Is Skyrim your pick for GOTY?

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#1 Posted by Jack_Daniels (1606 posts) -

With all the major releases out, whats your have you had a chance to pick a GOTY? I have played Skyrim for about 8 hours and I can already tell its my personal game of the year.

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#2 Posted by Molenator85 (248 posts) -

Though I have yet to play Uncharted 3 and Zelda, Skyrim is the only game that has really filled me with awe this year. Arkham City was the only game that really came close to matching my experience with Skyrim so far, and I won't be playing Arkham City three years down the road. Barring several game breaking bugs, Skyrim will probably be my GOTY.

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#3 Edited by MikeGosot (3237 posts) -

I haven't played Saints Row III yet, but i think that will be my GOTY. Skyrim was okay. 
  
EDIT: "Okay" in the sense of "Good", not in the sense of "Meh".

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#4 Posted by Jack_Daniels (1606 posts) -
@Molenator85 lol I also played arkum asylum when I got it for 7.50 off of steam :)
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#5 Posted by Deadmanforking (587 posts) -

Its up there as a contender. But there are still a few games I've yet to play so we shall see.

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#6 Posted by Afroman269 (7440 posts) -

I still have yet to play and I'm still waiting for some motherfuckin Zelda.

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#7 Posted by morrelloman (639 posts) -

It's the hands down winner with hardcore and critics from what i can see. It is definitely the front runner at this point as Uncharted and Zelda seem to have fallen flat while Batman is already being forgotten about (sadly). AC Revelations could surprise but if the current crop of sequels is any indication it is doomed to underwhelm as well.

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#8 Posted by domsalvia (29 posts) -

My heart belongs to Dark Souls!

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#9 Posted by TheDudeOfGaming (6117 posts) -

Except for Witcher 2, I'd say yes. Although i haven't actually played Skyrim yet, getting my copy tomorrow morning, in about 12 hours. Still, I've seen enough game footage to know that it's a serious contender for that title.

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#10 Posted by Captain_Felafel (1727 posts) -

So far Skyrim is the most exciting game experience I've had this year, so it's definitely on my list. Going to have to wait for the rest of the year's releases but I seriously can't see myself thinking more highly of a game than this one, except perhaps Bastion.

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#11 Posted by Contro (2346 posts) -

The Witcher 2 or Zelda Skyward Sword, one of the two will most likely be mine. If you're taking about this sites GOTY, I couldn't care less.

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#12 Edited by NekuSakuraba (7807 posts) -

Haven't been able to play much due to technical difficulties but first impressions are very good. Not sure about GOTY though, gotta wait and see.

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#13 Posted by RsistncE (4499 posts) -

PORTAL 2

That game was absolutely fucking brilliant. Nothing short of a masterpiece. I'm surprised so many people have forgotten about it but I think it's by far the best game that came out this year so far and deservers the GotY more than any other game.

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#14 Posted by Wuddel (2411 posts) -

Haven't played enough of it yet. So far its up there. Dead Space 2 and Portal 2 are so far contenders with BF3 coming close. I own the Witcher 2 but haven't found time to play it yet, so there is that.

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#15 Posted by CaptainObvious (2993 posts) -

It's great, but Arkham City is GOTY for me.

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#16 Posted by imsh_pl (4166 posts) -

There's still Dark Souls, Uncharted 3, Arkham City and AC Revelations to be played for me so not yet.

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#17 Posted by Molenator85 (248 posts) -

@Jack_Daniels: Arkham City is fantastic, but like it was discussed on the Bombcast, it doesn't have the wow factor like Arkham Asylum. Walking out of the introduction city in Skyrim into the forest is up there along with seeing Rapture in Bioshock and exiting the Vault in Fallout 3 as moments in gaming that have nearly taken my breath away.

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#18 Posted by Video_Game_King (36564 posts) -

This sounds like a very stupid thing to say. I'm not insulting the quality of the game; I'm just saying that you may wish to give it more than less than a day, especially since it's a huge RPG and everything.

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#19 Posted by Contro (2346 posts) -

@Video_Game_King said:

This sounds like a very stupid thing to say. I'm not insulting the quality of the game; I'm just saying that you may wish to give it more than less than a day, especially since it's a huge RPG and everything.

I was thinking the exact same thing.

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#20 Posted by Sayishere (1854 posts) -

Out of all the games i have played, Skyrim comes on top, in terms of sheer enjoyment. To be fair I'm only level 3 in Skyrim haha, but its so much fun!

Although Zelda comes out soon, so who knows.

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#21 Posted by jozzy (2053 posts) -

@domsalvia said:

My heart belongs to Dark Souls!

Yeah, I seriously doubt it will surpass Dark Souls. But you never know, I only just picked it up from the store.

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#22 Posted by Khadyn (242 posts) -

If a game can make me want to break my controller or punch babies like Dark Souls did...then yeah..it gets my GOTY.

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#23 Posted by soiledsanchez (99 posts) -

i havent played skyrim yet but from everything ive watched on here i would crown it now

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#24 Posted by TehFlan (1954 posts) -

I'm not planning on playing it before the end of the year.

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#25 Posted by MonetaryDread (2721 posts) -

From what I have tried so far this year Skyrim is the best.  I am only five or so hours into the game right now, but those five hours have been awe inspiring.

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#26 Posted by tomshreds (53 posts) -

@Jack_Daniels: Hands down it is mine. Seriously it is such a deep game. I'm eating and then I'm going back to Skyrim!

