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Fallout 4 D.I.C.E. GotY

The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) rolled the dice last night for their 19th annual D.I.C.E. Awards, and Fallout 4 came up the big winner, taking home game of the year honors. Hideo Kojima was also honored as the Academy's 21st Hall of Fame inductee. Here's a bit on the proceedings from the awards announcement:
The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences’ membership also honored a variety of games, with four different games receiving three awards each: Fallout 4, Ori and the Blind Forest, Rocket League and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Other top honorees include Star Wars™ Battlefront for Action Game of the Year, METAL GEAR SOLID V: The Phantom Pain for Adventure Game of the Year, Super Mario Maker for Family Game of the Year, Mortal Kombat X for Fighting Game of the Year, Fallout 4 for RPG/MMO and Fallout Shelter for Mobile of the Year. This year’s D.I.C.E. Sprite Award, honoring a game having disproportionate resources for development and exposure (as compared to AAA titles), was given to Rocket League.
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38. Re: Fallout 4 D.I.C.E. GotY Feb 23, 2016, 21:00 Kirk Johnson
 
fallout 4 blew huge monkey ass.

witcher 3. quests that aren't "go here and kill this" 99% of the time. soo much shit in one game.

fallout 4 blows anus
 
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37. Re: Fallout 4 D.I.C.E. GotY Feb 22, 2016, 09:38 ItBurn
 
Zoom wrote on Feb 20, 2016, 03:50:
Fallout 4 was a disappointment considering the high expectations set for the series. While Witcher 3 is glorious, SOMA is a piece of art and definitely up there, Kerbal Space Program was officially released in 2015 and also a strong contender for the title... But i guess KSP and SOMA cant even compete as they are independant and not a part of "the industry" ? (whatever that means)

I loooved Soma. It's my #2 this year. But if someone read this comment that I wrote and then played the game, he would be disappointed.
 
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36. Re: Fallout 4 D.I.C.E. GotY Feb 20, 2016, 03:50 Zoom
 
Fallout 4 was a disappointment considering the high expectations set for the series. While Witcher 3 is glorious, SOMA is a piece of art and definitely up there, Kerbal Space Program was officially released in 2015 and also a strong contender for the title... But i guess KSP and SOMA cant even compete as they are independant and not a part of "the industry" ? (whatever that means)  
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35. Re: Fallout 4 D.I.C.E. GotY Feb 20, 2016, 03:36 Retired
 
Saved last night, played about 20 hours in two days having a blast, hardly moved the story forward, but did get the Castle and do some side quests I had the inventory for already.

Glad I saved when I did....I have to help a settlement, but there are like 12+ super mutants at this location of like 4 people with rags and pipe pistols. Damn. I fast travel and land on top of 3 of em.

Going to pop a ton of pills and booze and see if I can melee the shit outta these guys......
 
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34. Re: Fallout 4 D.I.C.E. GotY Feb 19, 2016, 23:53 Vall Forran
 
You cute couple. Get a room.  
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33. Re: Fallout 4 D.I.C.E. GotY Feb 19, 2016, 23:07 descender
 
Retired, please stop blatantly misquoting me. I said that the settlements component is a completely optional time-sink, because that's what I think it is. That it feels like a mod dropped on top of the world that can be largely ignored.

Where you are wrong (like... 3 times now) is that I never said that the game is "bad" or because it has settlements. The settlement feature is disappointing to me because it's the one really new and different game system for FO4 and it was really half-implemented.

To me FO4 is a game filled with missed opportunities. Witcher 3 certainly didn't miss any of those opportunities.

I am eagerly awaiting the mods that will most assuredly resolve all of my concerns. They always do.
 
