By using this site, you agree to our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. Close

Forums - Gaming Discussion - Official Thread - The Game Awards 2018 - God of War Wins GOTY 2018!

Intrinsic said:

GOTY isn't a genre to participate in. Any game if good  enough can win GOTY.  

Well yes and no, GOTY isn't a genre but it is hand picked out of a bunch of games mainly in specific genres. A good example is why wasn't FH4 nominated for GOTY? Not that I am saying it will win it, but neither a fighting game or racing game goes in the GOTY category for some odd reason, probably because they have there own awards at the show, but than that makes it that they choose from specific genres for the GOTY. So its a little weird. 

I am sure other GOTY sites have there own nominees and probably include the other genres but for some reason this event doesn't.



Around the Network

Agree, Forza Horizon 4 had no reason to not get a nomination. Instead it's spot was taken by a 2d indie.



Bet with Intrinsic:

The Switch will outsell 3DS (based on VGchartz numbers), according to me, while Intrinsic thinks the opposite will hold true. One month avatar control for the loser's avatar.

Odd Tetris Effect wasn't nominated for best score or best audio design. That game is all about the audio design and it's sublime. Much more memorable than RDR2.



Azzanation said:

Intrinsic said:

GOTY isn't a genre to participate in. Any game if good  enough can win GOTY.  

Well yes and no, GOTY isn't a genre but it is hand picked out of a bunch of games mainly in specific genres. A good example is why wasn't FH4 nominated for GOTY? Not that I am saying it will win it, but neither a fighting game or racing game goes in the GOTY category for some odd reason, probably because they have there own awards at the show, but than that makes it that they choose from specific genres for the GOTY. So its a little weird. 

I am sure other GOTY sites have there own nominees and probably include the other genres but for some reason this event doesn't.

No. 

You do realize that every game picked out for GOTY has their own "genre specific" awards right? Eg GOW was also nominated for "best action/adventure game".

There is no conspiracy to anything here. 



Intrinsic said:
Azzanation said:

Well yes and no, GOTY isn't a genre but it is hand picked out of a bunch of games mainly in specific genres. A good example is why wasn't FH4 nominated for GOTY? Not that I am saying it will win it, but neither a fighting game or racing game goes in the GOTY category for some odd reason, probably because they have there own awards at the show, but than that makes it that they choose from specific genres for the GOTY. So its a little weird. 

I am sure other GOTY sites have there own nominees and probably include the other genres but for some reason this event doesn't.

No. 

You do realize that every game picked out for GOTY has their own "genre specific" awards right? Eg GOW was also nominated for "best action/adventure game".

There is no conspiracy to anything here. 

So why are Beat saber and Tetris Effect not nominated for best audio design. All the nominated big name games don't do anything innovative with audio. Are PSVR and indie games not allowed to be nominated for a big category :p

At least RDR2 audio was still very good. Yet why is Spiderman in there. There was nothing memorable about the audio or music. Not that it was bad yet I literally can't remember any of the music in that game and I platinumed it. As for RDR2, we've had dynamic building music since SSX 3 and that still did it better than RDR2. What are the criteria for best audio design.

It's just odd to see the same big names appear in as many places as possible. It's all subjective I guess. I would have thought Detroit would trump something traditional as RDR2 for best art design. Detroit actually has art design, RDR2 merely models the past.

Anyway I'm happy there is at least a VR/AR category and Astrobot got acknowledged :) And sad there is no best platformer anymore.



Around the Network
SvennoJ said:
Intrinsic said:

No. 

You do realize that every game picked out for GOTY has their own "genre specific" awards right? Eg GOW was also nominated for "best action/adventure game".

There is no conspiracy to anything here. 

So why are Beat saber and Tetris Effect not nominated for best audio design. All the nominated big name games don't do anything innovative with audio. Are PSVR and indie games not allowed to be nominated for a big category :p

At least RDR2 audio was still very good. Yet why is Spiderman in there. There was nothing memorable about the audio or music. Not that it was bad yet I literally can't remember any of the music in that game and I platinumed it. As for RDR2, we've had dynamic building music since SSX 3 and that still did it better than RDR2. What are the criteria for best audio design.

It's just odd to see the same big names appear in as many places as possible. It's all subjective I guess. I would have thought Detroit would trump something traditional as RDR2 for best art design. Detroit actually has art design, RDR2 merely models the past.

Anyway I'm happy there is at least a VR/AR category and Astrobot got acknowledged :) And sad there is no best platformer anymore.

Make no mistake I dont agree with all the awards given. Particularly in the categories you mentioned. But I feel popularity also plays an unfortunate big role in the game selection. 

I think fr the game awards to ever be taken seriously in my book certain things will have to be changed. 

  1. Let all released games be voted on to determine which games even get nominated by the people that have played them. The users/gamers not some panel of publications. This is because game appeal is purely subjective. As are the reviewers to and there isn't like some sort of qualification to be a reviewrer so technically their votes hold no more weight or value than the average gamer.  

  2. We have PSN and XBlive and Steam IDs.. let those be used to sign into a voting site for both nominations and votes. So basically only people that have played/owned a game can vote or nominate it. 
I think just those two changes alone will not just make the game awards more unique but it will make it so much better.   


Intrinsic said:

No. 

You do realize that every game picked out for GOTY has their own "genre specific" awards right? Eg GOW was also nominated for "best action/adventure game".

There is no conspiracy to anything here. 

Yes i know other games have sub genres, however it feels the only games that get nominated for GOTY are the mainstream games. No one wants to see a fighting a Sport or a Racing game take out the main event. That would cause an uproar at the show.

I feel they avoid that by giving less popular genres there own awards. I mean if Fifa 2020 won GOTY everyone who doesn't play Fifa would be on whinging especially when you have games like RDR2 on the market. So they give out best Sport game award instead.

Its why i dont take these Award shows seriously.



KLXVER said:
Great show. Really fun to watch.

Its the biggest Games-Show worldwide, right ?

iron_megalith said:

All the choices there were well deserved. Speaks for the quality of games this year.

If God of War didn't win, I'm not even mad. At least there's no crap like Fortnite shit to taint the awards.

So true.

Many great singleplayer games have celebrated big successes this year. Nice times :) Great show.
Nate4Drake said:
I was sure about God of War, as I'm sure for next year, The Last of Us Part II :D

Right :) Or "Ghost of Tsushima", it looks incredible. Interesting games like "Death Stranding" will also be there, 2019. Last of Us 2 < 3



Game of the Year 2020: Ghost of Tsushima, Persona 5 Royal or The Last of Us 2 ?!

I literally jumped out of my seat punching the air when they announced GOW. So happy it won best game this year.



Kerotan said:
I literally jumped out of my seat punching the air when they announced GOW. So happy it won best game this year.

The reactions (live) on the Internet were overwhelming :) And the "reaction videos" were great, big joy.

PS: Interesting info: The Game Awards had about 9 million viewers :)



Game of the Year 2020: Ghost of Tsushima, Persona 5 Royal or The Last of Us 2 ?!