Road to Game Of The Year 2014

The editors of Gamespot take a few minutes to talk about the games so far that are contenders for Game of the Year 2014, including The Wolf Among Us, Divinity: Original Sin, Wolfenstein: The new Order, Mario Kart 8, The Last of Us: Left Behind and Shovel Knight.

Discussion

177 comments
Kryptonbornson
Kryptonbornson

I'd throw Always Sometimes Monsters into this arena...and Wolfenstein is great. One of my favorite current shooters along with Bulletstorm and Rage.

elghosteh
elghosteh

Mario Kart as game of the year? Fucking really?

robinmask
robinmask

The wolf among us is winner guys


Fallout 1,2 > Divinity: Original Sin

Arachnofunk
Arachnofunk

Mario Kart 8 is the winner so far, it's simply a piece of digital art. 

Coren_Larken
Coren_Larken

All seem to be really enjoyable games. Looking forward to seeing what else will be in the running!

mdign
mdign

 I'm getting tired of this agenda GameSpot.

TLoU is overrated and that DLC is NOT eligible for GoTY.

zeca04
zeca04

People should really try Wolfenstein. If you like fps, there isn't really a reason you shouldn't. Also, i recommend playing it on "death incarnate" or "uber". There were lots of people last year praising Bioshock Infinite for it's gameplay, even if it was greatly simplified from the original bioshock. Wolfenstein does much better. Really, try it.

rotjunk
rotjunk

How about a separate category for " Best DLC of the Year" ? Then we don't have to ever see DLC  as actual GOTY.

dani3po
dani3po

Divinity: Orginal Sin is the best RPG since Dragon Age 1 (maybe better, I still have many hours to play) and certainly the best game so far this year.

prats93
prats93

Glad that Titanfall wasn't mentioned.

rickphoenixxx
rickphoenixxx

DLC winning game of the year? Let's not go crazy GS, you have at least a little credibility left. The odds are Destiny, Destiny....Destiny or some  "shocker" indy game.

RedWave247
RedWave247

For me, my game of the year so far this year is Blackwell Epiphany. I grew up on adventure games and it's my favourite genre. This is not only the best adventure game I've played in years, but it's also the best in the 5-game Blackwell series.

I'm incredibly biased and honestly, my gaming has been more casual in recent years. I rarely have the time, money or patience for large games. I find I enjoy indie games more these days. So Epiphany was pretty much my favourite kind of game.

deadline-zero0
deadline-zero0

Wolfy times? Anyway, i have to check out it out this summer. So far Divinity Original Sin for me. The main storyline isn't that awesome so far, but good.

The amount of stuff to do, the depth of gameplay and the fact that co-op is seamless for 2 players and works so well in letting you play with friends. It's amazing.

dmblum1799
dmblum1799

I really like Wolfenstein but sometimes the pacing is dull. There's a point where BJ mutters "I'm an errand boy" or the like. I was thinking the same thing.


Less puzzles, more Nazi killing!

hsplazerz
hsplazerz

Face it, it's The Wolf Among Us. And also, the finale wasn't a 6. It was a 9.5. 

We also have to see if The Walking Dead: Season 2 will bring the same power and incredibleness of Season 1. If it does, definite GOTY then, and also generally the best game ever. 

prats93
prats93

@mdign "Overrated" seems to be today's catch-all phrase used by gamers who haven't played the games they're claiming to be overrated. 

gokartmozart89
gokartmozart89

@zeca04 Bioshock also had a better story going for. Don't get me wrong, I'm enjoying Wolfenstein, but it's like comparing a David Fincher movie to a summer blockbuster. One gets Oscar nods and the other gives you some mindless entertainment while you take shelter from the heat. If you're talking purely about the gunplay, then yeah, Wolfenstein is a better game, but there was a lot more going on in Bioshock and the gunplay was not the main draw.

gokartmozart89
gokartmozart89

@rotjunk We wont see it in the final ballot. Not after games like Destiny and Dragon Age release. 

spartanx169x
spartanx169x

@rickphoenixxx  On this site, they have not been really fond of Destiny compared to other upcoming games. Not sure why.

