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Chorus' 2017 GOTY Award Nominations

Discussion in 'Entertainment Forum' started by DeviantRogue, Dec 22, 2017.

  1. DeviantRogue Dec 22, 2017
    (Last edited: Dec 23, 2017)
    DeviantRogue

    Take arms, it'll all blow over Prestigious

    Hey folks it's that time of the year again, and boy while 2017 sucked in a lot of ways, it's been a truly excellent year in gaming. Had a blast doing this last year, so let's go for round 2.0

    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 next Tuesday, late evening (12/26 at 11:30PM EST). Award voting will work with each of us choosing 3 candidates in any given category, with the winner and two runner ups representing their category

    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.

    Games released in this year that aren't remasters or ports are eligible nominations. (early access games that had an official 1.0 such as PUBG, Fire Pro and Gangbeasts are examples of legitimate nominations)


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

    2017's Best Old Game
    This Category is dedicated to the best game you played this year (for the first time/or games that still ate up your free time in 2017) that wasn't released in 2017, it can range from Pong to Overwatch

    Best Indie Game

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

    Examples include: Cuphead, Tacoma, Night in the Woods, Nidhogg 2

    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: Persona 5, Nier: Automata, Nidhogg 2

    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: Nier: Automata, Wolfenstein, Persona 5, Horizon Zero Dawn, What Remains of Edith Finch

    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: Divinity: Original Sin 2, Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild

    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: Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Super Mario Odyssey, Persona 5

    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: Nier: Automata, Night in the Woods, Persona 5, Destiny 2

    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: Destiny 2, Assassin's Creed: Origins, Cuphead, Tacoma, Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice


    Best Debut

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

    Examples Include: Cuphead, PUBG, Night in the Woods, Pyre

    Best New Character

    Any new character that brought you delight this year.

    Examples Include: Aloy (HZD), 2B (Nier), Bayek (AC:O), Gregg (NitW), Senua (Hellblade)

    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?


    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 or Platformer

    Best Puzzle Game

    Best DLC

    Best Racing Game

    Best Fighting Game

    Best Multiplayer


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

    Examples Include: Destiny 2, PUBG, Spla2oon


    ...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 2017 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.


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


    Timetable

    Category nominations: Close 12/26 at 11:30PM EST
    Polls will run from: 12/27 at 8:00PM EST to 12/30 at 11:30PM EST
    GOTY Ranked Poll: 12/31 at 2:00PM EST to 1/3 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! (Feel free to PM me what games you'd be interested in writing about, will send you a PM before the GOTY ranked poll goes up to lock down write ups for the category lists and the GOTY list thanks)


    Hope you guys had a great 2017 in games, here's to an even better 2018!
     
  2. DeviantRogue

    Take arms, it'll all blow over Prestigious

    Best Old Game

    NCAA Football 2014, Overwatch, World of Warcraft

    Best Indie Game

    What Remains of Edith Finch, Cuphead, Pyre

    Best Style

    Persona 5, Wolfenstein II, Cuphead

    Best Story

    Wolfenstein II, Super Mario Odyssey, Madden 2018

    Best Writing

    Wolfenstein II, Divinity Original Sin 2, Persona 5

    Best Sound

    Destiny 2, Nier: Automata, Super Mario Odyssey

    Best Music

    Destiny 2, Persona 5, Nier: Automata

    Best Looking Game

    Cuphead, Hollow Knight, Destiny 2

    Best Debut

    Cuphead, PUBG, Night in the Woods

    Best New Character

    Gregg (NitW), Cappy (SM:O), Makoto (P5)

    Most Addictive Game

    PUBG, Destiny 2

    Best Console Exclusive

    Cuphead, Persona 5

    Best Shooter

    Wolfenstein II, Destiny 2, Resident Evil 7

    Best RPG

    Divinity Original Sin 2, Persona 5

    Best Puzzle Game

    Puyo Puyo Tetris

    Best Multiplayer

    PUBG, Destiny 2, Jackbox Party Pack 4

    Game of the Year

    Wolfenstein II, Super Mario Odyssey, Cuphead
     
  3. White

    I long for death. Prestigious

    As someone who's played a whopping 3 2017 titles, I'll just skip right to the GOTY bit:

    Horizon Zero Dawn
    NieR:Automata
    Breath of the Wild
     
  4. secretsociety92

    Music, Gaming, Movies and Guys = Life

    Just a few queries. Firstly I feel a Best Racing Game category is missing, secondly do we have to nominate for every category? and thirdly do we have to nominate three per category?

