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Legendz54
07-01-2013, 09:10 AM
Do you believe that AC4 can win Game of the year 2013? Here are my contenders

1: Watch dogs
2: Assassins Creed 4
3: The Last of Us
4: Grand Theft Auto 5
5: Bioshock infinite

Personally I think It will come down between The Last of us and GTAV.

what are your contenders and what do you think?

Assassin_M
07-01-2013, 09:14 AM
So far, Last of us is my game of the year

ProletariatPleb
07-01-2013, 09:16 AM
No.

AherasSTRG
07-01-2013, 09:27 AM
Yes, it could be. Potentially.

misterB2001
07-01-2013, 09:48 AM
It would take quite an effort on Ubisofts part to get the quality up to Last of Us standard. Something which I doubt they can do.

LoyalACFan
07-01-2013, 09:57 AM
The Last of Us is going to take it, mark my words. To be fair, it is an amazing game, but the gaming press is acting like it's the second coming of Christ.

ProletariatPleb
07-01-2013, 10:02 AM
The Last of Us is going to take it, mark my words. To be fair, it is an amazing game, but the gaming press is acting like it's the second coming of Christ.
That's the story of the press with every naughty dog game I think, lol

But idk about TLOU winning...is there any other good 'modern' game coming out this year at all?

Nader-Abudiix
07-01-2013, 11:01 AM
so far its a tie between The Last of us and Bioshock Infinite so if any of them wins it ill be very happy :D

Megas_Doux
07-01-2013, 04:51 PM
That's the story of the press with every naughty dog game I think, lol


Not that Uncharted and The last of Us do not deserve it, AWESOME games worth the praise!!!!!!

f the deveps deliver what the have been promising; return to the freedom of AC1, seamless and background music, given the fact that, more or less, they always deliver in terms of atmosphere and story...AC4 could be a great game!

However The last of Us, Watchdogs and GTA V are the favorites.

bolz87
07-01-2013, 04:55 PM
Not AC4 please lol... for me maybe Bioshock Infinite or Watch Dogs!

Kaschra
07-01-2013, 04:56 PM
I too think The Las of us will win.

ArabianFrost
07-01-2013, 05:13 PM
In a parallel universe, where AC4 is, for some unkown reason, a standalone title, it can be a very strong contender. The problem is that AC4 is brought down by the bad history of the franchise and the familiarity.


I don't know about GOTYs and review ratings in general. These awards sometimes seem to judge the experience as a whole at times. Judging gameplay on it's own, AC4's may be better than TLOU's, but no one seems to judge each aspect on it's own then see the total score for each aspect. Add to that the fact that people will prefer anything that will make them emotional,rather than anything like AC4 and Watch_Dogs where it isn't necessarily there to make you cry, but present you a great, complex plot, with ambiguity.

Haven't played TLOU, but it's hyped enough to be GOTY.

reddragonhrcro
07-01-2013, 05:23 PM
With GTA5 and possibly MGS5 around,no chance.

AssassinHMS
07-01-2013, 05:47 PM
In a parallel universe, where AC4 is, for some unkown reason, a standalone title, it can be a very strong contender. The problem is that AC4 is brought down by the bad history of the franchise and the familiarity.


I don't know about GOTYs and review ratings in general. These awards sometimes seem to judge the experience as a whole at times. Judging gameplay on it's own, AC4's may be better than TLOU's, but no one seems to judge each aspect on it's own then see the total score for each aspect. Add to that the fact that people will prefer anything that will make them emotional,rather than anything like AC4 and Watch_Dogs where it isn't necessarily there to make you cry, but present you a great, complex plot, with ambiguity.

Haven't played TLOU, but it's hyped enough to be GOTY.

Agreed.
I didn't know people played games to cry or with the sole purpose of expressing their emotions. However I have to admit the people behind TLoU are very smart. They know that, by making people emotional, they already won their votes even if there are better games.
Sure the Last Of Us story may be great, but what about the gameplay? How long will it take to get bored playing through the same levels, watching the same cutscenes over and over again? How can a game like this be in the same level of games that give the player a huge world to explore with side missions, random events plus a good (if not great) story?
How can a game, that feels like a movie and is pretty much an interactive movie, win the Game Of The Year award when there are games with much better gameplay and with a lot more to offer (other than a few tears)?

pacmanate
07-01-2013, 05:48 PM
The Last of Us... So Far. Still need to see what Watch_Dogs is like. AC is same old same old tbh.

FR0ZENZiNE
07-01-2013, 05:55 PM
It will be a highlight of this year but not the GOTY.

Megas_Doux
07-01-2013, 05:56 PM
How can a game, that feels like a movie and is pretty much an interactive movie, win the Game Of The Year award when there are games with much better gameplay and with a lot more to offer (other than a few tears)?

Well, It īs been 4 years, and I still love this game


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZ-NLnpB05o

What games Uncharted 2, Uncharted 3 and Last of Us are!!!!!

AherasSTRG
07-01-2013, 06:06 PM
problem is that AC4 is brought down by the bad history of the franchise and the familiarity.

Which is the bad history of the most successful gaming franchise of the XBOX360 / PS3 generation?

Megas_Doux
07-01-2013, 06:13 PM
Which is the bad history of the most successful gaming franchise of the XBOX360 / PS3 generation?

COD is way more successful in terms of sales, and no, I do not like COD.

I am huge fan on AC! With ACB being the only game in the franchise that I really dislike, the problem is that when you release 6 games within 7 years the always important shock "wow" factor banishes.

And even though AC3 is my favorite one, despite its flaws, it is not a lie that it disappointed many people.....

ArabianFrost
07-01-2013, 06:14 PM
Which is the bad history of the most successful gaming franchise of the XBOX360 / PS3 generation?

Actually COD is the most successful(sadly)

Starting from ACB, the ratings of each game dropped and the general atmosphere towards the game was fatigue and blighted hopes for anything resembling the real AC. Success doesn't always translate to good quality. COD is a prime example as well.

ArabianFrost
07-01-2013, 06:22 PM
Well, It īs been 4 years, and I still love this game


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZ-NLnpB05o

What games Uncharted 2, Uncharted 3 and Last of Us are!!!!!

I played Uncharted 2, never liked it. To me it went something like this:
-Bland shooting
-Cutscene
-Bland Shooting
-more cutscenes
-Puzzle
-cutscene
-Bland shooting
-'SPLOSIONS, HOLY HELL RUN AWAY FROM THE CHOPPER/COLLAPSING BUILDING/YETI
-Uninspired boss battle
-Puzzle
-Bland shooting
-Cutscene, pan to sunset, game ends

The shooting gameplay was horribly uninspired, the platforming felt cartoony and loose, puzzles were meh and not only was the story a bit generic, but it also never interested me. I still fail to see why it's heavily praised. I just wanted to get this off my chest cause it's blinding how a simple experience as that is any good.

