I know it's way too early to even suggest, hence the guessing game. My guess is GOT will do very well and win the 2020 GOTY.
Ghost of Tsushima is in no way a GOTY contender. But I'd say the same with any Playstation title released in the last 10 years. Sony really likes the "3rd-Person Over the Shoulder Action Adventure Shooter With Stealth Elements" formula. I'm surprised their playerbase hasn't gotten sick of playing the same game over and over again.
For me personally I can honestly say a lot of the appeal of the game is the setting and the atmosphere, but I also don't expect it to be a GOTY caliber game. I just want some fun and somewhat realistic samurai action. I'm fully expecting GOTY to go to CP2077.Hey,
forgive me an ignorant question, but what do fans find GOTY/appealing/interesting about this game?
I've watched the 18min gameplay. The graphics and effects look nice, the level design seems "different" from the other (AAA) games - kinda very open, very empty and (yet) somewhat atmospheric.
The combat seems to be random hack-and-slash no different from e.g. AC series and eventually, requires like 1 IQ to use a bomb as a distraction.
The game uses a mix of hardcoded and observation-based PoI system, where a player is navigated to some interesting places by following visual clues.
I honestly don't get it. Is it the setting and the atmosphere? Have I missed some story gameplay? Where do you see GOTY value?