That kind of reminds me of last year when ME3 won GOTY against all logic. I was... less than pleased with the outcome, being a vocal detractor of the game.Caius said:There was an excellent example of this very recently, in our very own Escapist, that i'm intrigued as to why Jim didn't mention. The "Papers, Please Vs The Last of Us" debacle for the game of the year award.
While many people loved both games, people were so focused on their hatred for Papers, Please, that they started bashing it over and over again, claiming to have registered specifically to vote AGAINST it. Now, i'm 100% ok with fans voting, or registering to vote for their favourite game, but i think it says something about our community as gamers, that a game can win, not out of love, but out of hate for the "enemy".
That's very very grim....
I'm still not convinced that it wasn't people voting for it out of spite to the people who hated the ending. Me? I hated all of it, so that stung even worse.