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Game of the Year! Dragon Age? WTF!

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VXIII said:

Dragon Age has much more to offer. And it has a wider market appeal.
Every element matters, ruling one major element out (like the plot / story) because it "doesn't matter" might be convenient for you and for the fans. But reality is different, fortunately.


I know what you mean. I've clocked over 28 hours of gameplay and I've only had it since late last week. Its already my 6th most played game according to Raptr and Im not even close to finishing the main quest or side activities. Its been forever since I got this hooked on a game. Im actually scared (in a good way) of another playthrough because of just how long it takes to do everything XD.

As to the OP DA:I has far more moving parts (things to judge) than bayonetta so the .2 meta difference doesnt mean much. Bayonetta 2 simply doesn't have the same amount of scope or content as DA:I and it would choke if it did. I dont own Bayonetta 2 but I do have the demo, its good but not even close to the same level of quality or polish as DA in regards to story, audio, graphics and definately story.  The gameplay is diffrent but I much prefer DAI party based combat which looks and feels fantastic when you unlock great active and passive techniques for all your party members. The game also has so many random but awesome distractions like horse races (true story), asteriums, shard collection, operations, judgements, upgrades, requisitions and claiming keeps and landmarks. There's just so much to do and NONE of it is boring.

Its really good, surprisingly good given the scope of it all. This is what happens when talented developers like Bioware arent rushed by their publishers, I guess they learnt from DAII, Ubisoft should pay attention.



I predict that the Wii U will sell a total of 18 million units in its lifetime. 

The NX will be a 900p machine

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618116 said:

The trend of GOTY these days is a game which have fused story and gameplay like from Bioshock to TLoU, and Nintendo is weak for story(they only concentrate into gameplay itself), so it makes Nintendo far from GOTY.

Mario Kart 8, Smash bros, Beyo 2 are great games, but they are not GOTY style game, simply.

Having a good story definately helps but it hasnt stopped Nintendo games from winning GOTY before. Personally I feel both Smash and Kart are incremental upgrades over their predecessors, so as good as they are they I wouldnt considerr either as GOTY. Bayonetta 2 has good gameplay but other aspects of the game simply arent enough to make it GOTY for most outlets.

The difference between DA:I and DAII is like night and day, it manages to make Biowares past games like Mass Effect 2 and 3 feel small by comparison. I could say the same when comparing it to The Witcher 2 (which I freaking love). The scope of the game is just ridiculous and they handle everything so well. Such efforts deserve to be recognised, they truly do when most devs want to give us less (and buggy) content for more money.



I predict that the Wii U will sell a total of 18 million units in its lifetime. 

The NX will be a 900p machine

People are trying to push nintendo out of the console business because they aren't following suit with the money hungry tactics of Sony and MS. Nintendo is keeping it real and using their old school business model which is the way gaming should be. Sony and MS are trying to force everything digital with tons of dlc/microtransactions and all sort of shady practices that are NOT consumer friendly.



It's expected. DA is an open world WRPG. Skyrim showed that critics absolutely love this.



fatslob-:O said:
Nem said:


I agree. But it wasnt the case this year. There was a clear contender that excelled in every technical presentation aspect and still didnt get the award for some misterious reasons.

Contender's are MEANT to compete against other games, not automatically win them ... 

Just be thankful that some of the japanese games became nominees ... 


That comment right there, proves my point.



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torok said:
It's expected. DA is an open world WRPG. Skyrim showed that critics absolutely love this.


This just my opinion and will be highly controversial. But outside of mods (on PC) Skyrim looks and plays completely last gen compared to DAI:I. I dont think I can ever touch it again really >_>



I predict that the Wii U will sell a total of 18 million units in its lifetime. 

The NX will be a 900p machine

SubiyaCryolite said:

Its been forever since I got this hooked on a game. Im actually scared (in a good way) of another playthrough because of just how long it takes to do everything XD.

First playthrough was 55 hours and I just did stuff to level up but that was my 'Story' playthrough. I'm on my second playthrough now, where I'll do a few extra sidequests, try and actually be nice to certain characters instead of ignoring them like last time, doing different options that the first and already 19 hours in and I only intended to 'start' it before Christmas, there are 2 massive areas I never visited in my first play through and some areas only did like 2 missions then left.

... basically, good luck in not getting drawn in. I think I'll be playing this game for a while. Maybe until the next one. :)



Hmm, pie.

Viltgance said:
People are trying to push nintendo out of the console business because they aren't following suit with the money hungry tactics of Sony and MS. Nintendo is keeping it real and using their old school business model which is the way gaming should be. Sony and MS are trying to force everything digital with tons of dlc/microtransactions and all sort of shady practices that are NOT consumer friendly.


Why? Because there is support for these operations? Nintendo put DLC and digital sales support on the Wii U too, if they were against it they wouldn't make it available.

The only one trying to push Nintendo out of the business is Nintendo itself with the way they manage their home consoles.



SubiyaCryolite said:

This just my opinion and will be highly controversial. But outside of mods (on PC) Skyrim looks and plays completely last gen compared to DAI:I. I dont think I can ever touch it again really >_>


I didn't played DA:I yet to create an opinions about how it compares to Skyrim. But I think is pretty reasonable that it feels "next-gen": more memory surely helps a lot.

Skyrim was GOTY and had a very high meta. These kind of game resonates with what the critics love to play. And that's considering that Skyrim had a lot of issues: bad animations, bad facial expressions and tons, tons of bugs. It's probably one of the most bugged games last gen, but its gameplay and core concept were enough to compensate.



Nintendo games have won several GOTYs in 2007, 08, 10, and 13, there is no media bias