PSXE Poll Update: God Of War III The GotY Favorite
While Gran Turismo 5 and Red Dead Redemption gave leader Heavy Rain a run for its money last week, the second phase of the 2010 Reader's Choice Game of the Year wasn't anywhere near as close.
Granted, it may not have had the same amount of competition - depending on how you look at it - but nevertheless, God of War III ran away with the majority of the votes this past week. It hardly comes as any surprise, as many sources will say Sony Santa Monica's epic, nearly flawless action extravaganza is the front-runner for the year's most prestigious award. Based on the past few weeks, it seems GoWIII and Heavy Rain will duke it out for the final prize, but we wouldn't be surprised to see either Red Dead Redemption or Gran Turismo 5 make a late push. In rounding out the top 10 for the finals, we've got Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, Battlefield: Bad Company 2, Final Fantasy XIII and Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit. Will any of them have a chance against the elite of the elite?
As for us, we haven't decided on the GotY winner. It's very possible that Arnold and I will have a mighty long discussion/argument...it just ain't easy this year. In our eyes, there are three (or perhaps four) that deserve to be in the conversation and because they're all so very different from one another, the decision will not come easily. As usual, our awards will go live on either January 1 or January 2, and we'll have all the award categories from previous years, and maybe a few new ones as well...
12/19/2010 9:33:59 PM Ben Dutka