EZA GOTY Inspections and Criticisms



  • I don't know if I agree with any of the ones I played out of those. Bloodborne I can see an argument for. Maybe.



  • @mbun It's possible that you're right regarding Ben. But it's irrelevant, I said the game was picked out of fanboyism and insanity because 1) many of the allies are Blizzard fans 2) because in my opinion that's a silly pick for goty. I just don't see it. That's kind of the point of this thread...

    But I have to say, I despise Blizzard for how exploitative their game design philosophy is, so I'm very biased. I don't think there's a single developer I have such low consideration as I do for Blizzard.



  • @phbz said:

    1. many of the allies are Blizzard fans

    Looking back at that list, most of the allies are also From Software, Nintendo, Rockstar, Sony Santa Monica, Team Ico, etc. fans, so I don't think pointing that out means much unless you're going to leverage the same argument against ALL their GOTYs.

    1. because in my opinion that's a silly pick for goty. I just don't see it.

    No matter what wins GOTY every year, people are going to come out the woodwork wishing it was another game they're more attached to (the Uncharted 4 salt is eternal) and disagreeing with the one that won, even if they have no experience with that game and don't even know how it stacks up to their favorite. That's just GOTYs. Nobody plays everything, and everyone ends up with different affinities for and levels of attachment to different games.



  • @mbun If the allies picked Resident Evil - The card game (TM) I would say the exact same thing. Probably picked out of fanboyism and insanity.



  • 2020- TLOU2 was bad.
    Shouldve been something else.


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    How the hell did Last Guardian win over Doom? I mean, don't get me wrong, I loved TLG, but fucking Doom.

    Also, it is downright despicable that Control didn't win 2019. I'm about 13 hours deep in the game and it has mindfucked it's way into my top 10 games of all time. Unless there is some monumental dropoff in quality near the end, I don't see my opinion changing.

    @mbun I think you are mistaking a vocal minority of disgruntled chuds for "a large portion" of fans. Literally no other game came even remotely close to presenting as compelling and complex a narrative as TLOU2 did.



  • @shoulderguy This was a top 10 Game of the Year games not awards as such.



  • TLG >>>>>>> DOOM



  • @dipset I haven't played TLG and I still agree.



  • @el-shmiablo said:

    I think you are mistaking a vocal minority of disgruntled chuds for "a large portion" of fans.

    No, you're definitely waving away criticism because of the controversy before launch, but plenty of people who went through the game also weren't happy with the direction of the narrative.

    Literally no other game came even remotely close to presenting as compelling and complex a narrative as TLOU2 did.

    I know you didn't play much else in 2020, so I'm just going to hard disagree instead of saying more.



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  • By the way as we discuss goty, and TLoU2 both in critics and people's choice impressive numbers.

    2020

    Award Totals

    The Last of Us Part II - 261
    Media Outlets: 170 | Readers' Choice: 91

    Hades - 53
    Media Outlets: 50 | Readers' Choice: 3

    Ghost of Tsushima - 50
    Media Outlets: 39 | Readers' Choice: 11

    Animal Crossing: New Horizons - 25
    Media Outlets: 24 | Readers' Choice: 1

    Cyberpunk 2077 - 25
    Media Outlets: 10 | Readers' Choice: 15

    Final Fantasy VII Remake - 20
    Media Outlets: 19 | Readers' Choice: 1

    Doom Eternal - 12
    Media Outlets: 12 | Readers' Choice: 0

    Half Life: Alyx - 9
    Assassin's Creed Valhalla - 4

    Microsoft Flight Simulator - 4
    Ori and the Will of the Wisps - 4
    Yakuza: Like a Dragon - 4
    Immortals Fenyx Rising - 2
    13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim - 1
    Demon's Souls - 1
    Dreams - 1
    Kentucky Route Zero - 1
    Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales - 1
    Persona 5 Royal - 1
    Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin - 1
    Spiritfarer - 1
    Tell Me Why - 1
    Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2 - 1

    https://www.gameawards.net/2020/09/2020.html?m=0



  • @scotty

    Man effing spoilers!!!



  • @scotty Dude some of us haven't watched the entire EZA GOTY stream-I know this sort of thing slips out but I think we treat EZA GOTYs like films or videogames and don't want them spoiled.



  • @Phbz @JDINCINERATOR

    I thought it was okay because others talked about it in the thread but sorry to offend you guys. If I knew it was a problem I definitely wouldn't do it since I hate spoilers.

    @bam541 said in EZA GOTY Inspections and Criticisms:

    Also, Uncharted 4 got snubbed! :p

    To this day, I still get sad when I remember Overwatch won over Uncharted 4 or in this case The Last Guardian.



  • @scotty No offence taken dude just be mindful of others who maybe a little more sensitive.



  • @jdincinerator @Phbz Unless it slipped out elsewhere, they're currently debuting the video on both Twitch and Youtube and haven't gotten to overall GOTY yet.



  • @miserableperson

    Ahahaha. Yeah...

    @shoulderguy said in EZA GOTY Inspections and Criticisms:

    2005 GOTY:

    Literally just finished GoW again on PS Vita then watched this. Wow! 2005 was a very good year but GoW is too low. :/


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    @mbun Would love to hear what you think had a better narrative in 2020.

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    Glad to see TLOU2 break that record. Honestly deserves it. I have a few gripes with the game but they are honestly minor compared to everything that the game excelled at. I hope they don't rush the next one. If it comes even close to the quality of TLOU2 I'll be happy.



  • @el-shmiablo I do have big issues with the narrative structure. I do love the story it tells and its themes but structurally - imo - it's messy.