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What excites you most about TGA?

The winners 0 0%
 
The tears of the losers 1 7.69%
 
Geoff getting visibly frustrated 0 0%
 
Game Announcements 7 53.85%
 
The guy who voices "world premiere" 2 15.38%
 
When the credits role 0 0%
 
Revealing viewership from last year to brag 0 0%
 
Josef fares... Anything to do with the man 2 15.38%
 
Live Music 0 0%
 
A rumored game once again not bring announced 1 7.69%
 
Total:13

I've just said the GOTY contenders. 2020 line up was stronger imo which I guess it's understandable, this is the first year of current gen  



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eva01beserk said:
Dulfite said:

I actually thought the collective quality of this year was good, buy I can't think of any one game I'd say deserves to be Goty. Forza may be great, but it's still more or less what other racer games are except shinier. Halo Infinite is fun, but has some problems to sort out. Metroid Dread is fantastic, but plays pretty safe for what this genre rather than expanding it.  The rest don't stand out to me either. None of these games are TLOU, BOTW, Spider-Man, gow quality games.

Never expected it for the first year. But I really think a lot "good" is enough to be exited for a first year even if nothing "great". Last gen we had nothing "great" and only a couple of "good" like ine from each console. Wonderfull start I say. 

By last gen do you mean Wii U/3ds/vita/PS4/Xbox One? If so, you didn't think Spider-Man, Mario Kart 8, Zelda Botw (was a Wii U game originally before Switch was rushed out) were great? I'm sure there were at least some great games.

But yes, I do think this generation is starting off better. Took Switch a while to work through the Wii U Potts, but since then has produced some absolutely fantastic games and PS5/Series XS seem to be off to a great start as well.



IcaroRibeiro said:

I've just said the GOTY contenders. 2020 line up was stronger imo which I guess it's understandable, this is the first year of current gen  

For 2/3rds of them, sure. Are we forgetting Nintendo, or do you view Switch as in the same gen as PS4/Xbone?



The games I voted on in bold:

Game of the Year

  • Deathloop (Arkane Studios / Bethesda Softworks)
  • It Takes Two (Hazelight / Electronic Arts)
  • Metroid Dread (MercurySteam / Nintendo)
  • Psychonauts 2 (Double Fine Productions / Xbox Game Studios)
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart (Insomniac Games / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Resident Evil Village (Capcom)

Best Game Direction

  • Deathloop (Arkane Studios / Bethesda Softworks)
  • It Takes Two (Hazelight / Electronic Arts)
  • Returnal (Housemarque / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Psychonauts 2 (Double Fine Productions / Xbox Game Studios)
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart (Insomniac Games / Sony Interactive Entertainment)

Best Narrative

  • Deathloop (Arkane Studios / Bethesda Softworks)
  • It Takes Two (Hazelight / Electronic Arts)
  • Life is Strange: True Colors (Deck Nine Games / Square Enix)
  • Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy (Eidos Montreal / Square Enix)
  • Psychonauts 2 (Double Fine Productions / Xbox Game Studios)

Best Art Direction

  • The Artful Escape (Beethoven & Dinosaur / Annapurna Interactive)
  • Deathloop (Arkane Studios / Bethesda Softworks)
  • Kena: Bridge of Spirits (Ember Lab)
  • Psychonauts 2 (Double Fine Productions / Xbox Game Studios)
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart (Insomniac Games / Sony Interactive Entertainment)

Best Score and Music

  • The Artful Escape (Johnny Galvatron, Josh Abrahams, composers)
  • Cyberpunk 2077 (Marcin Przybylowicz, Piotr T. Adamczyk, composers)
  • Deathloop (Tom Salta, composer)
  • Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy (Richard Jacques, composer)
  • NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139… (Keiichi Okabe, composer)

Best Audio Design

  • Deathloop (Arkane Studios / Bethesda Softworks)
  • Forza Horizon 5 (Playground Studios / Xbox Game Studios)
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart (Insomniac Games / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Resident Evil Village (Capcom)
  • Returnal (Housemarque / Sony Interactive Entertainment)

Best Performance

  • Erika Mori as Alex Chen (Life is Strange: True Colors)
  • Giancarlo Esposito as Anton Castillo (Far Cry 6)
  • Jason Kelley as Colt Vahn (Deathloop)
  • Maggie Robertson as Lady Dimitrescu (Resident Evil Village)
  • Ozioma Akagha as Julianna Blake (Deathloop)

