GoTY 2016 Discussion Thread
  • POSTED BY Joel Castro on Nov 28, 2016

    Seriously, why isn’t this a thing yet? Let’s make a full thread discussing our choices for Game of the Year. We’ll discuss certain games at a time, and figure out whether or not we, as a site, agree it should be a contender or at least part of a GOTY list (so, how is that happening?)

    Let’s start with an easy and early point of discussion: Dark Souls III.

    Leave your opinions one at a time. Debate if you must. I’ll hold off on this one, as my opinion has already been put into review form (go read it).

    Go forth and argue, minions!

    POSTED BY xsuicidesn0wmanx on Nov 29, 2016

    Honestly, I did not play DS3 yet, but I don’t think it would be a GOTY contender anyway. I’m not saying I don’t think the game is good, I’ve seen a lot of the game and I know it is an excellent game. The problem is the game is too difficult for the majority to even be able to have any fun, and even many who do have fun never come close to finishing it.

    I would prefer starting with a list of games and whittling it down from there. I’d also rather do multiple categories because while DS3 is not an ‘overall’ GOTY contender in my mind, I’d seriously consider it for RPGOTY.

    Truth is I already have my own personal top 5 contenders and I know which game I consider the GOTY for 2016. Part of why I’d rather see multiple categories, so other great game can get the recognition they deserve.

     

     

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    POSTED BY Joel Castro on Nov 29, 2016

    – The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Blood & WineWell, that makes a lot of sense. So here are the first lists.

     

    RPG of the Year

    – Dark Souls III

    – Final Fantasy XV

    – The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Blood & Wine

    – Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

    – Tom Clancy’s The Division

    – Darkest Dungeon

    – Hyper Light Drifter

     

    Shooter of the Year

    – DOOM

    – Overwatch

    – Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

    – Superhot

    – Titanfall 2

    – Battlefield 1

    – Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare

    – Gears of War 4

     

    Indie Game of the Year

    – The Witness

    – Inside

    – Firewatch

    – Unravel

    – Stardew Valley

     

    Fighting Game of the Year

    – Street Fighter V

    – King of Fighters XIV

    – Dragonball: Xenoverse 2

    – Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4

    – One Piece: Burning Blood

     

    Strategy Game of the Year

    – Civilization VI

    – XCOM 2

    – Total War: Warhammer

     

    Action Game of the Year

    – Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

    – Dishonored 2

    – Quantum Break

    – Ratchet & Clank 2016

    – Hitman

    – Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

     

    Open-World Game of the Year

    – Far Cry Primal

    – Watch Dogs 2

    – Pokemon GO (there are reasons)

    – Tom Clancy’s The Division

    – The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Blood & Wine

    – No Man’s Sky

     

    Best Narrative

    – The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Blood & Wine

    – Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

    – Mafia III

    – Firewatch

    – Inside

    – Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

     

    Best Level Design

    – Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

    – Overwatch

    – DOOM

    – Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

    – Titanfall 2

     

    Best Multiplayer

    – Overwatch

    – Titanfall 2

    – Battlefield 1

    – Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare

    – Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

     

    Best Expansion/DLC

    – The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Blood & Wine

    – Dark Souls III: Ashes of Ariandel

    – Destiny: Rise of Iron

    – World of Warcraft: Legion

     

    Developer of the Year

    – Blizzard Entertainment

    – DICE/EA

    – Naughty Dog

    – FROM Software

    – Respawn Entertainment

    – CD Projekt Red

     

    Game of the Year

    – Overwatch

    – Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

    – Dark Souls III

    – DOOM

    – Battlefield 1

    – Titanfall 2

    – Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

    – Final Fantasy XV

    – Inside

    – Firewatch

    POSTED BY xsuicidesn0wmanx on Nov 29, 2016

    This list taken from the Game Awards? I was just going to make up our own list. lol

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    POSTED BY Joel Castro on Nov 29, 2016

    Lol nah, they’re based off my own observations throughout forums and articles.

    POSTED BY xsuicidesn0wmanx on Nov 29, 2016

    Ahah, I’ll post my list later. Just getting out of work and just too tired to write it out(Was using a list of all 2016 releases to build the GOTY lists). Also had an article about Gigantic going Open Beta in 2 weeks but also too damn tired to write it…

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    POSTED BY kaenna on Nov 29, 2016

    I’d like to vote if we’re doing GOTY awards here but what is the best way to go about it? Is there going to be one list put up and we choose from that or do you want lists from us all individually? If so what categories do we use etc, same as above?

    I’m probably overcomplicating things, but yeah count me in to vote for some games !

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