The Game Awards Nominees

The Game Awards Website has all the nominees for next month's awards show. They offer everyone the chance to vote on their picks. Word is: "The Game Awards, the video game industry’s biggest annual year-end celebration, today announced its 2020 nominees with The Last Of Us Part II, Hades and Ghost of Tsushima leading nominations. Highlighting the games from the past year that truly transformed entertainment, created camaraderie and community and pushed the envelope on innovation, this year’s diverse list of nominees includes 95 different games, individuals and teams spanning across a multitude of gaming genres and platforms. The nominees will be honored during the free digital livestreamed event on December 10, which will be available across more than 45 global video platforms." Here's are the nominees for Game of the Year:
Game of the Year

  • Doom Eternal - id Software/Bethesda
  • Final Fantasy VII Remake - Square Enix
  • Ghost of Tsushima - Sucker Punch/SIE
  • Hades - Supergiant Games
  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons - Nintendo
  • The Last of Us Part II - Naughty Dog/SIE

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Nov 19, 2020, 18:32
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Nullity wrote on Nov 19, 2020, 09:55:
Rhett wrote on Nov 19, 2020, 07:07:
Kinda surprised Doom is up there. I mean it was a solid, polished experience.. but I don't personally think GOTY.
Same. It was decidedly a step down from Doom 2016, imo. They tried to tack on too many systems, and doubled-down on the requirement to use the chainsaw and finishing kill moves that were the main complaint (aside from multiplayer) with the first game.

When I first played DE I was sitting on the fence about it, but now I like it. Not really love it, but like it. Do I think it's a good game? Yes. Game of the year? No, not really. At first the new mechanics and change of game play was alien, now trying to play 2016 I am expecting things to be like DE, and it has hampered my ability to play that game. They are different games. Both are good IMO. After playing through it a couple of times, I was left disappointed with no extra content (map making, or even standard deathmatch with bots). The SP was OK, and when I stopped didn't even have Invasion yet. By the 3rd time playing the game it felt rote and linear and that's not very fun for long term play. They could learn a lot from classic Doom I think, the ability to make new levels, play DM, and maze-like levels where you could do things out of order sometimes made it replayable. I still think they should do something with like a Quake 3.5 engine or something so they can cram more enemies in a level--heck, they could make something deliciously retro with something like GZDoom even.

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By popularity alone Animal Crossing should win. But I personally would love to see The Last of Us II as the winner.

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Nov 19, 2020, 17:15
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Nov 19, 2020, 17:15
 
I had played NONE of the Game of the Year nominee... the only new game i will buy in 2020 is Cyberpunk 2077
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Nov 19, 2020, 14:16
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Nov 19, 2020, 14:16
 
Animal Crossing will win. None of the other games have had the social impact of this version of AC. People are hosting YouTube interview shows with it. Companies are making viral advertising with it. I don't even own the game and I can see how big it is.
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Nov 19, 2020, 10:58
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Nov 19, 2020, 10:58
 
ROFL for them including Animal Crossing in this list.
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Nov 19, 2020, 10:51
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Nov 19, 2020, 10:51
 
It seems likely that I'll miss this event as in an odd coincidence, that's the release date of what will likely be my own personal game of the year.
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Nov 19, 2020, 10:09
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Nov 19, 2020, 10:09
 
Wow, that's a lot of games I've never played. Except for Hades. Hades deserves to win every category it's in.
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Nov 19, 2020, 10:08
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Nov 19, 2020, 10:08
 Verno
 
Had a great time with Ghost of Tsushima, wild ride and with the new update its performs really well on the PS5.

The Last of Us II was solid and some good performances redeemed an otherwise average story. It was also way too long, I think I clocked like 28 hours in it. Definitely overstayed its welcome. But man that ending, well done Naughty Dog.
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Nov 19, 2020, 09:55
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Rhett wrote on Nov 19, 2020, 07:07:
Kinda surprised Doom is up there. I mean it was a solid, polished experience.. but I don't personally think GOTY.
Same. It was decidedly a step down from Doom 2016, imo. They tried to tack on too many systems, and doubled-down on the requirement to use the chainsaw and finishing kill moves that were the main complaint (aside from multiplayer) with the first game.

My vote goes to The Last of Us 2, hands down - and I didn't even play it, I just watched a good no-comment play-through video series (I'm not buying a PlayStation for 1 or 2 games). While I thought it was brilliant, I understand that's subjective and people have other view points, but to call it "absolutely horrible" sounds like it's crossing into hipster nonsense territory to me, but ¯\_(ツ)_/¯.
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Nov 19, 2020, 09:51
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Nov 19, 2020, 09:51
 
What does this award mean? Pretty much nothing. Game awards are absolutely subjective. My favorite game this year was The Last of Us 2, and it really wasn't even a close contest. That doesn't automatically make me right and you wrong.
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Nov 19, 2020, 09:39
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Nov 19, 2020, 09:39
 
-Sequel, old gameplay
-Meh Remake, old gameplay
-AC/DS crossover, old gameplay
-Arcade crap, old gameplay ( for the most part )
-Sequel, old gameplay
-Sequel, old gameplay

Missing the early 80's to late 2000s...

As for me, my favorite 2020 game is by far Noita's surprising gameplay and per-pixel physics system as well as the Twitch integration gameplay interaction voting system. If one game deserved GOTY, it was this one, they actually took lots of risks trying to innovate and the results were incredible.
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Nov 19, 2020, 09:05
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Nov 19, 2020, 09:05
 
ANIMAL crossing! ANIMAL crossing! ANIMAL crossing! Yes yes yes! GOT MF Y right there!
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Nov 19, 2020, 07:07
 
Kinda surprised Doom is up there. I mean it was a solid, polished experience.. but I don't personally think GOTY. Suppose there's not a lot up there this year to contend with.

Also good to see Nioh 2 representing (best action game). Can't wait to play that on PC in February.
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Nov 19, 2020, 04:59
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MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Nov 19, 2020, 00:47:
The Last of Us series needs to come to PC, so many people love or hate it, rofl. I'd love to play both, but I'm not interested in getting a PS4 or PS5 for basically just two games.


I want to see this too, and agreed about not getting a ps4 for them.
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Nov 19, 2020, 01:26
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I expect The Last of Us Part II to win everything.
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Nov 19, 2020, 00:47
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The Last of Us series needs to come to PC, so many people love or hate it, rofl. I'd love to play both, but I'm not interested in getting a PS4 or PS5 for basically just two games.

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Nov 19, 2020, 00:00
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Nov 19, 2020, 00:00
 
The Last of Us Part II can fuck right off. Absolutely horrible.

Ghost of Tsushima definitely gets my vote.
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Nov 18, 2020, 22:06
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Nov 18, 2020, 22:06
 Prez
 
Did not like The Last of Us 2 at all, and I never played Animal Crossing. But I'd definitely be happy with any of the remaining 4 - they are all amazing.
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Nov 18, 2020, 21:56
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My vote goes to Tlou II
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Nov 18, 2020, 21:32
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Going purely from good press and customer reviews I think Ghosts of Tsushima would have to be the clear favourite...imo
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Nov 18, 2020, 21:26
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In a popularity contest, Animal Crossing will win in a landslide. These PlayStation blockbusters crow about hitting 5M sales, but Nintendo put out a game at just the right time to do 26M in six months. That one title beat everything else on this list combined.
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