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

Oct 27, 2017
438
The game of the generation won the Game of the Year award. Not surprised.
Congratulations Santa Monica Studio, Shannon and Cory.
 
Nov 8, 2017
1,819
Boston, MA
Good for them, haven't really gone back into it but it was my GOTY for sure. Fantastic gameplay and a great story imo, was so scared since it was my first GoW game but I wasn't lost at all playing it. Cory was also right about the other games being masterpieces, Spidey and RDR2 are fucking amazing as well; any of them could have won and I wouldn't have had an issue.
 
Nov 30, 2018
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Boi! Surprised, but pleasantly surprises. I think RDR2 is a good game its obvious a lot of heart and soul went into creating it. BUT THOSE CONTROLS CAN NOT BE OVERLOOKED. They ruin what could be a joyous experience and make the game a chore to play. They force you to walk way too much in RDR2 and he walks VERY, VERY SLOWLY. The combat is laughably bad, half the time you cant see what youre shooting at so you just allow the auto aim to lock on to something then hail mary it when the icon turns red. The game is a grind due to its clunkiness, the fact that I still say its a good game despite that speaks to how great the other aspects are.

I would have went with Spider-Man over GoW personally, but Im very happy RDR was not rewarded for those controls (that every reviewer chose to ignore when they were handing the game 9s and above).
 
Oct 27, 2017
1,382
Actually GTA 5 won on VGA in 2013

TLOU did won most of the GOTY awards in that year though
The Last of Us was clearly robbed,how they gave best studio to Naughty Dog but GOTY to GTA V?public voting was real time too,and The Last of Us destroyed GTA V,but don't matter,The Last of Us still swept by the end.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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RDR2 is currently my GOTY, and I love it dearly. That said, I have to admit I was pulling for a GoW win. Rockstar just seemed like an unstoppable monster and it's kind of ridiculous that a Sony first party studio was set up to be the underdog in this fight, but I was definitely pulling for the little guy.

I still haven't gotten around to playing GoW yet, but from what I've seen I have no doubt I will love it a whole lot. I'm not sure it's going to top RDR2 for me, but it should be a great experience either way. I did finally get around to buying it from Black Friday but I've just got way too many games and not enough time.
 
Nov 17, 2017
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this is a great moment for this awards ceremony. God of War win legitimises TGA a lot more imho

it would’ve been very very easy to give it to RDR2 but it looks like some actual thought processing went into making a decision
 
Much love to the Sony Santa Monica team, Playstation, and everyone who labored the blood outta their arteries for this game! After all these years... Cory's story alone is the ultimate passion punch-out. *sniff*

THOUGH...

Would've been nice for at least one shoutout to the cast as well on-stage lol..!! xP Saw Sunny and Judge and co. chilling up there..! (The latter with a fruity cool shirt in tow, btw.)

The final product's sturdy dramatic foundations were no little thanks to the stellar performances of Kratos, Atreus, Mimir, the rest of the colorful crew.

Gratz to all!
 

Nax

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Oct 10, 2018
427
You could see it all night that the crowd was on God of War's side. It had the biggest applause by far while being shown/mentioned. RDR 2 would have been the safe pick. But I'm so glad God of War took it. One of my all-time favorite games.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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That's rad. A lot of strong contenders this year. My personal GOTY was RDR2 but God of War is a strong number two for me.

Phenomenal game.

Though it is a shame seeing people using this as an opportunity for more RDR hot takes. Even Cory acknowledged the runner ups. But this is the internet so you gotta be petty I guess.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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RDR2 is currently my GOTY, and I love it dearly. That said, I have to admit I was pulling for a GoW win. Rockstar just seemed like an unstoppable monster and it's kind of ridiculous that a Sony first party studio was set up to be the underdog in this fight, but I was definitely pulling for the little guy.

I still haven't gotten around to playing GoW yet, but from what I've seen I have no doubt I will love it a whole lot. I'm not sure it's going to top RDR2 for me, but it should be a great experience either way. I did finally get around to buying it from Black Friday but I've just got way too many games and not enough time.
ND upset them with TLOU during GTAV year. Sony's WWS is Rockstar's main rival now lol
 
Nov 12, 2017
302
GoW is my personal GOTY although I haven’t finished Red Dead yet. GoW was one of the best game in years, so it definitely deserved it. I’m kind of bummed it didn’t won’t Best narrative. I haven’t exactly been enthralled by RDR so far, but I’m only 1/3 of the way through so far.
 
Oct 25, 2017
178
SoCal
Deserved. A game that controls as poorly as RDR2 does has no business winning GOTY.
This is what I’m saying. RDR is a damn technical marvel for consoles in 2018 especially on the One X, but damn it controls like something from 1992.

People try to give it a pass saying it’s a rockstar game etc etc. That is no excuse when they can give that much attention to detail in a game and have it control like that. Not saying it’s bad game. It’s a great game but with controls like it has it should be automatically disqualified as GOTY
 
Nov 1, 2017
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While I think RDR2 should have won this I'm at least happy it won best narrative, that competition wasn't even close IMO.

I do admit GoW had better feeling gameplay, but it was no Spider-Man either.
 
Oct 25, 2017
223
California
RDR2 is currently my GOTY, and I love it dearly. That said, I have to admit I was pulling for a GoW win. Rockstar just seemed like an unstoppable monster and it's kind of ridiculous that a Sony first party studio was set up to be the underdog in this fight, but I was definitely pulling for the little guy.

I still haven't gotten around to playing GoW yet, but from what I've seen I have no doubt I will love it a whole lot. I'm not sure it's going to top RDR2 for me, but it should be a great experience either way. I did finally get around to buying it from Black Friday but I've just got way too many games and not enough time.
Just put on good headphones and load the game. You won't believe how fast time flies.
 
Oct 25, 2017
2,661
Massachusetts
I haven't played any of the GOTY contenders this year, but despite my misgivings and general skepticism of the "popular AAA game" type stuff... God of War is really the only one I'm interested in trying. (Well maybe Assassin's Creed, too.) Almost enough to make me get a PS4. Almost.