AssassinHMS
07-01-2013, 06:23 PM
Well, It īs been 4 years, and I still love this game


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZ-NLnpB05o

What games Uncharted 2, Uncharted 3 and Last of Us are!!!!!

Sure, I have Uncharted 1, 2, 3 and I played them a lot (specially Among Thieves).
However Uncharted is just Uncharted, an action packed linear game with a compelling story. I'm not saying it's a bad thing but it shouldn't be seen alongside games like RDR in the same way TLoU shouldn't be in the same category as Watch Dogs.
These open world titles that push the boundaries of gaming are much more than a linear adventure with a good story and a few gunshots.
However people seem to forget that it's a lot harder to make such games and that the people behind them already deserve an award for refusing to go the easy route making a linear experience that provides emotional satisfaction and instead choose to work to make huge games that ensure the evolution of gaming and show that real games are much better than interactive movies.
And yet, games like Uncharted or The Last Of Us get perfect scores and recieve praises from everywhere. Well then, maybe it's better for game developers to go the easy route and stop making open world games because people are sold for a few emotional missions and don't really get the difference between a movie and a real game.

ACfan443
07-01-2013, 08:13 PM
http://www.reactiongifs.com//wp-content/gallery/no/nirvana-no.gif

I-Like-Pie45
07-01-2013, 10:11 PM
I enjoyed my time spent with Watch Dogs but once Aiden and Jason Brody get killed by June and the game replaces him with Desmond's twin sister as the playable hero and the Watch Dogs turns into an interactive Canadian porn simulator I turned the game off and broke the disc in two. So that game does not deserve GOTY.

Yves recently confirmed that Watch Dogs will also be made into an annual franchise alongside AC. Watch Dogs will continue the modern day story and AC will tell random unconnected historical tales every year.

Assassin_M
07-01-2013, 10:17 PM
Sure, I have Uncharted 1, 2, 3 and I played them a lot (specially Among Thieves).
However Uncharted is just Uncharted, an action packed linear game with a compelling story. I'm not saying it's a bad thing but it shouldn't be seen alongside games like RDR in the same way TLoU shouldn't be in the same category as Watch Dogs.
These open world titles that push the boundaries of gaming are much more than a linear adventure with a good story and a few gunshots.
However people seem to forget that it's a lot harder to make such games and that the people behind them already deserve an award for refusing to go the easy route making a linear experience that provides emotional satisfaction and instead choose to work to make huge games that ensure the evolution of gaming and show that real games are much better than interactive movies.
And yet, games like Uncharted or The Last Of Us get perfect scores and recieve praises from everywhere. Well then, maybe it's better for game developers to go the easy route and stop making open world games because people are sold for a few emotional missions and don't really get the difference between a movie and a real game.
I guess this is the que for me to switch forums. somewhere else where it`s not as childish...this place is filled with snobbish brats who think they`re the smartest beings alive while every other person is an idiot. they prefer something, so instantly it is the best and anything else sucks, well this is ridiculous and i`m sick of it..

I can`t think about sharing my opinion, because i know i`ll be instantly ridiculed for it, so why bother?? this place is not for me anymore, as a matter of fact it shouldn't be for anyone who values healthy discussions and sharing of opinions without the risk of being ridiculed by a bunch snobbish, childish jerks.

i`m sad, though...this whole thing is sad.

I-Like-Pie45
07-01-2013, 10:20 PM
Join TDH.

AherasSTRG
07-01-2013, 10:32 PM
COD is way more successful in terms of sales, and no, I do not like COD.

I am huge fan on AC! With ACB being the only game in the franchise that I really dislike, the problem is that when you release 6 games within 7 years the always important shock "wow" factor banishes.

And even though AC3 is my favorite one, despite its flaws, it is not a lie that it disappointed many people.....

Those are some sad facts, but I wouldn't describe the history of the franchise as "bad". It sure went downhill during Brotherhood and 3, but the games' quality never dropped below good and millions of people love the series. In these forums, we are mostly whinning about the game, losing the big picture.

AherasSTRG
07-01-2013, 10:36 PM
I guess this is the que for me to switch forums. somewhere else where it`s not as childish...this place is filled with snobbish brats who think they`re the smartest beings alive while every other person is an idiot. they prefer something, so instantly it is the best and anything else sucks, well this is ridiculous and i`m sick of it..

I can`t think about sharing my opinion, because i know i`ll be instantly ridiculed for it, so why bother?? this place is not for me anymore, as a matter of fact it shouldn't be for anyone who values healthy discussions and sharing of opinions without the risk of being ridiculed by a bunch snobbish, childish jerks.

i`m sad, though...this whole thing is sad.
Only now do you realise it? I joined these forums about 5 months ago and what I found was a bunch of elitist jerks, that went nuts when they found out that their beloved game went mainstream and suddenly everything in it is wrong!

monster_rambo
07-01-2013, 10:49 PM
ACIV without a question will win GOTY. ACIV has a unique open world historical gameplay with pirate simulation and backed by a deep modern day/ historical conspiracy that is unlike any other game. Sorry GTAV and The Last of Us, these games are good, but they will never be as good as AC.

ArabianFrost
07-01-2013, 11:32 PM
Only now do you realise it? I joined these forums about 5 months ago and what I found was a bunch of elitist jerks, that went nuts when they found out that their beloved game went mainstream and suddenly everything in it is wrong!

B-b-b-ut a lot of things are actually wrong. All those unnecessary anti-casual **********s aside, the game is leaving it's gameplay roots and the only way the devs can hear us is if we criticise what is wrong with these game. If we don't provide the devs with proper feedback, then they will NOT improve the game. It's not like the devs really try and provide the playerbase with what they want and treat them with respect. I mean, c'mon, look at the Witcher playerbase. They're just a happy bunch, very optimistic and praising of the game, you know why? Cause the devs hold respect for the playerbase. They respond to them, they don't just spit at them then diverge from their requests. Every now and then, we praise what we find to be worth the mention, but if we aren't heavily vocal about the negatives then we might get over-shadowed. Of course, disengenious accusations and idiotic criticism like "hurr durr it sucks, it's like COD" are not the way to do so, but being vocal brings results. Just look at Xbox One. People were vocal about the negatives and it brought them what they want. Sure the financial aspect was probably the main incentive for Microsoft, but the voice of gamers played a part as well, or at least that is how the world plays itself to me. Maybe I am an idiot. Maybe this isn't how the world is run. Who knows.

