What is your GOTY so far?



  • @Whoaness said in What is your GOTY so far?:

    everyone in the industry is only hoping to get some of their magic.

    Everyone in Hollywood wants to make Marvel movies, equally depressing.

    You clearly don't like Overwatch and do like Uncharted 4. Cool. When you say "I mean, is there even any competition?" - deliberate hyperbole aside - there are very clearly a lot of different games that people are excited for. Overwatch is one of them.

    Peace.



  • For me its between Cold Steel (came out this year in Europe) and Dark Souls 3.



  • @flower_arrangement The thread is asking for 'your GOTY'. There's no competition for me, personally, that UC4 is the best this year.
    And Naughty Dog has a record of sweeping GOTYs with Uncharted and The Last of Us across gaming media.

    And I love Marvel movies because I love the connected universe idea, but it's hard to see your point about how everyone in Hollywood is trying to copy it when it's really only possible in comics (only DC could copy them).



  • @DeweyDTruman I've put more than 550 hours into Splatoon, and I still play it regularly. I've found the value in a primarily multiplayer game thanks to this. So I can never say that Overwatch isn't worth the price of admission either. Splatoon at launch was bare bones, but after a few months of updates and free DLC, it became a full game, and now, a year later, is so radically different from its launch version. And if I recall, Overwatch will be getting the same treatment right?



  • @Hero-of-Lime Splatoon has a single player. That, alone, already makes it much more worth it, and people even say it's fun.



  • @Whoaness The single player is a lot of fun, but the multiplayer was definitely the main focus by a long shot. I've only gone back to the SP a few times, which was a blast, but the multiplayer is what got me hooked.



  • @Whoaness
    Sure it's asking for 'your GOTY' and it's nice that you tell your opinion, but the moment you add "is there even any competition?", no matter if rhetorical or not or if it's your personal opinion, you should expect that other people will contest it with their suggestion. This is forum after all. Comments and opinions are encouraged.



  • Who knew a topic about GOTY would cause an argument.

    I don't want to start, or continue, an argument but so far my GOTY is Overwatch. It may be bare bones, but I have had tons of fun and played it for ages. I also play it on console, so I haven't had something similar to it. The cost argument is a subjective one, but it's been well worth the cost.

    But I think Dark souls 3 is the leading contender right now. If Last Guardian is amazing (and isn't delayed) then that might have a shot, but otherwise it's likely just No man's Sky and FFXV in the running, for most people. I expect here I am Setsuna might have a good showing.

    But my next year GOTY is Persona 5, I already know that one.



  • @Whoaness said in What is your GOTY so far?:

    And I love Marvel movies because I love the connected universe idea, but it's hard to see your point about how everyone in Hollywood is trying to copy it when it's really only possible in comics (only DC could copy them).

    Ha! Tell that to Universal who is trying to make a connected monster movie universe, or to Hasbro trying to make a connected movie toy universe. Even Men in Black is crossing over with 21 Jump Street. Hollywood is actively trying to connect everything. Luckily, I guess, for video games the movies haven't done as well as a comic book movie, or transformers.



  • @Whoaness
    I pointed out that this thread was a question of individual taste in my first reply, I'm pretty sure we both get it. No competition for you is different to "is there even any competition", the latter being much more provocative and much less indicative of purely personal preference, but sure, it'd be deeply silly of me to argue that UC4 won't be a major contender for GOTY this year. I'm not making that claim, not even close.

    I said that Hollywood wants to make Marvel movies, not that they are per se. Connected universe, big franchise, roll 'em out year after year movie making is not a model I have any love for, and the effect of Marvel success is detrimental overall, in my view. Certainly diminishes originality and risk taking. Similar to the shift from epic to block buster that happened in the 70s. I recognise I am in the minority view in this regard. Naughty Dog's output is likewise an influence I'm not inspired by, nor do I wish to see their magic cloned. I've stated elsewhere that I believe aping movies fails to bring out what makes games different to other media, nor does it help them develop their own vocabulary. Naughty Dog stand at the pinnacle of that and it has brought them a ton of success and many accolades, I'm sure it will continue to do so. It's not for me, and it's a route for the future that I see in a dim light. Ditto for yourself and cosmetic micro-transactions.



