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October 23rd, 2011, 00:57
CountChocula writes Fallout: New Vegas has won Best RPG in the Golden Joystick Awards. The Witcher 2 and Dragon Age 2 took out second and third places, apparently.
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October 23rd, 2011, 00:58
I thought New Vegas was great, so I'm pleased with the news. I haven't played the Witcher 1 or 2 yet, and I'm pretty excited to get them started! I really liked the first Dragon Age, but Dragon Age 2 is a ways down in my backlog.
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October 23rd, 2011, 04:10
Awesome. Definitely deserved to win out over Dragon Age 2 and even The Witcher 2. I love TW2, but I would have to agree that NV is a bit better than TW2.

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Amazing and well deserved, Gratz Obsidian!

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October 23rd, 2011, 06:17
I'm kind of curious how many games they considered in the running and what the cut off month was. Even if you go with all RPGs available in the year, that could be a grey area due to some games having staggered dates between regions.
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October 23rd, 2011, 06:51
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I'm kind of curious how many games they considered in the running and what the cut off month was. Even if you go with all RPGs available in the year, that could be a grey area due to some games having staggered dates between regions.
I concur. I'm happy for Fallout NV but it was released last year. The runner ups were released this year. Unless there counting the dlc.

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October 23rd, 2011, 09:08
As I posted in the other thread, I think F:NV was well deserved over the other two, IMO. Glad to see it take first place.
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October 23rd, 2011, 09:48
I would give it to Witcher 2, but NV is amazing RPG too, so I can not be dissapointed. I am just glad Dragon Age 2 did not win..
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October 23rd, 2011, 10:24
Originally Posted by Couchpotato View Post
I concur. I'm happy for Fallout NV but it was released last year. The runner ups were released this year. Unless there counting the dlc.
It came out after Golden Joystick 2010. It's as simple as that, honestly.

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October 23rd, 2011, 10:39
yea.

I guess I was one of the few that liked Witcher 1 better than 2, so there ya go.

Fallout Vegas crashed my machine (not to desktop) just about every play session. But even with the continual nuisances it easily ranks in my top 10 RPGs of all time. Maybe one of these days I'll get into the Fallout Vegas DLCs but I put in over 200 hours in just one play through. OTH, I got a new rig since my first playthrough and I recently reinstalled the game and I tested it out and it ran great and well, I'm happy the game is getting its due.

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October 23rd, 2011, 10:55
Okay, read the article - It was gamers that voted for the awards. Now it makes sense why Fallout New Vegas won.

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October 23rd, 2011, 11:20
Originally Posted by WorstUsernameEver View Post
It came out after Golden Joystick 2010. It's as simple as that, honestly.
Who cares it was released last year so it shouldn't be part of the 2011 vote. It's as simple as that honestly but thank you for the answer.

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October 23rd, 2011, 11:50
Originally Posted by Couchpotato View Post
Who cares it was released last year so it shouldn't be part of the 2011 vote. It's as simple as that honestly but thank you for the answer.
So, seeing how most of these awards are being given out well before the end of year, all the games released during holiday season shouln't be competing at all? Don't be silly.
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October 23rd, 2011, 13:14
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I would give it to Witcher 2, but NV is amazing RPG too, so I can not be dissapointed. I am just glad Dragon Age 2 did not win..
That's what I've planned to say… You've beat me.

The real questioon here would be how DA2 got nominated in the first place and where is DX:HR since they don't care what year a game was released?

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GOTY is Portal 2… I admit I didn't play that one. Any input is it really better than FO:NV and TW2?
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October 23rd, 2011, 14:54
I think it's a bit of a shock DA did as well as 3rd place.
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October 23rd, 2011, 15:38
Originally Posted by joxer View Post
That's what I've planned to say… You've beat me.

The real questioon here would be how DA2 got nominated in the first place and where is DX:HR since they don't care what year a game was released?
It's a reader poll covering releases during the previous 12 months.

Fallout New Vegas, Witcher 2 and DA2 are probably the only RPGs released during this period with a relatively wide release (millions of units sold).

I suppose Deus Ex HR was either released after the date of the poll or perhaps it was not considered enough of an RPG by the nominating committee.
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October 23rd, 2011, 15:56
Originally Posted by joxer View Post
That's what I've planned to say… You've beat me.

The real questioon here would be how DA2 got nominated in the first place and where is DX:HR since they don't care what year a game was released?

EDIT:
GOTY is Portal 2… I admit I didn't play that one. Any input is it really better than FO:NV and TW2?
That's comparing apples and oranges my friend. Portal 2 is a first person puzzle game with some really well done characters, visuals, and story-telling. You solve a puzzle and you move to the next area and solve another puzzle while being heckled by the antagonist. I prefer New Vegas by a wide margin, but there's little doubt that a lot of good effort went in to Portal 2.
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October 23rd, 2011, 17:09
I don't think it is fair to compare New Vegas and Witcher 2 on the bases of the story and rpg elements alone. New Vegas used the existing engine and the know-how of fallout 3 which allowed them to focus more on the story (which Obsidian already have strength in from previous fallout games). In the case of Witcher 2, they had totally a new engine, new fighting mechanics in addition to the new story (not to mention the Premium package that the game came with) and the continuous support from CDProjekt. So it is not fair to compare the two on the bases of gameplay and story alone. Considering all of these aspects, Witcher 2 wins easily.
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October 23rd, 2011, 17:26
Originally Posted by SpoonFULL View Post
I don't think it is fair to compare New Vegas and Witcher 2 on the bases of the story and rpg elements alone. New Vegas used the existing engine and the know-how of fallout 3 which allowed them to focus more on the story (which Obsidian already have strength in from previous fallout games). In the case of Witcher 2, they had totally a new engine, new fighting mechanics in addition to the new story (not to mention the Premium package that the game came with) and the continuous support from CDProjekt. So it is not fair to compare the two on the bases of gameplay and story alone. Considering all of these aspects, Witcher 2 wins easily.
It's not a price for the best effort, its a price for the best game. Anyway, both games are worthy winners, imho. Which you prefer is largely down to personal preference, I think.
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October 23rd, 2011, 17:30
Originally Posted by SpoonFULL View Post
I don't think it is fair to compare New Vegas and Witcher 2 on the bases of the story and rpg elements alone. New Vegas used the existing engine and the know-how of fallout 3 which allowed them to focus more on the story (which Obsidian already have strength in from previous fallout games). In the case of Witcher 2, they had totally a new engine, new fighting mechanics in addition to the new story (not to mention the Premium package that the game came with) and the continuous support from CDProjekt. So it is not fair to compare the two on the bases of gameplay and story alone. Considering all of these aspects, Witcher 2 wins easily.
Well for me it comes down to the bottom line. Which was more engrossing and enjoyable overall? To me graphics and engine play a very small role in that. That being said, since I haven't gotten to the Witcher 2 (and still have not completed the first) I cannot say which was better. However, New Vegas was probably my best RPG experience since Fallout 2, and that's saying an awful lot (Dragon Age, Gothic 2, and Arcanum are all close - I know it's a sin, but I have never completed an infinity engine game, they are all back-logged).
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