Games for Impact

  • Before Your Eyes (GoodbyeWorld Games / Skybound Games)
  • Boyfriend Dungeon (Kitfox Games)
  • Chicory (Greg Lobanow, Alexis dean-Jones, Lena Raine, Madeline Berger, A Shell in the Pit/Finji)
  • Life is Strange: True Colors (Deck Nine Games / Sqiare Enix)
  • No Longer Home (Humble Grove, Hana Lee, Cel Davison, Adrienne Lombardo, Eli Rainsberry/Fellow Traveler)

Best Ongoing

  • Apex Legends (Respawn / Electronic Arts)
  • Call of Duty: Warzone (Infinity Ward / Raven Software / Activision)
  • Final Fantasy XIV Online (Square Enix)
  • Fortnite (Epic Games)
  • Genshin Impact (miHoYo)

Best Indie

  • 12 Minutes (Luis Antonio / Annapurna Interactive)
  • Death’s Door (Acid Nerve / Devolver Digital)
  • Kena: Bridge of Spirits (Ember Lab)
  • Inscryption (Daniel Mullins Games / Devolver Digital)
  • Loop Hero (Four Quarters / Devolver Digital)

Best Mobile Game

  • Fantasian (Mistwalker)
  • Genshin Impact (miHoYo)
  • League of Legends: Wild Rift (Riot Games)
  • MARVEL Future Revolution (Netmarble)
  • Pokemon Unite (TiMi Studios / The Pokemon Company)

Best Community Support

  • Apex Legends (Respawn / Electronic Arts)
  • Destiny 2 (Bungie)
  • Final Fantasy XIV Online (Square Enix)
  • Fortnite (Epic Games)
  • No Man’s Sky (Hello Games)

Innovation in Accessibility

  • Far Cry 6 (Ubisoft Toronto / Ubisoft)
  • Forza Horizon 5 (Playground Games / Xbox Game Studios)
  • Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy (Eidos Montreal / Square Enix)
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart (Insomniac Games / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • The Vale: Shadow of the Crown (Creative Bytes Studios/Falling Squirrel)

Best Action Game

  • Back 4 Blood (Turtle Rock / WB Games)
  • Chivalry II (Torn Banner Studios / Tripwire Interactive)
  • Deathloop (Arkane Studios / Bethesda Softworks)
  • Far Cry 6 (Ubisoft Toronto / Ubisoft)
  • Returnal (Housemarque / Sony Interactive Entertainment)

Best Action / Adventure

  • Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy (Eidos Montreal / Square Enix)
  • Metroid Dread (Mercury Steam / Nintendo)
  • Psychonauts 2 (Double Fine Productions / Xbox Game Studios)
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart (Insomniac Games / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Resident Evil Village (Capcom)

Best Role-Playing

  • Cyberpunk 2077 (CD Projekt RED)
  • Monster Hunter Rise (Capcom)
  • Scarlet Nexus (Bandai Namco)
  • Shin Megami Tensei V (Atlus / Sega)
  • Tales of Arise (Bandai Namco Entertainment)

Best Fighting

  • Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Hinokami Chronicles (CyberConnect2 / Sega)
  • Guilty Gear: Strive (Arc System Works)
  • Melty Blood: Type Lumina (French-Bread / DELiGHTWORKS)
  • Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl (Ludosity / Fair Play Labs / GameMill)
  • Virtua Fighter 5: Ultimate Showdown (Sega)

Best Family

  • It Takes Two (Hazelight / Electronic Arts)
  • Mario Party Superstars (NDcube / Nintendo)
  • New Pokemon Snap (Bandai Namco Studios / The Pokémon Company/Nintendo)
  • Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury (Nintendo)
  • WarioWare: Get It Together! (Intelligent Systems / Nintendo)

Best Simulation / Strategy

  • Age of Empires IV (Relic Entertainment / Xbox Game Studios)
  • Evil Genius 2: World Domination (Rebellion Developments)
  • Humankind (Amplitude Studios / Sega)
  • Inscryption (Daniel Mullins Games / Devolver Digital)
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator (Asobo Studio / Xbox Game Studios)

Best Sports / Racing

  • F1 2021 (Codemasters / EA Sports)
  • FIFA 22 (EA Vancouver / EA Sports)
  • Forza Horizon 5 (Playground Games / Xbox Game Studios)
  • Hot Wheels Unleashed (Milestone)
  • Riders Republic (Ubisoft Annecy / Ubisoft)

