Zelda: A Link Between Worlds wins GOTY at Gamespot

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#1 Edited by trugs26 (5125 posts) -

Just a congratulations to Zelda: ALBW for winning GOTY here at Gamespot, and it's the first handheld game to do so.

Well deserved, and a nice way to cap off such a great year for the 3DS in general.

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#2 Posted by sailor232 (4277 posts) -

Three Cheers!!!

#3 Posted by ANIMEguy10034 (4609 posts) -

Wait what?

HOLY... WHAT?!

This is a very pleasant surprise! I would have never guessed ALBW becoming GOTY 2013 here at Gamespot.

#4 Posted by WR_Platinum (4666 posts) -

Yaaaayy! =D

#5 Edited by BrunoBRS (73259 posts) -

the comment section there is priceless :P

#6 Edited by pc-ps360 (3455 posts) -

nintendomination

#7 Posted by wiifan001 (18317 posts) -

HOLY CRAP!

When was the last freekin time a handheld won goty at Gamespot?

Congratufreekinlations to Nintendo and this game!!!

#9 Edited by Pierst179 (10690 posts) -

I liked Super Mario 3D World better, but - even though I have not played the contenders of other platforms - ALBW is certainly good enough to win a GOTY award.

I thought the game was a bit too short and easy, but it is also the best all-around Zelda since Ocarina of Time. It does not have any blatant flaws like the Zelda games since OOT have had, and it is a very focused title. There is not a single moment in it that is not very enjoyable.

It is one of those rare games to which the tag "All killer, no filler" applies very well.

#10 Posted by Aquat1cF1sh (10848 posts) -

Holy crap really?!?! When I first saw the title I was like man, this person's gotta be talking about the handheld.

Wow. This is awesome. The game is phenomenal and definitely deserves it but I never in a million years expected it to win a GOTY award. Neither did anyone else here, apparently.

#11 Edited by Jaysonguy (37419 posts) -

Interesting how a game they said was too cut and paste is GOTY

Guess they didn't want to anger Naughty Dog or Rockstar and this was the only way to do it

#12 Edited by KBFloYd (12787 posts) -

@Jaysonguy said:

Interesting how a game they said was too cut and paste is GOTY

Guess they didn't want to anger Naughty Dog or Rockstar and this was the only way to do it

lol this is the biggest insult to them possible...when a handheld game can slap you 10million wannabe ganster simulator and sony pictures movie of the year.

much more insulting.

#13 Posted by Jaysonguy (37419 posts) -

@KBFloYd said:

@Jaysonguy said:

Interesting how a game they said was too cut and paste is GOTY

Guess they didn't want to anger Naughty Dog or Rockstar and this was the only way to do it

lol this is the biggest insult to them possible...when a handheld game can slap you 10million wannabe ganster simulator and sony pictures movie of the year.

much more insulting.

No, I see it as a way to not pick sides

The way people look at Nintendo with nostalgia instead of actual critique it makes sense

No side can say they picked the other over them.

#14 Posted by trugs26 (5125 posts) -

@KBFloYd said:

@Jaysonguy said:

Interesting how a game they said was too cut and paste is GOTY

Guess they didn't want to anger Naughty Dog or Rockstar and this was the only way to do it

lol this is the biggest insult to them possible...when a handheld game can slap you 10million wannabe ganster simulator and sony pictures movie of the year.

much more insulting.

No, I see it as a way to not pick sides

The way people look at Nintendo with nostalgia instead of actual critique it makes sense

No side can say they picked the other over them.

Do your responses always have to have a negative spin on it towards Nintendo? I don't mind if you're trying to be the devil's advocate, but now you're simply becoming a conspiracy theorist.

#15 Posted by 4myAmuzumament (1743 posts) -

yay, i will buy and try to play it during the holidays.

