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N4G Contest - Day 20: The Winner Is

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Congratulations to SegaGamer, our nineteenth day winner.


On the twentieth and final day, the question we have for you is "What is your Game of the Year and why?"

Oh, and bonus for everyone today, each valid entry actually counts for three entries towards the grand prize. And we will be allowing responses up until the end of the 25th of December. Good luck!

God of War was great, but the annoying camera did bother me. Spider-Man was fun, but man, those side quests were not good. Red Dead Redemption 2 was amazing for open world immersion, but man, way too realistic with the travel and side quest stuff.

Why couldn't these three have a baby and produce the best?

But, for me, the one game that was the most fun and tickled my favorite elements of gaming was actually Assassin's Creed Odyssey.

I'm hearing a lot of moaning there. But, let me reassure you, this is a game that has turned into something completely made for people like me. I know it's not for everyone, but it is for me. It's an open world that focuses on exploring but not dealing with tons of time sink travelling. It's got a good amount of RPG mechanics from leveling up, unique equipment, skills, and player-focused decision making. More importantly, I enjoyed almost every single minute of the game. It was fun. I put more hours into Odyssey than I did Destiny 2 this year and I didn't think that would happen with any game, especially not a single-player one.

The game isn't the best at any one thing, but everything it put in was extremely enjoyable for me and for me, this year, that's what mattered the most. It was a hard year to find something as engrossing for me even though there were many great games.

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UnicornMyst26d ago

Red dead redemption 2 just shows R* are miles ahead of anyone story/graphics got it all.

IamTylerDurden126d ago (Edited 26d ago )

God of War has better graphics than RDR2 and i highly doubt the story is miles ahead of The Last of Us. In fact, i'd argue that God of War has better visuals, art design, combat, and voice acting to name a few. Story is pretty objective, but God of War had an excellent one. God of War also dared to innovate upon the tride and true formula that originally made the franchise such a powerful success, whereas, R* just used the same old formula with little in the way of true evolution or meaningful change. R* employed the same old clunky control scheme with auto lock shooting and sprint button mashing. The same tired mini map from GTA, archaic lip syncing, average in-game character models, and a broken GTAO inspired Online. Obviously R* has the best open world tech and their horse riding is top notch. Their games are huge, impressive spectacles of open world design, but some things are getting long in the tooth and it might be time to use that 500 man team and 200 million dollar budget towards a little innovation.

capjacksparrow24d ago

Hard disagree. But that's the beauty of opinions.

Nucler10026d ago

Can’t delete or edit my comment so just count this one lol.

Hollow Knight was my game of the year. Yes, it released on PC in 2017, but it also ‘just’ released on Switch this year. That was the version I played.

This game is a f*king masterpiece. I was so skeptical because I initially thought it looked “cheap”, but mannnnn was I wrong. This game is so damn beautiful. The combat is flawless, the lore is deep, the aesthetic, atmosphere etc. the MUSIC. It all just looks and feels so good.

I was so engrossed in Hollow Knight’s world man. Something that hasn’t happened for a while. Since something like Bloodborne. I wish Hollow Knight got a AAA type of push. But yeah, phenomenal game. Classic level.

The 10th Rider26d ago

Would be my GOTY this year of it hadn't released last year. It may be a 2D indie game, but it's just that good.

Nacho_Z25d ago

I played it on PS4 for the first time this year and I think I'd agree that it's my game of the year too. Hauntingly beautiful music, perfect gameplay and fantastic graphics. One of those games that only people who've played it can understand how great it really is.

Chris09226d ago

God of war. It gave an emotional story of an matured Kratos and Atreus is such a good character and companion in the game. The music is so fantastic and I have it on my phone. Leviathan Axe is so awesome to use!

Personally i loved the camera how its "one shot" and never cuts during the game.

monkey60226d ago

God of War was my game of the year and it had my vote. I was torn between it and Spiderman for so long.

The last two weeks however I've been glued to Divinity Original Sin 2 and it's all I can think about gaming wise. It has completely pulled me away from Red Dead. Only because I haven't spent enough time with it am I going to stick with God of War but a bit longer at it and I could have said Divinity 2