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Chorus' 2016 GOTY Awards Nominations

Discussion in 'Entertainment Forum' started by DeviantRogue, Dec 28, 2016.

  1. DeviantRogue Dec 28, 2016
    (Last edited: Dec 28, 2016)
    DeviantRogue

    Take arms, it'll all blow over Prestigious

    With the end of 2016 quickly approaching now is a good a time as any to start putting together our own little awards ceremony dedicated to the wonderful year that was in gaming.

    This will be our nominations thread and I will compile all of the nominations in their respective categories into a strawpoll that will run until this Saturday (12/31 at midnight). Award voting will work with each of us choosing 3 candidates in any given category, with the winner and two runner ups being the three most popular nominations.

    However, Game of the Year voting will be a bit more involved, still nominating three, but we'll be taking a top 10 and follow up with a ranked voting list to determine an overall list.

    In terms of eligible titles, anything released in the year 2016 that is not a remaster or port.
    Significant DLC content such as The Witcher III's Blood and Wine/Heart of Stone will count as eligible. Titles in early access will not be eligible.

    The categories are as follows. Feel free to nominate as many titles as you want for each category.

    2016's Best Old Game
    This Category is dedicated to the best game you played this year (for the first time) that wasn't released in 2016, it can range from Pong to Rainbow Six: Siege

    Best Indie Game

    Simple as the title, the best independent studio produced title of this year.

    Examples include: Owlboy, Stardew Valley, Enter The Gungeon and Darkest Dungeon

    Best Style

    A game that is confident in what it is, carrying a large bravado and singular image. A tour de force in all departments and elements (From HUD design, to sound and music) merging into a unique, defining look.

    Examples include: DOOM, Watch_Dogs 2, Thumper.

    Best Story

    A game that made you laugh, a game that made you cry... but most importantly a game that kept you engaged with it's story.

    Examples include: Uncharted 4, Firewatch, The Last Guardian.

    Best Writing

    Clever dialogue, witty retorts, flavorful quest text and item descriptions, interesting characters are all exemplative of this category. Good writing can lift a game from mediocre to excellent and deserves to be recognized.

    Examples Include: The Witcher III, Super Hot, Uncharted 4

    Best Sound

    Combat queues, blips and boops, the sound of rain pattering on the ground or guts falling from disemboweled enemies, the shells falling from a freshly fired gun, the sound emitted from hovering over various menu options... all of these sounds add up to evoke a certain atmosphere that can be critical to the enjoyment of a game. Any sound produced within, that doesn't fall within the realm of music.

    Examples Include: Overwatch, DOOM, Thumper

    Best Music

    Soaring scores, oppressive dissonance, rampaging guitars. Any game with which it's score or soundtrack left you in awe, tense or cackling in enjoyment.

    Examples Include: No Man's Sky, Doom, Final Fantasy XV

    Best Looking Game

    Beautiful vistas, color splashes and glorious mud detailing (Looking at you Battlefield 1), any game impressed you either due to high visual fidelity or art direction.

    Examples Include: Inside, Firewatch, Battlefield 1

    Best Debut

    Any game that isn't a remake or numbered sequel, aka any new IP released this year.

    Examples Include: Stardew Valley, Hyperlight Drifter, The Witness

    Best New Character

    Any new character that brought you delight this year.

    Examples Include: BT (Titanfall 2), Samuel Hayden (DOOM), Henry (Firewatch)

    Most Addictive Game

    The game you just couldn't put down and quickly enveloped all of your time... 8PM quickly turned into 2AM didn't it?

    Examples Include: Overwatch, CIV VI, XCOM 2

    Best Console Exclusive

    As simple as the title is... A game deserving of being called a console exclusive. (XBOX's crossplay titles are eligible)

    Best Shooter

    Best RPG

    Best Strategy Game

    Best Action Adventure

    Best Puzzle Game


    Best Multiplayer

    From couch co-op to AAA matchmaking any game whose multiplayer you couldn't get enough of.

    Examples Include: Overcooked, Titanfall 2, Overwatch


    ...and finally


    Game of the Year

    A symbol of excellence in a great year, winning this honor is no small feat in the year that was 2016 in gaming. A game that genuinely moved you, a game that you couldn't stop playing, a game that quite simply.... is better than the rest.

    Examples Include: Whatever you consider to be the top tier title of 2016.


    In your list include your nominations under a bolded category, thanks


    Timetable

    Category nominations: Close 12/31 at 12:00AM
    Polls will run from: 1/1 at 6:00PM to 1/5 at 12:00AM
    GOTY Ranked Poll: 1/5 at 6:00PM to 1/7 at 12:00AM

    Will be accepting write ups for games that end up in the final 3 of any category and any game that makes the top 10!
     
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  2. SpyKi

    This Charming Man Supporter

    Will do this shortly.
     
