Disclaimer: One Draft + 2AM = this long ass post
Let's be honest here Game of the Year is the most important annual event in gaming. It is of incredible importance that each gaming publication take great time to decide upon this life or death decision. It is actually life and death when you think about it. Will giantbomb.ru starve the family's of Gearbox employees because they didn't name Borderlands 2 GOTY? I don't know but if they don't name Borderlands 2 GOTY then they wont be able to release a GOTY edition of the game down the road thus preventing little jimmy from buying all that dlc on one disc. If little jimmy doesn't give gearbox his cash then who is to put food on the table for the family's at Gearbox? Not Aliens: Colonial Marine that's for sure.
Game of the Year is serious business the publications have to be absolutely right in their individual judgement. With the full of weight of the situation their is only one solution: No GOTY this year. Be honest with yourself: does any game deserve GOTY this year?
The value wasn't there even when the multiplayer was active. Also Deus Ex came out last year.
It's a snowboarding game and thus is disqualified for being sports related.
Ass Effect Mass Erect Ass Erect? Ending. Jeez guys even I know the ending was horriable and murders babies without even having to play the game.
Had a crappy mmo launch without being an mmo but it's OK because that's how mmo's launch anyway. Those darn devs never know how many people want their game. Also the late game is bad which means the whole game is retroactively ruined, also known as the Ass Erect effect.
Is a visual novel like The Walking Dead and thus not a game except for when it's a fighting game but that doesn't count because I don't understand fighting games.
Was meant to sell the me and you on a Vita and can't be a GOTY because it's related to the Vita.
Was padded out and Patrick didn't like it and Patrick is some sort of authority on heavy metal things like death or rock and roll...
Is an mmo. Sorry.
Has Tiny Tina and decade old internet memes.
Is just another Fate clone. What? I call it like I see it.
Camera, shooting, bland supporting characters that aren't Sherry, and co-op. Also your decisions in past resident evil games aren't reflected in this one. What happened when I took that shotgun back in Raccoon City!
Is the greatest Has a crap story, terrible stealth in comparison to Mark the Ninja, and a binary morality system.
Refuses to inform the player of the actual chance that you'll hit with that shot.
A console exclusive for the 360. It can't be GOTY because no one played the superior PC version.
Had a Vita release. End of story. VITA BAD I OWN A PSP.
Had frame rate issues and was generally aimless having no coherency with it's systems.
Console exclusive. Change of scenery, story, and guns was true for about five seconds.
Ollie North, decapitation, and left trigger right trigger.
It ain't so new and something about the WiiU sucking or something...
The title is to long and unweildy to be considered for GOTY. Those physical playstation trophies cost a lot to get engraved.
I heard it was misogynistic and homophobic and linear to some effect. To be honest I haven't played many of the games on the list...
PC version is better! Suck it! Ash is a loser!
Doesn't count becuase it came from thatgamecompany
Is a visual novel and doesn't count and also please for the love of god don't spoil that game I haven't played it have mercy!
Eh...yeah OK it's a contender I guess
All those games aren't GOTY material as each has at least one flaw that will be used to judge them till total damnation is upon them. Wouldn't it be simpler to do away with GOTY this year then to muck about the life and death choice of it? Wouldn't it be easier to just take GOTY less seriously and simply see it as what it is? An excuse to think critically about the year's releases and see the good and the bad of games this year?
No? Too new wave for you? Enjoy Batman vs Superman then.
So what was negative about this year's releases and what was positive?
Second, much more minor, question: can you see a moba or rougelike being a popular GOTY for even this site?