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The fact that any awards were given before the year is even over invalidates the awards and contest.

The last time I felt so out of touch with the majority opinion was with Guardians of the Galaxy. That movie was a 6/10 at best for me but the entire world crowned it "an epic space opera the likes of which haven't been seen since Star Wars." I feel the same way with the Witcher 3. The only game I've ever had to use my Steam refund on because I just couldn't get past the first hour out of sheer boredom.

Different strokes for different folks.
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Innovation of the year is apparently first person mode? I'm sorry what?...

Yeah this one and the fact Steam is the best platform. Sad when the people making the poll do not understand the definitions of Innovation or Platform.
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The fact that any awards were given before the year is even over invalidates the awards and contest.

Have to disagree, anything released now until the end of the year does not have enough time for play to truly be judged on it's quality. Knee jerk 10/10 awards after 2 hours of game play should not be given and especially not not awards with best of when real play time cannot be included to accurately judge.
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The fact that any awards were given before the year is even over invalidates the awards and contest.

The last time I felt so out of touch with the majority opinion was with Guardians of the Galaxy. That movie was a 6/10 at best for me but the entire world crowned it "an epic space opera the likes of which haven't been seen since Star Wars." I feel the same way with the Witcher 3. The only game I've ever had to use my Steam refund on because I just couldn't get past the first hour out of sheer boredom.

Different strokes for different folks.

....what the, that movie was no where near Star Wars level. Not bad movie, but it was no Star Wars. rolleyes.gif

But yeah, Witcher games are alright, but there probably other great games that are at the same level or higher. Especially gameplay wise. I don't mind nice graphics, but I take gameplay first over graphics any day.

Sometimes I wonder what peeps are smoking.
     
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Depends on how you look at it.

Received a graphical downgrade and lied about it, banned users from their forums if they even spoke about it. Brought out PR that it wasn't downgraded and then admitted 2 weeks later that it was. Withheld reveiw copies and didn't let anyone see it until release and EVEN THEN it was in a piddle-poor state that no one could get higher than 30 FPS on the game lets not forget the brilliantly crap balancing between difficulty levels and massively. huge. empty "open world".

From a personal stantpoint they lied on several points including it being an "Open world game" which it's nothing more than several areas strung together with load screens, unlike truer open-world games which are one big area with several smaller maps / dungeons. I didn't find the game all that interesting, infact I thought it was some-what of a mysnomer. Playing a monster-hunter that doesn't really do much monster hunting but deals with humans more whilst not "choosing sides" but being the lap-dog of lords.

I would've thought that GTA V got the most titles as it's a much more polished game which had more effort spent on it, I can't help but feel that because this game has gratuitous T&A and was released later in the year people had forgotten about Rockstars game.

Also annoys me that they do these awards before the year is up. Games released between now and next year will be largely forgotten because people think of the year as starting in January, another feeling of "Lets praise CDPR and TW3 before Fallout hits".

I really don't think this game is deserving of the praise it gets, don't get me wrong it isn't a bad game by any stretch of the imagination but not worthy of so many awards.. than again looking down the list it is litterally nothing more than a popularity contest and probably rigged at that.

The plot behind the game plays directly to the book series. Witcher's are monster hunters but they are contracted by human's and often even governments. Geralt has a tendency to be more politically involved than other Witcher's due in part to his fondness of sorceress and some of his high profile contracts in the past. So there really shouldn't be a misnomer.

The notion of the graphical downgrades I agree with for the most part, though there was more than enough media prior to release that everyone should have been aware of what the game looks like. Given the direct contrast between final product and early media there should have been more concentration applied to informing the consumer base of the differences, the reason for those differences, and overall impact.

I personally don't see how the game couldn't be considered open world. In GTA I have to travel back to the original location of where the story line started in the storyline, this follows the same concept. The map segments were more than large enough to warrant open world and free roam. As far as being empty, to an extent I agree as well, but once gain its set in a fantasy middle ages time period, so vast country sides are going to be an aspect of that. Every where on the map there is exploration and quests to be done. Granted there is little reason to re-explore certain areas, but that's an aspect of the entire genre.

I never had an issue with performance limiting me to 30fps and know many others that didn't have the problem either. Though I don't doubt that many had this problem as the game is taxing on hardware.

I enjoyed GTA but outside of a few spruced up assets and some very minor effects its the same game that released on console approx. 1.5 years previously. This isn't much of an improvement for an 18 month wait. Same poor character models, poor animations, etc. Also GTA V has one of the worst plot lines in the GTA series as well as some of the most 2 dimensional characters with virtually no character development throughout the storyline.
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Yeah this one and the fact Steam is the best platform. Sad when the people making the poll do not understand the definitions of Innovation or Platform.
Have to disagree, anything released now until the end of the year does not have enough time for play to truly be judged on it's quality. Knee jerk 10/10 awards after 2 hours of game play should not be given and especially not not awards with best of when real play time cannot be included to accurately judge.

