Tomorrow the Game Awards are scheduled again, an annual event in which the Game of the Year-award is awarded. Publishers also take their chance to show new games here and to further show existing games. What do you expect to see the editors this year?
Roger: Frankly, I am not very enthusiastic about the nominee. I haven’t been able to play them all, but seen enough to make a judgment about them. I personally feel that Kena: Bridge of Spirits belongs in the list, which one deserves it more than others in my opinion. Furthermore, I hope that we have a mountain of new information about the sequel to Breath of the Wild be shown. It now hangs for quite a time of silence around the game and we have to information! Also, I keep hoping they’re going to release it in conjunction with Switch Pro, so I cross my fingers again. Of course I would also like to see more of Horizon, God of War and other AAA titles coming out in the coming year, as well as the semi-forgotten Hogwarts Legacy. I’m sure ready!
boyd: In my opinion, a special choice has been made in terms of Game of the Years candidates. I do miss titles like Kena: Bridge of Spirits and Returnal in this list. I was also surprised to see Resident Evil Village and Ratchet & Clank on the list, but I’m glad more creative games like It Takes Two and Psychonauts 2 are on the list, as is Arkane Studios’ latest game, Deathloop.
I expect we will see some more of the titles that will be released in February 2022; we are made so by the end of the year good for all titles that we can buy in the first quarter of 2022, which will be released all happen in February. I heap really to all Harry Potter fans that we are finally going to see some sign of life from Hogwarts Legacy, because so far the communication from Avalanche Studios has been even quieter than the streets during curfew.
Joey: It was quite tough this year to come up with a top ten list for the GotY and it’s actually a shame that Halo Infinite came out just too late to be nominated. 343 Industries has as far as I have really put great strides played now and defer the year or the game really seems to be paying off. Nevertheless, I am glad again nominated a new IP (Death Loop), because innovation is still very necessary in the industry.
In terms of announcements, I expect, like Boyd, that the focus will be on the February months, but I also hope to see at least one or two games from Microsoft that have already been announced (Perfect Dark or Avowed for example). In addition, this would also be the ideal opportunity to Kotor remake ever show in all its glory. There is still a lot to look forward to!
Benjamin: I have to say that I thought this was a strong year for games! I’m still in doubt about my Game of the Year, I thought the year was that good. When I look at the list of nominated games I really do not know what game it will be. I’m happy to see Resident Evil Village among the nominees. I think the game had a good combination of horror and action! My eye is focused more on the nominees for “Best Score and Music” and there are some really good games in between. Including Nier Replicant and Cyberpunk 2077. So I’m curious if one of those two wins, but the entire list includes games with really good music. In the end, they are all winners in their own way. I may have unrealistic expectations regarding announcements, but hey a man can dream. I’m hoping for a possible announcement for Bloodborne on PC/PS5. It is a very popular game and the internet lets Sony know about it every day. I also hope for a port of Persona 5 Royal to Xbox, and PC Switch (one of those platforms I think is good). It is one of the most popular JRPG’s of recent times and Atlus Persona 4 Golden has also brought to the PC, so it seems to me very strange. Finally, I hope the announcement of Final Fantasy Remake Inte Grade for Xbox and / or PC. There are a lot of rumors about that, so who knows.
Robert: In the list of nominees for best game of the year, as others have mentioned, I miss Kena: Bridge of Spirits. I also think the choice for Ratchet & Clank is special. Metroid Dread is a top game from Nintendo, but in the end I hope It Takes Two takes the prize. The game has such a nice atmosphere and an original art style. In addition to the current games, I’m very curious if Nintendo will show anything from the Breath of the Wild sequel. Besides one short trailer, so little is known about it.
Nick: 2021 was not a very good year for gaming in my opinion. Here we were able for the first time really see how much influence had Covid current development paths, which is much delayed. So I’m pretty cool about the nominees this year. If there’s one game I’m fond of, it’s Resident Evil: Village. It was a nice mix of entertaining action and sometimes genuinely terrifying horror. I am much more curious about the revelations that will be made. Like many, I hope to see some sign of life from Hogwarts Legacy. A game that even more of the vanished seems the Prince of Persia: Sands of Time remake. Maybe we’ll catch a glimpse of that again. In addition, showing actual gameplay from the Dead Space remake seems like a good idea to me.