ProletariatPleb
07-01-2013, 11:41 PM
Why are we discussing Spike's VGA awards anyway, does anyone here actually care about them or think they're legit?

The only reason I watch it is because new gaemz are announced/shown.

poptartz20
07-01-2013, 11:57 PM
Umm... I think this thread reminds me of something. Oh yeah. You can never make everybody happy. ***** *****s.

Now seriously, why is it someone must always ruin a good time. Geez people. I love naughty dog honestly haven't played a horrible game by them yet. Uncharted was great because it had the right mixture of everything for me personally. but hey if it doesn't suit your cup of tea don't play it. whatever no one effin cares if ya do or don't. Glad you have an opinion though and thanks for sharing it. High five for the people that think the same way as you join a club.

goodness gracious.

AssassinHMS
07-01-2013, 11:57 PM
I guess this is the que for me to switch forums. somewhere else where it`s not as childish...this place is filled with snobbish brats who think they`re the smartest beings alive while every other person is an idiot. they prefer something, so instantly it is the best and anything else sucks, well this is ridiculous and i`m sick of it..

I can`t think about sharing my opinion, because i know i`ll be instantly ridiculed for it, so why bother?? this place is not for me anymore, as a matter of fact it shouldn't be for anyone who values healthy discussions and sharing of opinions without the risk of being ridiculed by a bunch snobbish, childish jerks.

i`m sad, though...this whole thing is sad.

Thank you for proving this theory right:
http://memeblender.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/newtons-third-law-of-emotion.jpg


Also,

I can`t think about sharing my opinion, because i know i`ll be instantly ridiculed for it, so why bother?

Ahahah, that's funny! You don't want people to ridicule your opinions and yet all you do is exactly that.
My view may be too simplistic or even wrong and I am open to discussion but not with snobbish brats.

Assassin_M
07-02-2013, 12:06 AM
B-b-b-ut a lot of things are actually wrong. All those unnecessary anti-casual **********s aside, the game is leaving it's gameplay roots and the only way the devs can hear us is if we criticise what is wrong with these game. If we don't provide the devs with proper feedback, then they will NOT improve the game. It's not like the devs really try and provide the playerbase with what they want and treat them with respect. I mean, c'mon, look at the Witcher playerbase. They're just a happy bunch, very optimistic and praising of the game, you know why? Cause the devs hold respect for the playerbase. They respond to them, they don't just spit at them then diverge from their requests. Every now and then, we praise what we find to be worth the mention, but if we aren't heavily vocal about the negatives then we might get over-shadowed. Of course, disengenious accusations and idiotic criticism like "hurr durr it sucks, it's like COD" are not the way to do so, but being vocal brings results. Just look at Xbox One. People were vocal about the negatives and it brought them what they want. Sure the financial aspect was probably the main incentive for Microsoft, but the voice of gamers played a part as well, or at least that is how the world plays itself to me. Maybe I am an idiot. Maybe this isn't how the world is run. Who knows.
there is nothing wrong with criticism, harsh even, the problem here is with some of the people around who crawled from some cave just a couple of months ago. "Oooh I like Uncharted and Last of us" "you`re an idiot" wtf?? who the heck are you?? It`s ridiculous and stupid...

Assassin_M
07-02-2013, 12:16 AM
Thank you for proving this theory right:
http://memeblender.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/newtons-third-law-of-emotion.jpg


Also,


Ahahah, that's funny! You don't want people to ridicule your opinions and yet all you do is exactly that.
My view may be too simplistic or even wrong and I am open to discussion but not with snobbish brats.
http://stream1.gifsoup.com/view/33316/pat-head-o.gif

Assassin_M
07-02-2013, 12:17 AM
Thank you for proving this theory right:
http://memeblender.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/newtons-third-law-of-emotion.jpg


Also,


Ahahah, that's funny! You don't want people to ridicule your opinions and yet all you do is exactly that.
My view may be too simplistic or even wrong and I am open to discussion but not with snobbish brats.
http://i1283.photobucket.com/albums/a558/ThePraditor/HeadPat.gif
i`m a guy, bro

Megas_Doux
07-02-2013, 12:38 AM
there is nothing wrong with criticism, harsh even, the problem here is with some of the people around who crawled from some cave just a couple of months ago. "Oooh I like Uncharted and Last of us" "you`re an idiot" wtf?? who the heck are you?? It`s ridiculous and stupid...

A stupid question here:

Are criticising UCīs and The last of us fans, its haters, or both ? :P

Assassin_M
07-02-2013, 12:44 AM
A stupid question here:

Are criticising UCīs and The last of us fans, its haters, or both ? :P
criticizing anything is not wrong (even an opinion), implying that an opinion is inferior is idiotic..

Megas_Doux
07-02-2013, 12:45 AM
criticizing anything is not wrong (even an opinion), implying that an opinion is inferior is idiotic..

Oh I got!

PedroAntonio2
07-02-2013, 02:05 AM
ACIV wins GOTY ? Hell no...ACII was the best game in the series and lost the GOTY 2009 to Uncharted 2. So...I really doubt that ACIV wins this year.. I'm pretty sure that GTA V or The Last of Us will be GOTY 2013.

Assassin_M
07-02-2013, 02:09 AM
ACIV wins GOTY ? Hell no...ACII was the best game in the series and lost the GOTY 2009 to Uncharted 2. So...I really doubt that ACIV wins this year.. I'm pretty sure that GTA V or The Last of Us will be GOTY 2013.
AC II didn't deserve it imo, so much better games imo like Arkham Asylum and Infamous that year..it did manage to bag a few GoTY awards from different places, though..

PedroAntonio2
07-02-2013, 02:21 AM
Of course it deserved, the storyline was epic. It was a complete evolution compared to ACI, the soundtrack was amazing, the gameplay wasn't so great, but it wa fun anyway. But for me, Uc2, Arkham Asylum and ACII were epic, any og those three could won the GOTY and I would be happy.

roostersrule2
07-02-2013, 02:22 AM
ACIV wins GOTY ? Hell no...ACII was the best game in the series and lost the GOTY 2009 to Uncharted 2. So...I really doubt that ACIV wins this year.. I'm pretty sure that GTA V or The Last of Us will be GOTY 2013.Indeed, AC2 is the best this series has offered so far and it had less competition and only got 3 GOTY awards. AC4 has no chance IMO.

