So... what could stop DS2 from getting GOTY this year

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#1 Edited by jhonMalcovich (7090 posts) -

In my opinion, Dark Souls 2 is an unquestionable GOTY, a pure master piece. Greatly improved over its predecesors. I have 50 hours in and still counting. I couldn't fully apreciate the quality of DS1 since the gaming comunity for it was too small at launch. But now, when DS2 is bustling on PC with 60k of concurrent gamers on daily basis, I couldn't help but fall in love for this game. An online play and community for DS2 is just amazing.

And the game world and lore itself are just magical.

So what game could possibly steal the GOTY award from Dark Souls 2 this year ? Since Witcher 3 and Star Citizen were delayed until 2015, I don't see many contenders that could threaten Dark Souls 2.

Watchdogs possibly, but I doubt that.

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#2 Edited by mems_1224 (56914 posts) -

Pretty much every other game coming out this year.

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#3 Posted by jhonMalcovich (7090 posts) -

@mems_1224 said:

Pretty much every other game coming out this year.

^never played. Or too noob to stand up to the difficulty.

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#4 Edited by Shinobishyguy (22928 posts) -

It would have to be a pretty lame year for it to grab goty by default

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#5 Posted by musicalmac (24890 posts) -

@jhonMalcovich said:

@mems_1224 said:

Pretty much every other game coming out this year.

^never played. Or too noob to stand up to the difficulty.

Or maybe gets tired of the same old thing over and over, and over and over forever after each pow wow around the campfire.

That's what stopped me. I can only take so much of the same thing.

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#6 Posted by R3FURBISHED (12356 posts) -

@jhonMalcovich said:

@mems_1224 said:

Pretty much every other game coming out this year.

^never played. Or too noob to stand up to the difficulty.

You asked a question, he answered. Don't ask the question if you are afraid of the answer.

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#8 Posted by PurpleMan5000 (9279 posts) -
@mems_1224 said:

Pretty much every other game coming out this year.

Yeah, pretty much.

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#9 Posted by Couth_ (10369 posts) -

Whenever a solid statement like OP is made, all the haters come out in droves yet no one can provide an answer.. It's definitely not going to be titanfall. Destiny is a LONG shot... maybe some random indie game is all the DS haters can hope for

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#10 Posted by madsnakehhh (16237 posts) -

The game is too similar to its predecesors, that's why GS won't name it GOTY.

As for what other game could win? maybe Watch Dogs, or who knows, but i really doubt Dark Souls 2 will win GOTY.

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#11 Posted by stizzal13 (609 posts) -

@jhonMalcovich said:

@mems_1224 said:

Pretty much every other game coming out this year.

^never played. Or too noob to stand up to the difficulty.

Don't be one of those guys. You give the DS community a bad name.

As for your question, I am not sure what game this year could be better. Watch Dogs doesn't look that special, but we will see. Maybe E3 will give us some answers.

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#12 Edited by Sushiglutton (6818 posts) -

It has 0% chance of winning. It's real similar to DS1, just a little worse (according to KevV). There's is no chance in hell it will win on GS.

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#13 Edited by lglz1337 (4942 posts) -

why are you doing this TC ? why overhype ? haven't you learned from the lemmings?

ohh wait in your opinion

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#14 Posted by Blabadon (33030 posts) -

Godline Miami 2

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#15 Posted by Animal-Mother (27350 posts) -

@Blabadon said:

Godline Miami 2

Or Destigod.

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#16 Edited by Couth_ (10369 posts) -

@Sushiglutton said:

It has 0% chance of winning. It's real similar to DS1, just a little worse (according to KevV). There's is no chance in hell it will win on GS.

Could win on sheer lack of other games, which is what OP was saying. Every other major release has been delayed.. Also kevinV isn't the end all be all. It's a staff discussion... Shit MGS4 is regarded by many as the worse in the series, and it's the only one that won here

Some of you people have terrible logic.. Lol @ too similar to predecessors.. Skyrum and MGS4?

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#17 Edited by jhonMalcovich (7090 posts) -
@musicalmac said:

@jhonMalcovich said:

@mems_1224 said:

Pretty much every other game coming out this year.

