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""Best Voice Performance"": Kevin Brighting as The Narrator in The Stanley Parable
. The Narrator is such a wonderfully complex character. Sometimes, he's your arch nemesis, sometimes he's your only friend, and often, he's both. Brighting nails every one of these moods and more, he makes what's essentially a disembodied voice richer and more human then most characters in gaming.
""Best Soundtrack"": Metal Gear Rising
: Revengeance. STAAAANDING HEEEEERE I REALIIIIZE YOU WERE JUST LIKE MEEEEEEE TRYING TO MAKE HISTORY
Best Party Members
: The Shepherds in Fire Emblem: Awakening
. I love each and every one of these fuckers, and the game goes out of it's way to make you feel like a true team. The support system, the hilarious (and sometimes heartwarming) interactions and the constant threat of perma-death insure you remain attached to them.
: Rayman Legends
Best Fighting Game
. What an ingenious concept! Lots of players (myself included) already use the "jump around and sometimes kick" method in fighters, so why not build an entire game around it? Having every battle be decided by one hit makes everything amazingly tense too.
Best Strategy Game
: Fire Emblem: Awakening
Best Metroidvania Guacamelee!
Best Fire Person Shooter Call of Juarez: Gunslinger
Like almost no one talks about this game and that is a tragedy. Considering Techland's previous games have been terrible and racist, this is a HUGE 180. Really fun, acradey style shooting, with a surprisingly good story attached to it.
: The Last of Us
. I haven't even finished the game, but the prologue, just a perfect, gut wrenching opening that sets the tone perfectly. Describing more would ruin the impact, but I didn't expect that at all
. This is how you open a game.
edited 30th Dec '13 11:57:58 PM by Firestorm