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Mario Kart 8 Beats Stern Competition To Become Eurogamer's Game Of 2014

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It is a great game, not the game I have played the most this year but it's together with Smash Bros probably the game I will play for the longest.



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Fully deserved. 2 years straight Wii U has had their GOTY. Shows that even without the 3rd party support, there is stuff worth checking out on Wii U.



RIP Dad 25/11/51 - 13/12/13. You will be missed but never forgotten.

Incredibly hard to pick a GOTY for 2014. Was a fairly lackluster year in my opinion.



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It has some flaws but seeing as I've only recently acquired Smash Bros. it's got a lot of catching up to do before it can surpass the incredible fun I've had with MK8 over the past 6 months.



Goodnightmoon said:
Oh yeah! one Goty for a Mario Kart! I can die in peace now ^^


Two, sort of. It was both the editors' pick on Eurogamer and the user-voted winner. I'm not sure if that's actually happened before, I know last year the editors gave it to Super Mario 3D World but I'm pretty sure the user-voted winner was The Last of Us.

Also, before anyone else accuses EG of being Nintendo-biased, they may have given their GOTY award to a Wii U title two years in a row, but they're the only two times their GOTY has appeared on a Nintendo console at all, and they've been doing these since 1999.



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Maraccuda said:
Incredibly hard to pick a GOTY for 2014. Was a fairly lackluster year in my opinion.

It had some real gems lik Bayo 2, MK8, Alien Isolation, and Tropical Freeze, but yeah, quality releases were few and far between last year, while disappointing letdowns abounded.



Not my game of the year, but certainly deserves. Great fun in short bursts. Shall get the DLC at some point



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It deserves it. Great graphics, great gameplay that can't be done on any other console. Love it.



Ljink96 said:
It deserves it. Great graphics, great gameplay that can't be done on any other console. Love it.


The gameplay can't be done on any other console? I personally think the Classic Controller is the best way to play the game.



RIP Dad 25/11/51 - 13/12/13. You will be missed but never forgotten.

Mystro-Sama said:
Einsam_Delphin said:
It really shouldn't have honestly. Game has/had quite a number of issues.


Did YOU really just say that? o.o


Of course, I always speak the truth afterall, even if people don't like hearing it!

- Lazy n poor Battle Mode

- No other variety modes.

- Lazily made character roster.

- Stat balance f'ed up, lightweights are pure garbage again.

- Despite more parts, less maximum possible stat totals.

- Gliding sucks now.

- Fire hopping making outside drift significantly better than inside drift when it was already slighty better.

- Item system heavily favors front running from the get go while making comebacks unlikely, basically anti-Mario Kart.

- No Daisy Hills Remake

And some other stuff I forgot about. Smash is easily better than this game through it's huge amount of content and variety alone!