Sure, there are a lot of potentially great games slated to arrive next year. But is it inevitable that Grand Theft Auto V nabs 2013's top prize?
It'll be interesting to see how far GTA has come after a good five years. The last, GTAIV, ended up winning plenty of awards, but the long-time fans seemed split on the game's overall quality and appeal. Rockstar appears ready to deliver an absolute masterpiece, as the footage and media we've seen thus far has been quite impressive.
The competition will likely consist of games such as The Last Of Us , Bioshock Infinite , Gears of War: Judgment , and maybe Crysis 3 . Of course, many more contenders could pop up as the year progresses; I don't think too many thought Dishonored would be a legitimate contender this year. I believe a great many hoped but you know how it is with new IPs. As for Naughty Dog's new IP, that could be the biggest competition for GTAV, although some are questioning if survival/action is really ND's bag. Me, I think they can do just about anything.
This has been a lengthy development cycle for GTAV, and it'd be a huge disappointment if it wasn't easily one of the best games of the generation. And considering the sheer size and scope, along with the more ambitious approach of three main characters, it seems the new GTA is on the fast track to high honors. What do you think?
Related Game(s): Grand Theft Auto V