Forums - Nintendo Discussion - BoTW will win more GOTY awards than SMO. (minor spoilers)

Conina said:
SMO will probably win more GOTY awards than BoTW for an even more simple reason: it is the newer game.

New games have it much easier to get GOTY awards than games with similar quality that are 6 - 10 months older. They get much more media attention in the weeks before the award decision and many award juries will be affected by that, at least unconcious.

That's partially the reason newer games get more awards.

There is also the fact that the longer a game has been out the more people's hype and initial excitement wears off and they can better critically examine the game. You know, better determine if it was over-rated, over-hyped, ect.

In this case. BotW is still seen as one of the best games of all time. There is no reveiwers remorse by giving it a 10 when they want it instead an 8 or 9.

It's the same reason I HATE seeing "best games of all time" list include games in the last year. They are too new. The verdict on them is still biased. I mean look at that same list the following year. Half those games won't be on the list anymore.



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AngryLittleAlchemist said:
Hey ... as long as Sony won't be getting any of them

Hey remember 2018 is the year of Playstation not 2017.



PEEPer0nni said:
AngryLittleAlchemist said:
Hey ... as long as Sony won't be getting any of them

Hey remember 2018 is the year of Playstation not 2017.

I got to give you props for at least poking fun at a conversation we had

either way I was kidding, 2017 is best year ever for games and Sony might have won it haha



So basically its the same thing as BOTW.....you can go straight for the finish or take your time and explore around each kingdom.....(the majority of which will do the latter)...

I dont really see a problem.

Bet with ThisGuyFooks: Xbox One will win an NPD this year. He wins if they don't win an NPD. Loser will congratulate the winner.

Bet with LimaBean01: I think Xbox One wins November NPD. He thinks Switch will win. If PS4 wins, it's a stalemate. Loser has to state that they lost in the signature for some time.

I honestly think it could be a very even split between the two for GOTY. Like 50% for one of them, 45% for the other, 5% something else.

PEEPer0nni said:
AngryLittleAlchemist said:
Hey ... as long as Sony won't be getting any of them

Hey remember 2018 is the year of Playstation not 2017.

How? Like what makes this 100%



tbone51 said:
PEEPer0nni said:

Hey remember 2018 is the year of Playstation not 2017.

How? Like what makes this 100%

PGW 2017 (i'm from the future)



I think the days of Zelda receiving more critical acclaim than 3D Mario are behind us. Odyssey is higher on MetaCritic, OpenCritic, and GameRankings. It is the highest rated game ever on the latter two.

If that isn't a sign of what is to come then I don't know what is.

How can one call levels in odyssey flat and uninspired and say botw is better with a straight face? Unless you enjoy the vast amounts of nothingness that is present in botw. Dont even get me started on the trials.

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Panama said:
How can one call levels in odyssey flat and uninspired and say botw is better with a straight face? Unless you enjoy the vast amounts of nothingness that is present in botw. Dont even get me started on the trials.

Nothing is nothing in Breath of the Wild. You might have not liked it the way it was, but there was something to do everywhere because even in "empty" places the game allows you so much freedom. There's no need to justify a game being amazing by calling another amazing game crap.



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