Assassin_M
07-02-2013, 02:24 AM
Of course it deserved, the storyline was epic. It was a complete evolution compared to ACI, the soundtrack was amazing, the gameplay wasn't so great, but it wa fun anyway. But for me, Uc2, Arkham Asylum and ACII were epic, any og those three could won the GOTY and I would be happy.Ah well, I kinda disagree...especially with the part about a complete evolution from AC I..

EDIT: for the record, the only AC game that deserved a GoTY imo was AC I...

ProletariatPleb
07-02-2013, 02:31 AM
the storyline was epic. It was a complete evolution compared to ACI, the soundtrack was amazing, the gameplay wasn't so great
Is the problem visible yet?

monster_rambo
07-02-2013, 10:38 AM
is it just me or is anyone else getting sign-in problems?

AherasSTRG
07-02-2013, 10:43 AM
Oh, come on, people, it's not like that. Different people like different games. Like the great Travis Touchdown said once:
"People deal with grief differently. Some **** at funerals. I cut off heads."
Playing games is about people's taste. One cannot say that UC sucks, simply because they do not like it or because it got a low metacritic score.
As far as the GotY is concerned, I find the latest games of the year to be boring, so I cannot really say I care... I am only interested in the cheaper GotY edition... >.>

AherasSTRG
07-02-2013, 10:43 AM
is it just me or is anyone else getting sign-in problems?
me too

LoyalACFan
07-02-2013, 01:56 PM
me too

Me three. I dunno what's up.

pacmanate
07-02-2013, 02:27 PM
Me three. I dunno what's up.

me 4

ladyleonhart
07-02-2013, 03:09 PM
ACIV without a question will win GOTY. ACIV has a unique open world historical gameplay with pirate simulation and backed by a deep modern day/ historical conspiracy that is unlike any other game.

Positive thinking! xD That's what we need :) I want to believe monster_rambo! Maybe ACIV can win GOTY. From what everyone else is saying though, it seems like they aren't getting their hopes up for ACIV. Then ACIV is like the underdog. ^^' Here's hoping Ubisoft proves everyone wrong! ^_~


I don't know about GOTYs and review ratings in general. These awards sometimes seem to judge the experience as a whole at times. Judging gameplay on it's own, AC4's may be better than TLOU's, but no one seems to judge each aspect on it's own then see the total score for each aspect. Add to that the fact that people will prefer anything that will make them emotional,rather than anything like AC4 and Watch_Dogs where it isn't necessarily there to make you cry, but present you a great, complex plot, with ambiguity.

It does seem that way ArabianFrost! It's just how I felt when the first two 'Lord of the Rings' movies weren't noticed at the Oscars. Then when the last LOTR movie came out, it was like they recognised it because they knew they had to ^^' and LOTR did have emotion...

Anyway, I can't help thinking ACIV it's going to have a sad ending. Unless, they manage to put a happy spin on it. Then, maybe it'll have the emotional element to it too.

Also, I was wondering, when will they actually pick the GOTY game for 2013? Reason being, for example TLOU is already out and ACIV's not out until November. So, of course, everyone's going to be talking about how great TLOU is... and I'm sure it is.

As for ACIV... really we're still in the dark. Some, as I mentioned, aren't getting their hope up about ACIV; others are fearing the worst. I'm in the last category, which is... I'm hoping ACIV is going to be worth waiting for! xD

Overall, it would be so great if ACIV won GOTY, but if it doesn't I just hope it's going to be another game all AC fans will appreciate! ^_~

And Ubisoft are trying... for example, they did get rid of Desmond. Although, I don't get why everyone hated him. I found him annoying at times, but one of my favourite quotes referring to Desmond was in AC II:

EZIO: Who is Desmond?

LOL! It made me laugh so much! ^_~ I don't know why and can't really explain it. :)

Anyway, I did eventually get used to Desmond in ACIII so I thought the ending was sad. ^^'

Back on topic: I think ACIV has a chance because everyone's waiting to see an improvement on ACIII. I love ACIII though, then I'm waiting for another AC game to love, and the continuation of the "Kenway" saga!! ^_~

Ureh
07-02-2013, 03:28 PM
"Can AC4 win GotY?"

Maybe. When the Last of Us was only teased in trailers and demos I would've never thought it would be a strong contender for GotY. But if I can find a place in my heart for AC4, then it doesn't matter if some organization or the media give it a trophy.

ArabianFrost
07-02-2013, 03:45 PM
"Can AC4 win GotY?"

Maybe. When the Last of Us was only teased in trailers and demos I would've never thought it would be a strong contender for GotY. But if I can find a place in my heart for AC4, then it doesn't matter if some organization or the media give it a trophy.

That's the spirit. We don't need a stupid TV organization to approve of our choices. It's horribly stupid in the first place to pit games that have entirely different approaches to each other. It's like comparing spinach to apple and deciding which is your favourite of the two. One's a vegetable and one's a fruit, now way they're comparable.

This discussion would be more relevant(still there's a difference> if it were discussing the action-adventur) genre. So Batman Origins vs AC4, maybe? Weirdly, I'd probably prefer AC.

ProletariatPleb
07-02-2013, 03:49 PM
It's 2013, SPIKE VGA is as relevant as pagers.

LoyalACFan
07-02-2013, 09:19 PM
That's the spirit. We don't need a stupid TV organization to approve of our choices. It's horribly stupid in the first place to pit games that have entirely different approaches to each other. It's like comparing spinach to apple and deciding which is your favourite of the two. One's a vegetable and one's a fruit, now way they're comparable.

Totally agree with you, I never cared about the GotY award. I just thought the thread was asking whether we thought AC4 would win it... which it won't. Personally, it does happen to be my GotY so far, but as you said, you can't really compare it to games that are completely different. AC4, Watchdogs, Batman, and GTAV will all probably have better gameplay and replay value, but TLOU does things that none of these others will attempt.

lothario-da-be
07-02-2013, 09:22 PM
ac4 has no chance to be goty, all the previous games don't even come close to The last of us, so even if ac4 impoves a lot things, it still has no chance to win.

Legendz54
07-03-2013, 10:40 AM
TBH The last of us really deserves it this year, but I still expect good things from the AC franchise so even if it doesn't win GOTY I hope it turns out to be great.
And quick fact... Nolan north aka "Desmond" is in TLOU.

ArabianFrost
07-03-2013, 10:43 AM
TBH The last of us really deserves it this year, but I still expect good things from the AC franchise so even if it doesn't win GOTY I hope it turns out to be great.
And quick fact... Nolan north aka "Desmond" is in TLOU.