    I only ask as I haven't played all that much this year but what I have played I've mostly loved and would like said games to get a bit of recognition.
     
  5. SpyKi

    This Charming Man Supporter

    2017's Best Old Game
    Xenoblade Chronicles

    Best Indie Game
    Cuphead

    Best Style
    Cuphead

    Best Story
    Nier: Automata

    Best Writing
    Nier: Automata

    Best Sound
    Nier: Automata

    Best Music

    Nier: Automata

    Best Looking Game
    The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

    Best Debut
    Cuphead

    Best New Character
    2B

    Most Addictive Game
    Crash Bandicoot N Sane Trilogy

    Best Console Exclusive
    Nier: Automata

    Game of the Year
    Nier: Automata
     
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  6. DeviantRogue

    Take arms, it'll all blow over Prestigious

    Up to 3. I'll edit in a Best Racer and Best Fighting game.

    You don't have to nominate for a category if you don't have anything relative to it.
     
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  7. secretsociety92

    Music, Gaming, Movies and Guys = Life

    Okay thanks, best to know before posting.
     
  8. Dirty Sanchez

    Prestigious Prestigious

    Best Old Game

    Overwatch, Splinter Cell Chaos Theory, Half-Life 2


    Best Style

    Wolfenstein II, Life is Strange: Before the Storm, Prey

    Best Story

    Wolfenstein II

    Best Writing

    Wolfenstein II, Prey

    Best Sound

    Assassin's Creed Origins, Nier: Automata, Prey

    Best Music

    Nier: Automata, Assassin's Creed Origins, Prey

    Best Looking Game

    Assassin's Creed Origins, Wolfenstein II, Prey

    Best Debut

    Fortnite: Battle Royale


    Most Addictive Game

    Destiny 2, Assassin's Creed Origins

    Best Console Exclusive

    Gran Turismo Sport

    Best Shooter

    Wolfenstein II, Destiny 2


    Best Multiplayer

    Fortnite: Battle Royale

    Game of the Year

    Assassin's Creed Origins, Prey
     
  9. tucah

    not champ Prestigious

    2017's Best Old Game
    Stardew Valley, Final Fantasy IX, Ys Origin

    Best Indie Game
    Cuphead, Night in the Woods, Pyre

    Best Style
    Cuphead, Persona 5, Splatoon 2

    Best Story
    Nier Automata, Trails in the Sky the Third, Night in the Woods

    Best Writing
    Nier Automata, Trails in the Sky the Third, Pyre

    Best Sound
    Super Mario Odyssey, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Splatoon 2

    Best Music
    Nier Automata, Trails in the Sky the Third, Xenoblade Chronicles 2

    Best Looking Game
    Cuphead, Destiny 2, Night in the Woods

    Best Debut
    Cuphead, Night in the Woods, Pyre

    Best New Character
    Gregg (NitW), Pascal (Nier Automata), Morag (Xenoblade Chronicles 2)

    Most Addictive Game
    The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Nier Automata, Super Mario Odyssey

    Best Console Exclusive
    Super Mario Odyssey, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Nier Automata

    Best Shooter

    Destiny 2, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, Prey

    Best RPG
    Nier Automata, Trails in the Sky the Third, Xenoblade Chronicles 2

    Best Strategy Game
    Fire Emblem Echoes

    Best Action Adventure or Platformer
    Super Mario Odyssey, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy

