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[–]MikeyJayRaymond[S,M] [score hidden] stickied comment (22 children)

Best Ongoing Game

Rank Game Votes Percentage
#1 Overwatch 2,962 26.9%
#2 Rainbow Six: Siege 1,756 15.9%
#3 PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds 1,606 14.6%


"Other" choice award:


You're not wrong with "ongoing".

Games for Impact

Rank Game Votes Percentage
#1 Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice 3,365 37.8%
#2 Life is Strange: Before the Storm 2,559 28.7%
#3 What Remains of Edith Finch 1,234 13.9%

Nope. Not going to play it. Still too scared.

"Other" choice award:


I agree. I definitely felt the need to throw my controller on an occasion or two.

Best Performance

Rank Game Votes Percentage
#1 Ashly Burch, Horizon: Zero Dawn 3,817 40.4%
#2 Melina Juergens, Hellblade 2,025 21.4%
#3 Brian Bloom, Wolfenstein 1,892 20%

I know I was personally rocked by all three of these top placers. Phenomenal job.

"Other" choice award:

Link, Zelda: Breath Of The Wild


Best Audio Design

Rank Game Votes Percentage
#1 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 3,603 34.6%
#2 Super Mario Odyssey 1,988 19.1%
#3 Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice 1,768 17%

"Other" choice award:


Best Score/Music

Rank Game Votes Percentage
#1 Cuphead 2,449 22.8%
#2 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2,448 22.8%
#3 NieR: Automata 1,640 15.2%

One vote? Really?

"Other" choice award:


Best Art Direction

Rank Game Votes Percentage
#1 Cuphead 5,120 45.1%
#2 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2,281 20.1%
#3 Horizon Zero Dawn 2,071 18.2%

These are all some of the prettiest games I've played in years.

"Other" choice award:


Best Narrative

Rank Game Votes Percentage
#1 Horizon Zero Dawn 2,671 26.1%
#2 NieR: Automata 1,670 16.3%
#3 Wolfenstein II 1,507 14.7%

The best of the best when it comes to never wanting to skip the dialogue or cut scenes.

"Other" choice award:

Wolfenstein 2 is on the list lmao

And took third place.

Best Game Direction

Rank Game Votes Percentage
#1 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 4,488 40.9%
#2 Horizon Zero Dawn 2,519 23%
#3 Super Mario Odyssey 1,733 15.8%

If this is any indicator, player freedom seems to be big.

"Other" choice award:

Euro Truck Simulator 2

There's a map joke in there that I'm just not willing to look for.

Best PS4 Exclusive (Console)

Rank Game Votes Percentage
#1 Horizon Zero Dawn 6,066 58.6%
#2 Persona 5 2,029 19.6%
#3 Nier: Automata 1,418 13.7%

If you win a category with over half the votes, that's a dominating performance.

"Other" choice award:



Best Xbox One (Console) Exclusive

Rank Game Votes Percentage
#1 Cuphead 5,795 59.9%
#2 Playerunknown's Battlegrounds 1,419 14,7%
#3 Forza Motorsport 7 1,333 13.8%

Read above comment.

"Other" choice award:


Best Nintendo Switch (Console) Exclusive (includes Wii U crossover)

Rank Game Votes Percentage
#1 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 7,148 67.4%
#2 Super Mario Odyssey 2,604 24.5%
#3 Mario Kart 8 Deluxe 403 3.8%

Man, Zelda just barely won there.

"Other" choice award:



Best PC Exclusive

Rank Game Votes Percentage
#1 Divinity: Original Sin 2 5,166 57.4%
#2 Total War: Warhammer 2 1,552 17.2%
#3 Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III 956 10.6%

I'll personally say (like I have been this whole damn write-up), I just started playing, and I'm now telling all my friends to get it.

"Other" choice award:

I have no idea wtf those games are

I have a hard time believing this.

Game of The Year

Rank Game Votes Percentage
#1 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 4,946 42.5%
#2 Horizon Zero Dawn 2,272 19.5%
#3 Super Mario Odyssey 1,365 11.7%

And the game that no one expected to win... Breath of the Wild. Hats off Nintendo; my fiancée is playing while I write this up. As Dunkey said, "Mastah-piece."

"Other" choice award:


Gamestop would like a word with you.

[–]RadioActiveLobster 859 points860 points  (27 children)

Congrats to all the winners for winning and all the losers for losing.

[–]dovahchriis 784 points785 points  (26 children)

And congrats to Witcher 3!

