Famitsu's 2009 awards

translated by Siliconera

Innovation Award
Tomodachi Collection

Rookie Award (this goes out to an outstanding original game)

Yuji Hori (Creator of Dragon Quest)

Best Character
Lightning (Final Fantasy XIII)

Best Video Game Maker
Square Enix

Excellence Award
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Demon's Souls
New Super Mario Bros. Wii
Resident Evil 5
Final Fantasy XIII
Pokemon HeartGold / SoulSilver
Monster Hunter Tri
Yakuza 3
Professor Layton and the Devil's Flute

Best Hit Award (prize for the top selling game)
Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies

Game of the Year
Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies

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kratos1232827d ago

loooooooooooooooool best videogame maker sqaure please get out. i just cant take this mag serious.
DQ game of the year yea right
soo your telling my with all the great titles of 2009 your gonna choose the one thats made be sq the game itself is just above avarage nothing special really what did it do to push the industry forward.
please famitsu dont give any scores or awards just give us the latest news and will be happy

TOO PAWNED2827d ago

yes they are very very biased. Ignoring western games is joke, considering how much BETTER they are atm compared to Japanese. For Japanese lover, dont give me that crap that western sites are ignoring Japanese games, for one that is not true, and secondly like i said compared to western games 90% of Japanese games don't come even close.

Hakimy2826d ago

some of you people are amazing.actually I realized that most of the members in N4G are amazing.That's why I started to post less here!

first,remember that their culture and taste in games is different than the west.rpgs rules and fps games suck.I'm sure that if we had many japanese websites instead of western sites then it wouldn't be strange to you or saying BS about Famitsu,which makes me go to the second point:

Dengeki posted "SURVEY" results about the top games in 2009.and as you can see,people picked the same as Famitsu!

and when I see that the 1st and 2nd game are from SE,then no wonder that they will pick SE as the best video game maker (whether if I agreed to this or not).

so what do you learn from this? well first,those results don't mean that Famitsu is biased.Second,Japan gaming culture(and probably Asia too) isn't like the west.I'm sure that 90% of Asia know who Solid Snake is while only 10 or 20% know who is Master Cheif,Drake or Marcus Fenix.

ico922826d ago (Edited 2826d ago )

i kinda understand what you're saying and all RPG's are to the East what FPS are to the West, but seriously Square Enix best developer of 2009 ? i actualy know some JRPG enthusiasts that would disagree with that statement.

Hakimy2826d ago

@ico92: that's why I said that you should look at it from Japan's view.lets say M company released not just one game but more and 2 of its games ranked as the 1st and 2nd by reviews,popularity and sales then its logical to say that M company is the best video game maker for that year.There is no biased thing with this if you really think about it ;)

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Pennywise2827d ago

Best Video Game Maker
Square Enix

Umm... no.

NateNater2826d ago

Wow. Just looking through that list, you can tell Famitsu is obviously biased. Square as best developer? lol