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. 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 2022 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 Xenoblade Chronicles 3
BEST AUDIO Xenoblade Chronicles 3
BEST STORY Xenoblade Chronicles 3
SWITCH RETAIL / AAA GOTY Bayonetta 3 Kirby and the Forgotten Land Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope Pokémon Legends: Arceus Pokémon Scarlet / Pokémon Violet Splatoon 3 Triangle Strategy Xenoblade Chronicles 3
Also, I have no idea where to put a game like Fall Guys on this list, but I know a lot of people here played it so it feels like it should be on there somewhere?! I leave the categories vaguely defined on purpose but um... it would probably be eShop/Indie right?
SWITCH RETAIL / AAA GOTY Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Kirby and the Forgotten Land Two Point Campus Atari 50 SWITCH ESHOP / INDIE GOTY Dorfromantik Infernax (This did get a physical release, but is indie...right?) Grapple Dog (This was also given a limited physical relase, so...yeah...I don't know?)
SWITCH RETAIL / AAA MOST WANTED Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Metroid Prime 4 Octopath Traveler 2 Pikmin 4
SWITCH ESHOP / INDIE MOST WANTED Hollow Knight: Silk Song
Damn I forgot Tunic somehow. Haven't played it yet myself but I've heard so many good things and it's very Zelda-inspired so I imagine it'd be a popular one around here.
If anyone was still around here.
@r_hjort Honestly most everything gets a retail release through Limited Run Games or whatever nowadays so I don't see a retail release as disqualifying a game from that category. I think the distinction to me is just like keeping a category separate from the big AAA games so some smaller stuff can get some love, but there are obviously a lot of games that fall right in the middle somewhere so it's not always clear where to put them.
Like Fall Guys! It's kind of indie, right? And eShop only. But then Epic bought it out and presumably pumped a lot of money into it, so it's not really indie anymore.
@Zero True. It's hard to know where to draw the line, but I think I agree with your definitions. Even though Fallguys isn't indie anymore, it did start out as such, right? How much did it change?
@TheBigG753 Hey, BigG, since you're a horror buff: Have you played Iron Lung? I got it for the Switch last night, but haven't booted it up yet. It's by the same guy who made DUSK, which, while not a great horror experience, was a great boomer shooter, so I have to try Iron Lung as well.
It still feels like Breath of the Wild came out a year or two ago. Smash Ultimate feels recent. I still have nightmares about being late for college classes. And yet, college age people look like children to me now.