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VGX 2013 Game of the Year Nominees
but no really why the fuck did GTA V win
every other game was either really heartfelt and moving and absolutely fantastic with great character arcs and scenery and stories that blew me away. Bioshock Infinite left me in stunned silence after the game was done, having created this beautifully realized world and wonderful story that truly did leave me in awe. Elizabeth was a powerhouse character in a variety of ways, and the Burial At Sea DLC’s give her a fantastic character arc (in addition to the beyond amazing one in the game). Tomb Raider was a much needed reboot of a franchise that was marred by its past (sexualization, etc.). It allowed the title character to become a fully realized human being, not dragged down by sexualized male gaze bullshit and given real emotions and problems. The game play and the environments were beautifully done and the AI system was a nice perk (instead of waiting around, the AI’s would interact and do things on the island instead of just waiting to be killed like most other systems). The Last of Us was a nice change from the ‘horror-zombie-apocalyptic’ game craze, and instead focused on a heart wrenching narrative and characters that put real actors to shame.
even Super Mario 3D World offered more to the table in the way of enjoyablility and cooperation than GTA V (looking at you GTA Online users)
GTA V gave us three middle aged white dudes who were terrible people for the sake of being terrible, a misogynistic and bullshit characterization of pretty much every female in their game, a power trip story arc that focused on blowing shit up, killing people, and stealing things, etc, and a pretty looking sandbox environment that, in comparison to the scope, design, and feel of the other games listed, is bland, boring, and wow its an island with a realistic city based on Los Angeles such creativity
why the fuck did GTA V win
okay there listen the fuck up
you wanna know why GTA V won the Game of the Year Award? (not that it matters anyway because it’s not your kind of game? fine! you can still fancy other games, that’s perfectly okay. it shouldn’t mean anything that a game won some random award, that doesn’t make it a good or a bad game anyway)
not only does GTA V have a great story arc and amazing characters, it also offers so many gameplay choices you can’t even keep up with them. a game doesn’t need some deep story or ethical value or whatever to be a great game. GTA V offers weeks and months and years of entertainment and that is what counts in the end. I agree The Last of Us and Tomb Raider and Bioshock are amazing games but why would you automatically exclude GTA V just because it’s about action and killing and robbing banks? For fucks sake, it’s supposed to be funny and entertaining and it does a fucking good job at that!
Besides, most of the people that say it sucked didn’t even play any of the GTA games to begin with. Just because most of the things you see in the media are scenes where people are shot doesn’t mean that’s what the game is about. I mean, of course it’s about shooting and what not but it has an amazing story and interesting unique characters with great character arcs that makes it fun to play.
And just to make you “i’m so offended by everything people” that find everything oh so racist and homophobic and mysoginistic and sexist - OP stated that GTA V gave us “three middle aged white dudes” when only two of them are middle aged and white and the third one is a black guy in his twenties so yeah. Also what the fuck is up with the “All the women in GTA are either prostitutes or dumb!” thing?! I take that also comes from people who haven’t played any of the fucking games.
I’m not saying GTA V is the only game that deserved the GOTY award but saying that it doesn’t offer anything new to the genre, that it doesn’t have a story or “good” characters and that it’s boring or hyped is utter bullshit.
Idk if it’s because of their accents or what, but I thought this sounded hilarious.
BioShock Infinite Scenery Porn [3 / ?]: Raffle Square
took a br8k from commissions to draw ray b/c why not
i’m probably gonna draw all the lads or something because i’m gay