He's in pretty much everything these days.

Assassin_M
07-03-2013, 10:45 AM
He's in pretty much everything these days.
Because he`s that good...You wont even guess who he is in the last of us...you wont recognize him

Legendz54
07-03-2013, 10:49 AM
Because he`s that good...You wont even guess who he is in the last of us...you wont recognize him


All I can really say is that after the cordyceps hit... Poor Desmond took a turn for the worst:(

LoyalACFan
07-03-2013, 01:53 PM
All I can really say is that after the cordyceps hit... Poor Desmond took a turn for the worst:(

Oh my god... that blue orb thing he touched probably triggered the outbreak :eek:

stingray110
07-03-2013, 03:12 PM
http://i.qkme.me/35847e.jpg

roostersrule2
07-03-2013, 04:19 PM
http://i.qkme.me/35847e.jpgFrom you or Simon Cowell?

Sushiglutton
07-03-2013, 04:41 PM
As far as I understand GOTY is awarded by several sites, there is not one big GOTY. I guess the game winning the most can be considered that years overall GOTY (see here for 2012 winners: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Game_of_the_Year_awards). AC3 did not win any awards to my knowledge. On some of the bigger sites like IGN and Gamespot it wasn't even among the ten nominated games. Therefor I have a hard time believing that AC4, which looks mechanically very similar, would suddenly go ahead and win.

I think the goal should be to be in the top ten this year, which will be tough given the competition.

stingray110
07-03-2013, 06:16 PM
From you or Simon Cowell?

From both of us!

AC2_alex
07-03-2013, 06:47 PM
http://i.qkme.me/35847e.jpg

This is what I'm thinking. I love AC, but will it surpass The Last of Us or Bioshock: Infinite? I don't think it can.

LoyalACFan
07-03-2013, 07:29 PM
This is what I'm thinking. I love AC, but will it surpass The Last of Us or Bioshock: Infinite? I don't think it can.

I... actually didn't like Infinite that much :( TLOU is easily my pick so far.

AC2_alex
07-03-2013, 11:02 PM
I... actually didn't like Infinite that much :( TLOU is easily my pick so far.

I agree, TLOU is hands down the better game, but I'd like to believe that Infinite is the runner-up so far. My point is, will AC4 be good enough to surpass Infinite, at the very least? I think not.

*edit Personally I thought Infinite was brilliant and was the first game in awhile that demanded an immediate second playthrough. It has so many intricacies and subtle hints throughout that makes it so good to me. On the other side of the coin however, TLOU has all of this too... PLUS its gameplay is far superior to Infinite's.... PLUS its less padded than Infinite. Meaning, almost every moment of the game drove the story forward.

ProletariatPleb
07-04-2013, 01:33 AM
As far as I understand GOTY is awarded by several sites, there is not one big GOTY. I guess the game winning the most can be considered that years overall GOTY (see here for 2012 winners: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Game_of_the_Year_awards). AC3 did not win any awards to my knowledge. On some of the bigger sites like IGN and Gamespot it wasn't even among the ten nominated games. Therefor I have a hard time believing that AC4, which looks mechanically very similar, would suddenly go ahead and win.

I think the goal should be to be in the top ten this year, which will be tough given the competition.
Not exactly.

Other sites/magazines have started giving their own awards etc, but when you're talking about GOTY that means you're talking about SPIKE Video Game Awards which is a whole event where awards are given and new games announced.

Farlander1991
07-04-2013, 11:29 AM
Not exactly.

Other sites/magazines have started giving their own awards etc, but when you're talking about GOTY that means you're talking about SPIKE Video Game Awards which is a whole event where awards are given and new games announced.

Oh, you mean that ******** video game award show where movie and music celebrities and stupid jokes are more important than games and game industry members? Yeah, a lot of industry people don't like it at all.

Besides, game of the year awards existed way before SPIKE started doing its thing (that being in sites and magazines) and games were released in 'GOTY' editions based on those. There's really no system in place, like in movies (and even in movies, there are tons of various award shows and ceremonies). Though even in movies there's the Oscar thing, which is considered to be the 'main' ceremony award show, and I would argue that in video games the closest we have to that is the GDC awards.

EDIT: And, I'll admit, SPIKE awards is not without good sides, but... it's always so cringe-worthy to watch it because the bad sides just overshadow the good ones, it has good a long way to go.

Felix-Vivo
07-04-2013, 02:07 PM
My two cents!

The AC franchise will always have a special place in my heart. However, I cannot imagine (realistically) that AC4 will be able to top my experience of Bioshock Infinite. And I haven't played the Last of Us yet, but hear that it's better than Bioshock in nearly every way (although I will reserve judgment until I have played it) and GTAV should not be forgotten about - given the series history it's pretty much guaranteed stellar reviews. I think unless Ubisoft pulls something utterly amazing out of its sleeve, it doesn't have a chance. It may be a fantastic game, but not GOTY with this year's crop.

ProletariatPleb
07-04-2013, 02:16 PM
Oh, you mean that ******** video game award show where movie and music celebrities and stupid jokes are more important than games and game industry members? Yeah, a lot of industry people don't like it at all.

Besides, game of the year awards existed way before SPIKE started doing its thing (that being in sites and magazines) and games were released in 'GOTY' editions based on those. There's really no system in place, like in movies (and even in movies, there are tons of various award shows and ceremonies). Though even in movies there's the Oscar thing, which is considered to be the 'main' ceremony award show, and I would argue that in video games the closest we have to that is the GDC awards.

EDIT: And, I'll admit, SPIKE awards is not without good sides, but... it's always so cringe-worthy to watch it because the bad sides just overshadow the good ones, it has good a long way to go.
Yes I mean that show, hence why I said it doesn't matter who they give GOTY to, I just like to see the new game announcements.

Doesn't matter if it existed before SPIKE, the point is that's the only major 'event' per se.

Hell I could start a random mag and start giving awards that won't hold any relevance.

Ureh
07-04-2013, 02:37 PM
I haven't played BSI, but I'm guessing it and TLoU try to tug on our heartstrings. Would AC have to do the same to stand a chance in these kind of awards then?

ProletariatPleb
07-04-2013, 02:48 PM
I haven't played BSI, but I'm guessing it and TLoU try to tug on our heartstrings. Would AC have to do the same to stand a chance in these kind of awards then?
It's the new GOTY formula, make a game with female 2nd character, play around with your feelings, offer crappy gameplay but that doesn't matter because if a game can make you feel smart without you actually being smart then it makes you feel good - GOTY.