[–]Melwing 295 points296 points  (21 children)

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[–]kopecs 211 points212 points  (19 children)

┬──┬ ノ( ゜-゜ノ)

[–]Melwing 172 points173 points  (17 children)


[–]Bardivan 185 points186 points  (16 children)

┬──┬ ノ( ゜-゜ノ) please respect my things

[–]S0_B00sted 139 points140 points  (15 children)

NO! (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻

[–]plsrespecttables 206 points207 points  (14 children)


[–]Melwing 46 points47 points  (10 children)

[–]Lampshader 60 points61 points  (8 children)

How are the tables moving in the opposite direction to the conveyor belt??

[–]lazytothinkofusernam 24 points25 points  (1 child)

(╯°□°)╯︵( .O.)

[–]itsmy1stsmokebreak 4 points5 points  (0 children)

(´-`).。oO((╯°□°)╯︵( .O.) )

[–]Lesbian_Seagall 16 points17 points  (1 child)

I voted for Witcher 3 over Horizon Zero Dawn and Wolfenstein and I refuse to apologize.

[–]charlyDNL 227 points228 points  (32 children)

I find it interesting Botw won by that landslide seeing how vocal Odyssey fans were. I though at least it would be more divided.

Also, shouldn't Best Audio have a tie for 1st and one 2nd place. What are the odds of such of getting the same number of votes.

[–]K-LAWN 127 points128 points  (1 child)

The Silent Majority.

[–]drylube 17 points18 points  (0 children)

the brexit effect

[–]DaveIsMyDrummer 33 points34 points  (3 children)

You forgot about the tens of dozens of us with a WiiU!

[–]raven0ak 8 points9 points  (2 children)

tens of dozens? like tens of tens? or more formal one, tens of 12's?

[–]the_loneliest_noodle 48 points49 points  (18 children)

I got both. I wasn't actually looking forward to either. I got BotW because I had nothing else to play at launch, and Odyssey because I was on a Platformer kick after A Hat in Time. Odyssey, was a great game, but it felt like a very good Mario game. BotW though, felt like something new. I don't think I've ever played a game that felt so unlike a "video game" before. I kept trying stupid shit that would never work in another video game, just to see what would happen, and it all worked. I kept trying to break the game, to see the illusion fall apart, and they kept just working.

Really, I get people love Mario, but there was no contest as far as I was concerned.

[–]MrMoodle 23 points24 points  (10 children)

Eh, I would've gone Odyssey. Breath of the Wild was fantastic and I've soaked more hours into it than Odyssey, but Odyssey felt like it had the most clever design per square metre. Now that I think about it, I probably had more fun with Zelda, but I feel like if I had to rank the games being as unbiased and objective I could, Odyssey just seemed so well-polished overall.

[–]the_loneliest_noodle 27 points28 points  (3 children)

Odyssey is fantastically designed, but BotW was a constant new and exciting experience. I just didn't feel that from Odyssey. It's the difference between the best version of something I've done before, versus trying something new in a hobby that I thought I'd never try something that felt new again. Everything in Odyssey impressed, but nothing surprised, not everything in BotW impressed (there are definitely issues), but there were just so many surprises in a "games don't do that", sense.

I don't know how else to describe it. But I've put like 150 hours into Zelda, and maybe 40 into Odyssey, and I'm still playing Zelda 8 months after release and finding new stuff.

[–]MrMoodle 13 points14 points  (2 children)

I get that reasoning, but I think I might be slightly desensitized to that feeling of surprise. There were a lot of, "wow, that's really cool" moments in Zelda, but my mind wasn't ever absolutely blown. I would think to myself "this should be blowing my mind right now", and I was really trying to force myself to feel that feeling after a while, but it wasn't happening for me. I actually did have some of that feeling with Odyssey on the other hand, especially with some of the more challenging optional extra levels. I totally get where you're coming from though.

[–]the_loneliest_noodle 4 points5 points  (1 child)

That's fair. Can't fault someone for not feeling something, we seem to have inverse views here. It's still something of a testament to the Switch's launch year that we're even having this discussion. Considering the Wii U's launch, I never thought I'd have spent more time on a Nintendo console this last year than either PS4, Xbox, and PC.

[–]MrMoodle 4 points5 points  (0 children)

For sure. I've actually spent more time on Splatoon 2 than Odyssey and Breath of the Wild combined, and I've spent a lot of time on Breath of the Wild and Odyssey, so that really speaks to the fact that I've been pretty hooked on this console. As much impatience as I have for Nintendo's general bullshittery, so many great hits (and so much to look forward to) in a single year is pretty spectacular. When I speak to people about the merits of the Switch they think I'm a paid Nintendo shill or something, which is pretty spectacular.

[–]Dannovision 6 points7 points  (3 children)

A lot of what you say shadows my opinion about botw. Whenever people ask me what it is like I tell them anything you think should happen does. Feel like throwing a rock down here will cause a and b to happen, it does. This makes this game really feel like a lived in world.

