Game Awards 2016 Understanding More
Game Awards 2016 Understanding More. Excellent year for mobile, with great releases, and with the increasingly strong presence of large companies in the area. Clash Royale brought including the category to new heights regarding publicity and propaganda, with an intense campaign on TV (which counts in Brazil with the humorist Marcelo Adnet as poster boy). Monster Hunter Generations follows with a strong name in the market and with a legion of fans, as well as Fire Emblem Fates.
Best mobile game:
• Clash Royale (Supercell)
Fire Emblem Fates (Intelligent Systems/Nintendo)
Monster Hunter Generations (Capcom)
Pokémon GO (Niantic)
Severed (Drinkbox Studios)
But, as expected, there’s no denying the importance that Pokemon Go has to market mobile and gaming as a whole throughout the public backlash that caused and for bringing something new to a new audience. Although while game may not be as impressive as the competitors, it is our bet.
Best virtual reality game:
• Batman: Arkham VR (Rocksteady Studios/WBIE)
EVE Valkyrie (CCP Games)
Job Simulator (Owlchemy Labs)
Infinite REZ (Enhance Games)
This is a new category that, following the trend of the awards, always embrace the innovations, unlike the conservatism of other media. At the same time, difficult to predict the type of evaluation criterion, since it’s something that we’re all discovering yet. While Infinite REZ and Thumper propose an almost visceral experience by engaging the player, EVE Valkyrie, Batman: Arkham VR and Job Simulator are betting on.
Betting here is difficult, but with other indications in different categories, maybe Infinite REZ and Thumper are a step further, even considering the strong brand of the franchise.
Best action game:
• Battlefield 1 (id Software/Bethesda)
Overwatch (Blizzard Entertainment)
Titanfall 2 (Respawn/Electronic Arts)
Doom (id Software)
Considering that 3 of the five nominees are also running for game of the year, this year seems to be of action games and, more specifically, of the sub-genre of FPS. The high Gears the War 4 sat out the other categories and run by out here. Doom and Battlefield 1 appear high, but the award should not escape the hands of Overwatch and Titanfall 2, both with a great critical and public reception. By completeness involving single player campaign and multiplayer, perhaps 2 Titanfall can please more voters, but no doubt nothing can snatch up this many Overwatch other categories by a pleasant surprise it was this year.