PS.Blog Game of the Year 2021: The Winners

1 : Anonymous2021/12/20 17:32 ID: rksj32
PS.Blog Game of the Year 2021: The Winners
2 : Anonymous2021/12/20 18:37 ID: hpbpf4e

Ratchet and Clank and Returnal are definitely some of the best games I've played in 2021. Kena was amazing as well, reading through a list like this it's easy to see just how good of a year PS5 had. I can't believe I played Ghost of Tsushima this year as well, what an amazing game.

3 : Anonymous2021/12/20 20:25 ID: hpc53g9

Ratchet and clank is the 9th game I’ve seen be named GOTY.

Game awards: it takes two

Gamespot and Empire: deathloop

Golden Joystick and EW: RE Village

Game informer: halo infinite

Polygon: inscryption

IGN: Forza Horizon 5

Time: Metroid Dread

Hugo Awards: Hades

PSBLOG: ratchet and clank

ID: hpcjgtc

Idk how anyone could give Deathloop GOTY, and I say this as someone who really does love the game. The story was an insane let down and so much about it felt perfectly setup in concept yet unsatisfying

ID: hpd0qsi

The 10 out of 10 reviews blow my mind as well, it's a good game but very far from perfect.

ID: hpev7d4

Kinda bullshit if you ask me. It looks like instead of choosing one solid GOTY companies are just trying to have different ones from each others. *Sigh

4 : Anonymous2021/12/20 17:37 ID: hpbggq1

Is Resident Evil really that good?

ID: hpbh62u

Really amazing game. Would highly recommend. If you have a ps5. Try out re7 for free in the ps collection

ID: hpbvogj

I’ve been holding off on playing RE8 until I could find a PS5, and I got extremely lucky with my timing at Target last week and managed to get one. Can’t wait to play it!

ID: hpbhzj7

Thanks, I've played RE7 before but I'm just a little surprised how much love RE8 is getting. I'll check it out!

ID: hpc5xnn

No lol

5 : Anonymous2021/12/20 17:55 ID: hpbj32f

ik its a remaste

, but nier with a bronze trophy for soundtrack? smh my head

ID: hpdpj3x

Shaking my head my head

6 : Anonymous2021/12/20 18:04 ID: hpbkgav

More people really should play Returnal, what a great game by housemarque

ID: hpbnfko

Its not for everyone, it did good as a roguelike but definitely not for everyone

ID: hpbr24b

I've been obsessed. But my kids have almost zero interest. It is polarizing for sure.

ID: hpda16j

Roguelike is not for me either, I’m not a fan of restarting at the beginning, beat first boss on Hades, then was like what(?) may give it another go later, got it cause reviews were crazy good

ID: hpbs3kk

HouseMarquee has a bright future, I can't wait to see what's next.

ID: hpcmecy

I’ll try it at $15 because I’m not into rogue likes but it looks beautiful

ID: hpdg0du

Returnal is actually in the top 10 games that people start but never finish of this year.

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ID: hpdxcua

Will absolutely play it once it doesn’t cost 70 bucks.

ID: hpbnbzu

Got it on black friday and like it alot, but I'm already burnt out trying to get past biome 3.

ID: hpbr5gs

3 was the hardest biome for me. After that you start getting multiple traits for weapons and some of the combos are crazy powerful

ID: hpc4m0y

As someone who’s finished all biomes, I can easily say that 3 was the hardest. While later ones are tough, I feel like you’ve gained enough upgrades and abilities to power through them. 3 had me take a solid two month break from the game until I was mentally prepared to get my butt kicked over and over again in that section until I got it right.

7 : Anonymous2021/12/20 19:10 ID: hpbua5w

I feel like I'm the only person in the world that did not enjoy RE8 like everybody else did. RE is at its best when it's more horror-oriented. I'm not a fan of the over-the-top action games. RE7 was really good, scary, and a step in the right direction in my opinion. And then RE8 came out. The game legit did not scare me once, or have any good horror moments in it. And I didn't enjoy the "action movie" vibe it gave off many times. I don't know. I really wish they would just stick with the horror theme for the series.

ID: hpby129

It's a really good game, but its leaning back towards the same mistakes the series has ,made in the past.

8 : Anonymous2021/12/20 20:12 ID: hpc375m

Obviously this is all fan voting, and there is a LOT to talk about here, but: FUCK YES. I love even the slightest acknowledgement of Little Nightmares II. Adore that series and really hope it gets a third (yes, I know it’s studio announced it would move on from these games).