[–]the_loneliest_noodle 9 points10 points  (2 children)

Yeah, I remember being stuck in the rain and being like "I need to rest so this rain passes, and thinking, I wonder if I can take that metal door and wedge it here to get out of the rain so I can start a fire. Everything in my video game limitations lexicon screamed "This is dumb, there is no way that will work", and it did. Time and time again I either discovered moments like this, or saw other people discovering things like this, and it was just a constant stream of "oh, they actually thought this out to that extent?" moments. From a game design perspective, I don't think anything I've ever played has had as well thought out and cohesive mechanics.

[–]TheLittleGoodWolf 5 points6 points  (0 children)

It wasn't intended by the creators but the fact that you can stack two minecarts onto each other and use magnesis to (with a bit of training) literally fly anywhere on the map is just beyond amazing to me.

[–]cpMetis 5 points6 points  (1 child)

I like Breath of the Wild so far because it seems every of-age female wants some of that link booty.

I've barely started playing either, that is my judgment so far.

[–]the_loneliest_noodle 6 points7 points  (0 children)

This is true. Link is somehow the fantasy of every woman in Hryrule despite being a 5'3" mute, and in my case, running around wearing body paint and animal hides almost exclusively.

[–]I_Go_By_Q 4 points5 points  (2 children)

They're should be two first places, but after that would be a third place, not second. At least, that's how ties are typically dealt with. Crazy that there was a tie!

[–]TotallyMeGuys 559 points560 points  (68 children)

lmao PUBG "early access done right" and "best shooter"

jesus christ.

[–]g_riff25 179 points180 points  (0 children)

I thought it was a joke lol

[–]ffireb4llz 71 points72 points  (3 children)

Divinity 100% should have won that.

[–]Not_A_Smarties_Pants 38 points39 points  (1 child)

It was the best shooter all year after all

[–]OfficialQzf 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Correct, Witcher 3 should have won. Crossbows are awesome!

[–]russellamcleod 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Halo 1 remake joke award maybe.

[–]MrTurleWrangler 26 points27 points  (5 children)

Yeah how did PUBG win over Fortnite in that regard?

[–]gorocz 57 points58 points  (3 children)

More people like it. It's a popularity vote. It's voted by people based on how many people liked the games, not by industry professionals measuring performance, asset originality or game stability.

[–]undersquirl 6 points7 points  (2 children)

Even so, i mean, it's fun, but it's not the best at anything.

[–]chrisgcc 20 points21 points  (1 child)

its the best at being fun

[–]teleportingpantaloon 11 points12 points  (17 children)

Apparently xb exclusive also?

[–]IBDelicious 13 points14 points  (6 children)

No. Sony said it's just too shitty for their standards. They don't want another Ark: survival evolved. It'll come to ps4 when it's fixed.

[–]Wildstyle_808 2 points3 points  (4 children)

It's actually because they don't allow Early Access like Steam and Xbox.

[–]Obility 3 points4 points  (0 children)

More so that they don't have a game preview program (early access).

[–][deleted] 99 points100 points  (16 children)

crazy that CSGO is not here. It literally wipes the floor with the other "esport" games. I mean Overwatch? FFS most casual game ever. Its crazy that a sub called "gaming" is so casual.

[–]bogeyed5 30 points31 points  (0 children)

I agree, you don't deserve downvotes. I lessened it with an upvote

[–]UndeadRouge 28 points29 points  (0 children)

I loled too, Overwatch is a horrible game to spectate. I like playing it, it's a fun casual game, but my god it's so hard to watch.

[–]SneakyTobi 10 points11 points  (2 children)

It's your opinion.

To me Cs:Go is nothing but an outdated ans ugly slow fps.

Some people loves it, some does not. The fact that you like it does't mean it's better than Overwatch.

[–]RedditorOfTomorrow 15 points16 points  (8 children)

Yea, I have NO idea what all the OW hype and praise is about, I tried a few times get into it but I just hate it.

[–]cpMetis 6 points7 points  (4 children)

OW is good, but that's it. It's just good.

How anyone prefers watching pro OW matches compared to the SPL or SC II leagues, I have no idea.

[–]naturesbfLoL 2 points3 points  (2 children)

People watch games that they play and thus understand. Sure, if everybody understood how SC2 worked it would be watched a shitload as it's a fantastic spectator sport, unfortunately the vast majority of people that play games don't want to play a hardcore RTS, and this applies even more to Broodwar.

[–]cpMetis 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I play OW a lot more than I do SC II, and I know infinitely more about what's going on.

What you watch isn't tied to what you know. I know football in and out and it's boring as fuck compared to something like marksmen games or hockey, both of which I know little about.

What matters is that you can clearly see what is good, what is bad, and who is who, while being able to recognize a next-level skill held by pros. In OW it's just... the exact same thing repeated over and over. The minute-to-minute gameplay hardly ever changes or evolves. It's the same thing that drags NASCAR down. Oh, a left turn! Oh, a left turn! Oh, a left turn! Oh, he shot her! Oh, he shot her! Oh, he shot her!