    Best Puzzle Game
    Puyo Puyo Tetris, Picross S

    Best DLC
    Nioh, Final Fantasy XV, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

    Best Racing Game
    Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (? figure this doesn't count but as the only racing game I played this year just figured I'd jot it down just in case hah)

    Best Fighting Game
    Injustice 2, Tekken 7, Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2

    Best Multiplayer
    Splatoon 2, Destiny 2, Playerunknown's Battlegrounds

    Game of the Year
    Super Mario Odyssey, Trails in the Sky the Third, Nier Automata
     
  10. secretsociety92 Dec 23, 2017
    (Last edited: Dec 26, 2017)
    secretsociety92

    Music, Gaming, Movies and Guys = Life

    2017's Best Old Game
    L.A. Noire, Zombie Army Trilogy, Forza Horizon 3

    Best Indie Game
    Kona

    Best Style
    Wolfenstein II

    Best Story
    Wolfenstein II

    Best Writing
    Wolfenstein II

    Best Sound
    Wolfenstein II, Forza Motorsport 7, Sniper Elite 4

    Best Music
    Wolfenstein II, Prey

    Best Looking Game
    Wolfenstein II, Forza Motorsport 7

    Best Debut
    Kona

    Best New Character
    Grace Walker (Wolfenstein II)

    Most Addictive Game
    Forza Motorsport 7

    Best Console Exclusive
    Forza Motorsport 7

    Best Shooter

    Wolfenstein II, Prey and Sniper Elite 4

    Best RPG
    Mass Effect: Andromeda

    Best DLC
    Forza Motorsport 7, Mafia III, Sniper Elite 4

    Best Racing Game
    Forza Motorsport 7, DiRT 4

    Game of the Year

    Wolfenstein II, Forza Motorsport 7, Sniper Elite 4

    Can you tell I haven't played all that much this year?
     
  11. Professor Plumbob

    Trusted Supporter

    Subbing/ I’ll post my nominations when I get off work. I don’t get a Switch till the 25th so I don’t feel comfortable voting for GOTY yet.
     
  12. recall reality

    "But existing is basically all I do!" Prestigious

    2017's Best Old Game
    Stardew Valley. Portable Stardew is everything.

    Best Indie Game
    Hollow Knight

    Best Style
    Cuphead

    Best Story
    Nier: Automata

    Best Writing
    Night in the Woods

    Best Sound
    The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

    Best Music

    Cuphead

    Best Looking Game
    Horizon Zero Dawn

    Best Debut
    Golf Story

    Best New Character
    Cappy (Super Mario Galaxy)

    Most Addictive Game
    The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

    Best Console Exclusive
    Super Mario Galaxy

    Best DLC
    Shovel Knight

    Game of the Year
    The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
     
  13. lightning

    *

    Best Story
    Persona 5

    Best RPG

    Persona 5

    GOTY

    Persona 5

    Best Music

    Persona 5

    Best Looking Game

    AC Origins
    Horizon Zero Dawn

    Best Fighting Game
    Tekken 7

    Best Shooter
    Destiny 2

    Best New Character

    Aloy (Horizon Zero Dawn)

    Best DLC

    Episode Ignis - Final Fantasy XV
     
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  14. aspeedomodel

    Cautiously pessimistic Prestigious

    2017's Best Old Game
    Forza Horizon 3

    Best Indie Game

    Cuphead

    Best Style

    Cuphead

    Best Story

    Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus

    Best Writing

    Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus

    Best Sound

    Ruiner

    Best Music

    Ruiner

    Best Looking Game

    Horizon: Zero Dawn

    Best Debut

    Cuphead

    Best New Character

    Cuphead

    Most Addictive Game

    Cuphead

    Best Console Exclusive

    Cuphead

    Best Shooter

    Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus

    Best RPG

    South Park: The Fractured But Whole

    Best Strategy Game

    Halo Wars 2


    Best Racing Game

    Forza Motorsport 7


    Best Multiplayer

    Ghost Recon: Wildlands


    Game of the Year

    Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus
     
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