but this isn't just any year; look at the titles we've got coming out in the coming months! It's going to be a close fought battle, but I'd say Portal 2 will be in the running. If not for Game of the Year, then for writing.
um, it could be a contender i guess, but it has to go against uncharted, gears, resistance, dark souls, and skyrim, thats gonna make it tough, that and i think portal was over-rated. it was an ok game but when i saw all the hype and played it i was like "oh....ok" Dark Souls is my game of the year :P
GOTY contender? This is a joke?
Great game, but IMO not GOTY material.
Not anywhere near my GOTY list. Skyrim or Uncharted 3 will probably be it for me.
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