Game of the Year?

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Game of the Year?

Post by ziamatt » Thu Jan 19, 2012 7:31 am

What do you think the chances are of Katawa Shoujo winning at least mainstream Game of the Year award?

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Re: Game of the Year?

Post by Zet » Thu Jan 19, 2012 7:37 am

Katawa shoujo won Game of the Year the very second it was released.

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Re: Game of the Year?

Post by TheKingOfFacade » Thu Jan 19, 2012 7:42 am

Hopefully, Yes. Realistically, No. It isn't nearly mainstream enough to compete popularity wise with what releases that are planned for 2012. Mass Effect 3 for example, even if Bioware is now on par with Activision on how badly they are run. No doubt the next indefinate installement to Call of Duty too. It's a shame really, awards truly deserve to be given to this masterpiece irrespective of other contenders.

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Re: Game of the Year?

Post by Mogami-kun » Thu Jan 19, 2012 7:54 am

Had the game been released in 2011 it could have counted on my vote that's is for sure. It was far better than any of the overhyped stuff professional studios blurted out. I have high hopes for ME3 though and it is still the first month of the year, so it's early to tell. I'm sure it will be in my top 3 though. I don't think it will dominate any of the mainstream lists though. A pity.
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Re: Game of the Year?

Post by Nekken » Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:11 am

Zero. Sad but true, though not for lack of merit: it's just that no reviewer is going to touch this game with an 11-foot pole.

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Re: Game of the Year?

Post by tmhizzy » Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:18 am

It deserves to be one in my books, and it is getting noticed. I first came across while randomly browsing through the internet then I forgot about it for awhile, then I came across it again on Kotaku when it got released. Also checked the comments and saw positive things being said about it. I think that it is getting publicity and only time can tell how popular Katawa Shoujo will become.

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Re: Game of the Year?

Post by Guest » Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:39 am

It wont. I doubt it would even be nominated. Not popular enough.

GoTY means nothing anyway.

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Re: Game of the Year?

Post by Evvinartopski » Thu Jan 19, 2012 1:11 pm

From what I've seen accounced for this year, the competition isn't that high in 2012. Mass Effect 3's following the Modern Warfare route, now that Bioware is slowly turning into Activision's little brother. Valve's Dota 2 mostly caters to a small group... Street Fighter X Tekken? Nah. Diablo 3, Assassin's Creed 3... Possibly. At least consoles don't have to put up with Ubisoft's ridiculous DRM in AC3.

So hey, why not? As long as people don't judge this book by its cover it's got quite a chance.

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Re: Game of the Year?

Post by Censored » Thu Jan 19, 2012 1:46 pm

Well sadly Visual Novels don't seem to get much attention outside of japan, which is sad there are quite a loot og really good one's out there.
So for that there is little chance for that but honestly, who needs thos mainstream awards, the opinions of the fans/community are far more important
and from what I saw KS should be up there. ^^

Also it'S quite subjective what a "good game" really is, KS ranks very high in my opinion, but there are enough other games I'm looking forward to (FFXIII-2 I'm looking at you :mrgreen:)

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Re: Game of the Year?

Post by harlequin » Thu Jan 19, 2012 2:24 pm

Depending on release dates wont it have The Last Guardian and Bioshock Infinite to contend with?

They're likely to be as much a masterpiece of story telling and writing as this game is. Especially The Last Guardian.

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Re: Game of the Year?

Post by jaycee » Thu Jan 19, 2012 2:33 pm

Maybe Visaul Novel of the year, but Game of the year I doubt, even if I would really love it

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Re: Game of the Year?

Post by charmisokay » Thu Jan 19, 2012 2:36 pm

I think halo should win game of the year.

Joke aside (halo is good and I like it but this was only a joke *rolleyes*)
I think the only reason KS wouldnt be voted for as game of the year would be because its so "unknown" - I mean yes, a lot of people know it, but its not nearly as big as any of the big titles - (such as COD)
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Re: Game of the Year?

Post by Mahorfeus » Thu Jan 19, 2012 2:42 pm

I will admit, this game was good. Like, it was legitimately amazing. I could go on, but I must digress.

Unfortunately, because of factors such as the game's controversial subject matter, the chances of it going mainstream are low. It's better that way. Can you imagine what it would be like if FOX News set its eyes on this? I'd rather not toss them that can of worms.

"Game of the Year" is such a loaded title, but I'm willing to at least throw it onto my personal nominee list.
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Re: Game of the Year?

Post by yuastnav » Thu Jan 19, 2012 3:32 pm

A little premature talking about the Game of the Year in 2012 when it's still just January 2012, don't you think?
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Re: Game of the Year?

Post by Evvinartopski » Thu Jan 19, 2012 3:34 pm

yuastnav wrote:A little premature talking about the Game of the Year in 2012 when it's still just January 2012, don't you think?
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