I would argue that almost 2 solid months is plenty of time to thoroughly play and judge a game. Both Fallout 4 and Starcraft will be released on Nov 10. That's plenty of time to play them. Should they be excluded from the 2015 list and instead be forced into the pool of 2016 candidates? I'd understand if both games were releasing mid December but this isn't the case.
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Depends on how you look at it.



From a personal stantpoint they lied on several points including it being an "Open world game" which it's nothing more than several areas strung together with load screens, unlike truer open-world games which are one big area with several smaller maps / dungeons. I didn't find the game all that interesting, infact I thought it was some-what of a mysnomer. Playing a monster-hunter that doesn't really do much monster hunting but deals with humans more whilst not "choosing sides" but being the lap-dog of lords.
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What? It is about as open world as you you can get. In a certain way it is even more open world then fallout/elder scroll series since there are no loading screens whatsoever once you load in the area.
Compare that to fallout/elder scrolls game where every single time you enter a building/dungeon you actually go form open world to instance.
It has 2 big maps with some side stuff like the tutorial and castle area. The rest is pure open world. Tell me once you can get to any city in a fallout game without a loading screen.
Edited by Assirra - 10/31/15 at 8:15am
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Its simply a matter that the game has gotten critical praise, overwhelming consumer and professional positive reviews, and continues to receive content and updates. Realistically when was the last time a developer not only delivered on nearly everything that was promised, continued to show free support for the titles weeks and weeks after release, and delivered a title of this scale across 3 platforms?

I understand if you don't care for the title, but surely you accept the notion that your opinion doesn't mimic nearly anyone else's regarding this game.

How soon we forget around here...
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Depends on how you look at it.

Received a graphical downgrade and lied about it, banned users from their forums if they even spoke about it. Brought out PR that it wasn't downgraded and then admitted 2 weeks later that it was. Withheld reveiw copies and didn't let anyone see it until release and EVEN THEN it was in a piddle-poor state that no one could get higher than 30 FPS on the game lets not forget the brilliantly crap balancing between difficulty levels and massively. huge. empty "open world".

From a personal stantpoint they lied on several points including it being an "Open world game" which it's nothing more than several areas strung together with load screens, unlike truer open-world games which are one big area with several smaller maps / dungeons. I didn't find the game all that interesting, infact I thought it was some-what of a mysnomer. Playing a monster-hunter that doesn't really do much monster hunting but deals with humans more whilst not "choosing sides" but being the lap-dog of lords.

I would've thought that GTA V got the most titles as it's a much more polished game which had more effort spent on it, I can't help but feel that because this game has gratuitous T&A and was released later in the year people had forgotten about Rockstars game.

Also annoys me that they do these awards before the year is up. Games released between now and next year will be largely forgotten because people think of the year as starting in January, another feeling of "Lets praise CDPR and TW3 before Fallout hits".

I really don't think this game is deserving of the praise it gets, don't get me wrong it isn't a bad game by any stretch of the imagination but not worthy of so many awards.. than again looking down the list it is litterally nothing more than a popularity contest and probably rigged at that.

Exactly
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The fact that any awards were given before the year is even over invalidates the awards and contest.
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I would argue that almost 2 solid months is plenty of time to thoroughly play and judge a game. Both Fallout 4 and Starcraft will be released on Nov 10. That's plenty of time to play them. Should they be excluded from the 2015 list and instead be forced into the pool of 2016 candidates? I'd understand if both games were releasing mid December but this isn't the case.

Okay so they release the first of November, how long until patches are done making the games run as they should? Once that is done how much replay can people put into the game. BTW this presumes the majority of gamers will play it day one and through which is false. Most people buy a gamer early and then stick it on the shelf after a few hours of play to wait for the patches.

Is see nothing wrong with running the games awards from October to October, it keeps the pre-Christmas hype out of the award programs which is a good thing for everyone. I personally think any game not actually released before July should nmot be in the awards. Do the program the middle of October on games released from July to July. Gives us real play time and let the hyper be dead so real choices are made not choices made on knee jerk reactions and beta levels of development.

Make the awards mean something.
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How soon we forget around here...
Exactly

The graphical downgrade would have fell into the "nearly" portion of my statement..........
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Most people buy a gamer early and then stick it on the shelf after a few hours of play to wait for the patches.


Ummmm, what? Why would I pay full price for a brand new game, play it an hour or two then wait on the patches (which can often take months)? Maybe that's what the 'modern gamer' does and seems to be ok with doing judging by the shear amount of unfinished crap these days, but that is ridiculous. If the game needs that much patching after I dropped 60 bucks on it new, any further game from that company I will wait on till it drops in price and is fully patched before purchase.
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