All that leaves are investments into the personalities. Sure, that's good, but it's bad to have that as your only supporting pillar besides the level of marketing.

I just see 0 longevity in OWL if Blizz ever lets up on the funding. It can't support itself in the long-term.

[–]Uberlix 6 points7 points  (2 children)

Came here to make exactly the same comment, thanks for making it for me.

I sincerely want to believe people were trolling.

[–]wearer_of_boxers 7 points8 points  (7 children)

Can early access be done right at all?

[–]Bspammer 20 points21 points  (2 children)

Yep: Minecraft, Factorio, Rimworld, Crypt of the Necrodancer, Nuclear Throne and probably several more that I haven't played

[–]ProbablyFear 311 points312 points  (9 children)

Of course The Witcher 3 takes up like 90% of the "other" votes

[–]MikeyJayRaymond[S,M] 88 points89 points  (4 children)

I left it out quite a bit too. Otherwise there were multiple votes in every single category for it.

[–]ProbablyFear 21 points22 points  (1 child)

Oh my wow. Nice work anyways on this

[–]MikeyJayRaymond[S,M] 30 points31 points  (0 children)

Thanks. This was my first year on it. Expect even more thorough results next year!

[–]not_an_island 9 points10 points  (1 child)

It would be nice having a poll on TW3 too.

[–]Bardivan 50 points51 points  (0 children)

Best witcher 3 game: BOTW, Zero Dawn, Witcher 3

[–]Hand-over-the-gummys 6 points7 points  (3 children)

I didn't realize The Witcher 3 was a 2017 game.

[–]words_of_nerd 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Well it was released in 2015. But it's got that skyrim appeal of an somewhat timeless RPG so it had me confused for ages

[–]danustwo 107 points108 points  (1 child)

Thanks for having us as your number three favourite mobile game guys! Hugs from everyone at ustwo games.

[–]smp4111 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Shit, you're my number one and as soon as Google stops slacking on those damn reward surveys, I'll have MV2.

[–]K-LAWN 39 points40 points  (6 children)

Persona 5 is my current addiction right now.

[–][deleted] 19 points20 points  (2 children)

Let me introduce you to crack

It’s hard to get into it at the beginning but once your hooked it’s permanent.

[–]TheYahikoDark 272 points273 points  (44 children)

Best Esports Game : Overwatch


[–]thewxdude 182 points183 points  (14 children)

I don't know how this happened. The game is fun to play but watching their professional gameplay is just not fun.

[–]duckwizzle 25 points26 points  (2 children)

I love overwatch but you are right. It's so hard to watch. Watching streamers is fine but it's very hard to follow matches with all the camera changes and stuff. I have a hard time figuring out which team is which

[–]Fishen702 11 points12 points  (4 children)

Wait a minute. What was the highest viewer ship for CS:GO? One tournament in 2017 got over 1 million concurrent viewers. DotA has a larger playerbase and also a large esports league. Shouldn't these be on the list? Anyways, it is what it is.

[–]StormSpiritIsGay 19 points20 points  (1 child)

Dota and csgo players never leave their sub

[–]YourHomicidalApe 3 points4 points  (1 child)

It's true, DOTA and League are the largest ESports, but most of their viewership comes from Asia (Japan + SKorea + China), which doesn't have a large base on Reddit. I dunno about CS though because most CS viewers are either from the US or Europe.

[–]branyk2 85 points86 points  (1 child)

CSGO not making top 3 shows how little the respondents keep up with Esports. I don't even like the game much, and it's still a great watch and a great competitive scene, unlike Overwatch in both ways.

[–]mncnmncn 26 points27 points  (0 children)

Was genuinely surprised. CSGO's game design is almost as if its screaming to people "I'm meant to be a fucking esport." I mean the objective is intuitive, it heavily encourages skilled plays, its easy to spectate and commentate on, and it leaves enough room for the individual to turn things around and impact the game while still needing strong teamwork. Watching the shots players make is insane even if you don't know the game at all. Overwatch is just a clusterfuck with particle effects and visuals that clutter the screen and make watching it a nightmare.

[–]ProbablyFear 10 points11 points  (1 child)

That's what happens when the kids vote

[–]Dizzmi 57 points58 points  (13 children)

The fact that Rocket League is higher than League of Legends in Esports dosen't make sense

[–]bogeyed5 39 points40 points  (0 children)

The fact that CSGO isn't on there doesn't make ANY sense

[–]pitchforkseller 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Personally I just watched moba esports for so long its kinda dead to me. Maybe other people feel this way as well. It's just a popular vote anyway doesn't really mean much.

