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Chazore said:

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.

Not to take anything away from the quality of the remake, but I agree with you.

Regarding the faction stuff, that is the main reason we have staff voting as well as community voting to make up the overall. The community brings breadth of experience but undoubtedly factionalism too, the staff brings the opposite, and the hope is a balance is struck in the middle. 

Indies will almost always struggle in anything vote-based (with some high profile exceptions, like Hades and Ori), because they're not as widely known about or played. Unless the awards were to be solely deliberation-based I don't think that can be avoided. But deliberation-based brings a whole host of other problems, not least of which would be the community feeling left out and pissed off.



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Machina said:

Not to take anything away from the quality of the remake, but I agree with you.

Regarding the faction stuff, that is the main reason we have staff voting as well as community voting to make up the overall. The community brings breadth of experience but undoubtedly factionalism too, the staff brings the opposite, and the hope is a balance is struck in the middle. 

Indies will almost always struggle in anything vote-based (with some high profile exceptions, like Hades and Ori), because they're not as widely known about or played. Unless the awards were to be solely deliberation-based I don't think that can be avoided. But deliberation-based brings a whole host of other problems, not least of which would be the community feeling left out and pissed off.

Aye, and it's why I wish a good chunk here gave indies more of a chance throughout the year, because there's quite some innovative darling titles out there. Some try something new, some try something old, but give it a new twist, and there's a  high chance it'll get ignored on here, because it's not a Sony or Ninty exclusive game (which shouldn't have to be a factor, but it ends up being one when you look at the votes and history over time).

Games like Undertale, Kyneseed have me wanting high profile games to adopt what should be the standard of having pacifist style gameplay, or in Kyneseed's case, having an RPG where you can actually age in-game, have a family/kids, die and play as the kid, because I think those two things really bring some depth to gameplay/story telling over say, some random samurai taking on a whole clan (which we've seen already multiple times in the past), and not having any of those two aspects.

Like I want those high profile exclusives to really do something incredibly special, because as I get older, I start seeing the hundred million being poured into these games as being more toward marketing than actual game advancement. Like I wanna interact with those game worlds, not climb radio towers or do basic casual level stuff you'd easily find in a mobile game, and a lot of AAA games are insanely guilty of this really old trope.

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Best Performance of 2020

A brand new category we introduced this year, courtesy of @coolbeans 

Voting was really quite diverse for this one, with several performances all hovering around 10% of the vote, and only one nominee pulling clear from the pack. The runner-up though could have easily been any one of seven different people, had just a couple of votes been cast differently. 



Machina said:

Best Performance of 2020

A brand new category we introduced this year, courtesy of @coolbeans 

Voting was really quite diverse for this one, with several performances all hovering around 10% of the vote, and only one nominee pulling clear from the pack. The runner-up though could have easily been any one of seven different people, had just a couple of votes been cast differently. 

I'm glad to see so many performers were duking it out.  Still wish Cissy Jones made the shortlist.  Shame the Call of the Sea's release date did it no favors.



Chazore said:
Machina said:

Not to take anything away from the quality of the remake, but I agree with you.

Regarding the faction stuff, that is the main reason we have staff voting as well as community voting to make up the overall. The community brings breadth of experience but undoubtedly factionalism too, the staff brings the opposite, and the hope is a balance is struck in the middle. 

Indies will almost always struggle in anything vote-based (with some high profile exceptions, like Hades and Ori), because they're not as widely known about or played. Unless the awards were to be solely deliberation-based I don't think that can be avoided. But deliberation-based brings a whole host of other problems, not least of which would be the community feeling left out and pissed off.

Aye, and it's why I wish a good chunk here gave indies more of a chance throughout the year, because there's quite some innovative darling titles out there. Some try something new, some try something old, but give it a new twist, and there's a  high chance it'll get ignored on here, because it's not a Sony or Ninty exclusive game (which shouldn't have to be a factor, but it ends up being one when you look at the votes and history over time).

Games like Undertale, Kyneseed have me wanting high profile games to adopt what should be the standard of having pacifist style gameplay, or in Kyneseed's case, having an RPG where you can actually age in-game, have a family/kids, die and play as the kid, because I think those two things really bring some depth to gameplay/story telling over say, some random samurai taking on a whole clan (which we've seen already multiple times in the past), and not having any of those two aspects.

Like I want those high profile exclusives to really do something incredibly special, because as I get older, I start seeing the hundred million being poured into these games as being more toward marketing than actual game advancement. Like I wanna interact with those game worlds, not climb radio towers or do basic casual level stuff you'd easily find in a mobile game, and a lot of AAA games are insanely guilty of this really old trope.

I would like if a some categories solely feature indies or even better: if in each category the best indie is named as well.



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coolbeans said:
Machina said:

Best Performance of 2020

A brand new category we introduced this year, courtesy of @coolbeans 

Voting was really quite diverse for this one, with several performances all hovering around 10% of the vote, and only one nominee pulling clear from the pack. The runner-up though could have easily been any one of seven different people, had just a couple of votes been cast differently. 

I'm glad to see so many performers were duking it out.  Still wish Cissy Jones made the shortlist.  Shame the Call of the Sea's release date did it no favors.

There is an argument to be made that we shouldn't even do votes like this until February or March to give games that released late in the last year time to actually be played by people.



Best Narrative of 2020

Another very close two-way fight, with the staff vote tipping things. The winner claimed 19.63% of the final vote, the runner-up 19.31%.

Only Most Disappointing, Best Surprise, Most Anticipated, and Overall GOTY to go now.



Dulfite said:
coolbeans said:

I'm glad to see so many performers were duking it out.  Still wish Cissy Jones made the shortlist.  Shame the Call of the Sea's release date did it no favors.

There is an argument to be made that we shouldn't even do votes like this until February or March to give games that released late in the last year time to actually be played by people.

If the greatest games event's anything to go by, I don't think it makes much of a difference, honestly. I've been compiling the lists and it's been really surprising how poorly 2020's games have performed, regardless of when they released in the year. Guess not many around here play too many games close to release.




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Wow Ori killing it! That's like the second or third win for it right?

Could be the surprise Goty, which would be REALLY amazing since this website mostly has Sony/Nintendo fans I believe.



Mnementh said:

I would like if a some categories solely feature indies or even better: if in each category the best indie is named as well.

That's an interesting point. It'd be nice if say, for the next awards, we have a section for indie games, like "innovative design" or accomplishment (because we're seeing indie devs as much as one person teams making games that can both grip and entertain us, what usually takes a team of hundreds).



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