Best Multiplayer

  • Back 4 Blood (Turtle Rock / WB Games)
  • It Takes Two (Hazelight / Electronic Arts)
  • Knockout City (Velan Studios / Electronic Arts)
  • Monster Hunter Rise (Capcom)
  • New World (Amazon Games)
  • Valheim (Iron Gate Studio / Coffee Stain Publishing)

Best Debut Indie

  • Kena: Bridge of Spirits (Ember Lab)
  • Sable (Shedworks / Raw Fury)
  • The Artful Escape (Beethoven & Dinosaur / Annapurna Interactive)
  • The Forgotten City (Modern Storyteller / Dear Villagers)
  • Valheim (Iron Gate / Coffee Stain Publishing)

Most Anticipated

  • Elden Ring (FromSoftware / Bandai Namco)
  • God of War Ragnarok (Sony Santa Monica / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Horizon Forbidden West (Guerrilla Games / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo)
  • Starfield (Bethesda Game Studios / Bethesda Softworks)


Dulfite said:
eva01beserk said:

Never expected it for the first year. But I really think a lot "good" is enough to be exited for a first year even if nothing "great". Last gen we had nothing "great" and only a couple of "good" like ine from each console. Wonderfull start I say. 

By last gen do you mean Wii U/3ds/vita/PS4/Xbox One? If so, you didn't think Spider-Man, Mario Kart 8, Zelda Botw (was a Wii U game originally before Switch was rushed out) were great? I'm sure there were at least some great games.

But yes, I do think this generation is starting off better. Took Switch a while to work through the Wii U Potts, but since then has produced some absolutely fantastic games and PS5/Series XS seem to be off to a great start as well.

Its easy to not think of Nintendo when thinking of a gen. But I guess I meant a last gen as 2014. First year of playstation 4 and xbox1. I wad comparing both first year not the full gen to the first year of this one. Would make no sense to do so. 



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Dulfite said:
IcaroRibeiro said:

I've just said the GOTY contenders. 2020 line up was stronger imo which I guess it's understandable, this is the first year of current gen  

For 2/3rds of them, sure. Are we forgetting Nintendo, or do you view Switch as in the same gen as PS4/Xbone?

I see Switch as part of PS4 and Xbone gen



Ah yes.

Winter E3 with an Award Show attached to it.



Game of the Year

Psychonauts 2 (Double Fine Productions / Xbox Game Studios)

Best Game Direction

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart (Insomniac Games / Sony Interactive Entertainment)

Best Narrative

Psychonauts 2 (Double Fine Productions / Xbox Game Studios)

Best Art Direction

Psychonauts 2 (Double Fine Productions / Xbox Game Studios)

Best Score and Music

NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139… (Keiichi Okabe, composer)

Best Audio Design

Forza Horizon 5 (Playground Studios / Xbox Game Studios)

Best Performance

Erika Mori as Alex Chen (Life is Strange: True Colors)

Games for Impact

Life is Strange: True Colors (Deck Nine Games / Square Enix)

Best Ongoing

Final Fantasy XIV Online (Square Enix)

Best Indie

Death’s Door (Acid Nerve / Devolver Digital)

Best Mobile Game

Fantasian (Mistwalker)

Best Community Support

Final Fantasy XIV Online (Square Enix)

Innovation in Accessibility

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart (Insomniac Games / Sony Interactive Entertainment)

Best Action Game

Deathloop (Arkane Studios / Bethesda Softworks)

Best Action / Adventure

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart (Insomniac Games / Sony Interactive Entertainment)

Best Role-Playing

Tales of Arise (Bandai Namco Entertainment)

Best Fighting

Guilty Gear: Strive (Arc System Works)

Best Family

Mario Party Superstars (NDcube / Nintendo)

Best Simulation / Strategy

Humankind (Amplitude Studios / Sega)

Best Sports / Racing

Forza Horizon 5 (Playground Games / Xbox Game Studios)

Best Multiplayer

It Takes Two (Hazelight / Electronic Arts)

Best Debut Indie

Kena: Bridge of Spirits (Ember Lab)

Most Anticipated

Horizon Forbidden West (Guerrilla Games / Sony Interactive Entertainment)

It really sucks when your two favorite games from the past year are up against each other in various categories. I tried to vote accordingly though. 

Last edited by axumblade - on 17 November 2021

Your votes would be way more readable if you just wrote what you voted for. Looking at these posts on a phone is making it difficult to tell what you've actually chosen.

Just saying



twintail said:

Your votes would be way more readable if you just wrote what you voted for. Looking at these posts on a phone is making it difficult to tell what you've actually chosen.

Just saying

Fair enough.