[–]Cereal_Killer0 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Relatable. Pretty surprised overwatch made it there.

[–]soccerzz5 58 points59 points  (1 child)

Zelda GOTY

[–]NightMist- 5 points6 points  (0 children)

A wiiu game took a lot of awards

[–]abh037 81 points82 points  (25 children)

Wow, Nier: Automata flew further under the radar than I thought. I figured it would crush the “Best Music” sections.

[–]TRNielson 11 points12 points  (0 children)

I may be slightly biased but Nier has, for me, the single best soundtrack of any game I’ve played. The entire OST was absolutely mindblowing and seeing it lose what should have been, for me, a guaranteed win is pretty disheartening.

[–]The_bedstealer12 29 points30 points  (7 children)

Dude, I still think Persona 5 has a rocking soundtrack

[–]nothingistrue13 10 points11 points  (0 children)


[–]Legosaman 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I absolutely agree. Persona 5 has one of the best soundtracks i've ever heard

[–]Ahrim__ 31 points32 points  (4 children)

Tragically, it is a much less popular game then it should be, due to the premise. Will always be my GotY.


And not voting it for best OST is fucking insane, especially since BotW was voted higher for some reason...

[–]Shinryukk 22 points23 points  (1 child)

feelsbadman, knowing that not enough people will ever listen to the true sleeper ost of the year, xenoblade 2.

[–]sylinmino 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I just finished the game 3 days ago. Good Lord, man, it's so good.

BOTW probably still has my favorite because almost no other game uses music in the same way it does and I'm a sucker for minimalist piano and its audio design is ridiculous, but Xenoblade 2 is a close second for me right now. And I'll admit it has more earworms.

Also, that ending theme.

[–]PoppedCollars 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I could see Breath of the Wild for something like music direction. The mostly subtle way they did the music was a pretty bold choice and I think it worked really well. But best score/music sounds more like the actual quality of the composition to me, in which case the fairly sparse soundtrack of Breath of the Wild doesn't even register for me.

[–]StoneyStone24 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I would agree! I'm also surprised Xenoblade Chronicles 2 wasn't nominated. I wouldn't nominate it for any other category, but the music was incredible.

[–]guzmalt 132 points133 points  (2 children)

Geraldo is better than all of this!>:-(


[–]MikeyJayRaymond[S,M] 32 points33 points  (0 children)

This was a vote in every category too. I just wanted to wait and announce it in the comments instead.

[–]MaxTremors 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Gerardo is better than Geraldo. Rico Suave rocked my fucking world when I was a kid.

[–]kindness333 67 points68 points  (4 children)

How does pubg get ongoing instead of warframe. I’m beyond confused. And how is pubg “early access done right” have u seen that shit on Xbox?

[–]Revolver_Camelot 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Also not sure why it's considered an xbox exclusive

[–]Coocos 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I definetly agree with you.

[–]Son_of_Atreus 21 points22 points  (0 children)

That Arms race joke was really Tekken the piss.

[–]madd74 40 points41 points  (2 children)

Best Action Game

Your mother was the best action I got all year.

OP's mom, winning this category for 39 years straight...

Also, screw Cuphead, the only game where I get my ass handed to me during the damn tutorial. :/

[–]MikeyJayRaymond[S] 11 points12 points  (1 child)


Ninja edit: Actually 39 would at least make it all legal.. oops.

[–]RiseFromYourGrav 16 points17 points  (1 child)

Wow, none of you played Yakuza 0, huh?

[–]ffireb4llz 35 points36 points  (3 children)

Seriously not enough people played Hellblade and Hollow Knight.

[–]cloudsheep0 9 points10 points  (0 children)

It'll be one of those games that people appreciate down the line. 2017 was a ridiculously stacked year for good games. I'm only right now playing Hollow Knight and Hellblade.

[–]Superbeta64 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Bought Hollow Knight during Steam sale, easily a much better game than Cuphead

[–]SmoOoKzZ 76 points77 points  (3 children)

Best Esports game : Overwatch

I don't know if you're talking about the game itself or Esports performance, cause Overwatch's Esports was the shittiest.

[–]penismouthsituation 20 points21 points  (4 children)

What the hell is cuphead

[–]viljormur 37 points38 points  (0 children)

Prequel to the Witcher 3.

[–]Ferocetis 19 points20 points  (1 child)

Undertale spin off.

[–]ThatGuy5880 44 points45 points  (0 children)

Dark Souls 4

[–]Kanturu 65 points66 points  (13 children)

[–]the_loneliest_noodle 54 points55 points  (3 children)

You mean the popularity contest was a popularity contest all along?! I ,for one, am shocked and disgusted by this...

[–]Kanturu 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Not at all but you'd be surprised how many people don't see it for what it is like you and I.