  3. tucah

    not champ Prestigious

    Whoa, lots of categories. Gonna get on this and get some lists done tonight.
     
  4. tucah

    not champ Prestigious

    How do we feel about remasters with new content (aka can I nominate Rez Infinite under Best Style)
     
  5. DeviantRogue Dec 28, 2016
    (Last edited: Dec 28, 2016)
    DeviantRogue

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    2016's Best Old Game

    Portal 2
    Tabletop Simulator
    Papers Please

    Best Indie Game

    Stardew Valley
    Firewatch
    The Witness

    Best Style

    Superhot
    DOOM
    Headlander

    Best Story

    Firewatch
    Inside
    Uncharted 4

    Best Writing

    Hitman
    DOOM
    Firewatch


    Best Sound

    DOOM
    Stardew Valley
    Overwatch


    Best Music

    No Man's Sky
    DOOM
    Forza Horizon 3

    Best Looking Game

    Firewatch
    The Witness
    Stardew Valley


    Best Debut

    Stardew Valley
    Overwatch
    Inside


    Best New Character

    Samuel "Sam" Drake (Uncharted 4)
    BT (Titanfall 2)
    Henry (Firewatch)

    Most Addictive Game

    XCOM 2
    Overwatch

    Best Console Exclusive

    Uncharted 4
    Forza Horizon 3
    Best Shooter

    DOOM
    Overwatch

    Best RPG

    Best Strategy Game

    XCOM 2

    Best Action Adventure

    Uncharted 4

    Best Puzzle Game

    The Witness
    Inside

    Best Multiplayer

    Overwatch
    Forza Horizon 3

    Game of the Year

    DOOM
    Inside
    Uncharted 4
     
  6. DeviantRogue

    Take arms, it'll all blow over Prestigious

    I'd say that's allowed!
     
  7. SpyKi Dec 28, 2016
    (Last edited: Dec 28, 2016)
    SpyKi

    This Charming Man Supporter

    2016's Best Old Game
    Any game we played or just any game we played for the first time? If any game..

    Until Dawn
    Super Metroid
    Rise of the Tomb Raider

    Best Indie Game

    Inside?

    Best Style

    Dark Souls 3
    Pokemon Sun/Moon
    Overwatch

    Best Story

    The Last Guardian
    Dark Souls 3
    Uncharted 4

    Best Writing

    Dark Souls 3
    Uncharted 4
    The Last Guardian

    Best Sound

    Dark Souls 3
    The Last Guardian
    Uncharted 4

    Best Music

    Final Fantasy XV
    Dark Souls 3

    Best Looking Game

    The Last Guardian
    Dark Souls 3
    Inside

    Best Debut

    The Last Guardian
    Overwatch
    Inside

    Best New Character

    Trico

    Most Addictive Game

    Dark Souls 3
    Pokemon Sun/Moon
    Overwatch

    Best Console Exclusive

    The Last Guardian

    Best Shooter

    Overwatch

    Best RPG

    Dark Souls 3

    Best Strategy Game

    Fire Emblem: Fates

    Best Action Adventure

    Uncharted 4

    Best Puzzle Game

    The Witness

    Best Multiplayer

    Overwatch

    Game of the Year

    The Last Guardian
    Dark Souls 3
    Uncharted 4
     
  8. DeviantRogue

    Take arms, it'll all blow over Prestigious

    For the first time was my intent for that category. Sort of a missed a game in 2015 or a category for remasters you are playing for the first time type of deal.

    Edited the OP.
     
  9. SpyKi

    This Charming Man Supporter

    Ok, edited.
     
  10. tucah

    not champ Prestigious

    2016's Best Old Game

    Shadow of the Colossus
    Yakuza 4
    Yakuza 5

    Best Indie Game

    Inside
    The Witness
    Kentucky Route Zero Act 4

    Best Style

    Rez Infinite
    Super Hot
    Kentucky Route Zero Act 4

    Best Story

    The Last Guardian
    Kentucky Route Zero Act 4
    The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II

    Best Writing

    Uncharted 4
    Kentucky Route Zero Act 4
    Firewatch

    Best Sound

    Overwatch
    The Last Guardian
    DOOM

    Best Music

    Final Fantasy XV
    DOOM
    The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II

    Best Looking Game

    Firewatch
    The Witness
    Uncharted 4

    Best Debut
    Overwatch
    The Witness
    Inside

    Best New Character
    Duvalie (The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II)
    Trico (The Last Guardian)
    BT (Titanfall 2)

    Most Addictive Game

    Overwatch
    Final Fantasy XV
    Civilization VI

    Best Console Exclusive

    The Last Guardian
    Uncharted 4
    Ratchet and Clank

    Best Shooter
    DOOM
    Overwatch
    Titanfall 2

    Best RPG
    The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II
    Final Fantasy XV
    Dragon Quest VII

