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Its the announcement of the my official Game of The Year.
The game presented will be what i believe covered all the important features we want in a game. A solid story, great game play, great quality visuals and sound as well as great voice work.
The game that fit this category best was.. (moment of silence)
Castlevania: Lords of shadow is a breathtakingly new way to play Castlevania, the phenomenal scale and world you play in captivates the essence of what Castlevania is, particularly chapters 4-8. Gabriel Belmont; the protagonist of the game uses his weapon the combat cross predominantly in a whip like fashion, which ultimately is the original weapon similar to the of Simon Belmont. The weapon throughout the game will get various advancements such as a stake attachment to kill vampires or spiked chain to latch onto obstacles and destroy them.
The enemies are varied from zombies to vampires to werewolves and even to the giant Titans. Each area has an enemy set to suit the environment. The ****in which you play can also help how you progress, whether it be taming a giant spider or riding a warthog, the variety is there for the choosing.
The voice acting is brilliant, the struggles of Gabriel keep a feeling of empathy within you, his emotions and actions are very well portrayed and expressed via himself or the great narrative of Zobek (Patrick Stewart) a friend/partner from the brotherhood.
The graphics are beautiful, with landscapes that will blow you away. from the giant Draculas castle to the depths of hell. Mercury Steam (in assistance with Kojima productions) have put a lot of effort in to creating the masterpiece which stands before us. The dynamic lighting and the in game effects such as the rain bouncing of his armour are all well presented.
The music is engaging and compliments the level design. from the eerieness of Lauras bedroom to the ruins of the titans. anywhere you go you will appreciate the effort applied.
Thankyou Mercury steam and Konami for allowing us to play this great title.
Its part 3 of the awesome quadrilogy. This time its the Highly anticipated Genre awards.
See how discreet the title is, thats how discreet the choices to be made are going to be. You would have never seen it coming.
Yep it goes to Black Ops. This iteration of Call of Duty was set in the cold war which is a first for this series. It has the top notch gameplay we have learnt and respected, albeit a tad bit overused, But it also has a twist at the end of the story which really got you thinking... The subpar storyline was easily overlooked as you go through the hordes of the vietcongs, shoot from helicopters, control a helicopter or even playing as a stealthy assassin. The variety in the gameplay always kept you interested.
Castlevania presented itself beautifully with fine crafted landscapes and beautiful visuals/ scenery. The atmosphere befitted the scenario, such as Draculas castle when fighting carmilla or an arena of fire when fighting Cornell even the depths of hell against Satan. It truly is a remarkable piece of work. The combat system and moves list were great with some fantastic looking attacks mixed in the bag. The sound work enhanced the atmospheric tone with great soundtracks and great voice acting.
Persona 3 was a great experience. It really takes the Role playing to its roots, You practically live the life of the protaginist, you go to school, go out to watch movies with your girlfriend, go out and battle evil. It really defines what role playing really is. We all know that Mitsuru Senpai should have partnered up with the protaginist.
Best Music Game
This was difficult since i tried all the games not bought any. I picked Dance Central since it was a great unique experience. The other contenders ( Rock Band 3, DJ Hero 2) are re-iterations of previous work) Dance central has very good body recognition on the kinect sensor and as a result, it can get you working out and enjoying it at the same time.
Yep yep yep its SONIC Colours. This game was fantastic it revived Sonic from his what people though his endless spiral of crap. The game mixed 2d and 3d elements to recreate the ****c Sonic we all love. Tails is still a nuisance but eggman still kicks ass. I would have love to see a little more of shadow, but in regards to gameplay, this was fantastic.
The single best reason for this game to be awesome This photo says it all.. A dodge viper police car woot!!!!
In all seriousness, we have had many great sims (mainly from Turn 10 ) but in the arcade ****racing they have been average at best. Blur had a horrible single player and split second was a little tedious with the stunt execution. Criterion games brought need for speed up to notch with this exhilirating racer. This game was also enhanced with a fantastic online multiplayer.
