What is your GOTY so far?

  • This used to be a 'GOTY so far' thread.

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  • Fallout 4: Survival mode. lv 112 and still truckin.

  • I have already said that Uncharted 4 and DS3 will pretty much be the contenders for GotY.

    I think Uncharted 4 will get it though. While both series are presumably ending (at least by their original creators), I think Uncharted is going to get something of a lifetime achievement award with this year's GotY. When you look at all 4 games in context, there is a character journey. The humanity and growth that Nate goes through in his relationship with elena is going to be considered. Stuff like chapter 4 and the epilogue provide necessary context (see Bosman at Home's Kings of Context ep 4) and elevate the gaming genre to new heights.

  • @suplextrain I played the Beta for Overwatch on PS4. I don't really have any strong feelings towards it one way or the other. I think it's pretty obvious that you have a strong bias against the game and Blizzard in general. I'm not saying you're just a "hater". I'm just saying that you obviously aren't a fan of a lot of what Blizzard has been doing recently.

    You're pointing out the flaws with the game as if they are objective problems. That's the only thing I'm arguing against. Obviously a large number of people playing the game do not view these "flaws" the same way you do or they wouldn't be playing it as much as they are. You say that it's bad design to give a melee character an ability to push enemies away. Why is that inherently bad? Perhaps the logic behind it is to give the melee character a way to put distance between himself and the enemy when he needs to escape and refill his health? Maybe they didn't give him an ability that gets him closer to enemies because they tried that out and it made him too annoying to play against? You're implying that if these characters aren't designed how you would design them then they are flawed. It's pretty condescending to imply that everyone who enjoys playing as a character is wrong because you don't like the skill set (I'm simplifying). They're just "having fun" but completely ignorant to the "flawed design".

    Again... your expectations are not the basis on which quality should be objectively judged. You compare the lack of story to a game like Evolve and imply that this should not be acceptable for "AAA" games. What of games like Rainbow Six: Siege? It lacks a proper single player story as well and it has been lauded as a fantastic multiplayer shooter. Do you really think anyone buys a Battlefield game for their lackluster campaigns? Not to mention that Overwatch isn't even a full-priced release like Evolve or those other titles I mentioned were when they launched. I'm not making excuses for anything because I don't actually have any preconceived notions about what a "AAA" game developed by Blizzard needs to be.

    I'm sure there are tons of flaws with the game right now. You mentioned things like tick rates and hitboxes. I'm sure those need to be ironed out. Those are technical issues. I'm not arguing that these are insignificant or that they should be ignored. I'm simply pointing out that a lot of what you're saying is not comparable to a technical flaw with the game. But you're passing it off like it is while implying that most players that enjoy the game are ignorant to these issues or don't know how to spot them like you do. I don't particularly like the decision to allow every player to play as the same character at once. That's not a design flaw with the game. That's just a personal preference that I have.

    I'm only coming across as overly positive because I'm trying to balance out your negativity towards this game a bit. Your distaste for this game seems very guided and I'm merely trying to point out that a lot of what you're criticizing is not as all-encompassing as you make it sound. You are mentioning specifics and giving arguments for why you think certain things are designed poorly... but then you give broad statements like "lacks in pretty much everything" and go on to talk about the standards a AAA Blizzard game should be held to. That seems pretty indicative of your mindset when judging Overwatch and I'm not sure you'd ever enjoy a game going into it like that. It just seems like you've reached a boiling point of some sort and this is the hill you've chosen to die on.

  • @ZombieProof Even though it's not up for GOTY, that really shouldn't be overlooked. Fallout 4's survival mode completely changes the game with how you have to handle encounters and item management. It seems like it was planned from the start with how smartly water bottles work and how perfectly-placed beds (save spots) are in the world: you always have to look for them, but never for too long.

    I had to quit my perception / luck rifle build around level 40, because it just turned into one-shotting dudes, but I'd be super interested in finding new character builds when Nukaland comes out. People love to hate on Bethesda games nowadays, but it shouldn't be understated how right those first person mechanics feel.

  • Uncharted 4 is my GOTY. I knew it would be since announcement in whatever year it happened to release in.

    Th biggest surprise for me though, is that my number 2 and 3 are titles that I didn't even think I would end up playing: Overwatch and The Witness.

  • So far, Zero Time Dilemma or Fire Emblem Fates. But the last have of 2016 looks pretty exciting so we'll see if that stands.

  • May end up being either Uncharted, or the Destiny Rise of Iron expansion. Simply because those are the only games/expansion that came/coming out this year I plan on purchasing before the year ends.

    All depends on what my bank looks like come holiday sales on what I can purchase.

  • You'll see my previous answer was "none so far".

    I have one now.

    Pokemon Go.

  • @trugs26 I remember last year, so many people discounting Fallout 4 because of all the bugs and glitches. It was a mess when it came out, like most Bethesda games. However, there has been one game recently released that somehow is filled with way more errors and glitches... Pokemon Go!

  • So far Doom is my GOTY. It's pure, unadulterated action. Doom wastes no time getting started. No BS, just punch a demon in the face and go.

    I'd like to give Rocket League an honorable mention too. Rocket League came out last year on PS4 and PC, but it came out this year on Xbox One which is my gaming platform of choice. It's quickly becoming one of my favorite games of all time! I don't like to throw around the word "perfect," but Rocket League is a perfect video game.

  • It's really weird that two of my GOATs, Twilight Princess and Skyrim, are both getting rereleased this year. Even odder since the first port apparently sucked.

    Nonetheless, Monster Hunter Generations is my now real GOTY. I always knew it was going to be and—barring some Last of Us stuff—Final Fantasy, The Last Guardian, and Gravity Rush aren't going to unseat it. The new elder dragon is excellent, aerial great sword is super fun with it's SSB4 Link dash attack shit, and the music and weapons designs are flat out excellent. Capcom is just the best in the biz for realtime combat systems.

  • @SabotageTheTruth Sure does! But I'm still having a blast with it. Another motivating factor for me choosing it as GOTY, is that it's not just your run of the mill amazing game which wins GOTY. It's a game that is making a huge impact on society. I think a game making this kind of impact is a winner in my books.

  • No GOTY noms for me yet, but hopefully The Last Guardian.

  • Uncharted 4 is the best game I've played in a long time so even though we're only in July, I have a hard time imagining that another game will come along and leave me feeling the way that I did after finishing Naughty Dog's latest masterpiece.

  • I keep looking at this thread intending to write my GOTY but I'm always daunted by it as it's already been such a great year.

    Feels like a long time ago now when The Witness and Dark Souls 3 came out.

    Let me mull over it a little more :)

  • If I could enact a universal law, I would declare that everyone has to play Monster Hunter Generations to hunter rank 7 before voting for GOTYs (or just in general).

    I think that would make the world just a little bit of a better place. Especially if Monster Hunter got even a fraction of the Pokemon Go zeitgeist.

  • So far Uncharted 4 and Firewatch, by the end of the year probably No Man's Sky and Deus Ex: Mankind Divided!

  • @Haru17 Perhaps monster hunter deserves GOTY, but I wouldn't know since I never played it. But I also don't intend to buy another console/platform just for a single game, no matter how good the game itself is. The console/platform needs to be reasonbly priced and have a constant supply of great games to be viable.