^never played. Or too noob to stand up to the difficulty.

Or maybe gets tired of the same old thing over and over, and over and over forever after each pow wow around the campfire.

That's what stopped me. I can only take so much of the same thing.

Well...I am pretty good at this game and I die very rarely. For me, it was more like a long journey: running forward to see new locations, collect new pieces of lore, discover hidden treasures and paths and meet the best depressing NPCs ever : ) Also helping other players along the way or invading them if I feel like being evil.

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#18 Posted by musicalmac (24890 posts) -

@jhonMalcovich said:

Well...I am pretty good at this game and I die very rarely. For me, it was more like a long journey: running forward to see new location, collect new pieces of lore, discover hidden treasures and paths and meet the best depressing NPCs ever : ) Also helping other players along the way.

And those NPCs were SO depressing... Seriously what a group of bring-you-down bums.

Dark Souls didn't see too hard once you "get" the combat, but I just got tired of the same old routine every time. Just not my kind of game, I like surprises. Dark Souls didn't offer me many of those. At least, not after the first time it happened. It removed the allure of the game world for me.

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#19 Posted by Blabadon (33030 posts) -

@Animal-Mother: Or God of Duty

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#20 Posted by Lulu_Lulu (19564 posts) -

Obviously the most Popular game would win. So naturally Dark Souls is out of the running, no matter how good it is. Its just not as catchy as it once was when Dark Souls 1st came out.

You can bet your money on something like Arkham Knight or Watch Dogs simpler because they are much more popular.

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#21 Edited by Animal-Mother (27350 posts) -

@Blabadon said:

@Animal-Mother: Or God of Duty

lol, I don't think cod will ever win a GOTY ever again.

Hmmm or watch gods ( i know i know, now i'm just being funny)

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#22 Posted by Wasdie (53456 posts) -

Destiny could if it ends up being fantastic, other than that I'm not sure. Star Citizen isn't "out" until 2016, none of the rest of the space sims hitting this year are GotY material. Wildstar Online will be fantastic but not GotY material. All of the FPSs have been pretty big disappointments lately. Titanfall doesn't stand a chance.

It will depend on how some of the holiday 2014 games fair.

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#23 Posted by freedomfreak (49798 posts) -

Bayonetta 2.

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#24 Posted by jg4xchamp (61445 posts) -

A combination of

-Something coming out this year feeling fresher to the critics
-Dark Souls 2 being the 3rd game in a series

You can't underestimate the power of new car smell. I highly doubt a sequel will beat Dark Souls 2 though.

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#25 Edited by XboxDone74 (2116 posts) -

Us vets realize that the D Souls games are great, but that Demons Souls still remains the pinnacle of the series...which is also reflected in its being awarded goty in '09.

Dark Souls 2 is good, but there are some elements that are a step down...particularly the bosses. They're definitely the worst of the series so far.

The combat is better than DS1, however. There's actually a reason to not want to be hollow in ds2, where in 1, there was no penalty. But still, Demons Souls was still more hardcore, in that your life was almost halved in soul form.

Bringing back some DeS elements was nice. Being able to fight with the Mirror Knight against a player was cool...but DeS still did it better, where you were actually the last boss of a level, and could halt the progress of a player's campaign if you were good enough...until they disconnected.

There's other things dark souls 1 and 2 haven't done as well. Weapon balance, no stealth builds, the final bosses if both D1 and D2 pail in comparison to DeS False King fight.

But it's a good game, but can understand how newcomers, and pc beggars, who haven't experienced DeS, can glaze over. Definitely not goty worthy but a good game.

With The Last of Us remastered dropping this year....gonna be the game to beat for another year.

Still nice that pc gamers have something to play other than indies.

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#26 Posted by Lulu_Lulu (19564 posts) -

@XboxDone74

And people think I'm a troll.

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#27 Edited by mems_1224 (56914 posts) -

@musicalmac said:

@jhonMalcovich said:

@mems_1224 said:

Pretty much every other game coming out this year.