Just like the steam awards and many others.

[–]MikeyJayRaymond[S,M] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Disclaimer: Terrible humor below. This is a popularity contest for those who voted, not a super big deal! The best "Other" category is not always the top answer either.

[–]Govictory 19 points20 points  (3 children)

Fire Emblem Heroes won best mobile game? I hope you all are blessed by RNGesus and pull the units you want.

[–]TheKryce 9 points10 points  (2 children)

I feel like everyone forgot about Shovel Knight for Best Ongoing Game. They added a whole new campaign this year.

[–]redmotive 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Was that free? How does that game work?

[–]TheKryce 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Basically yeah it's free, unless you don't have the main game. The entire game is 25€ and all future DLC are free, but you can also buy campaigns separately for cheaper

[–]zerokizuna 25 points26 points  (19 children)

If only more people played NieR ='(. It should have won best narrative and score. I can understand why people would vote for horizon's narrative because it was pretty good.

I'm just curious as to why BotW was higher than NieR in the score category. I'm not being toxic towards BotW (I own both), but I can only think of the reason being that BotW just had a lot more exposure and people who've played the game. I personally found the BotW score to be a bit disappointing because it was so limited but I understand it is because of the nature of the game. So I am just curious as to why the soundtrack stood out to people.

[–]undersight 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Yeah, the /r/pcgaming results were a bit more sensible. Nier won best narrative and score there.

/r/gaming is way too hiveminded. Cuphead for best score? Lol. Surprised it didn't win best narrative too here.

[–]mbrochh 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Agreed. I played both games and Nier definitely has the most phenomenal score of any game released this year. BOTW doesn't even come close.

[–]LDKtv 39 points40 points  (3 children)

'overwatch best esports game of the year' JOKE

PUBG Early access done right?

holy cow do you guys even play games lol

[–]IAMA34 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Hollow knight not winning? y'all nibbas don't know shite

[–]Ghidoran 61 points62 points  (12 children)

How exactly is Overwatch the best esport game? Better than Dota, League, and CS:GO? Dota had $24 million dollar tournament this year...

[–]bleunt 62 points63 points  (3 children)

It’s more like ”how many who vote play what game.”

[–]wearer_of_boxers 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Exactly, if dotans or lollers do not vote then so be it.

[–]charlyDNL 12 points13 points  (5 children)

This is a gamers poll, this show how people feel about the game, how they feel about the support from the developers and their experience with the game. Fans voted for it, if Dota and LOL players felt that strong about their games it could have shown in the results.

[–]Ghidoran 18 points19 points  (4 children)

Yeah I understand how polls work. I'm just baffled that that many think Overwatch is not only a good Esports game, but the BEST Esports game this year.

[–]x2Infinity 15 points16 points  (3 children)

I think the audience that frequents the sub is probably not that into esports. I mean I think it's still really up in the air whether Overwatch goes anywhere as an esport and this coming year is going to be a big test to see if they can actually start bringing in the viewers.

[–]Wrathuk 3 points4 points  (2 children)

I'm not really sure how it's going to grow into a big e-sport the biggest appeal of the title is the fast and frantic game play. but that really goes against what makes good viewing. LoL, Dota 2 and CS GO all have appeal to viewers because the games are slow enough the commenters are able to break down what is happening and explain it. Overwatch just has to much going on all the time for that.

[–]x2Infinity 4 points5 points  (1 child)

I'm not really sure how it's going to grow into a big e-sport

Money. Don't get me wrong it could completely go bust but it's going to get a shit ton of support over the next year.

[–]Wrathuk 2 points3 points  (0 children)

well yeah but as I said having money isn't going to make the games any more fun to watch.

I don't play CS:GO at all but enjoy watching the pro games. I have played a good deal of overwatch and have yet to find it any fun at all to watch as a pro sport.

[–]NerdyMudkip 11 points12 points  (2 children)

You didn't spell Fortnite correctly in Early Access Done Right.

[–]Creeperdude5 35 points36 points  (1 child)

That list is still in early access

[–]MikeyJayRaymond[S] 10 points11 points  (0 children)

This guy understands.

[–]kopecs 12 points13 points  (0 children)

So glad I put The Witcher 3 lol

[–]msherretz 11 points12 points  (1 child)

I feel like Dead Cells deserved some love for Early Access Done Right.

[–]ezio45 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Same here, for an Early Access title it feels really polished.

[–]W0666007 19 points20 points  (6 children)

Seems sorta dumb that Battlefront was a bigger controversy than NN, since Battlefront was one shitty game and NN could affect all online gamers.

[–]Walnut156 7 points8 points  (0 children)

yeah but LE EA

[–]Andrakisjl 4 points5 points  (0 children)

If the category was ‘most impactful controversy’ then NN would win. But it was just ‘biggest controversy’ and people really freaked the fuck out over BF2

[–]Simmons_the_Red 39 points40 points  (8 children)

Wow no mention of Assassins Creed Origins, Wow.