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32. Re: Fallout 4 D.I.C.E. GotY Feb 19, 2016, 19:43 Fion
 
Yea a few of the later-game enemies are extremely powerful. In my first game I had an 'avenger downed' mission with the objective guarded by 3 Sectopods and 2 Gatekeepers. This was on high difficulty and I'm reasonably good at the game but they wiped out nearly my entire squad over a handful of turns. Gatekeepers raised up about 20 weaker enemies I'd already killed and the Sectopods surrounded most the soldiers. It was like shooting fish in a barrel and I was the fish. :/

You can bet your ass I made sure I had EMP grenades, hacker specialists, shredder grenadiers with bluescreen rounds galore by that time in my following game.

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31. Re: Fallout 4 D.I.C.E. GotY Feb 19, 2016, 18:51 Retired
 
*Cue Descender coming in and telling us Fallout 4 isn't game of the year cause it has a building component....

I am a supporter of the W3 GotY. The story telling it better, it looks better, the world supports the experience, it is beautiful, and it is fun and challenging.

**Cue Descender a 2nd time telling me why I am wrong on every accord.
 
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30. Re: Fallout 4 D.I.C.E. GotY Feb 19, 2016, 17:50 InBlack
 
Cutter wrote on Feb 19, 2016, 17:05:
And Xcom has some serious balance problems. It can be fun, but it can be incredibly frustrating as well.

Yeah it can get pretty hectic and hard at times but that's also one of the reasons why I like it so much. I'm on my fourth restart so far, and doing pretty well so far but the tension is still there on every mission. I'm really digging this game.
 
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29. Re: Fallout 4 D.I.C.E. GotY Feb 19, 2016, 17:05 Cutter
 
And Xcom has some serious balance problems. It can be fun, but it can be incredibly frustrating as well.
 
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28. Re: Fallout 4 D.I.C.E. GotY Feb 19, 2016, 17:03 Squirmer
 
MGSV is an "adventure game"??  
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27. Re: Fallout 4 D.I.C.E. GotY Feb 19, 2016, 16:35 Creston
 
Xcom 2 bores me already, to be honest.

Procedurally generated maps are great, but not if EVERY SINGLE MISSION GENERATED follows the exact same generation procedure. Your target is always exactly one block away, with a building in between you and it. That it looks sort of different from time to time is absolutely pointless, since it's still just "pass one building to the next one." and that's the whole map.

That's not even mentioning the six Avatar Project maps which are all literally the same building sitting just outside a raised area so that you can stand on the ledge and snipe everything.

I liked the maps of EU/EW better. At least there was some variety.
 
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26. Re: Fallout 4 D.I.C.E. GotY Feb 19, 2016, 16:31 Hornet303
 
Cutter wrote on Feb 19, 2016, 14:36:
Peter M. Smith wrote on Feb 19, 2016, 12:31:
Cutter wrote on Feb 19, 2016, 12:22:
Why do they even bother with these bullshit awards ceremonies? Everyone know W3 was the game of the year.

These aren't popularity contests, they're members of the game development industry assessing the works of their peers. You'll see Witcher 3 did win a few awards this year, just not the top spot.

It's entirely about who's buying what. That's all it ever is. If you don't understand that, you're retarded or a shill.

If you're suggesting that its quantity sold (and im pretty sure you are not), than FO4 very likely beat Witcher 3. According to VGChartz.com (and I know, they don't have 100% track record) but even if we round up/down a million units, Witcher is around 5 mil (im sure excluding Steam sales) and FO4 is at @ 10 mil. So even if we pad W3 with 2+ mil, it still isnt close.

I loved W3, and still plan to return to it when I have time. Just started playing F04 and im pleased with the presentation. Atmosphere, and even the graphics are suitable. I have very little to comment on the story as Im only a few hours in.

I respect the fact that DICE is about developers awarding developers. I feel peers often offer the most objective reviews and would carry much more weight with me than any internet game site.

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25. Re: Fallout 4 D.I.C.E. GotY Feb 19, 2016, 15:13 descender
 
People have been complaining about the Witcher combat for 3 iterations now and it hasn't detracted from a single one of their games for me.

People want action RPG combat and it's just... not that.
 
