Japan Game Awards 2017 was held at the Tokyo Game Show this year and Zelda Breath Of The Wild won the game of the year award.
Well, it was expected. But nonetheless, Nicely done, Nintendo.
Well deserved! Closest competitor might be Super Mario Odyssey
It's funny to see the only other game coming out this year that will even have reviews close to Zelda breath of Wild is ANOTHER Nintendo game
Of course. 3D Zelda and Mario are always top scoring games.
that's cause they're brilliant developers, so much that we already know the games will be great from miles away
So Persona 5 and Divinity Original Sin 2 are now Nintendo games? Got it.
I'd take Mario over Persona or Divinity any day of the year.
@roadkillers And that's okay, that's your opinion. Noone forces you to like something. But the case was about "reviews" and P5 and Divinity are really "close" to BotW.
@l3w1s No that doesn't make them nintendo games lol that's preposterous. While persona 5 and original sin did well in terms of metacritic they're actually a step below botw in the same way subsequent metroid prime games released in similar hardware confines were a step below the first but since we're talking about newer ps4 games they don't have that excuse. Nice try, did better than hzd though.
Well deserved. And the first of many
Congrats! As for me. It will be tough at the end of year. Zelda: Breath of the Wild Super Mario Odyssey Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Gonna be tough choosing one. For my honorable mention so far: Persona 5 Fire Emblem Echoes ---- Still need to get: Pokemon Ultra Moon Nier: Automata Gravity Rush 2 This year Japanese games dominate by a landslide.
Ah I forgot about Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle, Splatoon 2 and ARMS for Honorable Mention.
If you have 3ds definitely try Ever Oasis, Monster Hunter Stories, and Metroid: Samus Return, all of them are also masterpieces made by Japanese This is the year Japanese games returns to form.
Oh I do. I plan to get Monster Hunter Stories and Ever Oasis first half of 2018. I enjoyed the demo for both. I have Metroid Samus Return but my older brother has it.
Nier Automata is so good! Persona 5 is great as well. As a person who loved Gravity Rush..2 is such a letdown. It felt great at first but the further I got in the game the worse it became. :( Shame as was so looking forward to it.
That kinda how I feel about Persona 5. Enjoyed the game a lot til hasn't beaten it yet but the end of the game. I haven't really been feeling it.
Underpowered console they say but it has the best games. Oh the irony. Lol Congrats to Nintendo
Graphics don't mean sh $t it's all about how the game plays. Example Knack vs Super Mario Odyssey. Anyone gunna sit there and say Knacks better because it has more polygons than Mario Odyssey? Artistically, Mario Is a much better looking game anyway... If you want graphics go play a PC. If u want the best exclusive games (and portability), buy a Switch. Simple... Congrats to BOTW as well lol. One of my favorite games of all time.
I love my Switch, but the PS4 has a very enviable library. It's made me want to sell my Xbox due to lack of decent games. Only problem is I have over 200 digital games...
I Agree 100%
That's a pretty bad comparison considering Knack's 'art' is something you'll find on free to play mobile games. Odyssey destroys it in the visual department. A turd still looks like shit, even if it's in 4K resolution.
Makes you wonder right? Companies spending millions plus on the presentation and look and leaving gameplay for what it seems last.
Surprised its not DQ11 or P5
I love P5, and I love RPGs (it's my favorite genre), but RPG is still way more niche of a genre than adventure titles like the Zelda series, so it makes sense.
I Agree, i Also prefer BOTW. But Japan loves P5, I'm pretty sure it sold more than botw in japan.
Same...didn't they vote Persona 5 the best game ever or something?
P5 was last year
True i forgot since we got it this year.
Nice to see; aside from Zelda, this year has been jam-packed with great Switch titles month after month, so far. I haven't felt left out at all, and the system's not even a year old yet. Can't wait to see how things are flowing come March of next year. Hopefully they've got some rather unexpected surprises. I'd be shocked if they have Metroid Prime 4 ready for early or middle of next year.
No surprise there ^_^ My pick for GOTY as well.
Course it did...most of them on the list are Japanese based
My top 10 (so far) 1: BoTW 2: Mario and Rabbids 3: Metroid: Samus Returns 4: Horizon Zero Dawn 5: Splatoon 2 6: Mario Kart 8 DX 7: Ultra SF2 8: Fire Emblem Echos 9: Arms 10: Snipper Clips
For me: 1. Persona 5 2. Splatoon 2 3. BOTW 4. Divinity Orginal Sin 2 5. Mario Rabbids Mario O will be at the top of that list when it is released though.
Oh yeah, Persona 5 is very good. Very good list.
no love for Yakuza? definitely try that one man, I've never played it before and I was totally blown away by how a masterpiece like that slipped past my radar all these years. It's.. wow, the most badass game I've ever played ever.
You talked me into it. Lol
@whiteblue true, I've played 150 hours and reached level cap 400 in Nioh lol
replace that rehash street fighter 2 with P5 and we're good
You all got me to try some new games.
If only p5 released this year in japan. Itd be interesting to see what japan picks between dq11, zelda and p5
Botw is definitely the best game of the year nothing come close
Nier, Nioh and P5 would like to have a word with you.
Great games but still not better than botw
Persona 5 and HZD are better games, imo. I have no doubt that Zelda will get the most GOTY awards though. I just didn't enjoy it as much as others.
I guess the Japanese don't know that the year ends in December.
It is a bit early for this
First of many
1 down 400 more to go note: i am not saying its going to win 400 botw will tons of Goty awards but its not beating TLOU or Witcher 3 it will likely beat Red Deads 160 and Uncharted 4's 165.
Zelda has way more competion this year tho,that's why winning goty actually means something.its going to be a race between mario and Zelda.
It's gonna be a race between Mario, Zelda, Xenoblade Chronicles 2, Horizon: Zero Dawn, Persona 5, NieR: Automata, Nioh and perhaps even Splatoon 2 Edit: I'm ignorant. Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, The Evil Within 2 and a few others might be strong contesters too!
@Movefasta1993 indeed 2017 will be a real battle for Goty, the greatest Zelda game of all time up against formidable Mario and likely tons of other great games. 2013 was probably the last great competitive Goty Race TLOU vs GTA V 250 vs 156 compared to what Witcher 3 and Uncharted 4 ended up going against and beating easily due to lack of comp which makes some games win goty by landslide e.g Telltale Walking Dead in 2012.
I love the game ,I brought a switch a few days ago and I have been locked into zelda.the game is a masterpiece ,it's the only zelda I have played since ocarina and waker,and it's the best.the freedoms and experimentation you can have in world is special
Zelda, japan, best game, check!
But there's still 3 more month in this year, how can they give award this early? New Mario is coming out in almost a month. And also other possibly great games, like: - Middle-earth: Shadow of War; - The Evil Within 2; - South Park: The Fractured But Whole; - Assassin's Creed Origins; - Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus; - .hack//G.U. Last Recode and others. Not saying this new Zelda not worth the award, just seems kind of strange.
Can't say I agree. Great game, just not GOTY-worthy imo.
Not surprising at all. Mario Odyssey will be the closest competitor. Zelda is a watershed game and it will be a game that companies try to imitate for years.
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