@killeracer0210 I never played that game so i cant judge it, though without a doubt if i played it, it might have topped the list
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.
@Foolz3h I would have given that to either Resonance of Fate or Time crisis anyway. @mjcowley Lol take as many as you want, Hehehe yours may be better but it depends through whose eyes they are seen. Are you going to end up doing the genre awards too?
Love the categories. I may rip some of them off! Looking forward to the genre awards. (my awards still trump!)