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#27 Posted by tekmojo (2362 posts) -

I've got 3 games on my list Dark Souls, Battlefield 3, and Skyrim. Amazing titles.

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#28 Posted by IBurningStar (2267 posts) -

I think it is a bit too early for any of us to call anything GOTY. Skyrim hasn't even been out 24 hours yet, so I don't think I've had enough time with a game of that scale to say anything for sure. Then there are games like Skyward Sword and Saints Row: The Third that I haven't played yet. Skyrim is a contender, but it hasn't won.

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#29 Posted by ICryCauseImEmo (525 posts) -

@tekmojo said:

I've got 3 games on my list Dark Souls, Battlefield 3, and Skyrim. Amazing titles.

My list is basically the same as yours. Dark souls which I had never played or heard of until its realase was such a nice suprise. BF3 Tons of enjoyment and have waited for a long time. Skyrim...... well its Skyrim what more do you want?

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#30 Posted by valrog (3741 posts) -

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings. Skyrim would be pretty much my last choice.

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#31 Posted by Jack268 (3370 posts) -

No.

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#32 Posted by zombie2011 (5473 posts) -

I've only played it for about 3 hours, so no.

Right now it's Gears 3.

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#33 Posted by Mrsignerman44 (1105 posts) -

Ask me again in a month because DAMN was Dark souls great! Hell, I still haven't beaten it and I'm still amazed by it!

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#34 Edited by Barrock (3899 posts) -

Yup. As a gigantic Batman fan, Skyrim is even jawdroppingly awesome to me. Uncharted 3 was great but lesser than the other two. Dark Souls is great but not as amazing as Skyrim in my opinion (Which won't be popular here).

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#35 Posted by OtakuGamer (1568 posts) -

Its on the list, I think it has a good chance.

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#36 Posted by KingX (246 posts) -

Well, I guess this can very well be my game of the year but put aside Uncharted 3 is also my game of the year when it comes to action adveneture games.

But yeah well.. I do favor RPG games a bit more than action adventure games and Skyrim is so damn good! Thank so much bethesda!

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#37 Posted by Sanity (2143 posts) -

Most likely, at least from what im going to play.

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#38 Edited by RIDEBIRD (1257 posts) -

Portal 2, BF3, Skyrim. I think those three dudes will have to split the throne for me this year.

To make myself unpopular I thought The Witcher 2 had quite a few flaws. The difficulty curve (from impossible to trivial), quite enclosed areas and not as good plot as The Witcher 1. Still a great story, but I thought The Witcher 1 had some truly brilliant, genious, moments - for example the end of Act 1 or 2, in the village. Best RPG story-thing ever if you ask me, and 2 just didn't have the same thing. It was more clear and linear all along.

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#39 Posted by D_train_lives (109 posts) -

@domsalvia:

really dude?! lol

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#40 Posted by Hypertreb (108 posts) -

So far... I'd have to say yes.

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#41 Posted by FritzDude (2316 posts) -

Yes.

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#42 Posted by Doctorchimp (4180 posts) -

@jozzy said:

@domsalvia said:

My heart belongs to Dark Souls!

Yeah, I seriously doubt it will surpass Dark Souls. But you never know, I only just picked it up from the store.

Meh. I loved Demon's Souls and I really loved Dark Souls in the beginning.

But after finishing the game and looking back it really had bad levels near the last third of the game and the invasion stuff was just frustrating

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#43 Posted by Ares42 (3447 posts) -

The Skyrim exprience is just way too inconsistent to make for GOTY imo. It has a lot of great stuff to offer but you can just as easily just get stuck in a rut. It gives the player just a tad too much freedom, to the point that you can easily go for hours and hours missing key features. But then again that's what's it's best part too so it's hard to judge it too hard for it. I'd say it's probably top 3 and definitely top 5.

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#44 Posted by jelekeloy (469 posts) -

6.5 hours in, it's pretty safe to say Skyrim will be my #2 behind only Portal 2, which is on an unreachable pedestal in my mind. I haven't been this into a game since, well, Portal 2.

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#45 Posted by Fjordson (2568 posts) -

Easily.The real question is just how far ahead of everyone else it'll be after I've had 50-60 hours with it.

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#46 Posted by ShaggE (8219 posts) -

Dunno about GOTY, especially in a banner year like this, but the fact that I like it at all is an achievement to behold. (I hated Oblivion, and fantasy in general bores me to death)

Then again, I'm sitting here twitching like an addict thinking about jumping back in. If that's not a sign of exceptional quality, I don't know what is.

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#47 Posted by NickL (2267 posts) -

I am only about 6 hours into skyrim so far but it seems like a strong contender at this point.

I haven't played many new releases this year yet though, it would probably be between gears 3, portal 2, and skyrim right now. (I haven't played a lot of big games yet like arkham city, uncharted 3, or forza)

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#48 Posted by Hizang (9359 posts) -

I need to play Saints Row 3, Zelda and Super Mario Land, but yes probably.

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#49 Posted by FancySoapsMan (5917 posts) -

It's a close second.

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#50 Posted by Animasta (14898 posts) -

@TheDudeOfGaming said:

Except for Witcher 2, I'd say yes. Although i haven't actually played Skyrim yet, getting my copy tomorrow morning, in about 12 hours. Still, I've seen enough game footage to know that it's a serious contender for that title.

I have played skyrim, however, and as good as it is (pretty dang good) witcher 2's still better.

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