Journey is Gamespot's 2012 GOTY (all GOTY discussion HERE)

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#-49 Posted by Zassimick (7157 posts) -

That's cool that a downloadable game (indie game) won GotY. I should probably check it out, especially since it's on sale for PS+ users for $8.

Based on what I've seen and arguments that others have made (from both sides) I don't think I personally would ever qualify this game as a GotY. I'm all for having games that are more of an experience but for a Game of the Year it needs to be balanced in all areas: innovation, gameplay, etc. Not strong in one and weak in others and I'm only basing this off of what I've read in reviews and on SW for the game.

That's my view on the topic.

#-48 Posted by hartsickdiscipl (14787 posts) -

Should have been Far Cry 3 or Mass Effect 3.

Also- I don't understand all of the people saying how much they hated Far Cry 2 but love Far Cry 3. They're damn near the same game, set in different locales. Yes, there are differences like weapons not falling apart after 3 clips in FC3, and enemies not respawning places where they've been cleared out of.. but overall the games are very similar.

#-47 Posted by PAL360 (27303 posts) -

[QUOTE="PAL360"]

[QUOTE="finalstar2007"]

Im claiming it wasnt just the PS3, it was all of them... seriously what make the 360 better than the ps3? halo? didnt you guys play enough halo? PS3 had Tales of Graces, starhawk, ratchet and clank, etc which were all fun but still wasnt as big or fun as 2010. PS3/Xbox/wii all had a dry year not just the PS3 as most lems claim

Chris_Williams

Halo 4 - win best shooter of 2012. Forza Horizon - best racing game of 2012. Spelunky - best platformer game of 2012. Journey looks fantastic, but 360 obviouly had a better year.

game of the year > sub genres game of the year

No need to be defensive lol. I already said that Journey looks amazing. Just saying that 360 had a better year.

#-46 Posted by hartsickdiscipl (14787 posts) -

st shooter of 2012. Forza Horizon - best racing game of 2012. Spelunky - best platformer game of 2012. Let's not forget that Halo 4 killed the myth about PS3 being more powerful. I is winning best graphics everywhere :P

I'm sure Journey is amazing, but 360 obviouly had a better overal year.

PAL360

Having the best graphics of any console game is like winning the special olympics.

#-45 Posted by heeweesRus (5492 posts) -

[QUOTE="Chris_Williams"][QUOTE="PAL360"]

Halo 4 - win best shooter of 2012. Forza Horizon - best racing game of 2012. Spelunky - best platformer game of 2012. Journey looks fantastic, but 360 obviouly had a better year.

PAL360

game of the year > sub genres game of the year

No need to be defensive lol. I already said that Journey looks amazing. Just saying that 360 had a better year.

PC crapped on both consoles tho.
#-44 Posted by metalgear-solid (7001 posts) -

Kudos to GameSpot for not getting distracted by mainstream blockbusters and giving Journey the credit it deserves.

Hopefully this'll motivate more people to try out the game that really is an incredible experience.

#-43 Posted by PAL360 (27303 posts) -

[QUOTE="PAL360"]

[QUOTE="Chris_Williams"] game of the year > sub genres game of the yearheeweesRus

No need to be defensive lol. I already said that Journey looks amazing. Just saying that 360 had a better year.

PC crapped on both consoles tho.

I also agree with that.

#-42 Posted by 15strong (2806 posts) -

Should have been Far Cry 3 or Mass Effect 3.

Also- I don't understand all of the people saying how much they hated Far Cry 2 but love Far Cry 3. They're damn near the same game, set in different locales. Yes, there are differences like weapons not falling apart after 3 clips in FC3, and enemies not respawning places where they've been cleared out of.. but overall the games are very similar.

hartsickdiscipl

We do not agree on the fact that Farcy should be game of the year, but it's practically the same game as Far cry 2. I do not understand how people don't see this.

#-41 Posted by 15strong (2806 posts) -

[QUOTE="heeweesRus"][QUOTE="PAL360"]

No need to be defensive lol. I already said that Journey looks amazing. Just saying that 360 had a better year.

PAL360

PC crapped on both consoles tho.

I also agree with that.

Excep it did not have the best game of the year.

