Skyrim wins G.O.T.Y, Studio awards at VGAs – Correct decision?

Earlier on we informed you about a huge surprise at the 2011 Video Game Awards with the announcement of Sony and Naughty Dog’s new PS3 exclusive called The Last of Us, but now we have something which probably isn’t so much of a surprise to share with you – the winner of the prestigious Game Of the Award.

If you are a gaming fan, you’ll probably know already that Bethesda’s new RPG epic The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim won G.O.T.Y, with Bethesda themselves also picking up the Best Studio and Best RPG awards as well. Not a bad night for the company really was it?

If you own a copy of Skyrim, many of you will probably feel that the award was well deserved, with the game easily one of the best RPGs of the year, and also maybe of all time.

However, with all the praise out of the way, Skyrim has also been the subject of one or two well-documented problems, especially on the PS3 version of the game. If you are not aware of the problems, gamers have been suffering serious framerate problems on the PS3, while an initially game-breaking texture issue plagued the Xbox 360 version. The PC version is undoubtedly the best version of the three thanks to mod support, many PC gamers are not happy at the fact that they feel shortchanged in the form of the PC version especially being a ‘port’ of the Xbox 360 version. This is evident in the fact that the user interface featured on PC is tailor made for console players, and you’ll find it very difficult to find a PC player who doesn’t have a bad thing to say about the PC UI in Skyrim.

On a positive note, Bethesda are still working hard on improving the game in frequent patch releases, so let’s hope that all players of the game will not run into any more problems and everyone can play the game which has just been awarded ‘Game of the Year’ by industry critics. The question is though: how do you feel about the game?

Do you think Skyrim is a worthy winner of G.O.T.Y and Studio of the year, or should the awards have gone to a different game and developer?

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