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Game Developers Conference Crowns 'Skyrim' Game of the Year: Obvious or Undeserved?

SodaHead Gaming 2012/03/08 20:36:43
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Spike's Video Game Awards named "The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim" its 2011 Game of the Year in December, but the VGAs have received a lot of criticism from the gaming community, as they're largely driven by ratings. But the Game Developers Conference, being held this week in San Francisco, gave out its own awards. Turns out Spike was right. "Skyrim" took the Game Developer Choice Awards, too.

There was one big difference between the VGAs and the Game Developers picks, though. At the VGAs, "Batman: Arkham City" took a large share of the winnings. At the GDC, it didn't get a single award. Instead, "Portal 2" took the biggest share, Game of the Year aside. The Valve sequel went home with Best Narrative, Best Game Design, Best Audio. Incidentally, "Skyrim" didn't win anything else. Do you think "Skyrim" deserves GDC's "Best Game of the Year" award?

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  • Tanner Hansom 2012/03/09 23:20:55
    Undeserved
    Tanner Hansom
    +1
    Saints Row The Third
  • Airhead 2012/03/09 22:31:50
    Undeserved
    Airhead
    +2
    Meh, Skyrim was far too bland and simple, and the bugs were just unacceptable. The quest lines were extremely short and the rewards were lacking.
  • AvengedSevenfold 2012/03/09 22:27:53
    Undeserved
    AvengedSevenfold
    +2
    Minesweeper (Y)
  • wes 2012/03/09 21:54:05
    Obvious
    wes
    Was wonderin' where my ho came up wit dat name for dat ting she does wif my nitestick...
  • 3052457 2012/03/09 20:54:32
  • vannuck 2012/03/09 20:39:32
    Obvious
    vannuck
    +3
    everyone rise for the National athem

