I've played it. It's interesting. It has a reasonably good narrative but it's not excellent, immersive story telling. Game of the year means best game of the year does it not? It shows what video games have to offer over other forms of media. I can critique the walking dead a lot but I'm not going to right now, all I'm going to say is that to be the game of the year it's not just about one element that may or may not be done well, it's about presentation and gameplay and sound and all that other good shit. The Walking Dead could be the GOTY if the story was outstanding despite lacking other elements of a great game. But it's not.
Frankly, I think 2012 has been a pretty lacklustre year for video games in general. Pretty much everything I wanted to play this year -- Bioshock Infinite, The Last of Us, Tomb Raider-- was delayed 'til early next year.
I don't think there should be any more criteria for Game of the Year than what game you enjoyed the most, and in my case it was definitely The Walking Dead. I too could point out issues galore with the game --both on a technical level and on a narrative level, but ultimately none of it really matters to me because it's still the best gaming experience I had this year.
It's your right not to agree, but obviously enough people did agree for it to have scored as highly as it did.
I also won't deny that I like the statement it sends: That not every game needs a multiplayer mode, that story in games does
matter and that indie games done right can compete with big AAA titles. I'd see a game like Halo 4 winning top honours as the exact opposite statement.
But how far are you in the game? I don't think it is very long, have you reached the boat trip and the mountain city where Ezio dons a cloak? In that case you should continue, I don't think it is very much left. So I guess you can choose, there isn't much you need to know, but you do get the finishing of both Ezio and Altair's arcs, so that might be one thing to look forward to. I think either goes, but if you are really bored with revelations it is not that important I'd say.
Yeah, I think I left off having just arrived at the mountain city. I pretty much skipped over all the Desmond related stuff in that game or avoided initiating those sequences; They just weren't very fun.
As for Quantic Dream, you should watch the "Project: KARA" video on youtube. I'd rather have a game on that subject than Beyond: Lost Souls. I will play Beyond but KARA just looked intriguing to me. But what these interactive games do well is to immerse the player. The gameplay isn't great but the game needs to drag you in I guess.
I've seen it. It was interesting, but it didn't look all that impressive as a tech demo to my untrained eye.
Still, I have to agree that it would have made for a more intersting game than what we've seen of Beyond.
Edited by halO bendeR, 08 December 2012 - 07:10 PM.