>>324143081 The witcher simply appeals to a wider audience. It's a very good game with an important cinematic aspect. Bloodborne is a more niched experience, so of course less people will play it, and of course, like it.
It's not to criticize TW3, but GOTY from the press doesn't mean much anyway, since they simply want to satisfy their readers to make sure THEIR game is GOTY.
The evidence is that Fallout 4 and MGSV are 2nd and 3rd when they simply don't qualify as contenders to GOTY. I love the MGS series, but MGSV is incomplete and has only the gameplay going for it, and even the gameply is not perfect.
And Fallout 4 is shit, Bethesda doesn't know how to do games anymore
>>324143081 Because Bloodborne is one of those soulless cash grabs aim to be a casual accessible action game. After the backslash from last year for awarding DAI they decided to go with the opposite direction.
>>324145052 They're completely different games. I will say that Bloodborne is closer to the classic game, in the sense of it's focused on the action and the progression, while TW3 is a story, with a character and a living world. They're different
>>324143081 Bloodborne was boring as fuck. I played it until Shadows of Yaharnam, then realized the game is basically press R1 to win at the point. So I tried to find the difficulty setting in the option menu but there isn't one, and I can even level down my character. What a shitty game.
>>324145261 People tend to overlook that just because Souls games, and yes Bloodborne included, tend to get a lot of positive hype online. They are still niche games and far cry from mainstream appeal.
>>324143081 If i've never played a souls game before would i still be able to understand the story of bloodborne? is it connected to the dark souls world at all or is it a standalone game with it's own universe? The game looks interesting but i hate jumping in during the middle of a franchise.
>>324143081 Bloodborne is a meme game. The only reason it got popular is because the kids can think themselves as "le hardcore gamer" after beating some monsters by pressing a single button. When in reality the game is more casual friendly than Arkham Knight.
Witcher appealed to a broader audience, not just because of being available on all current gen platforms but also because the gameplay was very simplistic and the graphics were high enough quality to draw in the vast majority of video game players. Like when you jingle keys in front of a baby.
>>324145794 They spent a lot of time working on the engine alone, when the engine was done they started work on the game itself, first comes the asset creation, then comes level design, then comes actual mission design and shit when everything needed for it to work has already been created. by the time they finished chapter 1 out of 3, the whole konami/jojikima fiasco happened and they just packed what they had and shipped it.
>>324146109 It isn't connected, lore-wise. However, not having played souls games will make bb's story harder to decipher, they have a way of dropping thousands of puzzle pieces but not giving you all of them so you have to make connections.
Or you can ignore that and just go place to place and that's fine too.
>>324143081 Imagine if Bloodborne actually won GOTY? Shit it's be the worst fucking year for /v/. We'd have to deal with the autistic 14 year old of a fanbase shitposting all day about how great the game is.
>>324146692 Dont try to generalize it. I don't see a bunch of shitposting in MGS threads, I don't see people swearing like a 14 year old in the Max Payne threads. It's just the Bloodborne and Souls threads with that much shitposting.
GotY games always have shit gameplay but fantastic everything else. Remember, GotY games must be accessible to everyone and should be easily playable so people can actually form an opinion of the game without going online and shitposting the game is incompletable, 50% of people didnt even make it past Amelia in BB, and reviewers were complaining that the game was too hard and they couldnt give a review because they couldnt progress. You should be surprised it was even that high considering its an exclusive too, that never happens.
Go and look at every GotY game and youll see that BB doesnt fit into the equation, W3 did, perfectly infact.
>>324147274 How is it not casual? The combat would be okay if it's just a RPG with combat as a side thing like Witcher. But if the game is 99% action it wasn't good enough. It's basically the same combat as Shadow of Modor but with less fun.
I think you fags should be actually glad that at least Witcher got the goty and not either some pretentious hipster garbage or overhyped trash like F4. Things could've been far worse and while i agree that W3 has a shitton of issues, it's still one of the best and most satisfying AAA-experiences produced in quite a while. And while i would put BB way higher, i understand that the game with such a unique style and gameplay doesn't cater to normies so seeing it winning a normie award is pointless.
Giving a best art direction award to the fucking Ori and not to BB is a pure bullshit though.
>>324143081 I don't know how Witcher won, it was a literally who game towards the masses in comparison to MGS and Fallout also a new Souls series( but it's not like those win anyway) seemed like a generic HnS rpg to me and the shilling has gone up since the announcement, people pretending like they gave a shit about the series before this
>>324148078 As long as F4 didnt get it I didnt care what did, I enjoyed MGSV, BB and W3 so it didnt matter to me personally. If F4 got it I would assume that the awards are rigged because its just pure shit. As far as BB goes it was on one platform, and thats a big fucking factor for games today. Im surprised its as high as it is, exclusives never rate high.
