Fallout 4 was released relatively late this year, it came out on November 10th, 2015. That was very late for a game to be considered Game Of The Year. Although the fan base is humongous and people all around tend to enjoy the game for hours on end. Some gamers who haven’t liked the series in recent years are actually enjoying the 4th installment thanks to all of the new features, beautiful graphics, and interesting storyline. I am one of these people because I somewhat enjoyed Fallout 3 and the great DLC but it didn’t interest me that much. The 4th one is a lot better and intrigues me more than the previous entries.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt received the Game Of The Year award last week at the Official Game Awards. This surprised tons of gamers alike and they were left a bit puzzled. The Witcher 3 was a fantastic game with great story, gameplay, and expansive world to explore. Of course we had more time to delve into this game compared to Fallout 4 being out for less than a month. CD Projekt RED is a fantastic game company that cares about their gamers. This was shown with free downloadable content throughout 2015 for their newest entry to the series. The same can be said about Bethesda but with such a late release, not much has been experienced yet. This is what could have pushed The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt over the top to claim the Game Of The Year Award.
This loss does not diminish Bethesda or Fallout 4 at all because them as a company and their games continue to impress and leave an imprint on the world of gaming. As I stated earlier, I think the late release was the biggest factor for the loss at the awards show. I think Bethesda saw this one coming because very rarely does a late release game slide through with the GOTY win. Also, The Witcher 3 and Fallout 4 were heavily anticipated by a large majority of gamers. We have been waiting multiple years for follow-ups to our beloved series and they both came out in 2015. This made a pretty great conflict for the award and left a huge decision to be made. As we all saw, Witcher 3 won.
Games, consoles, and just gaming in general is one huge competition. It’s about who can make a better product than the others. Each year our technology gets better and better. This means gaming slowly evolves each and every quarter. Better graphics, smoother gameplay, great story, and higher number of sales is what drives the creative force behind creating video games today. Most game companies strive to make a better product than the rest. Many factors lead to this and release date is a huge one. This is what made Fallout 4 come in 2nd place this year. Again,I enjoy both the Witcher series and Fallout series equally so I am not putting down one or the other. I would like to congratulate The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt for winning Game Of The Year and CD Projekt RED for supporting their loyal gamers throughout the years.
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