View Full Version : Some say Galaxies will get GOTY-Some say JK2....

02-11-2002, 02:11 PM
I've been checking sw galaxies for a long time now and this game is just awsome, Its hard to compare both games, Galaxies is like good for strategy and online while JK2 is for action and graphics and effects.

But i kinda think JK2 would get GOTY over galaxies is because for people like me who have 56k, im afraid that galaxies will be too laggy for me, if i had cable i would love galaxies.

And i hope i can affort the monthly fee for playing galaxies. But Go JK2

02-11-2002, 02:17 PM
Im not sure if any of those will get the goty award
Id like JO to get some goty awards though, but Its still soon to know
about the connection, I dont think 56k is enought to play JO online, because most people online have better connections, and they would have advantage over you

02-11-2002, 02:21 PM
In Star Wars Galaxies its difficult to be a jedi and in JO you are a
jedi...take your pick;)

02-11-2002, 02:27 PM
Apples and oranges, really. JK2 is a FPS, and I would imagine that its online playability will help enforce its popularity. The game isn't even out yet, so it is tough to go beyond it.

SW:G allows people to do what they have always wanted to do: Be a character in the Star Wars universe. Some major hurdles for the game are support upon release and the ability of the servers to deal with the volume of players on their servers, while delivering a low-lag game. Other issues are security and maintaining an environment that is interesting enough so that players will continue to want to play.

There's no doubt that each game will do well. Hell, as Star Wars fans, we'll buy just about anything that says Star Wars. But as far as the GOTY is concerned, either game must deliver more than recognizable logo and much-loved characters. They need to be playable, set new standards, run well on the common-man's machine, and keep both the casual and hardcore gamer interested.

02-11-2002, 02:27 PM
Another thing I forgot, what is the release date for Galaxies?
Its not 100% sure its released this year

02-11-2002, 02:30 PM
For JO to get GOTY it would have to bring something really innovative to the FPS ballpark, as it stands it looks like all old (and proven :) ) gameplay elements, that is why I don't think it will be GOTY, but you never know, depending on if SWG is completely innovative in many areas it could be.

02-11-2002, 02:30 PM
There are so many game of the years awards each year, I don't even pay attention to them. Also in my experiences, game reviews are hardly ever the same way I feel about a game.

In other words, I could care less about whether or not they give JK2 game of the year. As someone else said, it will be MY game of the year, and that's all that counts.

That's not to say Galaxies won't be cool for those laid back days.:)

02-11-2002, 03:09 PM
I thought SW:G was coming out in 2003.

02-11-2002, 03:18 PM
Isn't the GOTY usually a FPS?

02-11-2002, 03:39 PM
Grim Fandango (http://www.grimfandango2.com/), GOTY 1998.

02-11-2002, 03:40 PM
Originally posted by JPMaximilian
Isn't the GOTY usually a FPS?
When is it not :p

02-11-2002, 03:43 PM
^Thats what I'm saying, so based on that, Star Wars Galaxies is out.

02-11-2002, 03:50 PM
I don't think it has to be. I do know that there have been some FPS in the past.

02-11-2002, 05:07 PM
I know this might be a biased forum (JK board and all) but if SWG comes out this year there is no doubt in my mind it will win GOTY honors.

SWG graphics are the best in the industry right now -- and can you imagine SWG with a GeForce 4? You can't dock any points for graphics here.

The reason MMORPGs don't make GOTY is because they aren't totally finished when they are released. There's always bugs and the like to work out.

However, recently, the gaming media has been getting high up on the MMORPG bandwagon. Just peruse through your PC Gamers... and SWG has been the most talked about game in a long time.

JK2 will be limited to force powers, lightsabers, and shoot-em-ups, whereas you will actually be able to LIVE and DO ANYTHING in SWG.

Don't get me wrong though -- I definitely am high-up on JO, will buy it first day its out, and believe it will be a canidate for GOTY. But if it has to be judged side-by-side with SWG, honestly, it doesn't have a shot.

It's very early (and I don't really believe SWG will be released THIS year -- too big of a game, too much to develop), so its too hard to pick something out. But from what I've seen and heard thus far I'd have to go with either JO or GTA3 for PC GOTY.

02-11-2002, 05:16 PM
I hope JO gets GOTY...although if SWG manages to release in 2002, SWG might get it if there aren't many bugs. :xwing:

02-11-2002, 05:25 PM
I disagree Harbinger, I respect your opinion but imagine JO with GeForce 4. :) I think there are too many people who don't have a T3 connection or Cable Modem that won't be able to enjoy it as much because of bandwidth. Just my opinion, who knows when both games haven't even come out yet. And its not like JK2 and SWG are the only games competing for GOTY. :)

02-11-2002, 05:26 PM
I know this might be a biased forum (JK board and all) but if SWG comes out this year there is no doubt in my mind it will win GOTY honors.
:wstupid: :rofl:

02-11-2002, 05:32 PM
Oh, forgive me Terminator. I didn't know you were so insanely intelligent.