So essentially, to win AC4 needs to be a story about how Edward did questionable things for a small girl... his daughter maybe? Only to find out that the Assassin Order needs her blood because the TWCB have spoken about her genetic makeup being different from the rest of the people, make it a hard choice, leave a few things ambiguous, make Edward have a past that he doesn't want to remember because he had done terrible things, offer very little gameplay mostly just cutscenes... a movie basically - AC4 confirmed to be GOTY.

STDlyMcStudpants
07-04-2013, 04:40 PM
Of course it can, puppeteer can also win Game of The Year..
Only problem is that none of us have played either game to completion.
When I personally choose game of the year, there is a lot of credentials i look for
Game play #1, Story #2, Fun factor #3, Character Development #4, Overall look #5
I have not played Last of Us or Bioshock Infinite yet, but for me right now
Tomb Raider 2013 is my Game of The Year.
But just by the line up, you can almost predict Game of The Year by everyone that makes huge deal of it every year.

Edge: Super Mario 3D World
Famitsu: Ni No Kuni and the Wrath of The White Witch
Game Informer: GTA V
Games Magazine: Bioshock Infinite
Eurogamer: The Last of US
Game Radar: The Last of Us
Game Spot: Bioshock Infinite
Readers Choice: The Last of Us
GameSpy: Bioshock Infinite
IGN: The Last of US
Spike: GTA V
Yahoo Games: The Last of Us

I'd love to see AC back in the light again...but TBH AC3 was their best shot since AC 2 to get there and they just couldnt pull it off...AC 4 has nowhere near as much hype around it (neither did journey or the Walking Dead) but i just dont see it happening, no matter how deep or compelling the game play or story is
AC has become the other game people love to hate right next to call of duty.
People just hate success.

ProletariatPleb
07-04-2013, 04:58 PM
no matter how deep or compelling the game play or story is
AC has become the other game people love to hate right next to call of duty.
People just hate success.
Oh yeah sure, that's why everyone complains how crappy GTA games are.

MadJC1986
07-04-2013, 05:30 PM
Oh yeah sure, that's why everyone complains how crappy GTA games are.

There are actually people saying that GTA sucks. But this again is most probably just this trend not to be "mainstream".

ProletariatPleb
07-04-2013, 05:33 PM
There are actually people saying that GTA sucks. But this again is most probably just this trend not to be "mainstream".
There are always people saying something sucks because it doesn't appeal to them but that isn't what I'm talking about here.

STDlyMcStudpants
07-04-2013, 05:37 PM
Oh yeah sure, that's why everyone complains how crappy GTA games are.
Assassins Creed Series and Call of Duty series are both more financially successful than the GTA series..
However it is hard to hate a series such as GTA, most gamers are so attached to GTA because it was that game our parents wouldnt let us play as children and it gave us an adrenaline rush when we would sneak to play..that feeling stays the same..you feel like youre getting away with something when you play it.

ProletariatPleb
07-04-2013, 05:44 PM
Assassins Creed Series and Call of Duty series are both more financially successful than the GTA series..
http://static.giantbomb.com/uploads/original/8/89055/1643120-tommyleejones.jpg

Felix-Vivo
07-04-2013, 05:51 PM
http://static.giantbomb.com/uploads/original/8/89055/1643120-tommyleejones.jpg

win

MasterSimaYi
07-04-2013, 05:52 PM
Assassins Creed Series and Call of Duty series are both more financially successful than the GTA series..

Right...


However it is hard to hate a series such as GTA, most gamers are so attached to GTA because it was that game our parents wouldnt let us play as children and it gave us an adrenaline rush when we would sneak to play..that feeling stays the same..you feel like youre getting away with something when you play it.

You do know that average age of a gamer is 30, right? (And it used to be even older.) I don't think that people who are now 30 were being sneaky about playing GTA3 when it released back in 2001. My parents also let me play the games when I was a kid. They even tried them out themselves. This is completely not the reason why people like the games. It's because Rockstar deliver quality games, games that are not riddled with bugs (yes, they do still have them, like every game), and games that feel complete. And because when we're done playing the games, and then spent a few years focusing our attention to other games, we are happy to get back to the series. If we would be fed a Grand Theft Auto game every year, it would grow tiring, like the Assassin's Creed and Call of Duty series do for many people.

STDlyMcStudpants
07-04-2013, 05:53 PM
http://static.giantbomb.com/uploads/original/8/89055/1643120-tommyleejones.jpg

Maybe not lol but still the whole getting away with murder as a kid is why we love it :D
I mean my 12 year old nephew loves GTA...for me its just an okay game lol

Felix-Vivo
07-04-2013, 06:03 PM
GTA V will rack up loads of controversy, have a great plotline, be a shedload of fun, get great reviews, sell loads, and have loads of articles written about what it says as a social commentary. And FOX will hate it. It doesn't have to win GOTY really, it's it own beast. I think TLOU will perhaps have the edge over it, being a little more... emotional (?) and tugging on your heart strings? People loved that in The Walking Dead and Journey and stuff...

I don't think AC4 has a chance, really, but I will probs still love it.

STDlyMcStudpants
07-04-2013, 06:05 PM
It's because Rockstar deliver quality games, games that are not riddled with bugs (yes, they do still have them, like every game), and games that feel complete. And because when we're done playing the games, and then spent a few years focusing our attention to other games, we are happy to get back to the series. If we would be fed a Grand Theft Auto game every year, it would grow tiring, like the Assassin's Creed and Call of Duty series do for many people.
I agree they are quality and one of the few games that deliver the full package with every shipment, but I know its almost 2nd nature to bring bugs and glitches into a convo about video games, but in my honest opinion that is nothing more than a scape goat and always will be a poor excuse for one. I haven't played every game in existence to confirm this or not, but past the n64 annd ps1 days, not a single glitch has been game stopping where you couldnt restart at a check point to continue your game, no glitch is strong enough to deduct point from game quality, I actually enjoy the occasional glitch and view it more of an easter egg to find and potential exploit than a problem

STDlyMcStudpants
07-04-2013, 06:09 PM
GTA V will rack up loads of controversy, have a great plotline, be a shedload of fun, get great reviews, sell loads, and have loads of articles written about what it says as a social commentary. And FOX will hate it. It doesn't have to win GOTY really, it's it own beast. I think TLOU will perhaps have the edge over it, being a little more... emotional (?) and tugging on your heart strings? People loved that in The Walking Dead and Journey and stuff...

I don't think AC4 has a chance, really, but I will probs still love it.

