God of War wins TGA's Game of the Year award!

Oct 25, 2017
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God damn it's as if Red Dead 2 poured sugar in ya'll's gas tanks.

God of War won; it's a great game. Congratulations!

I swear the backlash Red Dead is getting makes me like the game even more. Like it's my own little black sheep that only myself understands in a way that most wouldn't. Certainly not amongst the outlets I've been following.

But alas it's God of War's spotlight and it deserves as much as RDR2 did; although I personally believe RDR2 is significantly better.
 
Oct 28, 2017
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Portugal
Yep, the game is amazing. Very distinct in relation to the other GOTY, Read Dead Redemption 2 and people have their gravitas twoard some generas and people really had a major fallout with open worlds recently and God of War... by no means that shit is even near a open world game.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Taiwan
I was the biggest Red Dead Redemption 1 fanboy but GOW truly deserves it this time. It's the perfect combination of gameplay, animation and story. Everything was so tight, the pacing is tight, the exploration is tight and the control is tight as fuck. You always feel like you're in control during gameplay, never once the game force you to do something against your will. I am talking about you, MICAH.

RDR2 is technically impressive, but it feels very loose and clumsy, the mission design is just plain terrible and on-rail, sniping missions in which you can't even move your position or un-scope your fucking rifle, your entire controller becomes just one analog stick and one trigger. What is this? 2008?

Let's not talk about the terrible combat, playing with free aim literally made me question my ability to aim with a controller to a point that I have to start up Battlefield 4 and fucking head shot everyone with my .44 Magnum to feel normal again.
 
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Jan 30, 2018
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Gameplay wins baby. GAMEPLAY WINS.





Damn fucking right it is, it's a game with real player agency, there's no ''Arthur! Push forward NOW!!!'' or ''Arthur WHAT ARE YOU DOING stop looting those bodies!!!'' or ''Arthur! Take cover behind THAT wagon cause I said so!''

Oh and the game doesn't fail all the fucking time because you didn't follow the script 100%.
All this, the amount of times I hit fail states, camera and controls removed from me, NPC’s hurrying me up, unnecessary mask because everyone knows it is you anyway - story or otherwise...autoaim and a lot more. Red Dead has no right to win game of the year.
 
May 30, 2018
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God of War was really fantastic. I'd have personally liked a bit more love for Odyssey, but as a consensus pick, it's hard to beat God of War.
 
Oct 28, 2017
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Limerick, Ireland
I am so happy this one. Gameplay over narrative any day every day. It was my GOTY and it truly gives the awards a lot more credibility in my eyes that they didn't go for something recent because of recency bias.

Also I'm never listening to "insiders" or media outlets ever again for predictions. Lads don't have a clue.
 

LAA

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Oct 28, 2017
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Awesome! I was feeling RDR2 would have picked up everything and was gonna feel sorry for SSM if they got no reward because of it, so happy they got this. Was my pick for GOTY this year too.
 
Oct 28, 2017
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I was the biggest Red Dead Redemption 1 fanboy but GOW truly deserves it this time. It's the perfect combination of gameplay, animation and story. Everything was so tight, the pacing is tight, the exploration is tight the fucking control is tight as fuck. You always feel like you are in control during gameplay, never once the game force you to do something against your will.
Lets not forget Audio design. Nothing will top that damn World Serpent.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Spiderman was certainly great.
RDR is burning me out.
GoW was honestly the most complete - for lack of a better term - well rounded and polished package of them all.

Well deserved win.
 
Oct 28, 2017
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Red Dead 2 is still my personal pick, but I had thought that the awards would have just gone with the safe choice (Only in the sense Rockstar is a huge name). I have to say that I do not question the integrity of the show; and that's something that I can't always say about award shows so bravo for the show in general.

Congrats to Santa Monica! And congrats to Rockstar for getting Best Narrative; as I think most people who are on the fence about RDRII's gameplay can agree the story is masterfully spun.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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I had only played this and most of Spider-Man, so it was my personal front runner. Regardless of whether or not RDR2 overtakes it when I get around to it, it was a well deserved win. Can't be happier for Barlog and the rest of Santa Monica Studios for getting the recognition they deserve.

Speaking of recognition, I'm going to touch on Barlog's earlier recognition for David Jaffe since many were upset in the live thread. The man is highly disagreeable and likely holds some abhorrent social views given what he supports and how he carries himself, but he does deserve the thanks in regards to kicking off the God of War franchise. Without him, this game wouldn't have happened. That said, the credit ends there.
 

Iwao

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Oct 25, 2017
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I don't care how alive RDR2's world feels. I'll continue to state that it has an open-world from the future but gameplay from 2008.

The difference in gameplay quality between it and God of War is a GULF, so it absolutely deserves its GOTY position.

 
Oct 25, 2017
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Good, the better video game won. I'd also have taken Celeste, Monster Hunter, and Spidey over Red Dead, but God of War is absolutely most deserving.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Screw this we’re going to Tahiti boys 😂😂😂

But really congrats to SSM! I think I liked the narrative and presentation in RDR2 more but GOW gameplay was amazing and it was better overall.
 
Now that I think about it, God of War really is my game of the year as well. I was compelled to play through and finish GoW during its first week, whereas RDR2 felt more like a chore at times. Controls are still kind of a pain even after a lot of tweaking, while GoW plays like a dream. Snappy and responsive controls win the day.

Oh and God of War didn't have any obvious money-grubbing online mode either. Fuck GTA Online and the precedent it set for Rockstar's multiplayer going forward.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Not gonna pretend to be in the know of its merits or not: I haven't played God Of War, but then again neither RDR2 or Spider-Man, so I won't judge this award. It's just a tad disappointing almost every award was given to games that could be predicted to be getting tons of awards well before release, with very few surprise hits to get recognition except for specific categories. RDR2 winning a billion awards in particular seems to be a far cry from when this show decided that a Telltale game (back then a small indie project basically) was worthy of winning the GOTY. But eh, not complaining about the pick per se, game looks gorgeous and I'll be playing it for sure once my backlog gives me a little room to breathe :P
 
Oct 29, 2017
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I believe GoW will also win GB and EZA's GOTY...
Gb might be in question, since neither brad or jeff bothered to play past the first few hours. It’s dan’s pick for sure, I think Ben as well. Jason sounds like he’ll push for MH. Abby was into it but I think she really didn’t like the ending.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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San Francisco
Gb might be in question, since neither brad or jeff bothered to play past the first few hours. It’s dan’s pick for sure, I think Ben as well. Jason sounds like he’ll push for MH. Abby was into it but I think she really didn’t like the ending.
I can honestly see their entire discussion being about what game is #2 rather than what game is #1 similar to the whole discussion where The Last of Us won their GOTY but they barely talked about it.