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Zombie9ers said:
RaptorChrist said:
Sorry, but this seems kind of pointless for a multitude of reasons. Hear me out:

How many publications award a Game of the Year? I would imagine that in any given year, there are a small handful of games that receive almost all of the awards. This means that getting the majority of the GotY awards would be influenced heavily based on what other games came out in that year.

Also, notice how just about every game on the list is a relatively new game. Why no Final Fantasy 7? Where's A Link to the Past? Because back then there weren't even close to the number of publications as there are today.

What qualifies a source as credible enough to make this list? Did my GotY vote count?

Maybe organizing this list based on the percentage of awards would be a more interesting metric, but still wouldn't ultimately give an accurate comparison among games that came out in different years.

Not trying to be a hater. I would assume that most of the people on these boards are intelligent enough to notice this themselves, but this is the sort of thing that results in misinformation.

That GOTY website started tracking games in 2003.  The rules are stated on the site:  https://gotypicks.blogspot.com/

Seems legit.

By the way, the winner of 2003 was Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic with 18 votes.

Last edited by RaptorChrist - on 14 February 2019

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RaptorChrist said:
Sorry, but this seems kind of pointless for a multitude of reasons. Hear me out:

How many publications award a Game of the Year? I would imagine that in any given year, there are a small handful of games that receive almost all of the awards. This means that getting the majority of the GotY awards would be influenced heavily based on what other games came out in that year.

Also, notice how just about every game on the list is a relatively new game. Why no Final Fantasy 7? Where's A Link to the Past? Because back then there weren't even close to the number of publications as there are today.

What qualifies a source as credible enough to make this list? Did my GotY vote count?

Maybe organizing this list based on the percentage of awards would be a more interesting metric, but still wouldn't ultimately give an accurate comparison among games that came out in different years.

Not trying to be a hater. I would assume that most of the people on these boards are intelligent enough to notice this themselves, but this is the sort of thing that results in misinformation.

Nobody doubted the credibility of the list when zelda got all it's awards in 2017. This year should be no different. GOW taking 4th spot is a mighty achievement. 



Kerotan said:
RaptorChrist said:
Sorry, but this seems kind of pointless for a multitude of reasons. Hear me out:

How many publications award a Game of the Year? I would imagine that in any given year, there are a small handful of games that receive almost all of the awards. This means that getting the majority of the GotY awards would be influenced heavily based on what other games came out in that year.

Also, notice how just about every game on the list is a relatively new game. Why no Final Fantasy 7? Where's A Link to the Past? Because back then there weren't even close to the number of publications as there are today.

What qualifies a source as credible enough to make this list? Did my GotY vote count?

Maybe organizing this list based on the percentage of awards would be a more interesting metric, but still wouldn't ultimately give an accurate comparison among games that came out in different years.

Not trying to be a hater. I would assume that most of the people on these boards are intelligent enough to notice this themselves, but this is the sort of thing that results in misinformation.

Nobody doubted the credibility of the list when zelda got all it's awards in 2017. This year should be no different. GOW taking 4th spot is a mighty achievement. 

Whoa, is that what this is about. Come on, man. This is what causes threads to get deleted.



Great it moved a spot on the most irrelevant list on the internet!



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I've only played two games on that list, Skyrim and Mass Effect 2 and both are very good games therefore God of War could very well be also a very good game.

I will necrobump this thread once I played GoW to let you guys know.



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RaptorChrist said:
Sorry, but this seems kind of pointless for a multitude of reasons. Hear me out:

How many publications award a Game of the Year? I would imagine that in any given year, there are a small handful of games that receive almost all of the awards. This means that getting the majority of the GotY awards would be influenced heavily based on what other games came out in that year.

Also, notice how just about every game on the list is a relatively new game. Why no Final Fantasy 7? Where's A Link to the Past? Because back then there weren't even close to the number of publications as there are today.

What qualifies a source as credible enough to make this list? Did my GotY vote count?

Maybe organizing this list based on the percentage of awards would be a more interesting metric, but still wouldn't ultimately give an accurate comparison among games that came out in different years.

Not trying to be a hater. I would assume that most of the people on these boards are intelligent enough to notice this themselves, but this is the sort of thing that results in misinformation.

but ultimately percentages and total awards are also dependent on the year they were released because of competition.  Witcher 3 came out and got all these awards but look at GTA5 vs TLOU or GoW vs RDR.  Those pairs came out the same year.  Without each other to steal awards their totals would likely have destroyed the Witcher 3 or if they had come out the same year the Witcher could have far less awards or even have lost out to them in the totals.



I am Iron Man

Yeah, counting GOTY votes, is just a popularity contest. It's left to you if you want it to represent something meaningful to you or not.


By the way, GOW is my game of the gen, so...i don't need anybody to convince me of that.



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Most critically acclaimed no, Zelda Botw is still the game with the most perfect score of all time and it's release was way bigger and talk about in the entire video game community than GoW which is just a great turnaround for the franchise.
Also, this site weirdly counts a different number of goty each year. Like the year of Btw there was way less picks than the year of TW3 so it's just really pointless as a source for a "most critically acclaimed" title.

 

GoW is a great game and deserves the Goty btw, but this discussion is just based on something that doesn't recognize the same amount of sites every year. 



xMetroid said:

Most critically acclaimed no, Zelda Botw is still the game with the most perfect score of all time and it's release was way bigger and talk about in the entire video game community than GoW which is just a great turnaround for the franchise.
Also, this site weirdly counts a different number of goty each year. Like the year of Btw there was way less picks than the year of TW3 so it's just really pointless as a source for a "most critically acclaimed" title.

 

GoW is a great game and deserves the Goty btw, but this discussion is just based on something that doesn't recognize the same amount of sites every year. 

A lot of this is either irrelevant or would have to be considered when sizing other games against BotW as well. I always say credit where due. Under the criteria put forth, God of War has more GOTY awards.