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Best Art Direction of 2020

This was a close fight between Ori and Ghost of Tsushima. But everyone else was a long ways off the pace when it came to the voting, struggling to surpass even 5% of the vote.



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2020 sure sucked in terms of RTS games, at least for me. I saw more turn based tactics game in that poll than a pure RTS game.



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Machina said:

Best Art Direction of 2020

This was a close fight between Ori and Ghost of Tsushima. But everyone else was a long ways off the pace when it came to the voting, struggling to surpass even 5% of the vote.

Well deserved win for Ori, it's one of the most beautiful games I've ever laid eyes on.



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Best Original Music Score of 2020

Another category that boiled down to a two-way fight involving Ori and the Will of the Wisps ^^



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Machina said:

Best RPG of 2020

A pretty packed line-up (there was also Xenoblade Chronicles, which narrowly missed out on a spot in the shortlist), but a fairly comfortable win in the end for the victor, which was 13% clear of its nearest rival.

Wow, you snubbed Xenoblade Chronicles again. VGC staff should be ashamed of themselves.

Perhaps you shouldn't have given a spot to Paper Mario: The Origami King on the shortlist, because that game isn't even an RPG. How did that happen in the first place? Who specifically on the team believes that it is an RPG?



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RolStoppable said:
Machina said:

Best RPG of 2020

A pretty packed line-up (there was also Xenoblade Chronicles, which narrowly missed out on a spot in the shortlist), but a fairly comfortable win in the end for the victor, which was 13% clear of its nearest rival.

Wow, you snubbed Xenoblade Chronicles again. VGC staff should be ashamed of themselves.

Perhaps you shouldn't have given a spot to Paper Mario: The Origami King on the shortlist, because that game isn't even an RPG. How did that happen in the first place? Who specifically on the team believes that it is an RPG?

I think I voted for Xenoblade Chronicles, but probably it didn't get enough votes to get to the shortlist. Most categories had more than five entries.



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Mnementh said:
RolStoppable said:

Wow, you snubbed Xenoblade Chronicles again. VGC staff should be ashamed of themselves.

Perhaps you shouldn't have given a spot to Paper Mario: The Origami King on the shortlist, because that game isn't even an RPG. How did that happen in the first place? Who specifically on the team believes that it is an RPG?

I think I voted for Xenoblade Chronicles, but probably it didn't get enough votes to get to the shortlist. Most categories had more than five entries.

Okay, so the community did its part here. But still, Paper Mario being a part of the initial vote was still decided on by the staff.



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RolStoppable said:
Mnementh said:

I think I voted for Xenoblade Chronicles, but probably it didn't get enough votes to get to the shortlist. Most categories had more than five entries.

Okay, so the community did its part here. But still, Paper Mario being a part of the initial vote was still decided on by the staff.

Yeah. But there is a limited number of options it could've fit into. You actually see the genre categories. Paper Mario is obviously not a fighting game, a shooter or a racing game. I am not sure if it is a strategy game. Eventually it would fit with puzzle games. Action and adventure game seem the most fitting categories.



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Wow, a remake is winning more awards at this point. I thought Ori's OST as well as DOOM's was something else. We've all heard what an old game's OST is like revamped, but I would have given the award to a new game with new tunes.

I know this is user based voting, but I can't help but shake off the feeling like we're still faction based voting, and not actually voting for what strived the most, that also isn't on said console as an exclusive.

Like not being funny or anything, but I've owned and played AC NH for months and months now, and it's still felt more barebones compared to NL back in 2013. Compared to MS flight sim, which tries to base itself on realistic visuals, flight control and locations, it really strove far, and that series is far more niche than AC, and yet it's done multiple things.

Then there's Spiritfarer, a game full of beautiful colours, that holds it's own charm, as well as the fact that the game deals with moving on with life, letting go those that you've become friends with, as they pass on into the afterlife, and that obviously will touch some people's strings (myself included, because I've lost much of my family over the past 4 years). I feel like those two games have gone that bit further than the likes of NH, and I just cannot think that it got what it did, without faction base voting. I know what this site is like, it's mostly Nintendo/Sony based, and it'll only change if we want it to (which it likely will never, because our site is hardly front page anywhere).

Like at least CGI's awards changed a bit this time around, and I was glad to see some actual change in voting types and results. The results for this are just making me see Sony/Ninty games getting the majority of votes, and not indies actually trying to do stuff, let alone an MS game game or two nabbing a few more badges, y'know, a bit of a change up.

Anyway, that's just my lil gabber. Just wanted to get that off my chest.



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