  • Tennessee3501 2012/03/09 20:35:51
    Undeserved
    Tennessee3501
    +2
    I do not play video games. However, any game that includes Batman would have my vote!
  • Rural C... Tenness... 2012/05/08 12:18:30
    Rural Charmer
    Than why comment?
  • Tenness... Rural C... 2012/05/08 19:10:34
    Tennessee3501
    So that the person who asked the question will not feel bad! Take a look. Thus far my answer has received two raves!
  • RyokuSonic 2012/03/09 20:33:40
    Undeserved
    RyokuSonic
    +2
    The game was good
    But the Nostalgia from Sonic Generations took me
  • Zeus2713 2012/03/09 20:16:37
    Obvious
    Zeus2713
    Best game ever
  • Latti Ice Ganga Gangsta of ... 2012/03/09 20:04:41
    Obvious
    Latti Ice Ganga Gangsta of PHAET
    Love it.
  • Quothetheraven79 2012/03/09 19:36:09
    Undeserved
    Quothetheraven79
    +1
    I think Arkham city was a better game
  • rivaldruid Quothet... 2012/03/09 21:10:15
    rivaldruid
    Arkham City was too short
  • Quothet... rivaldruid 2012/03/15 16:07:31
    Quothetheraven79
    In my opinion the story was a lot more intriguing & it has 2 of the best boss battles I've ever played in gaming!
  • rivaldruid Quothet... 2012/03/19 13:31:30
    rivaldruid
    Main storyline was good, they got a little ignorant with the riddler trophies and collectables, I tried getting them all but with no real compelling reason to keep searching I have almost lost interest. I also ran out of green informants before finding all the trophies.
  • Quothet... rivaldruid 2012/03/29 19:45:08
    Quothetheraven79
    When you run out of informants that means you should have all the trophies on your map
  • 2012/03/09 18:54:37
    Undeserved
    +3
    Best game of 2012 is going to be....wait for it..... Final Fantasy XIII-2....pause not!
  • rivaldruid 2013/09/02 14:47:14
    rivaldruid
    Final Fantasy had turned into just another pile of crap, Skyrim and Fallout rule the world at this moment.
  • Cathy 2012/03/09 18:18:10
    Obvious
    Cathy
    +1
    My grandson said heck yea!
  • Joshua Shaffer 2012/03/09 17:57:58
    Obvious
    Joshua Shaffer
    +1
    Can't wait for dlc
  • Jason Harris 2012/03/09 17:40:22
    Obvious
    Jason Harris
    HELL YEA!!!
  • KaleaKai 2012/03/09 17:36:29
    Obvious
    KaleaKai
    +1
    Love it, the only negative aspect is that it's not an mmo :-(
  • Merry☆ KaleaKai 2012/03/09 18:40:11 (edited)
    Merry☆
    I can't see Skyrim as an MMO. Unless you want to change pretty much everything about the game's setup, it really just wouldn't make much sense... And besides, having other players around would just detract from the experience of it. It's much better as a single-player game.
  • Mud KaleaKai 2012/03/09 19:40:09
    Mud
    +1
    Although MMO's are cool in the multiplayer action, skyrim is all about immersion, and some naked dude runnin by in a loincloth with a knife running up to you yelling noob! Would really break the experience.. At least for me, however a tcp ip connection for playing with 1 or 2 friends would be arguably awesome
  • rivaldruid KaleaKai 2012/03/09 21:12:34
    rivaldruid
    Not every game needs to be MMO, unless you want to be lagged down with bots and player stores, and slow to impossible level progression like in Mabinogi.
  • ryuu khan 2012/03/09 17:27:59
    Obvious
    ryuu khan
    +1
    its a really good game doesn't surprise me at all
  • Mud 2012/03/09 17:25:41
    Obvious
    Mud
    Although if they had made it for the pc like all the past elder scrolls games it would have been way better.. Instead they made it for consoles, which are weak, and then ported it to pc(extremely poorly I might add, had to edit my .ini just to make it even slightly playable) which crippled the graphics it could have achieved as a pure pc title ported to console. So apart from Bethesda supporting the console public, and yes I realize it's a larger market share, the game was excellent. Too bad the console gamers it was made for won't get to experience the thousands of mods available for the pc.
  • 3052457 Mud 2012/03/09 21:00:21
  • Mud 3052457 2012/03/10 17:24:40
    Mud
    Keyboard and mouse gives way more control than a console ever will, and I shouldn't have to stoop to using the poor control scheme that is a console controller, on the fourth iteration of a game made for the pc, suddenly made for console instead.. And yeah ps3 and Xbox versions may have been buggy, but I doubt they had to edit core game files just so they could play, although, at least I was able to turn up my field of view in the process.. Also it looks so much better after you install some mods. Another huge part of elder scrolls games console players will only get 1% of the most popular mods made dlc
  • 3052457 Mud 2012/03/10 18:17:01
  • steelcore1085 2012/03/09 17:22:51
    Undeserved
    steelcore1085
    +2
    There are many more games that deserve "Title of the Year" than Skyrim, such as "I Am Alive" (not out yet, but looks much better than Skyrim).
  • darren middleton 2012/03/09 17:11:01
    Undeserved
    darren middleton
    +4
    obviously not many (if not none) of you have played Dark souls.....your missing out on a truly challenging and engaging adventure.
  • Mud darren ... 2012/03/09 17:28:22
    Mud
    +1
    I have, and demon souls before it, great games but definitely for a more hardcore slightly masochistIc gaming crowd ;)
  • kthulhu darren ... 2012/03/10 06:41:56
    kthulhu
    i did, which is why i would never give skyrim game of the year. dark souls was a far better game. environment was actually interesting throughout the whole game, whereas skyrim was interesting for like... 10-15 hrs. then "oh look EXACT SAME CAVE"
  • Justin Smith 2012/03/09 17:10:52
  • kelly 2012/03/09 16:50:20
    Obvious
    kelly
    +12
    Well I thought it was obvious, but then I took an arrow to the knee
  • Mud kelly 2012/03/09 17:19:45
    Mud
    +1
    I lol'd
  • Merry☆ kelly 2012/03/09 18:42:27
    Merry☆
    +1
    omg, have you seen the warriors from Hammerfell? They have curved swords. CURVED. SWORDS.
  • Lily Rosen Merry☆ 2012/03/09 19:06:08
    Lily Rosen
    scimitars? Or katanas? Or somethign else?

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