Talavaj
Talavaj

@hsplazerz The best game ever is something you can actually play, not just click random choices during a time limit that don't even affect anything at all.

brandonmacleodE
brandonmacleodE

@mdign TLOU shouldn't be a contender for GOTY because it's DLC. Enough with this stupid TLOU ok. 

zeca04
zeca04

@gokartmozart89  Bioshock infinite has a story full of holes mascarade as "depth". This will contain spoilers: Such as the end, it is stated that killing booker before his baptism will kill Comstock in all time alternative realities. Why would it happen? Why not only in that reality Comstock would be dead? It's wrong, Comstock would only die in the realities that the baptism didnt happen, not cease his existence completly in ALL of them. About character geting nosebleeds when they remember they died on an alternative reality. In that case, everyone should get that in the game, since even you and me are dead right now in an alternative reality. And when you go get the guns, it was ridiculous that it was "Well, duh, just realized it that we can't trasport full machines to smith guns in the hands of 2 people. Well, let's go to a time space where the guns are back to where they are?". The vigors that no one in the whole city use except very few guys you shoot in the game that doesnt add anything to the story, why do they exist in the city? Just to have a sucessor to plasmids? Meanwhile plasmids everyone of those splicers in the original bioshock had them. And why join vox populi to get guns when you could go to an alternative reality where you don't make the deal with it or elizabeth doesnt discover booker lied to her? Even the end of the game has that unnecessary key part "Wow, it was always there, just never saw it". Can you explain it to me? What was that supposed to mean? The "Elizabeth's inovation". just puting an immortal char that doesn't do nothing besides open tears WHEN you say so and  no one tries to kill or grab is innovative? Was that just because she tosses itens? And isn't she important? isn't a little immersion break to see someone that would obviously on the list to retrieve alive not getting attention at all? Hell, comstock's men doesnt even try to avoid shooting when you're near her. It's like "Ow, shit, he got elizabeth. Never mind, i don't want her back anyway. Besides, she's immortal". So, no innovative at all and even gives immersion break. And the pseudo depth? The fight against racism? Pretty shallow. So yeah, even the gameplay and the story of bioshock infinite aren't that great. Unless you can prove me wrong and explain the holes i said, wolfenstein will remain a far superior title to me, even on its story. Bioshock Infinite is overated, Wolfenstien is underrated. Hell, you compared wolfenstein to mindless shooter. BI gets even more mindless with only 2 weapons and 2 plasmids to choose, no visual weapon upgrades, no in depth story. Only thing it makes better than wolfenstein is the visual art and that's it.

romolox8
romolox8

Yea. Why did it get a 9.

rickphoenixxx
rickphoenixxx

@prats93 @rickphoenixxx DLC is DLC, can be good or bad. But it's not a game and cannot be judged like one. Not when you have a whole year of other fully feature packed retail game releases. If ANY dlc won GOTY, then that would mean it was the worst year quality wise in gaming.

rickphoenixxx
rickphoenixxx

@Talavaj @hsplazerz that moment when you realize all the choices you made in a telltale game didn't matter at the end. Which, is the big selling point lol.

gokartmozart89
gokartmozart89

@romolox8 Because they reviewed it within its release window, and it doesn't get boring and repetitive until a few weeks of play. The fact that it had no legs wasn't obvious past the novelty of playing it for the first few dozen hours.

rickphoenixxx
rickphoenixxx

@jake198624 @rickphoenixxx @spartanx169x @prats93 yeah it's crazy when you see a HUUUUGE gap between a user score and the site review....and it it true only one person reviews a single game at a time? If so that opens the floodgates for bribery.
Well I guess there is the honor code..lol.

rickphoenixxx
rickphoenixxx

@deadline-zero0 @rickphoenixxx @spartanx169x yeah Watch Dogs was gonna be the GOTY as soon as it came out 2 years ago when people saw dat amazing E3 demo lol.