Assassin's Creed: Unity The Front-Runner For GotY 2014?
Yes, I'm aware that we know very little about this year's Assassin's Creed: Unity.
I know we haven't seen any gameplay and I know that besides the baseline story and setting details, we really don't have much info at all.
...I also know it's coming out in 2014.
Thing is, with all these major game delays, it's starting to feel like Unity could end up being Game of the Year almost by default. I mean, thus far, the only qualifier is really Titanfall, but that didn't exactly score off the charts. It scored well but GotY winners usually at least have Metascores over 90, you know? And now, with The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, The Order: 1886 and Batman: Arkham Knight set for 2015, what legit GotY contenders do we have?
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare and Battlefield: Hardline? Doubtful. It has been a while since a shooter claimed GotY honors from the bigger sources. The new Uncharted supposedly won't get here until next summer, Halo 5 won't be ready until the end of next year, and Driveclub...? Nah. The two biggest competitors to Unity right now are Dragon Age: Inquisition and Far Cry 4, both of which have a chance at taking home top honors this year.
However, I think the new Dragon Age has a lot to prove and while Far Cry is great, it's going to have to be pretty darn special to get a ton of critical acclaim. If the developers do their jobs and make the new AC adventure brilliant and memorable (and they've done it before), I say Unity is the front-runner right now.
6/3/2014 10:44:48 PM Ben Dutka