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Best side content among these eight contenders.

The Witcher 3. 9 21.43%
 
God of War. 15 35.71%
 
GTA 5. 0 0.00%
 
Zelda BoTW 10 23.81%
 
Horizon Zero dawn. 2 4.76%
 
NieR Automata. 1 2.38%
 
Bloodborne/Souls 3 1 2.38%
 
Nioh 0 0.00%
 
Other/commetns/middle America... 4 9.52%
 
Total:42

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I love these hyperbolic statements going round that God of war is the GoTG and all of that, love seeing people excited to that point. However I think it's getting harder and harder to see a clear GoTG that isn't based on opinion. One thing however that can be said in GoW favour beyond the fact that the game is an incredible masterpiece in almost all aspects, is quality all the way through and still manages to evoke a feeling of progression and gaining more power as any good GoW game should and has little to few technical issues something very few games achieve these days. Besides that...

...and no Hyperbole, the game has the best side content, along with the witcher 3 they stand side by side as the front runners is this area with side content and endgame stuff, depending on how you tackle it, blossoming out in such a way that the side quests feel like part of the main game, woven perfectly in and blossoming further out into completely avoidable chucks of game some for better loot, some connecting back to the main story long after credits have rolled, with none of this being tedious and blossoming even further out to satiate the hunger of players who enjoy traditional side content and ubisoft map setup.

Horizon tried to pull a witcher 3 and got close but didn't quiet manage it. Zelda managed to masterfully weave in side content from a gameplay approach but again fell short, Neir Automata tried to do it with just a narrative pull alone and fell short, GTA5 just did GTA5 and while that was the bar before Thw witcher 3 it falls short now...I could go on. 

I'm not sure which does it better, The Witcher 3 or God of war but one thing is for sure, both feel as if you have but the super duper deluxe GoTY special royale with cheese and a side of collectible edition. Both reward exploration. Both make you wonder if you are playing the main game or the side content and both have vast parts of the game most people won't even bother to see. Both have fantastic quality all the way through.

Last edited by John2290 - on 25 April 2018

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How did Horizon get close? Sorry friend, but 99% of all RPG's/Adventure games have shockingly too much filler, witcher 3 included. It's about time games treated side quests in the same manner as main missions.



Haven't beaten the game. Not sure how close I am. Just got the light arrows yesterday (hopefully that statement is vague enough to not spoil the game for anyone). I'm looking forward to seeing the content you're speaking of!

For me, games like this are to be savoured. We don't get experiences like this very often.



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Random_Matt said:
How did Horizon get close? Sorry friend, but 99% of all RPG's/Adventure games have shockingly too much filler, witcher 3 included. It's about time games treated side quests in the same manner as main missions.

They quests had a level of narrative to them that wasn't just a fetch quest type deal. I said close, after all. The witcher 3 included? Have you played the game? ^_^ Perhaps they did it so well you didn't notice. I missed a lot of how masterclass it is also until I replayed my second time, straight story for the platinum on the highest difficulty and seen just how much content I thought was actually main story my first time around and how much of the side content you can skip or take a completely different route through.



d21lewis said:
Haven't beaten the game. Not sure how close I am. Just got the light arrows yesterday (hopefully that statement is vague enough to not spoil the game for anyone). I'm looking forward to seeing the content you're speaking of!

For me, games like this are to be savoured. We don't get experiences like this very often.

No truer words.



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Yakuza puts so much effort into the side stories/content that it at times is not only indistinguishable from the main game, but the side stories are better developed than the main stories of many other narrative driven games.
I think Yakuza is in a league of its own in that regard.



I've completed it and on my next playthrough I will begin to work on the post game content.. I'm excited and I will let you know



Hiku said:

Yakuza puts so much effort into the side stories/content that it at times is not only indistinguishable from the main game, but the side stories are better developed than the main stories of many other narrative driven games.
I think Yakuza is in a league of its own in that regard.

I'll have to give it a try when it gets a sale, Only thing is that old style map design puts me off. 



John2290 said:

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I love these hyperbolic statements going round that God of war is the GoTG and all of that, love seeing people excited to that point. However I think it's getting harder and harder to see a clear GoTG that isn't based on opinion. One thing however that can be said in GoW favour beyond the fact that the game is an incredible masterpiece in almost all aspects, is quality all the way through and still manages to evoke a feeling of progression and gaining more power as any good GoW game should and has little to few technical issues something very few games achieve these days. Besides that...

I'm not done with GoW so I can't comment on the overall quality of sidequests (although I'll say I freaking loved freeing the dragon) but I just want to chime in here because of the bolded statement. There's no such thing as a Game of the Generation that isn't based on opinion. People like different things and high points for a category will mean everything to some and mean nothing to others.



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TruckOSaurus said:
John2290 said:

Note: Please use spoiler tag for spoilers.

I love these hyperbolic statements going round that God of war is the GoTG and all of that, love seeing people excited to that point. However I think it's getting harder and harder to see a clear GoTG that isn't based on opinion. One thing however that can be said in GoW favour beyond the fact that the game is an incredible masterpiece in almost all aspects, is quality all the way through and still manages to evoke a feeling of progression and gaining more power as any good GoW game should and has little to few technical issues something very few games achieve these days. Besides that...

I'm not done with GoW so I can't comment on the overall quality of sidequests (although I'll say I freaking loved freeing the dragon) but I just want to chime in here because of the bolded statement. There's no such thing as a Game of the Generation that isn't based on opinion. People like different things and high points for a category will mean everything to some and mean nothing to others.

Yeah but it was easier to get a vibe of how big a crowd loved a game to that degree and to point out what was objectively better in AAA games say at the start of last year. Now it we are  being hit with an onslaught of quality games from different consoles and it a host of different genres, these games are able to parity quality across their genres and console bases, which is just fantastic. I guess it depends on whether you look at it from one players perspective or the masses or through the medias eyes either way you can't say games are purely subjective just like you can't say they are purely objective, both make little sense if you are using one to judge anything, games or not without the other.