    Best Strategy Game

    Civilization VI

    Best Action Adventure
    Hitman
    Uncharted 4
    Dishonored 2

    Best Puzzle Game

    The Witness

    Best Multiplayer

    Overwatch
    Titanfall 2
    Street Fighter V*

    Game of the Year

    The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II
    DOOM
    Kentucky Route Zero Act 4


    This post is already long enough but a few perhaps unnecessary notes because I like to talk about games:

    - I sort of cheated by including two Yakuza games in my old games list but both were played for the first time this year and the series is fantastic so WHATEVER
    - I included Kentucky Route Zero Act 4 because the episodes come out infrequently enough that I consider each its own separate thing. Also it's phenomenal so I wanted to give it its due.
    - Trails of Cold Steel II is part of the best JRPG series running. I don't think there's much if any of a fanbase of the series here but I had to nominate it often even though it won't make any of the final Chorus lists.
    -An asterisk next to Street Fighter V in that it's a complete mess in its rollout and the online play is still iffy but the core fighting mechanics are wonderful and I've had some incredible local experiences with the game.
    -I recently mentioned this in the general gaming thread but I haven't played Blood and Wine yet despite adoring Witcher 3. It didn't feel right nominating it for anything but I'm almost positive that if I had given it any time, it would have been a lock for best RPG, writing and perhaps even a character or story.
     
  11. Anthony_

    A (Cancelled) Dork Prestigious

    2016's Best Old Game

    Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past
    Undertale
    Grim Fandango Remastered


    Best Indie Game

    Inside
    Pony Island
    Firewatch


    Best Style

    Overwatch
    Darkest Dungeon
    Dishonored 2


    Best Story

    Uncharted 4: A Thief's End
    Final Fantasy XV
    Oxenfree


    Best Writing

    Dark Souls III
    Uncharted 4: A Thief's End
    Oxenfree


    Best Sound

    Overwatch
    DOOM
    Dark Souls III


    Best Music

    Final Fantasy XV
    Uncharted 4: A Thief's End
    Destiny: Rise of Iron


    Best Looking Game

    Overwatch
    Uncharted 4: A Thief's End
    Final Fantasy XV


    Best Debut

    Overwatch
    Tom Clancy's The Division
    Quantum Break


    Best New Character

    Sam Drake (Uncharted 4: A Thief's End)
    Noctis Lucis Caelum (Final Fantasy XV)
    Trico (The Last Guardian)

    Most Addictive Game

    Overwatch
    Dark Souls III
    Pokemon Sun
    /Moon

    Best Console Exclusive

    Uncharted 4: A Thief's End (PS4)
    Gears of War 4 (Xbox One)
    Pokemon Sun/Moon (3DS)

    Best Shooter

    Overwatch
    DOOM
    Titanfall 2


    Best RPG

    Dark Souls III
    Final Fantasy XV
    Pokemon Sun
    /Moon

    Best Strategy Game

    XCOM 2
    Civilization VI


    Best Action Adventure

    Uncharted 4: A Thief's End
    Dishonored 2
    Batman: A Telltale Series


    Best Puzzle Game

    The Turing Test

    Best Multiplayer

    Overwatch
    Titanfall 2
    Gears of War 4


    Game of the Year
    1. Dark Souls III
    2. Overwatch
    3. Final Fantasy XV
     
  12. johnnyferris Dec 28, 2016
    (Last edited: Dec 31, 2016)
    johnnyferris

    Sic Parvis Magna Prestigious

    Disclaimer: I still have Doom, Mafia 3 and Bioshock Collection in their cases. Haven't had the time :-/

    Best Old Game


    Rise of the Tomb Raider
    Life Is Strange
    Beyond: Two Souls

    Best Indie Game

    Firewatch
    The Witness
    Tricky Towers

    Best Style

    Battlefield 1
    Hitman
    Ratchet and Clank

    Best Story

    Uncharted 4
    Firewatch
    Batman

    Best Writing

    Uncharted 4
    Firewatch
    Battlefield 1

    Best Sound

    Battlefield 1
    Ratchet and Clank
    NHL 17

    Best Music

    Firewatch
    Uncharted 4
    Battlefield 1

    Best Looking Game

    Battlefield 1
    Uncharted 4
    Firewatch

    Best Debut

    The Witness

    Best New Character

    Henry (Firewatch)
    Nadine Ross (Uncharted 4)
    Samuel Drake (Uncharted 4)

    Most Addictive Game

    NHL 17
    Hitman
    Battlefield 1

    Best Console Exclusive

    Uncharted 4

    Best Shooter

    Battlefield 1

    Best Action-Adventure

    Uncharted 4
    Hitman
    Firewatch

    Best Puzzle Game

    The Witness
    Tricky Towers

    Best Multiplayer

    Battlefield 1
    Uncharted 4
    NHL 17

    GOTY

    Uncharted 4
    Hitman
    Firewatch
     
  13. GettingSodas

    Chorus.fm Resident Soda Expert Prestigious

    Started doing this then I realized I didn't play many games from this year.
     