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24. Re: Fallout 4 D.I.C.E. GotY Feb 19, 2016, 15:11 Primalchrome
 
Fion wrote on Feb 19, 2016, 11:45:
Say what you will about it's 'jenky' combat, but that is it's one niggling flaw in the greatest RPG masterpiece of our time.
ROFL. If you feel there is only one flaw in the game...and the fact that horrible mushy combat (the key component in what makes it a game and not a storybook) is just "niggling" belies the fact that you have attained fanboi status. When you refuse to at least admit that there are issues with a game it makes it very hard to take your opinion seriously.

Both Fallout4 and Witcher3 had serious issues. I'm with InBlack in that I think XCom2 is already a major contender for GotY for 2016. A couple of serious bugs that I think have been stamped out and a brutal campaign....but excellent all around so far.
 
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23. Re: Fallout 4 D.I.C.E. GotY Feb 19, 2016, 14:53 Vall Forran
 
I am totally on board with the witcher 3 being best game of the year.

I played fallout 4 for 10 hours or so then never came back to it. I played the hell out of skyrim, so there must just be something about the fallout world that fails to keep me interested.

With the Witcher 3, I felt like, "No way they can keep this up for an entire game." And they did. For about 80 hours. Then there was an expansion where you allow a ghost to possess your body and then proceed to make a fool out of yourself at a wedding...while killing zero people.
 
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22. Re: Fallout 4 D.I.C.E. GotY Feb 19, 2016, 14:36 Cutter
 
Peter M. Smith wrote on Feb 19, 2016, 12:31:
Cutter wrote on Feb 19, 2016, 12:22:
Why do they even bother with these bullshit awards ceremonies? Everyone know W3 was the game of the year.

These aren't popularity contests, they're members of the game development industry assessing the works of their peers. You'll see Witcher 3 did win a few awards this year, just not the top spot.

It's entirely about who's buying what. That's all it ever is. If you don't understand that, you're retarded or a shill.
 
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21. Re: Fallout 4 D.I.C.E. GotY Feb 19, 2016, 13:47 InBlack
 
W3 is the better game in my opinion. So far into 2016, XCom2 holds the top spot in my book for GOTY, although it's early days yet I don't think anything is going to come this year to beat it. Really fantastic game.  
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20. Re: Fallout 4 D.I.C.E. GotY Feb 19, 2016, 13:42 Slick
 
MGSV had the best and most fulfilling gameplay this year for me, but the fact that they just cut out the last act of the story and padded it with mission repeats was artistically criminal.

Reminds me of that MGS Raiden Revengeance game, which got it's last act cut down to about 30 minutes of gameplay.

What is it with this franchise lately that pulls this garbage? If a movie came out that just ended at the end of the 2nd act, it would get panned.
 
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19. Re: Fallout 4 D.I.C.E. GotY Feb 19, 2016, 13:37 Shineyguy
 
Undocumented Alien wrote on Feb 19, 2016, 13:24:
ItBurn wrote on Feb 19, 2016, 11:36:
Primalchrome wrote on Feb 19, 2016, 11:27:
I'm Ok with that...most sites seem to rank W2 and FO4 in the top two slots. Witcher 3's release bugs, horrific inventory, and janky combat really put a damper on it for me. The storyline and voiceover work was top notch...but playing the game itself felt more like a pain in the ass.


Yep. Fallout 4 is the real game of the year, despite the flaws.
Honestly, Witcher 3 isn't even in the top 5 for me... I did like it, it's an incredible achievement, but it's just not that fun...

I agree.

I only have about 6-7 hours into W3, so I'm not an expert in it, but I find it to be just "OK". I found FO4 to have more of a pull to play than W3 for me, FO4 has an "OK" story but the atmosphere and action just seems more "fun" to me, so looked forward to playing FO4 more than I do W3.

W3 is a good game, but comparatively, I think FO4 is/was more fun... for me.

Same, I stopped playing Witcher 3 a week or two after starting it. Got to the first main city and lost interest.
 
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