Half-Life: Alyx (VR)

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  1. Undying

    Undying Ancient Guru

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    How can game of the year be a vr game that 10% users played and no one is talking about?
     
  2. DannyD

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    It's not by choice many haven't played it, after my next gpu upgrade a VR setup is next on the list, i've had a VR setup in mind for ages but you know, very expensive.
    I can only imagine how immersive something like this is.
     
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    I think the stats for VR make it at around 2% of all active Steam users, so that's 2% of one out of four major gaming platforms. Of course the target audience is absolutely miniscule. But: are there guidelines on what constitutes a Game of the Year?

    Publications choose their GOTY on their own terms. Some choose the most popular game, some choose the game they thought was best, some choose a game that best 'speaks' for the kind of year it's been in gaming, some choose a game that shows the direction of future games. But if popularity were the most important factor, we'd be blessed with Fortnite and Minecraft having five-year win streaks I think.

    Alyx is a great game, top quality all round, ánd a daring endeavor that serves as a reference for future games, VR or no. Outside of accessibility / availability, I don't think you could ask for much more from a GOTY.
     
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    Yeah.
    Maybe "VR game of the year"... but making a title that only appeals to a niche market the game of the year seems odd.
    Specially since, as you said, nobody is talking about it any more.

    When it released, and for a bit after... yeah, everyone was all about it. But, for months now... there's been nothing.
    The game came and went. Which, is drastically different compared to past Half-Life titles.
     

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    Well-deserved. This is one of the best VR game that I've ever play since TheBlu and VR Kanojo! :D:p
     
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    voted this for goty vr.

    think most of my picks won this year.
     
  7. XP-200

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    If you have a VR HMD this game should be a requirement by law, just raised the VR bar so high i doubt anything will touch it, apart from the inevitable Alyx HLVR sequal. ;)

    And let me just add the workshop intergration is cracking, Return to Rapture is jaw dropping.
     
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    Yes I really need to try this! Playing the game again now that I have index controllers but I need to try some workshop stuff
     
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    ^^^Oh you need to try some of the workshop stuff, the modders are doing a fantastic job with this VR engine.
     
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    :eek:

     
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