#-40 Posted by PAL360 (27303 posts) -

[QUOTE="PAL360"]

st shooter of 2012. Forza Horizon - best racing game of 2012. Spelunky - best platformer game of 2012. Let's not forget that Halo 4 killed the myth about PS3 being more powerful. I is winning best graphics everywhere :P

I'm sure Journey is amazing, but 360 obviouly had a better overal year.

hartsickdiscipl

Having the best graphics of any console game is like winning the special olympics.

360 and PS3 are on special olympics since Crysis 1 came out. That's why we need next gen...

It doesn't change the fact that there are great looking console games, though.

#-39 Posted by toast_burner (22630 posts) -

[QUOTE="finalstar2007"]

[QUOTE="mems_1224"]Halo 4 Trials Evo Minecraft Witcher 2 Mark of the Ninja Forza Horizon Skyrim DLC Fez Spelunky Dust If you think thats a bad year then your opinion can't really be taken seriously. mems_1224

  • Starhawk
  • Journey
  • Tales of Graces F
  • Ratchet and Clank: Full Frontal Assault
  • Twisted Metal
  • FFXIII-2 DLC
  • AC3 DLC
  • Sound Shapes
  • Unfishihed Swan

If you think thats a bad year then your opinion cannot be taken seriously also.. i can also do it.. journey just won goty.. seriosuly give it up and just say all three had a bad year so you dont embarrass yourself lol

Except most of the games you listed are crap

You listed Skyrim DLC :|

#-38 Posted by PAL360 (27303 posts) -

[QUOTE="PAL360"]

[QUOTE="heeweesRus"] PC crapped on both consoles tho.15strong

I also agree with that.

Excep it did not have the best game of the year.

Nor did 360. Your point?

#-37 Posted by Chris_Williams (14882 posts) -

[QUOTE="Chris_Williams"][QUOTE="PAL360"]

Halo 4 - win best shooter of 2012. Forza Horizon - best racing game of 2012. Spelunky - best platformer game of 2012. Journey looks fantastic, but 360 obviouly had a better year.

PAL360

game of the year > sub genres game of the year

No need to be defensive lol. I already said that Journey looks amazing. Just saying that 360 had a better year.

obviously not that great if those games couldn't beat a 2 hour game
#-36 Posted by PAL360 (27303 posts) -

[QUOTE="PAL360"]

[QUOTE="Chris_Williams"] game of the year > sub genres game of the yearChris_Williams

No need to be defensive lol. I already said that Journey looks amazing. Just saying that 360 had a better year.

obviously not that great if those games couldn't beat a 2 hour game

So, the only good game last year was Skyrim? I would hate to have your standards, buddy :(

:P

#-35 Posted by Chris_Williams (14882 posts) -

[QUOTE="Chris_Williams"][QUOTE="PAL360"]

No need to be defensive lol. I already said that Journey looks amazing. Just saying that 360 had a better year.

PAL360

obviously not that great if those games couldn't beat a 2 hour game

Are you one of those guys who only play the GOTY or the AAAA games? I feel sorry for you, buddy :(

:P

i'm going to go run and come back, I'm going to be thirsty
#-33 Posted by m_machine024 (15162 posts) -

Didn't really like the demo but maybe I should check the full game out anyway. Seems like a game I'd enjoyed.

#-32 Posted by heretrix (37525 posts) -

Arguments (silly ones) predictions:

  1. Cows are the biggest hypocrites (All act the same).

Giancar

But they are. This has been proven many, many times over the years.

#-31 Posted by PAL360 (27303 posts) -

[QUOTE="PAL360"]

Halo 4 - best shooter of 2012. Forza Horizon - best racing game of 2012. Spelunky - best platformer game of 2012. Let's not forget that Halo 4 killed the myth about PS3 being more powerful. I is winning best graphics everywhere :P

I'm sure Journey is amazing, but 360 obviouly had a better overal year.

