The Game Award GOTY Nominees

#51
Don’t be so sure. It’s looking like it’s going to be a battle royale between Horizon, Zelda, and Mario. Probably going to be a tiebreaker. All three of those games are big mainstream games. P5 is niche so maybe this is the kind of exposure it needs to the masses, but it’s not winning over those 3.

Or PUBG could come out of nowhere and win due to sheer popularity alone. Personally, I would have put NieR instead of it, but I’m not Geoff Keighly.
If you think the vote will be split between those three, then you're in for a rude awakening, my friend.

How did a game that sold 20+ million copies, basically launched a multiplayer genre and became THE most played game EVER in steam history get a GOTY nomination ?
Yep. Not to mention it's insanely fun. All my friends talk about.

Honestly, never heard of it until now.
This explains your previous comment, lol. Where have you been? It's practically the most popular game in the world.

PUBG... pfffff... it's there only because they needed an Xbox One game.

Where is NIER??? Or even Nioh...
Ugh, console wars. That's it, right? You broke the code! PUBG is going to get more votes than P5, Nioh and NieR would've gotten combined.
 
#55
I'm curious, did either of you play BotW? If so, what did you make of it?

I ask because that's another open world game that gets a lot of love around here, with the occasional few that really didn't dig it- myself included. Wondering whether there's any correlation.
I actually have no clue what they mean when Horizon is shit. That game runs circles around BOTW.
 
#56
I actually have no clue what they mean when Horizon is shit. That game runs circles around BOTW.
Hmm, sounds like I should give it a go next year when I'm done with .hack//

I think Zelda should win this quite easly,though im a PC/PS4 guy what i've seen and read through here its best game for sure.
I dunno, I feel like the GAF hype set my expectations too high before I played it and ended up feeling underwhelmed.
 
#58
Hmm, sounds like I should give it a go next year when I'm done with .hack//



I dunno, I feel like the GAF hype set my expectations too high before I played it and ended up feeling underwhelmed.
Yeah I feel you on BoTW, I was seriously disappointed because they pushed it as the second coming of Jesus, and it heavily was under those expectations set by the community.

It's just an open sandbox that's all.

But yeah you should like Horizon, the story was pretty cool. The combat is really fun, and it takes a good game to make me want to come back every day and play it.
 
#61
I'm curious, did either of you play BotW? If so, what did you make of it?

I ask because that's another open world game that gets a lot of love around here, with the occasional few that really didn't dig it- myself included. Wondering whether there's any correlation.
Didn't play Zelda either. But I did lose 20 hours of my life to Horizon. Dreadful characters, stupid story, meh gameplay, and ANOTHER open world collectathon "SURVIVAL" slog. Just an uninspired effort all around. It's setting isn't even unique, since not a month after its release, Nier Automata did the exact same setting (robo apocalypse) but better in every way.
 
#62
Didn't play Zelda either. But I did lose 20 hours of my life to Horizon. Dreadful characters, stupid story, meh gameplay, and ANOTHER open world collectathon "SURVIVAL" slog. Just an uninspired effort all around. It's setting isn't even unique, since not a month after its release, Nier Automata did the exact same setting (robo apocalypse) but better in every way.
The only thing I got out of Horizon was that it had perty graphics. Looked like it didn't do anything new with the open world formula.
 
#64
If you think the vote will be split between those three, then you're in for a rude awakening, my friend.



Yep. Not to mention it's insanely fun. All my friends talk about.



This explains your previous comment, lol. Where have you been? It's practically the most popular game in the world.



Ugh, console wars. That's it, right? You broke the code! PUBG is going to get more votes than P5, Nioh and NieR would've gotten combined.
Probably the fact I don't follow games like that.

And I think you're the one who's in for a rude awakening, my friend, since you're downplaying Horizon and have no idea what you're talking about. It's one of the biggest new IPs this gen and one of the best games this year and ever made. It's going to butt heads with Zelda and Mario and it's going to be a fight between those three. You're delusional if you think otherwise.
 
#69
Jesus christ, people hate Horizon? Is this related to that Zelda comparison childish crap?

It's an awesome game
Jealousy and insecurity that a game most Nintendo fanboys, among others, touted as forgettable and "No one would care about Horizon by year end!" And all that fanboy nonsense.

Where in reality, Horizon is one of the biggest new IPs all gen, biggest new IP this year, one of the best games to come out this year and broke boundaries for a studio who's never done something of the sort. Guerrilla deserves all the praise.

Being a massive Zelda fan. Zelda disappointed me more than anything. Despite it having the advantage from my eyes yet Horizon surprised me and blew me away. At the end of the day, Horizon came out the better game on my end but you don't see me running around saying "HAHA ZELDA IS SHIT!"

Grow up. You act like children. Are you a child? Then stop acting like one.

Pretty much, bitter, sour, and people who are triggered over opinions.
 
#72
Jealousy and insecurity that a game most Nintendo fanboys, among others, touted as forgettable and "No one would care about Horizon by year end!" And all that fanboy nonsense.