[–]MikeyJayRaymond[S,M] 18 points19 points  (0 children)

It was an honorable runner in GOTY. I think I’m just going to link the full results soon.

[–]slicshuter 4 points5 points  (1 child)

It's a popularity contest and his is r/gaming, you think most people here would go against the circlejerk and support a Ubisoft game?

[–]Tankbuster_Zr2 10 points11 points  (4 children)

I'm playing it right now and absolutely love it, about 30 hours in. But the first couple of hours weren't super fun and the combat was rough - I think that might hurt it quite a bit?

[–]Simmons_the_Red 8 points9 points  (3 children)

I completely agree, first couple of hours were so slow. I was just more surprised it didn't get mentioned.

I know it may not be game of the year when compared with Horizon (only got Xbox but that game looks fantastic), Zelda or Mario, but I figured it'd get some form of recognition from gamers considering how the franchise use to put out the games on a yearly basis.

Its like with Origins they gave us what we want. Egypt is the perfect setting, Bayek may not be Ezio but his motivations are understandable and it probably has one of the best looking and playing open worlds.

If the full results get posted I'd like to see what people liked about it.

[–]MikeyJayRaymond[S] 3 points4 points  (1 child)

That might explain why only 2/3 of people on Xbox even bothered to complete the first area. They may have felt it was too slow.

[–]XxIcedaddyxX 14 points15 points  (8 children)

It's hard for me to take any of this too seriously when Warframe isn't on at least one of these lists.

[–][deleted] 5 points6 points  (2 children)

You can't take 75% of this seriously, the people who voted here, or the average /r/gaming reader is a disgrace to the gaming market, seeing how "omg I luv this game with big titties" Overwatch was voted into "Best E-Sport" at spot 1. That's a big joke. Same for a lot of other categories.

Tells you a lot about the average consumer, even when they pretend to cry about EA doing shit, in the end they will buy every shit, I mean they can't even do a survey right / sincerely.

[–]njandersen97 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I'm not saying I voted the Witcher 3 for every category, but I'm also not denying it. I really love this poll and the write up OP.

[–]Trump20I6 17 points18 points  (1 child)

I really enjoyed Horizon but I thought that the “I’m an outcast who wants to discover who I am and where I’m from” plot was generic. People seem to praise the story while I think it’s the combat, mechanics, music, and visuals that make the game special. Nier should have won best narrative imo. Also, Aloy’s voice actress was nothing special. She was very monotone and wooden. The voice actress for Senua in Hellblade was way better. She actually showed a range of emotion. I haven’t played the Nintendo games so I have no comment on those.

[–]MVPVisionZ 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I saw a comment that made me laugh which said that Aloy always sounds out of breath. I did like the way they did the whole datapoints thing where you slowly pick up tiny pieces of the puzzle to put together why the world is how it is. It's one of the only games where I actually stopped to read and listen to every single note I came across. Like you said, the other elements were first-class. Gonna have to call it my game of the year, didn't play BotW so I wonder if that would change my mind.

[–]Necroluster 9 points10 points  (2 children)

I feel Assassin's Creed Origins should've made the top 3 in at least one category. But I guess Ubisoft still has a lot to prove before the Internet forgives them, if it ever does. I really love the game so far (20 hrs in). Adventure, combat, stealth, great characters, the biggest open world I've ever seen short of the Just Cause games...

[–]crossbonecarrot2 6 points7 points  (4 children)

Persona 5 not being on the top 3 for art direction really bothers me. Probably the most stylish game made.

[–]inFINN1te 3 points4 points  (2 children)

I think Cuphead is definitely more deserving. Persona is an art style that has definitely been seen before. The whole cartoon anime style. I've seen it in JRPGs before. I question if the Cuphead cartoon style has even been done in a game before.

[–]crossbonecarrot2 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I disagree. Personally I would vote for Persona but they both are well deserving.

As for Persona's being done before probably not to it's extent. Persona 5 art direction praise doesn't lie in it being "cartoon anime style" but in how stylish the game does everything, especially the UI.


Either way all I said is that Persona should be on the top 3 and the most stylish game this year, not that it should've won.

[–]BlueLanternSupes 14 points15 points  (1 child)

No love for Assassin's Creed Origins?

Braces for downvotes

[–]themangastand 11 points12 points  (4 children)

Feel insulted for best performance. Just a pop contest. Aloy while a great performance was an insultingly the most Marie sue I have ever seen. So it’s easy to act when the only emotion is heroic or feeling sympathy for others.

Hellblade was a much more interesting and unique performance by a land slide.