9 : Anonymous2021/12/20 23:28 ID: hpcut3b

"best use of dual sense" nomination for Resi? I can't remember anything about them using it clever except the R2 being stuck when u are out of ammo.

10 : Anonymous2021/12/20 19:57 ID: hpc11s0

Lady Dimitresu winning thanks to hornines.

ID: hpcx3fv

To be fair the new characters were pretty weak. I mean tenzo in top 3? I can't even remember his face and i played GoT directors cut one month ago. Rivet? The female version of ratchet who apologizes to everyone? They were all weak, at least dimitrescu gave us memes

11 : Anonymous2021/12/20 20:34 ID: hpc6f5f

Is It Takes Two suitable for 6 year olds? I'm thinking about getting it for my nephew. He loves to play Sackboy with me.

ID: hpd2smi

There's some sexual innuendo and also a scene where the main characters violently murder a toy while it begs for it's life and it's a bit over the top.

I personally would say its child friendly enough and that those things would just go over a kids head but it depends on the parent.

ID: hpc88pp

Yes it’s a game anyone can play and enjoy! If you can play it with him, do so!

ID: hpe1jf6

I don’t think so. It’s not a particularly easy game for non or youngish gamers. A couple of the boss fights I thought were pretty easy but my SO was having a ton of trouble with them

12 : Anonymous2021/12/20 17:45 ID: hpbhovf

How the hell has Battlefield 2042 and Call of Duty Vanguard placed higher than Endwalker. Even Back 4 Blood, which has its own fair share of flaws, is a better and much more fun multiplayer experience than those two

ID: hpblq0c

Because its voted by fans? COD has a HUGE fanbase on Playstation. I doubt Endwalker even comes close.

ID: hpbizf7

People keep buying that shit and they love it. The only reason those games are getting worse and worse is because EA and Activision are making big bucks effortlessly after yearly releases of half-assed games.

ID: hpbnm82

back 4 blood was a horrible experience.. even the devs admitted they fucked up the special spawns and dont know how to fix it lol.

EDIT: some people said it was patched last week. Which is great, I am genuinely happy to hear that bc then new players wont ditch the game because of it. But since it took more than 2 months since release, I think a lot of people (like me and my friends) lost interest already and will never go back.

ID: hpbq23o

It's been parched recently which helped a ton

ID: hpbq1s2

They patched that last week.

13 : Anonymous2021/12/20 18:55 ID: hpbs209

RE8 winning best story is kind of laughable. The game is great at many things but its story is not that great lol

14 : Anonymous2021/12/20 19:53 ID: hpc0hh2

Insomniac really is a fantastic studio that puts a lot of heart into their work and you can tell. I'm so glad more and more people are realizing this.

15 : Anonymous2021/12/20 19:30 ID: hpbx8lv

How is returnal barely a part of this list

ID: hpfjnq1

It’s too hard.
Pretty sad, it was the best game this year and it’s not close.

16 : Anonymous2021/12/20 21:34 ID: hpcf3gc

Basically what's most popular. No lost judgement again sighhhh.

17 : Anonymous2021/12/21 12:18 ID: hpf06gn

This is by far the worst ranking I’ve seen this year.

REVIII for best story is ridiculous. The game is good. Very good. The story is B serie just as much as RE6. It’s campy as hell.

R&C for best art direction is even worse when It Takes Two, Hades and little nightmares shit all over it. Especially when we take into account that the entire “multidimensional thing” never had a real correspondent in the art department except for stuff like “hey here’s this planet. And now it’s the same planet but snowy”. Basically it won that poll because most people think that art direction and graphical showcase are the same thing

Rivet so high up for best character when she’s literally a reskin of Ratchet with almost no substantial difference

NIER replicant last in the poll for best OST is laughable at best, depressing at worst

If there was a time where it was clear to me that gamers’ choice awards are bullshit, this was definitely it.

Now flood me with your downvotes or whatever

18 : Anonymous2021/12/20 18:16 ID: hpbm5rx

Not a single award for Returnal.

That's why 100% fan voted awards are more a popularity contest than anything else. Not quality get's honored, but sale figures. Thankfully, the most important awards in gaming, The Game Awards, aren't like that.

ID: hpcc64q

That's why 100% fan voted awards are more a popularity contest than anything else.

What the fuck else would it be?

ID: hpc2bx3

That's why 100% fan voted awards are more a popularity contest than anything else.

Genuinely, I'm confused what else it even could be. Its the literal definition of a popularity contest.

ID: hpfjtjy

RE8 won best story. Yeah you got it, as much as people complain about critics, it’s the fan awards that are the real joke


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