We all know the phrase “Game of the Year” has lost absolutely all meaning, but at this point things are becoming ridiculous. Well, sit yourself down because things just got more absurd with the announcement of a GOTY edition for the famously mediocre title Lords of the Fallen.
While LotF isn’t a terrible title, the Dark Souls cash-in wasn’t particularly fantastic either. With a Metacritic score of a merely average 73 and suffering from a myriad of issues upon release with influential YouTubers and industry critics having serious performance and gameplay issues alike.
It seems that in this day and age, merely being a profitable title is enough to bestow one’s self with the almost meaningless accolade “Game of the Year”… but whose game of the year exactly?
If it’s anything of a consolation, Lords of the Fallen: Game of the Year edition is set to be released on June 16 and as a possible value adder will include a reasonable amount of DLC such as the Ancient Labyrinth; the Demonic Weapons and Lion Heart equipment addons along with the Monks Decipher expansion.
All of which is swell, but why not call it what it is? No, not just a cash grab (although you’re probably not far from the mark). It’s simply a Complete Edition, heck, call it the “Director’s Cut”. But don’t flatter yourself by calling it the Game of the Year edition.