Quantcast
Skyrim wins 2011 VGA GOTY award and over a dozen more.

Forums - Gaming Discussion - Skyrim wins 2011 VGA GOTY award and over a dozen more.

What should have won GOTY?

Skyrim 134 41.74%
 
Uncharted 3 83 25.86%
 
Batman Arkham City 22 6.85%
 
Portal 2 14 4.36%
 
Skyward Sword 67 20.87%
 
Total:320
yo_john117 said:
Izo said:
yo_john117 said:
Izo said:
The fact that it won leaves a bad taste in my mouth. Bethesda can make the glitches games and no one will ever fault them for it. Looking forward to Fall Out 4 and the problems that will come with it.

The fact they create a game that has some bugs and a few really bad ones for a handful of people and still win the hearts of many gamers is a testament to just how good that game is.


I'm sure the game is good but the hype that surrounds bethseda games is not good enough to have the same problems game after game. You know what they learn from this? "Look guys we won another game of the year even tho we never fix these damn glitches"  It doesn't deserve the auto win that it was always going to get.

Well for one they are trying to fix all problems, I've gotten a ton of updates for the game (even though I haven't encountered any annoying bugs let alone a game breaking one) 

It's not hype that wins them GOTY awards for their games, it's because they create such incredibly addicting, fun games that are far and beyond your average experience. Just ask the average person who's owned and played Skyrim...Most will say it's their GOTY (many even say it's their game of all time)

It's not like this is the first bethesda game that has had problems on a massive scale, sure they are fixing it but if they put more work into there titles this stuff wouldn't  happen time again.

All the games on the list deserved to win because they are all high quality even skyrim but from the reviewers not mentioning the problems to the ps3 getting a terrible version that can leave it unplayable to some should have some kind of negative effect.  Any other game would get butchered if they had problems like that. Something like Call of Duty for example would never live it down but not bethseda games they get a free pass.

It probably is a great game and after the problems on ps3 are fixed I will pick it up but I hold the best devolpers to a higher standard and if you want to be the best you have to put work into your "masterpieces" Congratz on the win.



Around the Network
Izo said:
yo_john117 said:
Izo said:
The fact that it won leaves a bad taste in my mouth. Bethesda can make the glitches games and no one will ever fault them for it. Looking forward to Fall Out 4 and the problems that will come with it.

The fact they create a game that has some bugs and a few really bad ones for a handful of people and still win the hearts of many gamers is a testament to just how good that game is.


I'm sure the game is good but the hype that surrounds bethseda games is not good enough to have the same problems game after game. You know what they learn from this? "Look guys we won another game of the year even tho we never fix these damn glitches"  It doesn't deserve the auto win that it was always going to get.

With the concept of the elder scrolls games being absolute freedom, it's difficult to make a bug free game. People forgive the flaws because with sheer scope, game size, number of quests, and the freedom to approach those quests in such a variety of ways mean that with a finite development time, bugs will always be present.

Not that Bethesda can be given a free ride as some of the recent problems on Skyrim should have been dealt with earlier. For PC gamers much is forgiven due to the mod tools Bethesda provide allowing for user fixes to many of the problems found in the game. On consoles however, this is not possible and this needs to be addressed.



deskpro2k3 said:
hype of the year award


this.

my votes would have been.

1) Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception

2) Batman: Arkham City

3) Portal 2

...

....

....

4) The Elder Scrolls: Skryrim

....

...

.

...

....

5) Zelda

 

 



yo_john117 said:
Izo said:
yo_john117 said:
Izo said:
The fact that it won leaves a bad taste in my mouth. Bethesda can make the glitches games and no one will ever fault them for it. Looking forward to Fall Out 4 and the problems that will come with it.

The fact they create a game that has some bugs and a few really bad ones for a handful of people and still win the hearts of many gamers is a testament to just how good that game is.


I'm sure the game is good but the hype that surrounds bethseda games is not good enough to have the same problems game after game. You know what they learn from this? "Look guys we won another game of the year even tho we never fix these damn glitches"  It doesn't deserve the auto win that it was always going to get.

Well for one they are trying to fix all problems, I've gotten a ton of updates for the game (even though I haven't encountered any annoying bugs let alone a game breaking one) 

It's not hype that wins them GOTY awards for their games, it's because they create such incredibly addicting, fun games that are far and beyond your average experience. Just ask the average person who's owned and played Skyrim...Most will say it's their GOTY (many even say it's their game of all time)

It does raise an interesting debate: should a product that was clearly released as unfinished have its unfinished status held against it, or should it be purely judged upon the gameplay itself?



Monster Hunter: pissing me off since 2010.

Congrats but not well deserved but I've only played the PS3 version my peers say there both the same except the 360 version has less bugs. In my opinion UC3 should have won and Gears of War 3 should have at least been nominated. Anyways I'll try the 360 version tomorrow.



Around the Network
Mr Khan said:
yo_john117 said:
Izo said:
yo_john117 said:
Izo said:
The fact that it won leaves a bad taste in my mouth. Bethesda can make the glitches games and no one will ever fault them for it. Looking forward to Fall Out 4 and the problems that will come with it.

The fact they create a game that has some bugs and a few really bad ones for a handful of people and still win the hearts of many gamers is a testament to just how good that game is.


I'm sure the game is good but the hype that surrounds bethseda games is not good enough to have the same problems game after game. You know what they learn from this? "Look guys we won another game of the year even tho we never fix these damn glitches"  It doesn't deserve the auto win that it was always going to get.

Well for one they are trying to fix all problems, I've gotten a ton of updates for the game (even though I haven't encountered any annoying bugs let alone a game breaking one) 

It's not hype that wins them GOTY awards for their games, it's because they create such incredibly addicting, fun games that are far and beyond your average experience. Just ask the average person who's owned and played Skyrim...Most will say it's their GOTY (many even say it's their game of all time)

It does raise an interesting debate: should a product that was clearly released as unfinished have its unfinished status held against it, or should it be purely judged upon the gameplay itself?

It's not unfinished though (at least for non-PS3 owners) And to answer your question it should be a mixture of both.

Most of the people who are bitching about Skyrim getting GOTY are PS3 owners who don't even own the game, but the fact is Skyrim even with it's occasional bugs (moreso for PS3 owners) is such a good, fun and addicting game that it deserves the GOTY title. Most who have played the game would agree with that.



Guess I need to go buy skyrim on ps3 which could not even allow me to play through it. When it works properly that's when a ps3 owner should buy it. Not make them wait till its fixed. If this was the ONLY Beth. game that had problems it would be easy to overlook but it keeps happening.



So, because it's broken on the PS3 it can't be a masterpiece on the PC or the 360? I'm pretty sure the 360 version had more perfect scores and a higher meta than UC3. By that reasoning UC2 shouldn't have won GOTY because it wasn't on the 360, PC, or Wii.



 WII Code: 1732 3363 1704 6441

mitlar37 said:
Games are rated for how FUN they are - not how glitch-free they are :) I played Fallout 3 on the PC and the 360 and both had plenty of bugs - but it still was fun as hell.


Why aren't there more people like you on this site? =[



mitlar37 said:
So, because it's broken on the PS3 it can't be a masterpiece on the PC or the 360? I'm pretty sure the 360 version had more perfect scores and a higher meta than UC3. By that reasoning UC2 shouldn't have won GOTY because it wasn't on the 360, PC, or Wii.


It can be a masterpiece but I judge things as an overall package, if your going to make it multiplat you put the work into it. UC2 shouldn't have won GOTY because it was a multiplat? That makes no sense.