Death Stranding was a long time in the making, but it’s more than making up for lost time at this year’s Game Awards. That’s because Hideo Kojima’s brainchild is chasing nine awards in eight separate categories – including the highly desired title of “Game of the Year”.
That’s like two awards for every year of development – not a bad return, eh?
In all, it is nominated for Best Narrative, Best Art Direction, Best Score/Music, Best Performance (Norman Reedus and Mads Mikkelsen), Best Audio Design, Best Action/Adventure Game, Best Game Direction, and Game of the Year. But it’s not without competition. After all, Days Gone recently picked up the top prize at The Golden Joystick Awards and The Outer Worlds has surprised everyone, so nothing is guaranteed – especially if one criteria for winning is you actually have to understand what the Dickens is going on.
But perhaps perplexing gameplay is a desired feature nowadays?
Unfortunately Days Gone won’t have the opportunity to repeat its success last week as it didn’t make the final cut. Call of Duty Modern Warfare is also missing in action. But Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice and Resident Evil 2 will both be giving Obsidian’s title and Death Stranding a run for their money as they all also try to fend off the threat that is Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
And that isn’t easy when those plumbers’ friends are Kung Fu fighting!
Elsewhere, Blood and Truth is competing for the Best VR game – something it deserves to win, if you ask me – and Apex Legends has managed to impress someone to make the cut.
Stay tuned on December 12th to find out who wins. But in the meantime, have you decided on your game of the year? Does it start with Death and end with Stranding? Submit your vote in the comment (ballot) box below – I’ll start with Train Sim World…
Source: Game Awards
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