GOTY 2017 Discussion



  • If you ask me, as long as PUBG is out of GOTY discussion, I'm fine. I'm not saying it's bad game, but it's no GOTY, let's just put it that way.

    And if you ask which would be more fitting for that title, here's some games that I would nominate: Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Horizon Zero Dawn, Mario Odyssey, Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice and Persona 5.



  • @Yoshi said in GOTY 2017 Discussion:

    Doesn't specify where the game needs to be released, just when. Which is 2017.

    Yakuza 0 and Persona 5 were both released in 2017 though. :)
    Therefore I agree.



  • @Yoshi Either your lack of logic is astounding, or you're trolling.



    • Persona 5
    • Yakuza 0
    • Sonic Mania
    • Yakuza Kiwami

    Hoping to pick up Horizon Zero Dawn on Cyber Monday for cheap then I can add that to my list somewhere



  • When it comes to game releases like Persona 5 and Yakuza you have to realize that these are english awards, so games released in english (as in when) is what counts. It doesn't matter if a great game came out in china, bolivia or japan this year if none of the judges could fairly judge those games due to the language barrier. If your argument is "Well why don't they learn language X then?" then you're actually saying that ALL the judges should know ALL the languagues of the world, because why should only X, Y and Z language be allowed but not A, B and C? It's not like japanese is lingua franca either.
    Was a game localized this year into english? If yes then that is the year they're eligible for GotY awards.

    @jipostus said in GOTY 2017 Discussion:

    If you ask me, as long as PUBG is out of GOTY discussion, I'm fine. I'm not saying it's bad game, but it's no GOTY, let's just put it that way.

    To me there is no good reason for it to be in the GotY discussion. It's not officially out (as in "complete" in the devs eyes), it doesn't bring anything new to the table, it's not brilliantly designed or well polished. Yeah a lot of people play it, but that shouldn't factor into a GotY discussion where it's pretty much exclusively about quality.
    Besides, would you really want to lose out on winning awards for problems you're working on patching out for the finished version? Would you as a dev want to hear next year "Sorry, your game can't be in the running for GotY awards because your unfinished version was judged last year"?



  • @suplextrain said in GOTY 2017 Discussion:

    It's not officially out

    Assuming it's not delayed, it will be a 2017 release. Granted, that's an assumption... but just for the sake of argument. Ver 1.0 launches on PC in December.

    In addition to announcing Xbox’s XGP launch date on December 12, we also shared the exciting news that we’re on track to launch 1.0 for the PC version in late December. This has been an amazing year for us and launching both 1.0 on PC and on Xbox through Xbox Game Preview are huge milestones for the team. I’m incredibly proud of how far we’ve come in such a short time, but I’m even more excited to say that we’re just getting started.

    I do think that anyone voting for it for GOTY though, will be doing so based almost totally on the early access version and not any late December release build. It's a weird case, kind of like Minecraft, which was early access for like 3 years.

    I also for the record don't think it should be GOTY, but I'm just playing devil's advocate that it be included in the conversation.



  • @TokyoSlim said in GOTY 2017 Discussion:

    Assuming it's not delayed, it will be a 2017 release. Granted, that's an assumption... but just for the sake of argument. Ver 1.0 launches on PC in December.

    Then it should be in the running for 2018 if anything. I don't see why PUBG should receive special treatment when other games that have come out in December weren't eligible.
    The only reason to push for it this year is if the devs think it will lose steam in 2018 and become even less relevant in GotY discussions.



  • @suplextrain The reason we're having GOTY in January is to include December releases, isn't it?



  • @TokyoSlim said in GOTY 2017 Discussion:

    @suplextrain The reason we're having GOTY in January is to include December releases, isn't it?

    If we're exclusively talking about EZA sure, but I don't think the devs or publishers for PUBG could care less about that. When it comes to EZA though it's not like they've put down a set of rules/guidelines to follow so for that they could bring in games in Alpha state if they wanted to.

    That said, personally I don't think PUBG did anything worthy of an award as a game.



  • @suplextrain I have no idea what the devs or publishers think about what we (the EZA community) think about GOTY games. I don't think that's even a point anyone is making. Either it should be eligible because it releases in 2017, or it is delayed and is not eligible.

    Not entirely sure what's so complicated about that proposition. lol



  • @TokyoSlim said in GOTY 2017 Discussion:

    @suplextrain I have no idea what the devs or publishers think about what we (the EZA community) think about GOTY games. I don't think that's even a point anyone is making. Either it should be eligible because it releases in 2017, or it is delayed and is not eligible.

    Not entirely sure what's so complicated about that proposition. lol

    Point is there are no rules set in place so the game doesn't even have to be finished to be eligible, so even discussing if it's eligible or not in the context of EZA is pointless.



  • @suplextrain I think there are some general expectations in place based on historical precedent. But yes, it's up for debate, which is what I'm doing.



  • In the case of PUBG, if it comes out on Xbox in December as currently planned, I believe it should be eligible for our GOTY discussions.

    As for Yakuza 0 and Persona 5, they're also definitely eligible because they came out in the west this year as others have pointed out, so that's when a large majority of us got to play them.



  • My top spot was between RE7 and Prey, but I've already decided that Prey just beats it out.

    My least favourites this year have been Zelda and Horizon.



  • @El-Shmiablo said in GOTY 2017 Discussion:

    Kat is my waifu.

    I knew El-Shmiablo was a true Otaku


  • Banned

    @Sheria Sugoi desu desu ne, my ninja.


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    So far my GOTY list are:

    1. Horizon Zero Dawn
    2. Tekken 7

    Thats all the games from this year I've played so far... I think



  • I've liked but mostly loved every game I've played this year.

    • Yakuza 0
    • Persona 5
    • Nier Automata
    • Nioh (liked)
    • Divinity Original Sin II

    I still have to play The Evil Within II, Resident Evil VII, and anything for the Switch. There is just no shortage of fun things to play. I'll save my GOTY until the bitter end once I've played as much as I possibly can by year end.



    1. Divinity original sin 2 (Probably the best game I have ever played. It's good. It's so good!)
    2. Nier Automata (emotional roller-coaster, mind blowing)
    3. Rime (melted my heart)
    4. What remains of Edith Finch (After finishing it I had to step away and just think for 30 minutes or so)
    5. I'm leaving this spot open since there are 5 more games that can get on the list: Spellforce 3 (didn't come out yet), Nioh (if PC port is any good), Seven days long gone (didn't come out yet). If none of them will make it then number five is probably AC: Origins. ALso there is still Xenoblade chronicles 2 but I won't be playing it.


  • I haven't really played that many games this year to really make a list :(