Best PlayStation game I also don’t think was horizon. Surprised it won by such a landslide

[–]Andrakisjl 3 points4 points  (0 children)

It’s a popular vote, and crowds tend to go in the same direction. Horizon has gotten so much love in media and online that most people will just vote for it because they’re influenced by the mainstream opinion. Also, many voters may not have played the other games, and just voted for the one they knew

[–]TRNielson 5 points6 points  (1 child)

I fail to see how Aloy is a Mary Sue. We get a montage of her training her entire life to be as skilled as she is while learning that her genius level intelligence is a result of how she was born.

If you want to criticize Aloy and the actor’s performance, by all means. But to call Aloy a Mary Sue is being entirely unfair and dishonest to her.

[–]GreenColoured 5 points6 points  (3 children)

1 Star Wars: Battlefront 2 5,519 47.3%

2 Mass Effect Andomeda 2,655 22.8%

So umm....is Battlefront 2 REALLY the bigger letdown, or is the wound just fresher in people's minds?What I'm curious about is Battlefront 2 beating Mass Effect Andromeda. Is it REALLY the biggest letdown, or is the wound just fresher in people's minds? Both games were trash, yet I had zero expectations for Battlefront 2 thanks to how low a bar the first game set, whereas with Andromeda, even if I wasn't the biggest ME fan, I expected far far more.

[–]vizard0 5 points6 points  (1 child)

I think that most people are just thinking "fuck EA." And then picking the most recent time EA dicked everyone over. If they had been in reverse order, ME:A would have been first.

[–]SatansQue 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Really glad to see Siege up there a couple times, Great game with a not so toxic community.

[–]Tabris92 5 points6 points  (4 children)

unpopular opinion, botw wasnt that good...

[–]mattr1986 10 points11 points  (4 children)

I’m still confused about the best handheld game awards in all of these award show things... I still think the best portable game I played all year was Breath of the wild closely followed by Super Mario odyssey...

[–]Pintopinata123 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Because what's the point of having a handheld category if you throw something in that can be equally argued as being a home console? May as well not have a category for it if the Switch counts, because we all know best Switch game would automatically just get a second award.

[–]Aggrels 2 points3 points  (0 children)

You should have Tekken those fighting game puns into more consideration...

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[–]WolfToge 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I feel like the battle royale thing is just a phase like the console cameras and now vr and blah blah blah so forth. Idk how early access done right is right with pub winning when fortnites br mode is free atm, I just think early access games having price tags are a joke and bad for gamers. Just my opinion about it all.

[–]7neoxis1337 2 points3 points  (1 child)

How the fuck did nier not win a single thing? It's goty by a land slide.

[–]Reap3rXD 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It ain't even got the best soundtrack dabs Persona 5

[–]YourWaifuisShit666 2 points3 points  (1 child)

There's no goddamn way in hell Horizon has a better story than Nier.

[–]inFINN1te 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I haven't played Nier. So don't hate me. But god DAMN Horizon was one of the most brilliant pieces of science fiction I've ever played.

[–]duckface27 2 points3 points  (1 child)

No love for cod:WW2? I’m not a huge fan of the cod series but cod:ww2 is a brilliant game both story and multiplayer

[–]DA3DALUSxGAMER 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Well, it's also insanely broken.

I mean, I'm still having lots of fun playing it... but god damn is it unfinished. The maps are poorly designed, some shotguns can never get instant kills even at point-blank range, and War is unplayable without that jackweed announcer screaming "THEY ARE BUILDING THE BRIDGE!" in your earballs.

[–]bballjosh11 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Hollow Knight is my GOTY :)

[–]maa1897 5 points6 points  (3 children)

Best performance for Ashly Burch ?! I mean she did good but better than Melina Juergens and Brian Bloom ? HELL NO not even close.

[–]slicshuter 1 point2 points  (1 child)

It's because HZD was the more popular game. This entire thing was just a popularity contest. That's why Cuphead and BotW basically won every category they were in.

You could nominate BotW for best performance and it would still win over Hellblade just because it's so much more popular.

[–]Frog-Saron 4 points5 points  (0 children)

How did OW win best esport?

[–]Goku420overlord 5 points6 points  (4 children)

Glad to see destiny 2 bomb. Fuck bungie, and fuck destiny.

[–]Kluss23 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Not bad for the most part. Only a few I heavily disagree with. Best performance should not have gone to Ashley Burch for Aloy. Melina as Senua was one of the best performances in gaming period. And Brian Bloom is the best in the business and kills BJ every single time. I'll chalk it up to game popularity though.

Also best music/score not going to Nier or Persona 5 is a joke and again probably just due to popularity.

[–]Prankman1990 1 point2 points  (1 child)

No Pyre for Indie or best OST? Lol k.

[–]steve52988[🍰] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That’s it, I’m getting a switch