October 26, 2007

Lord of the Rings Online: Game of the Year?

Apparently Lord of the Rings Online has been voted Game of the Year.
(Drum roll). The PC Game of the Year 2007 - sponsored by PC Gamer, has been awarded to Turbine's Tolkien-powered MMO The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar.

And the hobbits rejoiced.

Lord of the Rings Online beat off WoW, Football Manager 2007, Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars and S.T.A.L.K.E.R. to grab the gong. We've have a feeling this is going to generate some interesting and no doubt highly enlightening discussion in the comments below...
Funny thing is, LotRO didn't win the Online Game of the Year award. World of Warcraft won that award. I guess we can all figure out what category the LotRO fanboys voted in. In my opinion, the people that voted for WoW, did so in the correct category, instead of trying to cheese it to a win in an overall category. So, LotRO scrapes out a trophy to throw up on the wall next to their four million characters created plaque. I wonder who is getting fired over this one?

3 comments:

Hudson said...

I am not sure how this game gets game of the year. These awards are getting as bad as the Grammy's or the Billboard Artist awards. Plus any website throws them out there based on advertising revenue

heartlessgamer said...

It's simple. Everyone that wanted to vote for WoW or any other online game, voted for it in the Online Games category. The LotRO fanboys made a concerted effort to vote only in the Game of the Year category, which is the reason that WoW won the Online category. IMHO, the only games that should have been considered for Game of the Year should have been the category winners.

brackish said...

I agree on the category thing but the guys over are Turbine are still probably rejoicing. Without getting into the love it/meh it/hate it discussion, its not a bad game.

I'm not sure if it deserves GOTY but 07' wont be going down as the groundbreaking year in terms of MMOs anyway.