Desmonic

Did it really? :P Let us not forget that the PS3's last (or supposedly last) heavy hitters are all coming out next year. God of War: Ascension and The Last of Us will (likely) end up being the best graphical console games, assuming Gears of War: Judgment doesn't pull out any tricks of course :P

Still differences are marginally small at this point. It's like saying "oh my game has 2 extra sparkles over your game" XD And let us not even dwell on the PC "kingdom" lol

Well, both consoles are maxed out, so i doubt that The Last of Us ends up looking better than Uncharted 3, Halo 4 and a few others. Anyway, let's not turn this into a graphics thread, man :P

Journey just won GOTY, so cows deserve their party now ;)

#-30 Posted by KarateeeChop (4666 posts) -

[QUOTE="Giancar"]

Arguments (silly ones) predictions:

  1. Cows are the biggest hypocrites (All act the same).

heretrix

But they are. This has been proven many, many times over the years.

lol. this is the reason that most of the unbiased users like to mess with cows. it's fun to see them get defensive and angry over trivial things. :P

#-29 Posted by Lulekani (2151 posts) -
Hell Yeah ! Score another award for the underdog. I honestly regret buying an Xbox. Lets hope Old Mikey can step up and deliver next year.
#-28 Posted by The_Game21x (26342 posts) -

[QUOTE="Giancar"]

Arguments (silly ones) predictions:

  1. Cows are the biggest hypocrites (All act the same).

heretrix

But they are. This has been proven many, many times over the years.

True story.

#-26 Posted by ShadowriverUB (5515 posts) -
I like how GameSpot GOTY shows true quality of game not it's popularity :)
#-25 Posted by Cheleman (7865 posts) -

Alright!

Where the drinks at?

#-24 Posted by Plagueless (2569 posts) -
I'll never understand how a game can win GOTY without winning a platform, but whatever. Congrats to Journey. It's a beautiful and fantastic experience, and I'm glad it's getting some Goty awards so that downloadable games will be take more seriously.
#-23 Posted by FIipMode (10850 posts) -
Deserved win for Journey

[QUOTE="Giancar"]

Arguments (silly ones) predictions:

  1. Cows are the biggest hypocrites (All act the same).

heretrix

But they are. This has been proven many, many times over the years.

I've only seen generalizations, never proof.
#-22 Posted by finalfantasy94 (26895 posts) -

[QUOTE="razgriz_101"]

i feel theres better games more deserving of GOTY if im being honest.

Forza Horizon,Borderlands 2,Far Cry 3 (which is one of the best shooter i've played ever in my honest opinion) are way more deserving.

15strong

Borderlands 2 is a fanatstic shooter. Farcry 3 on the other hand, is the most overrated game of the year.

at least its not just walking through sand for 2hrs and nothing els.

#-21 Posted by FIipMode (10850 posts) -

[QUOTE="15strong"]

[QUOTE="razgriz_101"]

i feel theres better games more deserving of GOTY if im being honest.

Forza Horizon,Borderlands 2,Far Cry 3 (which is one of the best shooter i've played ever in my honest opinion) are way more deserving.

finalfantasy94

Borderlands 2 is a fanatstic shooter. Farcry 3 on the other hand, is the most overrated game of the year.

at least its not just walking through sand for 2hrs and nothing els.

And still one of the best experiences I've had all year.
#-20 Posted by DarkLink77 (31886 posts) -

This is IGN levels of disgusting.

Getting it wrong two years in a row, GS? SMFH.

Oh, well.

#-19 Posted by The_Game21x (26342 posts) -

[QUOTE="heretrix"]

[QUOTE="Giancar"]

Arguments (silly ones) predictions:

  1. Cows are the biggest hypocrites (All act the same).

FIipMode

But they are. This has been proven many, many times over the years.

I've only seen generalizations, never proof.

Cows were the main ones arguing that downloads don't count for years and now they're celebrating a downloadable game winning GOTY.

Not to mention all the threads they showed up in talking about how the 360 lost an exclusive when an arcade game launched on Steam. If it doesn't count, then it doesn't count as a lost exclusive.

#-18 Posted by fueled-system (6340 posts) -
I wouldn't play it if it was free, not my kind of game
#-17 Posted by Chutebox (38340 posts) -

I just came here to laugh. This should be good.

#-16 Posted by SaltyMeatballs (25158 posts) -
I didn't expect it to win GOTY on GS, quite surprised to be honest. Probably more to do with this year been underwhelming as a whole.
#-13 Posted by FIipMode (10850 posts) -

I've only seen generalizations, never proof.FIipMode

Cows were the main ones arguing that downloads don't count for years and now they're celebrating a downloadable game winning GOTY.

Not to mention all the threads they showed up in talking about how the 360 lost an exclusive when an arcade game launched on Steam. If it doesn't count, then it doesn't count as a lost exclusive.

The_Game21x

#-12 Posted by finalfantasy94 (26895 posts) -

[QUOTE="DarkLink77"]

This is IGN levels of disgusting.