^never played. Or too noob to stand up to the difficulty.

Or maybe gets tired of the same old thing over and over, and over and over forever after each pow wow around the campfire.

That's what stopped me. I can only take so much of the same thing.

This. Has nothing to do with the difficulty. The games are just boring to me.

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#28 Posted by melonfarmerz (1294 posts) -

@xboxdone74 said:

Us vets realize that the D Souls games are great, but that Demons Souls still remains the pinnacle of the series...which is also reflected in its being awarded goty in '09.

Dark Souls 2 is good, but there are some elements that are a step down...particularly the bosses. They're definitely the worst of the series so far.

The combat is better than DS1, however. There's actually a reason to not want to be hollow in ds2, where in 1, there was no penalty. But still, Demons Souls was still more hardcore, in that your life was almost halved in soul form.

Bringing back some DeS elements was nice. Being able to fight with the Mirror Knight against a player was cool...but DeS still did it better, where you were actually the last boss of a level, and could halt the progress of a player's campaign if you were good enough...until they disconnected.

There's other things dark souls 1 and 2 haven't done as well. Weapon balance, no stealth builds, the final bosses if both D1 and D2 pail in comparison to DeS False King fight.

But it's a good game, but can understand how newcomers, and pc beggars, who haven't experienced DeS, can glaze over. Definitely not goty worthy but a good game.

With The Last of Us remastered dropping this year....gonna be the game to beat for another year.

Still nice that pc gamers have something to play other than indies.

The best game on PS4 right now is Resogun. Check yourself.

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#29 Edited by Netret0120 (3463 posts) -

Call of duty Advanced Warfare.

You laugh but watch.

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#30 Edited by enzyme36 (3024 posts) -

Love the replies that just say no screw you TC and yet give 0.0 suggestions on what they think will win... or why they think this wont win.

So far I think this has a shot, nothing out there to dethrone it. And there are enough new elements to keep it fresh in the eyes of gamespot, forced PvP areas, easier convenant system to understand and rank, expanded co-op, farming to extinction.... and as with all of the souls game, lore and setting is amazing.

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#31 Edited by princeofshapeir (16593 posts) -

SSB4, that's what. But so far DaS2 is the best game of 2014, without a doubt.

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#32 Edited by XboxDone74 (2116 posts) -

@Lulu_Lulu: How exactly am I trolling? I said I like the game, and have examples of what I thought didn't do as well.

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#33 Posted by RR360DD (13655 posts) -

Maybe all the other games releasing this year.

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#34 Posted by XboxDone74 (2116 posts) -

@melonfarmerz: Mind telling me where I spoke negatively of indies?

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#35 Posted by PrincessGomez92 (5004 posts) -

Have you seen Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare?

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#36 Edited by Lulu_Lulu (19564 posts) -

@XboxDone74

you said "PC beggars" .... Thats just rude. Atleast you didn't say Casuals.... That warrants some acknowledgement.

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#37 Posted by PurpleMan5000 (9279 posts) -

@enzyme36 said:

Love the replies that just say no screw you TC and yet give 0.0 suggestions on what they think will win... or why they think this wont win.

So far I think this has a shot, nothing out there to dethrone it. And there are enough new elements to keep it fresh in the eyes of gamespot, forced PvP areas, easier convenant system to understand and rank, expanded co-op, farming to extinction.... and as with all of the souls game, lore and setting is amazing.

Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls, DKC: Tropical Freeze, South Park, Child of Light, Mario Kart 8, Bayonetta 2, Smash, X, Dragon Age 3, Arkham Knight, Watch Dogs, and Assassin's Creed all look like better games.

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#38 Posted by lundy86_4 (48568 posts) -

@mems_1224 said:

Pretty much every other game coming out this year.

Yup. I tried to get into it, but other games tore me away. Titanfall being the major time sink for me.

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#39 Posted by lostrib (49999 posts) -

@xboxdone74 said:

Us vets realize that the D Souls games are great, but that Demons Souls still remains the pinnacle of the series...which is also reflected in its being awarded goty in '09.

