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BAFTA Awards 2019 (UPDATE: God of War wins Best Game)

IIFloodyII

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It's not that good a game and the critics are finally seeing that. I do think Roger Clark should've won Best Performance, but it was a tough category.
I actually think Yuri Lowenthal should've won, but he wasn't even nominated, incredibly good Spidey. Last year in general was exceptional for excellent VA.
 

nib95

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Sends the message "don't innovate, just do the same over and over again".
Ignoring the fact that God of War 2018 is completely different to the prior games, thus no where near close to being "the same thing over and over again", this post is pretty damn ironic considering your GOTY is NieR Automata and you've been championing RDR2 as well, both games that are arguably less innovative than God of War. Hell God of War's single one shot camera, the retractable axe and all its unique gameplay, physics and puzzle related aspects, the level design of Midgard, the overall combat style and its visceral up close nature, its all pretty innovative or fresh.
 
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Lant_War

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Man the expectations for GOW2 are going to be insane. I hope they take their time with it instead of rushing to have it ready for PS5's launch.

no it just happened to win 130 GOTY awards, critically acclaimed and has sold 23+ million copies

but yeah its not a good game
This forum is massively biased against RDR2. Don't even bother.
 

Shairi

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BAFTA be like



Congratulations to SSM, very well deserved. God of War is a masterpiece.
 

Dragon's Game

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valid criticism of the game is of course appropriate

but its when people go

"its just the honeymoon phase" or "critics are starting to see the truth that its not a great game" or "sales don't mean quality" despite the fact that it won 130 GOTY awards, way passed the so called honeymoon phase. It's the idea that we,fans, don't see the "truth"
 

Solid

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Is this the cleanest sweep of the major awards since.......since when?
Since the year before it. God of War's sweep is pretty much perfect, though. It's not even losing against RDR2 in arenas that weigh technical ambition and competency more than other GOTY contests. GoW has that quality blend.
 
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ByWatterson

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Can someone help me understand how FH4 wins best British game, beats out RDR2 for that, but then doesn't get nominated for Best Game?

Is it just different committees nominating autonomously?
 

Dragon's Game

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User warned: System warring.
Man the expectations for GOW2 are going to be insane. I hope they take their time with it instead of rushing to have it ready for PS5's launch.


This forum is massively biased against RDR2. Don't even bother.
which is interesting to think if RDR 2 was a sony exclusive, if we would see the same rhetoric
 

Saint-14

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Can someone help me understand how FH4 wins best British game, beats out RDR2 for that, but then doesn't get nominated for Best Game?

Is it just different committees nominating autonomously?
Getting nominated for best British game is easier than GOTY since you’re only competing with British games.

Edit: actually now looking at it it doesn’t make sense.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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PERFORMER - Jeremy Davies (Stranger - God of War)
I really, really don't agree with this one. Most of his performance was pretty good, granted, but I keep hearing the "I FEEL NOTHING!" over and over and over and it's a garbage line reading. To even include him in the category with Judge or Clark is patently absurd. And not even a nomination for Yuri Lowenthal as Spider-Man? What even is this?

Congrats to GOW on another GOTY. I'm still squarely in the RDR2 camp, but God of War is a superb game that's absolutely deserving of the recognition it's getting.
 

Tyaren

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I am happy for Cory and his amazing team sweeping all major international game awards. :D So deserved!
 

Ultimadrago

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People on this forum really feel threatened by the success of RDR 2, its almost surreal
Yeah, it's pretty funny (and the vice versa scenario, of course). I loved both God of War and Red Dead Redemption 2. The reactions making it seem like one will erase out of existence if the other succeeds shows how little the community has moved past immaturity. I would call it childish, but I'm not sure I want to disparage young people for idiotic behavior like this.
 

Dragon's Game

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TLoU, HZD, Uncharted 4 (especially) have all had mixed receptions by this community, it's nothing new, some people just don't get the praise or can't get over the flaws, which RDR2 has plenty.
but none of those games have received the hyperbolic "criticism" that RDR 2 has got over the last couple months.
 

BrickArts295

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People on this forum really feel threatened by the success of RDR 2, its almost surreal
I honestly think its more like some people have finally realized that R* games tend to be a tad overhyped. Basically there are things other open world games have done way better than RDR2 (*cough*Odyssey*cough*) but it got a pass because its a R* game. And because RDR2 gets rewarded with crazy high scores and huge sales numbers, what will force R* to improve and innovate if they see that their games are critically acclaimed. BTW I thought RDR2 was amazing in story and open world but flawed in gameplay.

GOW is basically the underdog by changing up the standard gameplay set by previous GOW games. The game and the dev had more to loose if it failed to live up to the hype and thus they are getting rewarded for being risk takers.
 

Acquiescence

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I jumped into this thread at page 5 and was wondering why the hell so many people were writing "dangerous," so I donned my detective cap and traced the word back to its source.

YIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIKES.
 

Wonderment

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Suddenly this thread became way more active after the title changed. :P
BAFTAs have plenty of surprise or less-than-popular winners too. I am a bit surprised that RDR2 didn't win something, and that GOW won the top, when there have been other non-conventional Best Game winners in the past.
 

Dragon's Game

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I honestly think its more like people have finally realized that R* games tend to be a tad overhyped. Basically there are things other open world games have done way better than RDR2 but it got a pass because R*. And because RDR2 gets rewards with crazy high scores and huge sales numbers, what will force R* improve and innovate if they see that their games are critically acclaimed. BTW I thought RDR2 was amazing in story and open world but flawed in gameplay.

GOW is basically the underdog by changing up the standard gameplay set by previous GOW games. The game and the dev had more to loose if it failed to live up to the hype and thus they are getting rewarded for being risk takers.
but that's not true.. Rockstar doesn't get a "pass" its because

A. it doesn't bother the critics that much and

B. the full package is still a masterpiece that the individual problem does not discredit the game
 

Solid

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I honestly think its more like people have finally realized that R* games tend to be a tad overhyped.
and the cycle begins anew. strap in, everybody.

you may notice that every single person here who was a NeoGAF poster during the month of March 2017, has already strapped in. Have them help you put yours on.