Forums - Gaming Discussion - Splatoon won 2 awards in the VGA

Deserved?

Oh yeah! 170 84.16%
 
Hell no! 15 7.43%
 
(Insert ink pun here) 17 8.42%
 
Total:202
bananaking21 said:
vivster said:
Multiplayer GOTY with only a handful of maps and limited modes and no communication. Seems legit.


lets just ignore the E-sport sensation that is Rocket League as well. that also adds 4 player split screen in both offline and online modes. 

Rocket League isn't ignored however: it was one of the nominees. It's not a shooter though and shooters are "in" right now.



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Mr Puggsly said:
vivster said:
Multiplayer GOTY with only a handful of maps and limited modes and no communication. Seems legit.

You did a pretty good job narrowing down why these awards are a load of shit.

I feel like they just went with the game that gets the least criticism. Splatoon is fun, but its a casual approach to an online shooter like PvZ:GW.

Maybe the judges are casuals too? Call it a hunch but I think casuals outnumber core gamers.



Well deserved in my opinion. I was not on the hype train when it was revealed at E3. I also didn't pre order it and had little interest in it until I started to see the game play and a lot of it online. I am still to this day surprised by how much i like it and still play it.



Yep! This was my highlight of the year. It brought something new to the table.

Hopefully this magic will strike again when Nintendo creates another new IP on a different genre.

Totally deserves it!



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Mr Puggsly said:
vivster said:
Multiplayer GOTY with only a handful of maps and limited modes and no communication. Seems legit.

You did a pretty good job narrowing down why these awards are a load of shit.

I feel like they just went with the game that gets the least criticism. Splatoon is fun, but its a casual approach to an online shooter like PvZ:GW.

Nah, Splatoon is very good. That's why people got crazy about it when they played the demo for the first time, that's why critics were so positive about it even when the game was extremely shallow at the beggining, that's why is the most popular online shooter in Japan EVER, that's why so many people still playing it instead of forget about it on 2 months like Titanfall, that´s why it has inkredible legs selling, and that's why now is getting prizes in the same categories where games with way more level of sales and budget are nominated. 

Everytime someone uses the word casual in a bad way, I think on the word elitist, in a bad way too. And one very laughable elitism in this particular case. Do you think Halo and CoD players are on its majority hardcore gamers? Ha Ha Ha 




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Nintendo winning an award for best (online) Multiplayer and best Shooter ...did I accidentally switch dimensions? Is this earth-2?



Ongoing bet with think-man: He wins if MH4 releases in any shape or form on PSV in 2013, I win if it doesn't.

axumblade said:
I knew this game would be special but I remember all of the people talking smack about it when it was first announced. Glad it managed to do so well. :D

As if "winning" any award from this man:

Has any scrap of credit to it.

Slatton has very few maps and play modes. It has no private lobbies. It launched in 2015 with no voice chat what so ever. There are no ai bots. And local multiplayer was gimped. It even launched with some promized game modes disabled.

But some how by the grace of the Doritos pope it not only wins best shooter but also best multiplayer. Now that is the ultimate joke. Most of the awards catagories were rigged from the start.



elektranine said:
axumblade said:
I knew this game would be special but I remember all of the people talking smack about it when it was first announced. Glad it managed to do so well. :D

As if "winning" any award from this man:

Has any scrap of credit to it.

Slatton has very few maps and play modes. It has no private lobbies. It launched in 2015 with no voice chat what so ever. There are no ai bots. And local multiplayer was gimped. It even launched with some promized game modes disabled.

But some how by the grace of the Doritos pope it not only wins best shooter but also best multiplayer. Now that is the ultimate joke. Most of the awards catagories were rigged from the start.

So you don't know shit about the game but you critizise it anyway. Very common in this forums.

Splatoon has 15 maps, +50 weapons, +150 pieces of gear, 4 online modes, and 2 matchmaking options that include private lobbies with customizable battles. And there are ai bots, but they are used only in the single campaign as enemies (yes, it has a pretty good single campaign too) they are never needed on the multiplayer, there is always enough people playing it.

Next time inform yourself before shit about it.

Oh, and that man does not choose the awards ;)



Hah I think it's awesome and agree that splatoon was deserving. I pondered elsewhere what odds one could have gotten in Vegas back in January that nintendo would win a "best shooter" award if they cared at all about such things... Methinks you could have made $1,000 off of $1 lol



Pretty addictive game. Well deserved.

off: It's funny how these awards "worth nothing" to some people now that "their" games didn't win.