Im excited to see what they do with the story, there is massive potential wit hthe Edward story to pull on heart strings! A man trying to prove himself of value to his family..hope they dont mss it up like they did with connors potential

Felix-Vivo
07-04-2013, 06:17 PM
Im excited to see what they do with the story, there is massive potential wit hthe Edward story to pull on heart strings! A man trying to prove himself of value to his family..hope they dont mss it up like they did with connors potential

Yeah... I got so angry in a way about AC3's handling of Connor. Everytime it felt like we were getting near to something profound or quality in his story., it would turn into *BOOM* REVOLUTION or *BOOM* CHARLES LEE. Which is kinda inevitable when it's a historical game... but I think it says something that for a lot of people the strongest parts of the game were the 'Connor and Haytham's Uneasy Partnership' sequences... which had very little to do with the actual Revolution.

I hope Edwards will achieve a better balance, which might be easier given that the time period is not as famous.

STDlyMcStudpants
07-05-2013, 12:05 AM
Yeah... I got so angry in a way about AC3's handling of Connor. Everytime it felt like we were getting near to something profound or quality in his story., it would turn into *BOOM* REVOLUTION or *BOOM* CHARLES LEE. Which is kinda inevitable when it's a historical game... but I think it says something that for a lot of people the strongest parts of the game were the 'Connor and Haytham's Uneasy Partnership' sequences... which had very little to do with the actual Revolution.

I hope Edwards will achieve a better balance, which might be easier given that the time period is not as famous.

I wanted to see more of a cat and mouse story more towards the end than the whole way through, i wanted to live the native american side and get his early life story that led to an epic ending with charles lee..i didnt like playing the "Where is Charles Lee?" Game for 10 of the 15 hours the story wasted so much potential for that character development..then again no assassins creed game has got the character development right (in a single game), it all has been very rushed where a moment in their life is only 1 to 2 sequences long...I want more of a back story before im given a blade.
I mean if done right, assassins creed 2, brotherhood, and revelations could have been 1 game..and i would actually have loved seeing that..if Ubi takes a break and makes 1 epic game i would have been fine not seeing AC 2 until 2011 and waiting until 2014 to see AC 3 with Connors life story

Assassin_M
07-05-2013, 12:08 AM
I want more of a back story before im given a blade.
We got 5 sequences of back-story WITH a blade and people moaned

STDlyMcStudpants
07-05-2013, 12:13 AM
We got 5 sequences of back-story WITH a blade and people moaned
ill admit i was getting impatient too, but that is only because they gave us haytham in the beginning and i was just at a point when i was a child screaming "Stop playing games ubi"
lol, if we started off as a child and got more of his story, i dont think people would have complained as much

Assassin_M
07-05-2013, 12:19 AM
ill admit i was getting impatient too, but that is only because they gave us haytham in the beginning and i was just at a point when i was a child creaming "Stop playing games ubi"
lol, if we started off as a child and got more of his story, i dont think people would have complained as much
Actually they still would complain...we were never restricted as Haytham (we only couldn't climb trees) and people were complaining that playing as Haytham was restrictive....nope, they`ll definitely still complain

Kaschra
07-05-2013, 12:59 AM
Number One rule of basically anything:
People will complain no matter what.
There's no way to make everyone happy.

Assassin_M
07-05-2013, 01:09 AM
Number One rule of basically anything:
People will complain no matter what.
There's no way to make everyone happy.
more or less this

LoyalACFan
07-05-2013, 01:13 AM
Actually they still would complain...we were never restricted as Haytham (we only couldn't climb trees) and people were complaining that playing as Haytham was restrictive....nope, they`ll definitely still complain

I think it was just "restrictive" in that you didn't want to spend too much time doing side content with him, because you were anxious to get to THIS guy...

http://beagamecharacter.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/connorkenwayworkout.png

... who had been hyped like crazy for eight months. Had I known that you didn't get to be ^him (childhood and tutorials notwithstanding) until the game was literally halfway over, I would have spent way more time with Haytham.

Assassin_M
07-05-2013, 01:17 AM
I think it was just "restrictive" in that you didn't want to spend too much time doing side content with him, because you were anxious to get to THIS guy...

... who had been hyped like crazy for eight months. Had I known that you didn't get to be ^him (childhood and tutorials notwithstanding) until the game was literally halfway over, I would have spent way more time with Haytham.
Well that`s not really restrictive, I can understand anxiousness over wanting to get to this guy, but calling not wanting to do side content with a character restrictive is a tad bit of an overreaction; it`s nobody`s fault but the player`s...the main menu has all the details on side content...

LoyalACFan
07-05-2013, 02:10 AM
Well that`s not really restrictive, I can understand anxiousness over wanting to get to this guy, but calling not wanting to do side content with a character restrictive is a tad bit of an overreaction; it`s nobody`s fault but the player`s...the main menu has all the details on side content...

No, that's why I put "restrictive" in quotes. There's not much you CAN'T do, but you're discouraged from doing so if you know anything about the structure of AC games. I wouldn't call it completely the player's fault; we had prologues in all the other AC games, and Haytham's parts seemed to be the serving the same purpose. We had no way of knowing he would take up a quarter of the game, so I'm guessing most people treated his segment just like Ezio's first sequence in AC2; you know you can explore, but you know it's a nerfed version of the experience because you're not the true Assassin yet. It just so happened that Haytham's gameplay was nearly identical to Connor's.

STDlyMcStudpants
07-05-2013, 02:46 AM
No, that's why I put "restrictive" in quotes. There's not much you CAN'T do, but you're discouraged from doing so if you know anything about the structure of AC games. I wouldn't call it completely the player's fault; we had prologues in all the other AC games, and Haytham's parts seemed to be the serving the same purpose. We had no way of knowing he would take up a quarter of the game, so I'm guessing most people treated his segment just like Ezio's first sequence in AC2; you know you can explore, but you know it's a nerfed version of the experience because you're not the true Assassin yet. It just so happened that Haytham's gameplay was nearly identical to Connor's.
When I pop in AC I do all possible side missions and view points before i continue the story..so for me it was restrictive to play as Haytham because thats what i wanted to do...treasure hunt...and it confused me..i thought haytham was connor the whole time so i didnt know why the f i couldnt g otreasure hutning or do view points >:(

Kaschra
07-05-2013, 02:59 AM
When I pop in AC I do all possible side missions and view points before i continue the story..so for me it was restrictive to play as Haytham because thats what i wanted to do...treasure hunt...and it confused me..i thought haytham was connor the whole time so i didnt know why the f i couldnt g otreasure hutning or do view points >:(

You thought Haytham was Connor...
WHAT.