Great supporting argument...

You've certainly convinced me JO is GOTY.

02-11-2002, 05:37 PM
Well, these are the Jedi Outcast forums, I'm sure if you went to the SWG forums they'd agree with you.:) I don't see why its worth arguing over when no one has played either game yet?

02-11-2002, 05:38 PM
Thank you, The Spoon has great arguing powers y'know.... it makes decisions on it's own. Have a plastic Newbie Spoon Replica, plastic since u don't deserve an alliminium one :D

02-11-2002, 07:29 PM
SW Galaxies is coming out this summer I beleive or there scheduled release, and so far it looks like there ahead of schedule. Maybe ya got mixed with there add-on packs which the first on prabulary is in 2003.

02-11-2002, 07:31 PM
oh yeah!

I hope they will add a level editor with the game, I remember months back in chat rooms fans asked them and they said its a surprise. I just hope, i dont feel like waiting a few months for someone to make another JED editor.

02-11-2002, 07:44 PM
the editing tools are confirmed, theyll be unsupported releases, for download after the game is released

Krayt Tion
02-11-2002, 08:14 PM
Honestly, it is hard for me to seriously compare feature sets of vaporware. JO we know lots of and are nearly sure about some things but still...

The development of Galaxies, like most other mmorpgs I've seen over the years, relies too much on promises. I don't know too many other places where talk is as cheap as it is in the crowded mmorpg market.

But I'll play ball :D

I'm so attached to Star Wars as well as the Dark Force series that the only way I'll be able to judge them is by what freshness they can bring to their respective genres.

I'd have to go with Galaxies being the more revolutionary game based on the promises they've made :rolleyes: But I'm not writing off the surprises JO might have up its sleave... DRAW it is! For now.

GOTY? Not gonna touch that... so many other games coming out this year.... the speculation of all time there but carry on :D

Sounds Risky
02-11-2002, 10:43 PM
Homeworld got GotY 1999. I doubt Jedi Outcast will get this though, maybe something more innovative.

02-11-2002, 10:45 PM
I hear there is a star wars vs star trek add-on for homeworld. Is it any fun?

Millions o' Monkeys
02-11-2002, 11:53 PM
ummm have you people thought of sof2....it was voted best of e3. and if ravens still doing as good a job as they were then it has a very real chance

Sounds Risky
02-12-2002, 12:21 AM
Originally posted by JaG|Kaiser
I hear there is a star wars vs star trek add-on for homeworld. Is it any fun?

It's very fun, but I played it so long ago they probably updated it a lot.

02-12-2002, 09:56 PM
A buddy of mine was a huge Homeworld fan and picked up the MOD for about 10 bucks. I'm not sure how that worked, as I thought that MODs were typically free.

Can you play Star Wars vs Star Wars?

Sounds Risky
02-12-2002, 11:40 PM
Wow, why did your friend buy a mod?!

There was a Star Wars mod with Alliance ships as one side and Imperial ships as another, never really played it though.

02-13-2002, 05:01 PM
I can't wait for either JO or galaxies, and yes, I think it's comparing apples and oranges. I'm gonna play galaxies for ages! I'll have 50 different characters by the end! lol, and JO, I'll play through many times without boredom, i'm sure.

02-14-2002, 10:53 AM
Welcome to the forums, Sithxace. Check my sig for your gift. ;)

Well...it seems this has been discussed before... :)

From my POV, SWG looks very nice, yes, and will undoubtedly be well-subscribed...but it's appeal is also limited to those willing to pay a monthly subscription. Of course, popularity is not the only factor in determining GOTYs.

I guess I'd have to say that I agree that everyone has their own idea of what a GOTY should be...and those who hand out such awards will obviously have their own biases.

Suffice it to say there is going to be a lot of candidates for GOTY this year. JKII and SWG are certainly in the running, but they face some stiff competition. Remember that we've already had MOH:AA. We are still awaiting Unreal II, SOF2, Knights Of The Old Republic, Morrowind, UT 2, Outcast 2 (not related to JKII), Kreed, Chaser, Maelstrom, Deus Ex 2, among others, which have all been slated for release this year. And that's just mostly the FPSs...there are lots of other genres awaiting some big releases. Dungeon Siege. Neverwinter Nights. Warcraft III. Age Of Mythology. Then you have the rumoured Half Life 2, Duke Nukem Forever and Halo for PC.

I wouldn't want to have to choose a winner from that lot...because some of them are going to be incredible and innovative. I would be very surprised if JKII and SWG don't make it into the top 10 of best games this year...but you never know...

02-14-2002, 10:59 AM
i wouldnt be at all surprised if jk2 didnt make top 10 especially with those games coming out with new engines...