Hey all, it's that time of the year again! I need your help to put together our GOTY nominations! Here are some things to remember:
1. Even if someone else already nominated a game, nominate it again! It helps me put the final shortlists together to know what stuff is the most popular. 2. Nominate as many games as you want for a category! Just try to keep it stuff that you personally actually care about or really think deserves to make the list, so the lists don't get flooded. 3. If you don't participate in the nominations, you don't get to complain about the final voting lists!
If you forget for all was released in 2021 check below, but my lists are not exhausive, so they are probably missing some key stuff, especially in the eShop categories. But remember, these are just my lists, even if you see a game in my list (or anyone else's), list it again in your nominations!
BEST VISUALS ???
BEST AUDIO ???
BEST STORY ???
SWITCH RETAIL / AAA GOTY Bravely Default 2 Danganronpa Decadence Game Builder Garage The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles Mario Party Superstars Metroid Dread Monster Hunter Rise NEO: The World Ends With You New Pokemon Snap No More Heroes III Pokémon Brilliant Diamond / Shining Pearl Shin Megami Tensei V WarioWare: Get It Together!
SWITCH ESHOP / INDIE GOTY Axiom Verge 2 Disco Elysium DUSK Ghost ‘n Goblins Resurrection Happy Game Spelunky 2 Tadpole Treble Encore Tetris Effect: Connected Unpacking Unsighted
SWITCH RETAIL / AAA MOST WANTED 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim Advance Wars 1 + 2: Re-Boot Camp Bayonetta 3 Kirby and the Forgotten Land The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope Marvel's Midnight Suns Metroid Prime 4 Pokemon Legends: Arceus Rune Factory 5 Splatoon 3 Triangle Strategy
SWITCH ESHOP / INDIE MOST WANTED Azure Striker Gunvolt 3 Card Shark Hollow Knight: Silksong Mineko's Night Market OlliOlli World Outer Wilds Samurai Gunn 2 Shovel Knight Dig Sports Story Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge
SWITCH RETAIL / AAA GOTY Bowser's Fury Metroid Dread WarioWare: Get It Together!
SWITCH RETAIL / AAA MOST WANTED Advance Wars 1 + 2: Re-Boot Camp Kirby and the Forgotten Land The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope Metroid Prime 4 Pokemon Legends: Arceus Splatoon 3 Triangle Strategy
To suggest a few things to fill in those top gaps...
VISUALS New Pokemon Snap Metroid Dread Monster Hunter Rise
AUDIO Famicom Detective Club: The Missing Heir and/or The Girl Who Stands Behind Great Ace Attorney Chronicles Tony Hawk 1 + 2
STORY Famicom Detective Club Great Ace Attorney Chronicles Metroid Dread Danganronpa Decadence probably doesn't count since they're all older games, right? Granted, so are FDC and Great Ace Attorney, but this is the first time those had been released in NA at least.
SWITCH RETAIL / AAA MOST WANTED Advance Wars 1 + 2: Re-Boot Camp Bayonetta 3 Kirby and the Forgotten Land The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 Metroid Prime 4 Pokemon Legends: Arceus Rune Factory 5 Splatoon 3
Retail Games: Mario Golf Super Rush. Yeah, I'm goin' there! It's a spunky, novel little game, especially after the updates.
Rogue Heroes: Ruins of Tassos - It's a roguelike Zeldalike! And it's good! C'mon, people!
Binding of Isaac: Repentance - DLC, but huuuuge (and another Roguelike Zeldalike)
There are also a bunch of acclaimed indies which I haven't yet played, like Chicory, Death's Door, DUSK, that Shovel Knight puzzler, and The House in Fata Morgana (#1 Metacritic of all time, or something?!). And probably a hundred more that I can't remember.
Honorable mention to Boomerang Fu, which came out last year. Really fun multiplayer!
Three games I haven't seen mentioned yet are: Monster Hunter Stories 2 Plants vs Zombies: Battle for Neighborville Knockout City But if they haven't been mentioned yet, that probably means they have no chance.
Otherwise, everything else people have mentioned looks good to me.
Ahh, maybe I'm just not into the big games that came out this year? Here's my top 10, for reference:
1. Metroid Dread (Great, but I wish it wasn't as linear. The sequence breaks I tried were not very fun) 2. No More Heroes 3 (Didn't live up to expectations) 3. Warioware: Get it Together (Everything I wanted it to be) 4. New Pokemon Snap (Pretty good, but underwhelming and repetitive) 5. Mario Party Super Stars (I really like it, but I win all the minigames, so my family and friends refuse to play it with me) 6. Resident Evil Village (Didn't have time to finish. Killed the dommy mommy. It was pretty good) 7. Bowser's Fury (I liked it well enough) 8. Nier Replicant (Couldn't get through the boring first run to make it to the interesting bits. Will return to it some day) 9. Jackbox 8 (No complaints) 10. Mario Golf Super Rush (A decent golf game that felt unfinished at release. Did not return after the devs decided to finish making it)
So it's a year of games that kind of underwhelmed me. Halo Infinite was a complete bust for me, Super Monkey Ball was a massive letdown, and Pikmin Bloom fizzled out pretty quickly. Still have to get around to Psychonauts 2 and Neo TWEWY.
Any more nominations before I put together the final lists? I especially need nominations for: Best audio Best story Indie / eShop GOTY Indie / eShop most wanted
@Mop it up You still have to nominate what you want to see even if someone else already nominated it, because I make the final lists based on how many nominations the games get! *coughs* As stated multiple times in the original post.