  • @Nillend Oh yeah, which is why I was happy to talk about why Overwatch is objectively not GOTY.
    It's like how Jim Sterling automatically disqualified Overwatch from being GOTY nominee even though he loves it.

    I don't want a future of video games where everything is full priced game with bare bones content and also contains microtransaction, no matter how fun it is. We're allowing publishers to continually hold value as a hostage when we vote with our wallets towards these games, and giving them an award for doing so is just making it worse.



  • @Whoaness Sure, you've given constructive comments :thumbsup: and I completely agree with you that Overwatch should'nt be GOTY.



  • @Whoaness said in What is your GOTY so far?:

    @Nillend Oh yeah, which is why I was happy to talk about why Overwatch is objectively not GOTY.
    It's like how Jim Sterling automatically disqualified Overwatch from being GOTY nominee even though he loves it.

    I don't want a future of video games where everything is full priced game with bare bones content and also contains microtransaction, no matter how fun it is. We're allowing publishers to continually hold value as a hostage when we vote with our wallets towards these games, and giving them an award for doing so is just making it worse.

    I personally don't want a future of games where everything is full priced but with no content and microtransactions. But your argument about no matter how fun it is? Isn't that the original purpose of games? For us to enjoy playing them? If Overwatch makes people happy, why shouldn't people vote with their wallet? You might get some companies seeing the success and copying it, and yes they might get the wrong idea and make games similar but I think you don't give people enough credit. Game companies have copied games before and unless people have fun, then they will stop buying.



  • @Whoaness Question : Do you give Uncharted's micro-transactions a pass because there's a single-player mode? I also wish micro-transactions didn't exist in games but I fear they are here to stay. Luckily, a lot of them aren't too heinous, it's generally just cosmetics that affect no gameplay whatsoever. Once someone gets a distinct advantage because they spent more money than I did, then yep, we've got problems.

    One odd thing to note, Hearthstone definitely has micro-transactions that give you an edge on your opponent, yet no one ever seems to call that game out. Maybe it's because it's a collectible card game and that's almost always been part of the genre?



  • @Whoaness said in What is your GOTY so far?:

    @Nillend Oh yeah, which is why I was happy to talk about why Overwatch is objectively not GOTY.
    It's like how Jim Sterling automatically disqualified Overwatch from being GOTY nominee even though he loves it.

    I don't want a future of video games where everything is full priced game with bare bones content and also contains microtransaction, no matter how fun it is. We're allowing publishers to continually hold value as a hostage when we vote with our wallets towards these games, and giving them an award for doing so is just making it worse.

    I want to give your a fair reply on this.

    This is a decent argument. It's actually really fucking important, I more or less agree with you on it (I'm fine with cosmetic micro transactions). What it's not is an argument that stops Overwatch being personal GOTY for other people.

    You've shifted this over to "objectively not GOTY" for "reasons". I think the reasons are interesting, but it's still a shift and the first time you've made that completely clear.

    If you want to argue "objective" GOTY I'm out. Maybe we'll pick up when the end of the year swings by.



  • I have gotten off topic as well but might I suggest that those of us who might want to have a more in depth conversation of objective GOTY, or microtransactions, might we not want to move this to a different thread and give this one back to people just talking about their fave games of the year?



  • We're all wrong.

    Umbrella Corps.

    Game of the decade.



  • @SabotageTheTruth said in What is your GOTY so far?:

    We're all wrong.

    Umbrella Corps.

    Game of the decade.

    I just watched both Huber playing this, and Angry Joe's angry review...

    It's certainly gonna win some sort of award this year.
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  • @Inustar I've always found worst games of the year lists to be far more entertaining.

    Sorry OP, I can't seem to stay on topic for the life of me! I'll see myself out.



  • Does Blood and Wine count? If so, Blood and Wine. If it doesn't count, Dark Souls 3.