Send News. Want a reply? Read this. More in the FAQ.   News Forum - All Forums - Mobile - PDA - RSS Headlines  RSS Headlines   Twitter  Twitter
Customize
User Settings
Styles:
LAN Parties
Upcoming one-time events:
Greenbelt, MD 08/22

Regularly scheduled events

Skyrim is Spike's 2011 GotY

Spike TV outlines the winners of their Video Game Awards, which were handed out last night. Their Game of the Year winner is The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, which prevailed over a field that included Batman: Arkham City, The Legend of Zelda, Skyward Sword, Portal 2, and Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception.

View
29. Re: Skyrim is Spike's 2011 GotY Dec 12, 2011, 08:07 Fibrocyte
 
Jerykk wrote on Dec 11, 2011, 22:02:
Disappointed that DX:HR didn't win anything. It should have at least won PC game of the year. I would have given it Soundtrack of the Year as well. Then again, these awards are essentially a measure of hype and marketing, so it's not surprising that the games with the most hype and marketing won all the awards.

As for Arkham City being repetitious compared to Skyrim, I'm not really sure how you came to that conclusion. Most of the side quests in Skyrim consist of "go to random dungeon and kill random dude." Conversely, the side quests in AC were generally unique and had a lot more backstory. Even the Riddler collectables presented unique challenges in order to attain them. No two puzzles were the same. Both Skyrim and AC are good games but to claim that AC is repetitious while Skyrim isn't is pretty strange.

Neither trophies or challenges have any point to me beyond ego stroking. Riddler puzzles were boring, and the side quests got tedious.

The Riddler challenges weren't superficial rewards like Achievements or Trophies. Completing them unlocked concept art, character trophies, character profiles, backstories and interview recordings. Most of those things helped flesh out the story and characters. If you don't care about that stuff, that's fine, but to claim that they only served to stroke the player's ego is pretty dumb.

Also no RTS category? I know RTS has kind of been underrepresented lately, but there were some releases this year deserving of some recognition.

The VGA is a mainstream show. Strategy games are not mainstream enough to appear on it. I'm surprised Generals 2 was even revealed on it, as about 99% of the audience probably hadn't even heard of Generals 1 or played any of the C&C games. Hell, the game is PC-exclusive too. The only PC-exclusive nomination for any award was Minecraft. Witcher 2 should have at least been nominated for Best RPG, Best Graphics and Best PC Game. But again, it's all about hype and marketing.

I disagree about DX:HR - I don't feel it deserved any awards this year. They had a chance to make something amazing and fell short. Dev teams shouldn't get rewarded for mediocrity.

Skyrim was really great for the first 30 hours or so. Now it feels a little sale and I haven't beat it yet. I *do* plan to jump on the main quest line and see it through. It is impressive how much content there actually it as well. As for GOTY - sure, why not?
 
Previous Post Next Post Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
    Date Subject Author
  1. Dec 11, 16:45 Re: Skyrim is Spike's 2011 GotY Alamar
  3. Dec 11, 16:58  Re: Skyrim is Spike's 2011 GotY RollinThundr
  4. Dec 11, 17:15   Re: Skyrim is Spike's 2011 GotY Teddy
  5. Dec 11, 17:18   Re: Skyrim is Spike's 2011 GotY LgFriess
  6. Dec 11, 17:46  Re: Skyrim is Spike's 2011 GotY Dirwulf
  7. Dec 11, 17:53   Re: Skyrim is Spike's 2011 GotY Mashiki Amiketo
  9. Dec 11, 17:59    Re: Skyrim is Spike's 2011 GotY Dirwulf
  10. Dec 11, 18:24     Re: Skyrim is Spike's 2011 GotY Mashiki Amiketo
  11. Dec 11, 18:44      Re: Skyrim is Spike's 2011 GotY Alamar
  15. Dec 11, 20:36       Re: Skyrim is Spike's 2011 GotY gilly775
  20. Dec 11, 21:27     Re: Skyrim is Spike's 2011 GotY LurkerLito
  23. Dec 11, 22:13     Re: Skyrim is Spike's 2011 GotY PropheT
  35. Dec 12, 13:20     Re: Skyrim is Spike's 2011 GotY Ruffiana
  8. Dec 11, 17:54   Re: Skyrim is Spike's 2011 GotY J
  21. Dec 11, 21:44   Re: Skyrim is Spike's 2011 GotY yonder
  22. Dec 11, 22:02    Re: Skyrim is Spike's 2011 GotY Jerykk
  26. Dec 12, 03:30     Re: Skyrim is Spike's 2011 GotY peteham
  28. Dec 12, 07:36      Re: Skyrim is Spike's 2011 GotY Dades
>> 29. Dec 12, 08:07     Re: Skyrim is Spike's 2011 GotY Fibrocyte
  12. Dec 11, 18:46  Re: Skyrim is Spike's 2011 GotY Sempai
  13. Dec 11, 19:23   Re: Skyrim is Spike's 2011 GotY Tony!!!
  14. Dec 11, 20:32   Re: Skyrim is Spike's 2011 GotY Xombie
  2. Dec 11, 16:55 Re: Skyrim is Spike's 2011 GotY foot
  16. Dec 11, 20:39 Re: Skyrim is Spike's 2011 GotY Jivaro
  17. Dec 11, 21:02  Re: Skyrim is Spike's 2011 GotY MrBone
  24. Dec 12, 00:00   Re: Skyrim is Spike's 2011 GotY Jivaro
  30. Dec 12, 08:10    Re: Skyrim is Spike's 2011 GotY Fibrocyte
  31. Dec 12, 08:23     Re: Skyrim is Spike's 2011 GotY Luke
  18. Dec 11, 21:09 Re: Skyrim is Spike's 2011 GotY eunichron
  19. Dec 11, 21:11 Re: Skyrim is Spike's 2011 GotY Creston
  25. Dec 12, 01:42 Re: Skyrim is Spike's 2011 GotY meezookeewee
  27. Dec 12, 07:24 Re: Skyrim is Spike's 2011 GotY Bhruic
  32. Dec 12, 08:51 Re: Skyrim is Spike's 2011 GotY Verno
  33. Dec 12, 13:11  Re: Skyrim is Spike's 2011 GotY Fibrocyte
  34. Dec 12, 13:13   Re: Skyrim is Spike's 2011 GotY Beamer
  36. Dec 12, 13:27   Re: Skyrim is Spike's 2011 GotY Verno
  39. Dec 12, 18:55    Re: Skyrim is Spike's 2011 GotY Fibrocyte
  37. Dec 12, 13:37 Re: Skyrim is Spike's 2011 GotY avianflu
  38. Dec 12, 16:30  Re: Skyrim is Spike's 2011 GotY kanniballl
  40. Dec 12, 22:34   Re: Skyrim is Spike's 2011 GotY Dades
  41. Dec 13, 01:29    Re: Skyrim is Spike's 2011 GotY Jerykk
  42. Dec 13, 02:52     Re: Skyrim is Spike's 2011 GotY CreamyBlood
  43. Dec 13, 09:56      Re: Skyrim is Spike's 2011 GotY crypto
  44. Dec 13, 23:11       Re: Skyrim is Spike's 2011 GotY CreamyBlood


footer

.. .. ..

Blue's News logo