Game of the Year?

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Re: Game of the Year?

Post by Megumeru » Sun Dec 09, 2012 4:50 pm

Shadowyeclipse wrote:Please don't hate me for this, but I honestly don't think Katawa Shoujo would get game of the year, nor does it need it. It certainly deserves praise, yes, but there are a lot, lot more able-bodied contenders that would better suited to taking a title like that.

Why would Katawa Shoujo be nominated for GOTY over other really fantastic games, anyway? The main selling point would be the story and the "feels", and that's not a lot to go on for the "Game" title.
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well, jokes aside I agree though. KS, however, rightfully earns the 'Feels of the Year' for its melodramatic and touching story that sits right in between fiction and reality. Good show!
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Re: Game of the Year?

Post by Xanatos » Sun Dec 09, 2012 8:46 pm

ShadeHaven wrote:
Xanatos wrote:No. It's not a game.
I guess you're right. After all, you don't play Katawa Shoujo. It plays you, or rather with your emotions.
The fancy term for KS is "interactive fiction". Right up there with Facade, text adventure 'games', and CYOA books. And yes, it absolutely plays you. :lol:
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Re: Game of the Year?

Post by ravenlord » Sun Dec 09, 2012 10:13 pm

It is MY game of the year, for sure. In the end that is all that matters :)
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Re: Game of the Year?

Post by Enceladeans » Sun Dec 09, 2012 10:24 pm

Xanatos wrote:Right up there with Facade
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Re: Game of the Year?

Post by Xanatos » Sun Dec 09, 2012 10:32 pm

Enceladeans wrote:
Xanatos wrote:Right up there with Facade
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:lol: Exactly!
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Re: Game of the Year?

Post by Pyramid Head » Sun Dec 09, 2012 11:54 pm

I don't consider it to be a game. Which is good, i'd hate to have to choose between Katawa Shoujo, Spec Ops, and XCOM.
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Re: Game of the Year?

Post by OtakuNinja » Mon Dec 10, 2012 9:02 am

ravenlord wrote:It is MY game of the year, for sure. In the end that is all that matters :)
For once, I actually agree with you. :lol:
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Re: Game of the Year?

Post by Shadowyeclipse » Mon Dec 10, 2012 6:49 pm

Pyramid Head wrote:I don't consider it to be a game. Which is good, i'd hate to have to choose between Katawa Shoujo, Spec Ops, and XCOM.

I actually heard Spec Ops was supposed to be utterly kickass. Is that true?

Imho though, The Walking Dead is GOTY for me.
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Re: Game of the Year?

Post by Valtameri » Mon Dec 10, 2012 6:50 pm

Whether it counts as a game or not, it is my best 'game' ever.
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Re: Game of the Year?

Post by Tomate » Mon Dec 10, 2012 8:09 pm

Shadowyeclipse wrote:
Pyramid Head wrote:I don't consider it to be a game. Which is good, i'd hate to have to choose between Katawa Shoujo, Spec Ops, and XCOM.

I actually heard Spec Ops was supposed to be utterly kickass. Is that true?

Imho though, The Walking Dead is GOTY for me.
Its a great game, not gameplay wise since its just another cover based shooter, but the history and the total deconstruction of the usual war game narrative is awesome.
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Re: Game of the Year?

Post by Zilveri » Mon Dec 10, 2012 8:35 pm

First I was thinking that is KS even a game, but after reading ThatOneGamer's post, I agree, KS is a game and my game of the year.

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Re: Game of the Year?

Post by Oddball » Wed Dec 12, 2012 3:47 pm

Tough one.

Frankly, I love KS, but I couldn't in all honesty give it game of the year. In the gameplay section it's horribly lacking and it isn't what I'd call "fun," but it would be clean up in the storyline and best characters categories. It's a strong contender for best soundtrack as well.

Don't ask me what game I would give game of the year too. I'd have to think about it a bit more.
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Re: Game of the Year?

Post by Yellow 13 » Wed Dec 12, 2012 5:14 pm

KS, Spec Ops the Line and Blops 2 for GOTY
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Re: Game of the Year?

Post by Xanatos » Wed Dec 12, 2012 5:30 pm

Yellow 13 wrote:KS, Spec Ops the Line and Blops 2 for GOTY
Blops 2 had a shot at GOTY every other year that that same game came out under a different title.

Spec Ops, maybe. It's a pretty good game.

I'd cast my lot in with The Walking Dead but it, like Katawa Shoujo, is less a game and more interactive fiction. Still, it's the only one in the history of gaming that managed to make people give a shit about the kid as opposed to immediately trying to get it killed so...Hell, GOTY worthy in my book.
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Re: Game of the Year?

Post by Shadowyeclipse » Wed Dec 12, 2012 6:06 pm

Xanatos wrote:
Yellow 13 wrote:KS, Spec Ops the Line and Blops 2 for GOTY
Blops 2 had a shot at GOTY every other year that that same game came out under a different title.

Spec Ops, maybe. It's a pretty good game.

I'd cast my lot in with The Walking Dead but it, like Katawa Shoujo, is less a game and more interactive fiction. Still, it's the only one in the history of gaming that managed to make people give a shit about the kid as opposed to immediately trying to get it killed so...Hell, GOTY worthy in my book.

Same here.

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