First couple of hours are extremely boring look and search missions. >use witcher senses to find arsonist >use witcher senses find pan >use witcher senses to find clue to well witch >finally fight one weak mini boss >time to play dress up and a 25 min cutscene
Also why is this game so fucking grindy? Seriously it's bullshit.
Beat all missions and side quests available only to be at level 4 >durr next mission is level 7 recommended >wander around vast empty boring world killing small groups of dogs and goblins over and over >barely halfway to level 5, after I've already cleared the entire fucking map of things to do >fuck it I'll do the mission anyway at level 4 >golem one shots me immediately again and again >run out of food and healing items >now I have to ride my horse 15 min to a shop or grind around for food
What a boring as fuck game. Why would a game make you grind so fucking early on?
>>324143081 THEY'RE NOT GIVING IT TO FROMSOFT BECAUSE 2016 IS ON LOCKDOWN.
ALSO THIS GOES BACK TO THE "THEY'RE NOT GIVING IT BECAUSE ITS EXCLUSIVE".
Come the end of the year Bloodborne will be remembered as the worse of the two Souls games this gen because its exactly what's been decided to happen. Even when it turns out that Bloodborne ends up the superior package.
This year there is no terrible game that's sold on story alone like the Witcher 3 (blah blah its the better game because it haz a book!), nor is there a meme game like Undertale to contest Dark Souls 3.
>>324148561 You obviously didn't play it but I'd eat the bait anyway. You don't get exp from killing monsters but from finishing quests. You can replanish your heal items by just mediating. So there's zeeo reason to grind.
>>324148916 This is true. But this is also counter to the game. If you explore you are infact doing yourself harm in the long run. Simply blitz through the story quests and nothing else or you are going to have shit gear and level extremely slow whilest not progressing the narrative, the story itself actually leads you all around the map so you dont even need to explore, exploring in an open world game should be rewarded, in this there is no reason for it as there is no actual benefit. The game shouldnt have been open world, it shouldve been narrowed down to smaller hubs.
>>324148916 I did play it. Just because I don't like it you can't say I didn't play it. You get exp from quests but all the quests in the first world after the griffen are like level 6 and higher recommended I'm only level four after beating an entire fucking first "land" of things to do. Wtf is that bullshit. Now I'm with this dumb ass witch fighting this golem and this is the "easiest" mission I can do even though I'm like 3 levels behind the recommended level for the mission. All the other side quests or contracts are even higher level.
WTF AM I SUPPOSED TO DO. THERE IS NOTHING TO DO EXCEPT GET REKT BY THE GOLEM OVER AND OVER.
How do they expect me to get to level 7 when there are no fucking quests in my level range anymore
I don't think any of the Souls games have won many GOTY awards, despite being legitimate choices. The franchise still doesn't have the broad appeal of a heavy hitter like Fallout or Metal Gear Solid. For a lot of "gamers" Soulsborne is "that hard game why one weird friend plays"
The same one that said the Ruby/Sapphire remakes on the 3ds had "too much water"
you wanna take those reviews with a grain of salt desu. From what I've seen undertale is subversive enough to seem fresh and innovative to the average woman who only plays Earthbound/Pokemon. That's why they think it's the GOAT. When in reality it's a 6.5/10.
Bloodborne is a dumb game for dumb gamers It literally has some little skeletons growing on the ground holding a sign telling you how to play or which way to go. I wish I were joking. This is how low modern gaming has become.
>>324150256 It's green and it's in the caves when you look for ciri there's this hot slut witch helping me fight but her magic spams literally do NO damage what so ever. I wasted all my food fighting it the first time now all I have are oils that don't do much fuck this is hard but I don't want to lower the difficulty
>>324150485 Witcher has a hold button and follow the line to complete the quest function. It literally shows you everything in glowing red markers and lines the path you should go to complete the quest. I wish I were joking. This is how low modern gaming has become. If you actually defend this youre a fucking shill, I love witcher games but this was casual as fuck and made the game stupid at times, where there was no way you wouldve assumed something but hte big glowing red marker would mark it out for you.
>>324151102 you're making it seem as if you progress a quest entirely by using witcher senses, which is false. You use them sporadically during an investigation part of a witcher contract or quest. It's not like the Witcher senses are used outside of investigation scenarios like the shitposts are trying to say. Even if that were true, I wouldn't mind it. Why wouldn't a super mutant monster hunter have an elevated sense of sight and smell?
I remember the first fight against the ice dimension dudes. I just pressed the backstep button once and used the crossbow, his AI was so bad that he didn't even come after me. Not even DA2 acted like this.
>>324151503 Yeah. I'm stuck because I'm under leveled for this fight as I mentioned. I die in about two attacks. The stun thing works for an attack but Gerald's movement is clunky and I end up getting punished but going in for more than one hit amputee the stun. I guess it's not impossible just frustrating.
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