Where in reality, Horizon is one of the biggest new IPs all gen, biggest new IP this year, one of the best games to come out this year and broke boundaries for a studio who's never done something of the sort. Guerrilla deserves all the praise.

Being a massive Zelda fan. Zelda disappointed me more than anything, despite it having the advantage from my eyes, and Horizon surprised me and blew me away. At the end of the day, Horizon came out the better game on my end but you don't see me running around saying "HAHA ZELDA IS SHIT!"

Grow up.

Pretty much, bitter, sour, and people who are triggered over opinions.
Keep projecting.
 
#73
Keep projecting.
Your intentions were made clear from the very first post you made. You need a reality check and need to grow the fuck up. You were venomous from the start and clearly, lack intellect. No one cares about what you think if you showcase yourself like that.
 
#74
If push came to shove, those would be my picks too.

But while I’ve yet to finish Odyssey or P5, my preliminary vote would likely go to Horizon. I would more seriously consider PUBG if it weren’t still, quite clearly, in beta condition.
 
#75
My vote has to go to Zelda. Mario just came out and I love it to no end, but Zelda is the game that I have been coming back to every day since it came out.
 
#77
Not really. You're the one accusing people because they're not fond of your favorite game. You're the one who needs to grow up.
...Yes, I'm the one who's clearly doing that. Boy oh boy, you are something else! At the very least, at least I'm getting my entertainment.
 
#82
You guys better vote for Spider-Man as most anticipated. The thirst is absolutely real judging by that 40mil+ views of the announcement trailer.

It hurts though cause TLOU2 and RDR2 are obviously hype as hell too, but Spidey gets that vote. This could be the first proper Spidey game we get. Our Arkham treatment.
 
#89
Well, since Yakuza 0, Nier and Nioh aren't on that list, I guess I'm gonna vote for Persona, whilst being fully conscious about the fact that either Zelda or Mario takes the award.

Also lmao at PUBG, great fun no question about it, but it's too unpolished and unfinished to even consider it as a GOTY, in my opinion of course.
Shit Zero was this year? I totally forgot since Kiwami also came out. While Zero made people take notice of this Series I think Yakuza 6 can have good chances for a GOTY nominee 2018^^

otherwise pretty ok list. Sadly my GOTY Divinity Original Sin 2 is not nominated for GOTY...

As for PubG its not only because of the game but about the impact this games left It surpassed games like DOTA, Became the most watched game on Twitch and still is and it started a wave of Battleroayal like games or modes for different games. like a GTA5 online.

I do not even like PubG as a game but I think it deserves GOTY
 
#90
Shit Zero was this year? I totally forgot since Kiwami also came out. While Zero made people take notice of this Series I think Yakuza 6 can have good chances for a GOTY nominee 2018^^

otherwise pretty ok list. Sadly my GOTY Divinity Original Sin 2 is not nominated for GOTY...

As for PubG its not only because of the game but about the impact this games left It surpassed games like DOTA, Became the most watched game on Twitch and still is and it started a wave of Battleroayal like games or modes for different games. like a GTA5 online.

I do not even like PubG as a game but I think it deserves GOTY
It's in the sense truly pushed the birth of a new genre of games, I'm not saying it's the first, but it's the first to truly popularize it.
 

jts

...hate me...
#91
I thought Zelda would have it on lock by now but Mario being as good as it is could dilute the Nintendo vote, and open a chance to another contestant. Sony always has a very strong fanbase too, so who knows for Horizon.

Also surprised that Nier didn't make it since I thought it had a higher MC than HZD?

edit: no, actually HZD just edged it out.
 
#94
Honestly, Horizon was a good game, I had fun with it, beat it, forgot about it a month later. To me, it didn't do anything new. It felt like a better twist to Assassins Creed. Well worth my money. Put about 40 hours into it.

Zelda to me, someone who hasn't been too long of a fan of the series, just blew me away. The amount of polish and detail, as well as innovation of the genre, can easily be seen in the game. I literally had a huge smile on my face all 100+ hours I have been playing. This is why to me Zelda wins out. I just had more fun playing? Is it a perfect game? Fuck no, the next zelda better improve on the formula, but still beats out the rest.
 
#96
The DLC alone is GOTY, let alone the complete game.
The Frozen Wilds is incredible. Blood & Wine and The Old Hunters level. Horizon has a huge chance to win. As does PUBG. Mainly because Nintendo fans will be split voting between Mario and Zelda, so neither of them will get as much as they would have if there was just one there. Where as, every PlayStation fan is voting for Horizon. Persona 5 gets lost in the dust since it's just too niche and doesn't have a fanbase as big as these others. Still massive exposure for the game for just being nominated so I'm happy for Atlus.
 
Of those games BoTW is numbero uno, with Mario as a close second. To me Horizon doesnt belong there, to me it was a Far Cry game with pretty graphics. It didnt do anything for me, the gameplay was dull and cookie cutter. And the voice actors, oh man. Would've been better off if it was released in 2013 or such.