#16 Posted by Gargus (2147 posts) -

It was either going to be Zelda, gta5 or bioshock infinite. It always has been and always will be a GOTY for a very mainstream, high selling, and highly talked about game that reached the largest audience and got the most attention. A lot of times its also a franchise sequel because if its in a franchise then its safe to say most people like it.

That doesn't mean the game will be the best, but it will always be a game that the majority of people know of and will agree with. Was Zelda a good game? Yes. Was it the best? No, it was just playing on nostalgia of the Zelda franchise name and played on the nostalgia of a link to the past which most gamers consider to be a great game. If they changed the art style and didn't put it in link to the pasts setting then it would not have won despite otherwise being exactly the same. 99% of the time GOTY is always "a safe bet".

Its called playing to the lowest common denominator.

Plus this way they get to not piss anyone off that is involved in the console war between sony and Microsoft.

#17 Posted by BrunoBRS (73259 posts) -

HOLY CRAP!

When was the last freekin time a handheld won goty at Gamespot?

Congratufreekinlations to Nintendo and this game!!!

i... think that's actually the first time. could be wrong though.

#18 Posted by Toxic-Seahorse (4078 posts) -

It's my personal GOTY do I think it's well deserved. Most of the dungeon design are fantastic and extremely clever.

#19 Edited by wiifan001 (18317 posts) -

@BrunoBRS said:
@wiifan001 said:

HOLY CRAP!

When was the last freekin time a handheld won goty at Gamespot?

Congratufreekinlations to Nintendo and this game!!!

i... think that's actually the first time. could be wrong though.

I checked the records of Gamespot's goty history. This is a first.

Because if there were ever a time to award goty to a handheld, it has to be from a Zelda game. Gamespot gets that, they get that it.

#20 Posted by Epak_ (6762 posts) -

Yay, can't wait to get my hands on it!

#21 Edited by trugs26 (5125 posts) -

@Gargus said:

It was either going to be Zelda, gta5 or bioshock infinite.

I disagree with the GTA or Bioshock thing simply because of how The Last of Us got GOTY on PS3 (and beat out GTA5 and Bioshock). So logically those two weren't in contention. Unless I'm missing another consideration to add to the equation.

#22 Posted by turtlethetaffer (16443 posts) -

I find it hilarious that they did this, simply because we all know that the only other games that will be recognized as GOTY on other gaming sites are GTA, Bioshock and Last of US. Pretty much everything else need not apply, so I think that Gamespot doing this is actually cool and funny.

#23 Edited by KBFloYd (12787 posts) -

@Gargus said:

It was either going to be Zelda, gta5 or bioshock infinite. It always has been and always will be a GOTY for a very mainstream, high selling, and highly talked about game that reached the largest audience and got the most attention. A lot of times its also a franchise sequel because if its in a franchise then its safe to say most people like it.

That doesn't mean the game will be the best, but it will always be a game that the majority of people know of and will agree with. Was Zelda a good game? Yes. Was it the best? No, it was just playing on nostalgia of the Zelda franchise name and played on the nostalgia of a link to the past which most gamers consider to be a great game. If they changed the art style and didn't put it in link to the pasts setting then it would not have won despite otherwise being exactly the same. 99% of the time GOTY is always "a safe bet".

Its called playing to the lowest common denominator.

Plus this way they get to not piss anyone off that is involved in the console war between sony and Microsoft.

*cough* bullshit *cough*

#24 Edited by MrPlayer3D (14 posts) -

Yes, it's a great game.

#25 Edited by pandora_wizard (56 posts) -

A Link between Worlds was definitely the best zelda game I've played since A Link to the Past. I absolutely loved the soundtrack.

#26 Posted by Epak_ (6762 posts) -

Yup it's pretty awesome. Highly addicting, finally you have some use for 'em rupees.

#27 Posted by Los9090 (7288 posts) -

It inspired me to buy a 3DS...Fire Emblem Awakening was enough to peak my interest, but after playing the new Zelda demo I had to buy this. In fact, I haven't had a handheld since the ORIGINAL Game Boy.