Game Awards 2016 Understanding More
Game Awards 2016 Understanding More. This is a category with a particular identity crisis. Compare these nominees is something rather odd, since many of them would fall into the category of action better, but considering the scope of the indicated, it appears that none of them has the strength of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, present in many other categories and strong candidate for Game of the Year. A surprise here would be welcome but is one of the least ones can expect a surprising decision.
Best adventure game:
- Dishonored 2 (Arkane Studios/Bethesda)
Hitman (IO Interactive/Square-Enix)
Hyper Light Drifter (Heart Machine)
Ratchet Clank & (Insomniac Games/Sony)
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (Naughty Dog/Sony)
Best RPG game:
- Dark Souls 3 (Namco Bandai)
Ex: God Mankind Divided (Eidos Montreal/Square-Enix)
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt-Blood and Wine (CD Projekt Red)
World of Warcraft: Legion (Blizzard Entertainment)
Xenoblade Chronicles (Monolith Soft/Nintendo)
Strange that category behaves some expansions of full games, including last year’s winner of the category. But we believe it would be a particular disservice to the market reward a DLC to the detriment of whole sets of such high quality. Better would be to have a specific category to pay these complementary content. In addition to more fair, it would be a great recognition to who does a good job in increasing the life in a dignified manner to their productions.
But anyway, we hope that this category is in the hands of a complete game. The grandeur of the universe to be explored and the complexity of small details, Xenoblade Chronicles X is a serious contender for the prize, until the lack of Nintendo in the vast majority of the other categories, but Dark Souls and God Ex are also high and would not be underdogs, the case took the prize.
Best fighting game:
- Killer Instinct Season 3 (Iron Galaxy Studios/Microsoft Studios)
King of Fighters XIV (SNK/Atlus USA)
Pokkén Tournament (Bandai Namco Studios/The Pokémon Co.)
Street Fighter V (Capcom)
Another category that seems, by all appearances, does not bring any competitor so much stronger than the others in contention. Killer Instinct already applied when hardly anyone had played and lost, and we don’t see the third season so high to win this year. King of Fighters XIV surprised the fans, even the most skeptical about the aesthetic changes, but the post-launch impact, at least in our perception here, seems pretty weak.
Pokkén Tournament has created a high expectation, but it had a lukewarm reception by critics, and Street Fighter V suffered criticism about the completeness of its contents, which was being dissolved, at least in part, during the year. For being the only one of the 4 to appear in other categories in addition to this, the brand strength and loyalty of the community, as well as the quality of the gameplay itself, seems to be a safer bet.