Prefacing this note is that a lot of this is based off of sideline opinion for I only have a 3DS and a Vita to play games on. So grain of salt as I shout my opinions to the room.
Most Anticipated Game: THESE DON'T MATTER TO ME. -ahem- Nothing of much note has been annoucned for next year for the handhelds. 3DS has Bravely Default and Vita has some very Japanese things being brought over but so far, nothing much. That being said, Watch_Dogs
out of pure interest.
Game of the Year: Well definitely not Super Mario 3D World or Tomb Raider. I think it's going to be a battle between Bioshock Infinite
, Grand Theft Auto 5
and The Last of Us
. Out of these, I kinda hope for Bioshock Infinite because I like my intracate crazy plots. Though I'd be col with Last of Us winning too.
Personal game of the Year is Fire Emblem Awakening
which single handily saved my 3DS from
Studio of the Year: So...Bioshock Infinite team, Last of Us team, GTA team and...who's Fullbright? -quick Google search- Ah. Gone Home team. No opinion here.
Best Shooter: Uhh...this really isn't my genre of choice...though as much as I like Bioshock Infinite, I do not love it for it's shooterness. Uhh...I hear that Battlefield 4
is quite good...
Best Action Adventure game: When I think of this genre, I think of Assassins Creed IV or Tomb Raider...but I would love to give The Last of Us more support. GTA might win though. We shall see.
Best Sports Game: -laughs maniacally- No opinions here.
Best Independent Game: Gone Home...meh. What's Kentucky Route Zero? -takes notes- Papers Please and Stanley Parable though. Ack. That's a battle I don't want to choose. Either could win and I'd be good.
Best RPG: I HAVE OPINIONS! Final Fantasy XIV from what I hear, is a VERY good reboot for the MMO fans. Ni no Kuni is a lovely and wonderful RPG filled with charm and joy, from what I've heard. But here are the two handhelds of which I have strong opinions on. Pokemon X/Y is a strong entry but it's Pokemon. Besides, the most of the game I spend is on post game but flying around with no IV training/breeding. Just random battles. And while I like the options for continuing leveling up, I do not like the actual battle facility that they have. Besides, the region is so...barren with things to do. Not good. The award for personal favorite goes to Fire Emblem
Awakening for it's tactical gameplay and it's glorious support system. But if Final Fantasy XIV or Ni no Kuni win, no harm done. But Pokemon... them's fighting words.
Best Fighter: Like the shooter, it's not something I'm into. And I don't even know enough to give a "Go this game!" vote. So...yeah.
Best Driving: Where have all the kart games gone? Guess none were made this year. Which is the only sort of driving game I really keep up on so...yeah.
Best DLC: -spit take- This is a thing?! Uh...I have seen Knife of Dunwall so...let's go with it. Eheheheh.
Best Xbox: -dies of laughter- All of these games are on different consoles. Even Brothers. I'm going with Brothers, A Tale of Two Sons then.
Best Playstation: Some exclusives but I see you GTA topping both categories and you too Tomb Raider. Last of Us then, for TRUE exclusivity.
Best Nintendo: I see that Rayman Legends has also crossed the not exclusive line. But eh, it's supposed to be best for the Wii U. Any of these could win and I'd be good. (Why does this section remind me of the Best Animated Film category?)
Best PC: Battlefield's on other systems. Gone Home, meh. Papers Please and Stanley Parable though...once again. That fight. That glorious battle. Don't win Battlefield. Please don't win.
Best Handheld: -opinion bomb-
No Fire Emblem Awakening? Awwww.
I remember last year there was a kerfuffle because Vita was outpacing the 3DS in nominations. WELL WHO'S LAUGHING NOW EH? Not me. -hugs Vita close to my chest- I'm so sorry my dear. You are unloved by the many but I shall stand by you no matter what.
-ahem- Anyway, we got Animal Crossing which I didn't get in favor of Muramasa Rebirth, we have Pokemon, (No.) and we have two games that will be released this Thursday. Animal Crossing, I'd be okay with. Pokemon...ngggggh. I'd want to save on Legend of Zelda and Tearaway until the general public gets their ideas on them. -still roots for Tearaway-
Best Casual: Meh meh meeeeeeeeh. There is fun to be had here, it's just not my fun. And the only game I could get anyway is Animal Crossing. So bleeeeeh.
Best Voice Actor: Troy Baker
as Joel, T- wait... -double checks- huh. Troy Baker as Booker De Witt
, Steven Olegg as Trevor Phillips, and William Dafoe as
Nathan Dawkins. My money and hope is on Baker. Which is easier as he's nominated twice! But he's a cool guy and it's nice he's getting to be a Nolan North style lead in gaming. 'sides, dat improv
Best Voice Actress: Ashley Johnson as Ellie, Courtnee Draper as Elizabeth, Camilla Luddington as Lara Croft and Ellen Page as
Jodie Holmes. All expect Ellen I'd be fine with...expect maybe not Ashley for fear of the Flame Wars that might happen because of Ellen Page's remarks towards The Last of Us. Still rooting for Infinite.
Best Soundtrack: ... I have only heard of Infinite's. I shall go and correct this ASAP. (I hope they do that thing they did last year again for this year)
Best Song in a Game: ["A.D.H.D"
by Kendrick Lamar for GTA V, "Sleepwalking"
by The Chain Gang of 1974 for GTA V, "Survival"
by Eminem for Call of Duty Ghosts, and "Will the Circle be Unbroken"
by Courtnee Draper (and Troy Baker on guitar) for Bioshock Infinite.
Alright. I judge this based on how the song serves it's game. Bonus points if it was talior made for it. "A.D.H.D" seems to just be a radio song from a popular singer for GTA V just judging by the quick glance at the info I got from it. So...meh. Sleepwalking though, along with being a radio song, is also used in a trailer and is an ending song for one of the multiple endings. There is effort there. And it's a good sounding song. While Eminem...just gave one of his songs off of his album and said "I DO THIS FOR CALL OF DUTY!" essentially. Bleh. But all are outclassed in my mind for "Will the Circle Be Unbroken" which has meaning within the story. Plus the voice actors worked on it! Bonus.
Not to mention, I love the choral version.
So yep. There's my 2 cents. Now to go and hear Phoenixor's complaints on no Metal Gear Rising: Revengence.
edited 18th Nov '13 9:47:02 PM by phoenixdaughterAM