  14. The Lucky Moose Dec 29, 2016
    (Last edited: Dec 29, 2016)
    The Lucky Moose

    I'm Emotional, I Hug the Block Prestigious

    2016's Best Old Game

    Wolfenstein: The New Order
    Tony Hawk's American Sk8land
    Rune Factory 4

    Best Indie Game

    Firewatch

    Best Style

    BoxBoxBoy!
    Firewatch
    Tokyo Mirage Sessions

    Best Story

    Tokyo Mirage Sessions (because weird)
    Fire Emblem Fates
    Mafia 3
    Firewatch

    Best Writing

    Dishonored 2
    Firewatch
    Mafia 3
    Fire Emblem Fates

    Best Sound

    Battlefield 1

    Best Music

    Tokyo Mirage Sessions
    Pokemon Sun/Moon
    Firewatch

    Best Looking Game

    Gears of War 4
    Firewatch
    Pokemon Sun/Moon
    Steep
    Battlefield 1

    Best Debut

    Tokyo Mirage Sessions
    Steep
    Firewatch

    Best New Character

    Azura (Fire Emblem Fates)
    Hau (Pokemon Sun/Moon)
    Kait (Gears Of War 4)
    Father James (Mafia 3)
    Emily (Dishonored 2)

    Most Addictive Game

    Fire Emblem Fates

    Best Console Exclusive

    Fire Emblem Fates
    Pokemon Sun/Moon
    Gears Of War 4
    Tokyo Mirage Sessions

    Best Shooter

    Gears Of War 4
    Battlefield 1

    Best RPG

    Tokyo Mirage Sessions
    Fire Emblem Fates
    Pokemon Sun/Moon
    Dragon Quest 7 3DS

    Best Strategy Game

    Fire Emblem Fates

    Best Action Adventure


    Dishonored 2
    Mafia 3

    Best Puzzle Game

    BoxBoxBoy!

    Best Multiplayer

    Battlefield 1
    Gears Of War 4
    Pokemon Sun/Moon

    Game of the Year

    1. Mafia 3
    2. Tokyo Mirage Sessions
    3. Fire Emblem Fates
    4. Pokemon Sun/Moon
    5. Gears Of War 4
     
  15. ghostedaway

    bryan Prestigious

    Haven't played nearly as many 2016 titles that I've wanted to but Overwatch takes most of these categories for me
     
  16. aranea

    Trusted Prestigious

    Yo.
     
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  17. DeviantRogue

    Take arms, it'll all blow over Prestigious

    I'd prefer each category nomination to be 3 with up to 5 if you really can't choose.

    Just don't want the polls to be overflowing.

    ...and hi Lightning!
     
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  18. Cameron

    FKA nowFace Prestigious

    Best 2016 old game:

    Resident Evil 4

    Best Indie:

    Bound

    Best style:

    Bound

    Best Story:

    Uncharted 4

    Best Writing:

    Uncharted 4

    Best Sound:

    Battlefield 1

    Best Music:

    Doom

    Best Looking Game:

    Uncharted 4

    Best Debut:

    Overwatch

    Best New Character:

    Trico(The Last Gaurdian)

    Most Addictive:

    Overwatch

    Best Exclusive:

    Uncharted 4

    Best Shooter:

    Doom

    Best RPG:

    Dark Souls 3

    Strategy:

    X-Com 2(PS4 this year)

    Action Adventure:

    Uncharted 4

    Best Puzzle:

    The Last Guardian

    Best MP:

    Overwatch

    Game of the Year:

    Overwatch
     
  19. The Lucky Moose

    I'm Emotional, I Hug the Block Prestigious

    I changed my post accordingly.
     
  20. DeviantRogue

    Take arms, it'll all blow over Prestigious

    Putting together these polls now. Adding additional nominations that seemed like glaring omissions
     
  21. aranea

    Trusted Prestigious

    Sorry for being too late, I've not been feeling well. I can only think of a few and I wanted to include them

    Best indie
    Firewatch

    Best multiplayer
    Overwatch

    Best music
    FF XV
    Watch dogs 2

    Most addictive
    Overwatch

    Best new character
    Noctis Lucis Caelum (FF XV)
    Li-Ming (Heroes of the Storm)


    I haven't played most of what's been mentioned here xD
     
  22. DeviantRogue

    Take arms, it'll all blow over Prestigious

    I ended up adding WD2 to a few categories. will edit Li-Ming into best new character.

    Edit: Poll may not let me edit her in, lemme know if you can vote for her or not.
     
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