LoyalACFan
07-05-2013, 04:14 AM
When I pop in AC I do all possible side missions and view points before i continue the story..so for me it was restrictive to play as Haytham because thats what i wanted to do...treasure hunt...and it confused me..i thought haytham was connor the whole time so i didnt know why the f i couldnt g otreasure hutning or do view points >:(

You actually can do viewpoints as Haytham.

Kaschra
07-05-2013, 04:19 AM
You can also go to Ziio's village as Haytham.

Ureh
07-05-2013, 04:22 AM
You can also go to Ziio's village as Haytham.



You can also save Haytham a lot of time by going directly to the cave entrance of the Grand Temple.

LoyalACFan
07-05-2013, 04:30 AM
You can also save Haytham a lot of time by going directly to the cave entrance of the Grand Temple.

Would have saved his life too. No Ziio alliance = no Connor = no dead Haytham.

Moultonborough
07-05-2013, 06:02 AM
It won't be AC IV that I am sure of. It could make the nomination list but won't won't top it. I think it will come down to COD Ghosts(not a fan) or Watch Dogs. In any case it will be a next gen title.

STDlyMcStudpants
07-05-2013, 06:12 AM
It won't be AC IV that I am sure of. It could make the nomination list but won't won't top it. I think it will come down to COD Ghosts(not a fan) or Watch Dogs. In any case it will be a next gen title.
Lol COD mp can be fun when you arent a serious player that rages out when they lose...
But even a fanboy would agree COD as an arcade shooter that tries to simulate but fails, will never win game of the year...
Especially not with GTA V that is just sitting back in its chair petting their cat with with a grin and of course last of us...but imho GTA V requiring an 8GB install before even being able to play the game indicates it is going to blow your mind with massiveness lol making skyrim look like glovers open world ;D and will over shadow last of us, but time will tell :D I also think Watch_Dogs will fall under the radar a little...i mean everyone that buys next gen will buy it and play the crap out of it..but it will probably feel like a chore compaired to their GTA V experience that they ar either still a part of or just finishing up by its release..

Moultonborough
07-05-2013, 06:24 AM
I'm not too sure GTA will win. It will be nominated for sure but after all the hype IV had then gameplay/ controls/ story failed. Not to mention all the delays it had I'm not expecting that much from V. I'll buy it to find out for myself but after IV I'm more cautious about it.

ProletariatPleb
07-05-2013, 06:25 AM
Lol CoD, if generic military shooters start winning then we are truly lost.

Moultonborough
07-05-2013, 06:29 AM
Lol CoD, if generic military shooters start winning then we are truly lost.

Fan wise, not critics.

MasterSimaYi
07-05-2013, 11:50 AM
I'm not too sure GTA will win. It will be nominated for sure but after all the hype IV had then gameplay/ controls/ story failed.

As far as I know GTA IV received universal acclaim and praise, and was named Game of the Year by several media... I don't see how GTA V does not have a fair shot. I think so far the competition for Game of the Year would be between BioShock Infinite, The Last of Us and Grand Theft Auto V. The only Assassin's Creed game that was ever named Game of the Year was Assassin's Creed II. I expect Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag will have to be a major improvement over its predecessor to be considered.

STDlyMcStudpants
07-05-2013, 03:55 PM
As far as I know GTA IV received universal acclaim and praise, and was named Game of the Year by several media... I don't see how GTA V does not have a fair shot. I think so far the competition for Game of the Year would be between BioShock Infinite, The Last of Us and Grand Theft Auto V. The only Assassin's Creed game that was ever named Game of the Year was Assassin's Creed II. I expect Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag will have to be a major improvement over its predecessor to be considered.
I see Ni No Kuni and Tomb Raider in the discussion at the end of the year as well as watch dogs
My predictions for the 8 that will be talked about come GOTY time are

Tomb Raider 2013
Ni No Kuni and The Wrath of The White Witch
Bioshock Infinite
The Last of Us
Grand Theft Auto V
Assassins Creed IV
Watch_Dogs
Beyond: Two Souls

The games I believe have the potential to take one of those spots are
Animal Crossing New Leaf
Rayman Legends (I doubt it because this one seems more like a gimmick than an epic return like origins)
Battlefield 4 (Not this type of gamer but the demos even got me excited)
Batman Arkham Origins
Tearaway
Puppeteer
Walking Dead 400 Days
Saints Row IV (Again I doubt, I see this being a lazy attempt at making a DLC into a full length game)
Metro Last Light
and Rain

Strange how we had a God of War game this year and Im going to just sweep it under the rug..lol bc it sucked ;)

freddie_1897
07-05-2013, 04:42 PM
It won't be AC IV that I am sure of. It could make the nomination list but won't won't top it. I think it will come down to COD Ghosts(not a fan) or Watch Dogs. In any case it will be a next gen title.
this year we've had Bioshock Infinite and the Last of Us. Both strong enough to have won game of the year in any previous year. We've got Watchdogs coming, The Division, GTA V, Battlefield 4, Saints row 4, Batman Arkham origins, Beyond: Two Souls. And so many more. CoD ghosts will not win. In fact it won't even be nominated.

SixKeys
07-05-2013, 04:47 PM
The games I believe have the potential to take one of those spots are
(snip)
Walking Dead 400 Days

400 Days is just a DLC, it can't compete for GOTY.

LoyalACFan
07-05-2013, 07:32 PM
Fan wise, not critics.

It will probably be the bestseller of the year, but nobody will call it their GOTY unless they're someone who only plays COD...

AherasSTRG
07-06-2013, 10:37 AM
Guys, I am a bit lost. Game of the Year from which site / magazine / TV show?

LoyalACFan
07-06-2013, 06:54 PM
Guys, I am a bit lost. Game of the Year from which site / magazine / TV show?

The Spike VGA one is usually what people mean by just "GOTY", but all kinds of publications also grant GOTY awards.

Sushiglutton
07-06-2013, 07:10 PM
The Witness may be a candidate :). I'm sure there is some other indie-game(s) that will come out of nowhere too that will get a nomination on several sites.

http://cdn.pastemagazine.com/www/articles/the_witness.jpg

Soulid_Snake
07-07-2013, 10:20 PM
It will probably be the bestseller of the year, but nobody will call it their GOTY unless they're someone who only plays COD...

I don't know about bestseller, GTAV I have a feeling is gonna get that title, I think it's gonna outsell COD.

As for GOTY?: No!