Dark Souls 2 is good, but there are some elements that are a step down...particularly the bosses. They're definitely the worst of the series so far.

The combat is better than DS1, however. There's actually a reason to not want to be hollow in ds2, where in 1, there was no penalty. But still, Demons Souls was still more hardcore, in that your life was almost halved in soul form.

Bringing back some DeS elements was nice. Being able to fight with the Mirror Knight against a player was cool...but DeS still did it better, where you were actually the last boss of a level, and could halt the progress of a player's campaign if you were good enough...until they disconnected.

There's other things dark souls 1 and 2 haven't done as well. Weapon balance, no stealth builds, the final bosses if both D1 and D2 pail in comparison to DeS False King fight.

But it's a good game, but can understand how newcomers, and pc beggars, who haven't experienced DeS, can glaze over. Definitely not goty worthy but a good game.

With The Last of Us remastered dropping this year....gonna be the game to beat for another year.

Still nice that pc gamers have something to play other than indies.

...the game that lost GOTY to a Zelda handheld game

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#40 Posted by lostrib (49999 posts) -

@jhonMalcovich: I assume you mean on Gamespot?

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#41 Edited by enzyme36 (3024 posts) -

@PurpleMan5000 said:

@enzyme36 said:

Love the replies that just say no screw you TC and yet give 0.0 suggestions on what they think will win... or why they think this wont win.

So far I think this has a shot, nothing out there to dethrone it. And there are enough new elements to keep it fresh in the eyes of gamespot, forced PvP areas, easier convenant system to understand and rank, expanded co-op, farming to extinction.... and as with all of the souls game, lore and setting is amazing.

Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls, DKC: Tropical Freeze, South Park, Child of Light, Mario Kart 8, Bayonetta 2, Smash, X, Dragon Age 3, Arkham Knight, Watch Dogs, and Assassin's Creed all look like better games.

Yes RoS is amazing, and MK8 will be a gem... I hope it is GOTY worthy this time

EDIT: Found my first RoS Ice Climbers last night... my jaw hit the floor and it was time to celebrate!! dont be jelly :P

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#42 Posted by 06 (998 posts) -

@lostrib: ... The game that won over 200 game of the year awards.... I notice you always hate on anything sony... Fanboys will be fanboys...

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#43 Posted by Bread_or_Decide (24583 posts) -

No way is DS2 GOTY. That has about as much a chance at winning as assassin's creed and call of duty.

It may be a great game but the WOW factor is gone. Demons Souls won GOTY because it took everyone by surprise.

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#44 Posted by CrownKingArthur (5262 posts) -
@06 said:

@lostrib: ... The game that won over 200 game of the year awards.... I notice you always hate on anything sony... Fanboys will be fanboys...

he has a ps3

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#45 Posted by 06 (998 posts) -

@CrownKingArthur: why, almost every time I see him post anything about sony it's usually negative, just sell that piece of plastic if it's causing so much hurt.

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#46 Edited by intotheminx (2579 posts) -

As of right now DS2 is the GOTY, but that can quickly change seeing as how there are 7 months or so to go.

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#47 Edited by SolidGame_basic (22198 posts) -

The fact that we're not even halfway through the year?

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#48 Posted by AznbkdX (4179 posts) -

What I've played of DK: TF and DS 2 already sets back DS 2 from GOTY so anything could happen. :/

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#49 Edited by lostrib (49999 posts) -

@CrownKingArthur said:
@06 said:

@lostrib: ... The game that won over 200 game of the year awards.... I notice you always hate on anything sony... Fanboys will be fanboys...

he has a ps3

@06 said:

@CrownKingArthur: why, almost every time I see him post anything about sony it's usually negative, just sell that piece of plastic if it's causing so much hurt.

Lol. I love when people are wrong

Also, what did I actually say this time that was negative about sony?

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#50 Edited by robokill (1392 posts) -

@jhonMalcovich said:

@mems_1224 said:

Pretty much every other game coming out this year.

^never played. Or too noob to stand up to the difficulty.

I beat the game and regret buying it. Dark Souls 2 is not a fun game so pretty much any game that is polished and fun should take it