The Game Awards GOTY Nominees are...



  • Vote #1 Metroid Dread for GOTY



  • Maybe putting Returnal over R&C would be more acceptable I don't know. Also there is no indie after some years, interesting. 🤔



  • @scotty returnal doesn't have the brand recognition that R&C has

    pretty sure R&C mainly got in because it used buzzwords like "Raytracing" to market itself. the only thing i'd really change about this Nominee list is i'd probably swap RE village with Monster Hunter Rise but otherwise this year has a decent list



  • Psychonauts got my vote



  • Psychonauts got my vote too. Very surprised that it got no nomination for voice acting since it had several great performances.



  • No Returnal nominee is a bummer. Likewise, I probably would've removed Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart for it or maybe even Resident Evil Village. Even though it isn't shady, It Takes Two being nominated there just feels kind of shady, but there's nothing you can do about that without being unfair to those devs I guess. None of this matters though. We all know Deathloop is going to win, and it is going to sweep up a ton of other categories, because it is THAT GAME this year that's in a billion categories even though there's basically no lasting buzz for it.

    @Phbz said:

    Very surprised that it got no nomination for voice acting since it had several great performances.

    Don't you know only overly dramatic voice acting performances get awarded? If you aren't making people cry, you're worthless. :)

    Edit: Oh I forgot. Among these, I'm voting Psychonauts 2.



  • Deathloop is the only one I played so I guess I'm rooting for that, lol. I might get R&C Rift Apart soon since my whole plan for this month got fucked so that might get my vote instead.



  • I've finished all the GOTY nominees except for It Takes Two. I did watch Blood and Brandon's full playthrough though. Which was a fun way to experience that game.

    Psychonauts 2 also gets my vote. I like the other nominees too, but they all have a few different things holding them back from being GOTY IMO. Psychonauts 2 is the best, most complete game of 2021.



  • I guess I should play Psychonauts 2 and FH5. Honestly, Village is a contender in my eyes. I had enough fun to beat it three times.

    Seems like Returnal is one of those games that people want to beat a few times too so I’m surprised it wasn’t nominated but I kinda get it when a game pounds you into submission so early on.



  • @mbun said in The Game Awards GOTY Nominees are...:

    We all know Deathloop is going to win

    Deathloop had such a shitty annoying markteting theme song it actually made me less interested in the game.



  • @yoshi

    That is one the reasons but from what I gather Returnal was more solid.

    RE8 is the only one in there that I'm %100 sure.





  • I reckon either Resident Evil 8 or Metroid Dread will scoop it-most likely the latter.



  • @jdincinerator i want Metroid Dread to win GOTY but i doubt it will win. the corporate snobs will probs just give it to something like Ratchet & Clank like they usually do



  • It Takes Two winning GOTY was not what I expected or what I would've chosen, but I think we could all appreciate that speech.

    It Takes Two winning Best Family category was fucking stupid. That game is not appropriate for kids at all. It is about a divorce. Really dumb win there.



  • @mbun I reckon It Takes Two won Best Family to give it some further recognition. I think it is an appropriate game in terms of gameplay and characters, the story-based stuff is adult yes but sometimes serious subject matters can be sugar-coated to appeal to children.



  • Nice to see Kena: Bridge of Spirits get some awards. It definitely deserves it, such a great game.

    A little disappointed Psychonauts 2 didn't win anything but at least it was nominated for GOTY.



  • @jdincinerator said:

    I reckon It Takes Two won Best Family to give it some further recognition

    GOTY isn't enough?

    the story-based stuff is adult yes but sometimes serious subject matters can be sugar-coated to appeal to children

    It isn't though. Hell, there's an Easter Egg of Josef Fares saying Fuck the Oscars from TGA in the game itself, and that's not even the least appropriate for kids part of it. It straight up is not a game young kids should be playing, even if it looks like one.



  • @mbun GOTY is enough but you can play the whole of It Takes Two with another person and it has competitive versus games.

    Easter Eggs are often buried in games so they are hard to find. That's the thing it looks like a kids game and I doubt kids will remember the explicit stuff more than the cutesy characters.



  • @jdincinerator I'm pretty sure brutally murdering the cute and innocent animal character with really awful justification while your characters act like it is necessary is going to stick with your young kid. The game is CLEARLY all around designed for adult couples to play with many moments specifically designed to shock and subvert the expectations of how the game looks visually. It is in no way intended for kids. It was a bad nomination, and it winning was a pretty big misfire. If stores sold that game as a Family Friendly game, there would be lots of angry parents to deal with.