So why are Beat saber and Tetris Effect not nominated for best audio design. All the nominated big name games don't do anything innovative with audio. Are PSVR and indie games not allowed to be nominated for a big category :p
Make no mistake I dont agree with all the awards given. Particularly in the categories you mentioned. But I feel popularity also plays an unfortunate big role in the game selection.
I think fr the game awards to ever be taken seriously in my book certain things will have to be changed.
- Let all released games be voted on to determine which games even get nominated by the people that have played them. The users/gamers not some panel of publications. This is because game appeal is purely subjective. As are the reviewers to and there isn't like some sort of qualification to be a reviewrer so technically their votes hold no more weight or value than the average gamer.
- We have PSN and XBlive and Steam IDs.. let those be used to sign into a voting site for both nominations and votes. So basically only people that have played/owned a game can vote or nominate it.