Best Sports Game
Fifa 11 has improved over its predecessor by physics more than anything else its hard to top a great football game. Fifa 11 has an improved player detection which results in a more seamless experience. This game has a great single player mode but is ultimately designed for multiplayer and is a great one at that. Aussie Aussie Aussie!
Stay tuned for the GOTY Next week. ( If you cant work it out till now something is definitely wrong)
These awards are giving to various achievements. There will be one winner with 2 honorable mentions. These titles will be games i have played and experienced and the winner will have had much thought process behind it.
The awards are for:
-->Best Artistic ****
-->Most Improved Sequel
-->Best Voice acting
-->Most surprisingly Good
-->Worst game this year
1) Best Graphics (Technical)
Final Fantasy XIII was one of the most beautiful games i had laid my eyes on. This games perfect texturing and design was flawless. The landscape was never really boring to look at and the in game graphics was so hard to distinguish from the FMV that i was struggling to differentiate the two. Square Enix are known for their excellence in designing top quality graphics in their trademark Final Fantasy series, this title was no exception.
Honorable Mentions: God Of War III, Metro 2033.
2) Best Soundtack
Yes bayonetta was a weird choice but their ****of "fly me to the moon" enhance this game so much that it actually gets you singing the song while playing.. potentially making you lose your focus of the game itself. The music in this game was top notch and gets the Best soundtrack award.
Honorable Mentions: Read Dead Redemption, DJ Hero II.
3)Best Artistic ****/p>
Castlevania: Lords Of Shadow has this award. The game shows great creativity with the worlds they have created as well as the enemy designs. This was a good move for the hopeful commencement of castlevania in 3d rendering. Mercury steam coupled with kojima productions have made a gorgeous looking game.
Honorable Mentions: 3d Dot Heroes, Bayonetta
4) Most improved Sequel
Red dead Redemption was a big improvement over the previous title (Red Dead Revolver) bar the Box Art (Clint Eastwood will always beat John Marston ) The authenticity of this game was unrivalled, if you ever wanted to feel like a cowboy, this game will be as close as it gets.
Honorable Mentions: Halo Reach, Call Of Duty Black Ops
5) Best Story
The story told in this game was fantastic, yes its a typical good vs bad story, but its is also much more than that, its also the struggle to continue his pursuit for revenge and also one for Faith and belief. This game shows fighting for what you believe in pushes you on even though there are harsh obstacles and difficult decisions, sometimes the feeling of all hope being lost can even pose a threat.
Honorable Mentions - Halo Reach, Heavy Rain
6) Best Voice Acting
This award also goes to Castlevania. We were graced with Patrick Stewart as the great Narrator for this game, as well as the side kick for Mr Gabriel Belmont, Zobek. This game has some great dialogue as well as some sequences were the feelings of these characters were ones you can relate to.
Honorable Mentions: Red Dead Redemption, Final Fantasy XIII (bar Vanille)
7) Most Surprisingly Good
Persona 3 came out of nowhere, I got this as a recommendation by illmatic87. This game is amazingly addictive and very well directed. The tedious tower was easliy compensated with a great interactive life in the real world. The persona series will now be closely monitored thanks to the great presentation of Persona 3.
Honorable Mentions: 3d Dot Heroes, Modnation Racers
8 ) Most Disappointing
Yes this iteration of this beloved series was one of the most disappointing games i played. The linearity was disappointing, the limitations of character playability was also annoying. I never found the use of battling all those stressful eidolon battles, to only ending up using one per character. I love to have the freedom of selecting the appropriate eidolon for the battle or selecting the appropriate magic for the situation. But this game limits you on exploration and in battle. Come on Square show us what you were made of revive the series.
Dishonorable Mentions: Resonance of Fate, Gran Turismo 5
9) Flat Out Worst game
This was really hard since i do investigate prior to buying. But Resonance of fate came out as the worst game i purchased this year. Disappointing since it has the best battle system ive seen for any RPG. The absence of an engaging story or even something remotely interesting damaged this game. It was one with potential but without substance, and a shame that was.
Dishonorable Mentions: Final Fantasy XIII, Time Crisis Razing Storm.
So there it is the 2nd stage of the annual GOTY event. Stay tuned next week for Genre awards.
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