Getting it wrong two years in a row, GS? SMFH.

Oh, well.

Desmonic

You must pretty displeased with all this DarkLink :P If I remember correctly, you didn't even liked the dev at the VGA's (although truth be told, her speech was really pretentious) :P

didint see vgas what did they say?

#-11 Posted by Zaibach (13463 posts) -

I just came here to laugh. This should be good.

Chutebox

The BPoole meltfown or the mems meltdown

#-10 Posted by Sphire (2076 posts) -

Color me surprised, I thought Guild Wars 2 would win it hands down. I did wonder if Journey had won when I saw an article about top features or something that had the game as a pic (and clicking on the link didn't take me to the article; it just went to features). So I did wonder, but still didn't expect it.

I played the game, and it was memorable albeit only 2 hours. I do think to get the most out of the game, you gotta replay it and do all the side things. If you just focused on the linear story, you'd finish in 2 hours (or much less). But if you kept at it, and explored more and collected everything, and you saw your character grow through each replay, you get more attached to the game (and the story). Kinda makes me want to go back and play it.

#-9 Posted by Chutebox (38340 posts) -

[QUOTE="FIipMode"][QUOTE="heretrix"]But they are. This has been proven many, many times over the years.

The_Game21x

I've only seen generalizations, never proof.

Cows were the main ones arguing that downloads don't count for years and now they're celebrating a downloadable game winning GOTY.

Not to mention all the threads they showed up in talking about how the 360 lost an exclusive when an arcade game launched on Steam. If it doesn't count, then it doesn't count as a lost exclusive.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but they've only argued that when it came to the metagame. GotY has nothing to do with metagame.
#-8 Posted by ActicEdge (24492 posts) -

[QUOTE="FIipMode"]I've only seen generalizations, never proof.FIipMode

Cows were the main ones arguing that downloads don't count for years and now they're celebrating a downloadable game winning GOTY.

Not to mention all the threads they showed up in talking about how the 360 lost an exclusive when an arcade game launched on Steam. If it doesn't count, then it doesn't count as a lost exclusive.

The_Game21x

If you really want to chalk that up under generalizations all I can say is never post on SW, nothing could ever be concrete for you under that logic.

#-7 Posted by The_Game21x (26342 posts) -

[QUOTE="FIipMode"]I've only seen generalizations, never proof.FIipMode

Cows were the main ones arguing that downloads don't count for years and now they're celebrating a downloadable game winning GOTY.

Not to mention all the threads they showed up in talking about how the 360 lost an exclusive when an arcade game launched on Steam. If it doesn't count, then it doesn't count as a lost exclusive.

The_Game21x

Right, like anyone's going to root through years of SW threads to prove something that's common knowledge.

But here's one of the most recent examples.

The vast majority of the opponents to that thread are cows.

#-6 Posted by Chutebox (38340 posts) -

[QUOTE="Chutebox"]

I just came here to laugh. This should be good.

Zaibach

The BPoole meltfown or the mems meltdown

Mems, canyoudigit, and tesselation should be good. Cows will annoy me the same though....
#-5 Posted by Badosh (12741 posts) -
I wish TWD would have won it, but whatever.
#-4 Posted by DarkLink77 (31886 posts) -
I didn't expect it to win GOTY on GS, quite surprised to be honest. Probably more to do with this year been underwhelming as a whole.SaltyMeatballs
^Truth. Terrible year, capped off with a terrible choice for GOTY. GS is so meta.
#-2 Posted by BPoole96 (22814 posts) -

grats 2 jurny

#-1 Posted by sammyjenkis898 (28307 posts) -
Gamespot got it right! :)
#0 Posted by FIipMode (10850 posts) -

[QUOTE="FIipMode"]

[QUOTE="FIipMode"]

[QUOTE="The_Game21x"]

Cows were the main ones arguing that downloads don't count for years and now they're celebrating a downloadable game winning GOTY.

Not to mention all the threads they showed up in talking about how the 360 lost an exclusive when an arcade game launched on Steam. If it doesn't count, then it doesn't count as a lost exclusive.

The_Game21x

Right, like anyone's going to root through years of SW threads to prove something that's common knowledge.

But here's one of the most recent examples.

The vast majority of the opponents to that thread are cows.

Just to be clear, what does the metagame have to do with goty.