The ceremony for the 21st D.I.C.E Awards has concluded, and all the winners have been announced.
Zelda was the big winner of the night with 4awards. Cup Head came in second with 3 awards. PUBG and Horizon both won 2. Congrats to all developers and Publishers nominated tonight
Lots of great winners.
Any PS4 awards?
Horizon and Nier won some.
Horizon won both Outstanding Story and Outstanding Tech. The game is highly deserving of both.
Any Xbox rewards 😁
I am very happy. I would have given RPG of the year to Xenoblade, but Nier is great and another GOTY for Zelda.
I would of given it to divinity 2.
Oh. Another great pick. Good pick.
Adventure game of the year as well
Well deserved 😊
Nostalgia won game of the year.
Or maybe, just maybe, it is a great game?
Bingo! Why can't some accept that?
Just because you don't like it, doesn't make it a bad game.
It's not on his system of choice so it must be crap. s/
Overrated does not mean bad
and when did i say it was a bad game?
I thought this was about all wrapped up but it's nice to see fanboys are still personally affected.
Pff, it broke away from every other Zelda game in so many areas that you can't fall back on Nostalgia to explain it. You're just salty that a Nintendo game beat out all your precious third party picks.XD
It will only a handful.. ..nostalgic for Horizon in 30 years.
Butthurt sony fan 😂😂
actually i just don't think a game that looks like t was released in 2009 and has weak combat and overly simple puzzles with a barren open world should be game of the year. the story is the same over and over again and it suffers from frame rate issues. the same game under a different name wouldn't get the time of day... but it's Nintendo and it's Zelda so it gets a pass for being a mediocre open world game.
Mario odyssey is a better game. I'm just not really getting in to Zelda.
I love both, but Zelda was way better IMO. Two different styles though so opinions will clash.
Everyone has an opinion.
Kinda funny that Mario Odyssey barely won anything last year GoTY wise. I swear lots of people admitted that it was the better, more polished game than BoTW. Even here Odyssey was barely mentioned. Strange...
Undeserved such an overrated game the Nintendo free pass is real.
Wow, considering how good BotW was, other games this year must be utter crap all around then right?
It's okay buddy Sony might win next year ;)
Since you’re using the tunnel mindset and assuming he’s a Sony fan, you Nintendo fanboys should probably get your tissues ready for win TLoU 2 and Death Stranding completely annihilate Switch’s best games next year.
@DialgaMarine: The difference here is that I'm mostly a Nintendo fan, but I'm completely fine with TLoU2 and Death Stranding being the best games of next year indeed (I think TLOU2 pretty much has it in the bag, Death Stranding remains to be seen. Let's not forget about Cyberpunk 2077 as well). Same goes for this year with God of War, which in my opinion, remains the most promising game of 2018. However, we still don't know what Nintendo has in store for next year (hell, we still don't know enough about what they got for THIS year). If Nintendo releases Metroid Prime 4 and Pokémon in 2019, those games could become GOTY contenders as well. Will you call those overrated, too? Why are some people so stingy with Nintendo getting so many accolades with Zelda Breath of the Wild? I've even seen salty people against Super Mario Odyssey. It's ridiculous. You may not like those games or you may not think they're THAT good, but your opinion doesn't invalidate that of the majority of people, and calling them "overrated" certainly implies that you're right, and everyone else is wrong. That's pretentious and ridiculous. To give you an example: I enjoyed The Last of Us greatly, but it wasn't my favorite game of 2013. Yet I can perfectly see why that game was that year's favorite for so many people, even going as far as being GOTG or GOAT for a lot of them. Who am I to rain on their parade?
@Deaf I’m addressing Tallon from the perspective of someone who owns both a Switch and PS4. Maji called BotW overrated. Nothing about his comment suggest he’s a Sony fan, but people like Tallon are extremely insecure from the fact that not everyone believes Nintendo shits gold, so they feel the need to shit on someone else in retaliation. Death Stranding is pretty guaranteed to be a major hit. To doubt Kojima would be like doubting Miyamoto. Both that and TLoU 2 are basically guaranteed to be the highest rated titles of 2019.
Nintendo free pass lol They hardly ever get a free pass, they get torn to shreds no matter what they do. When they make amazing games they deserve the praise they get.
No company is put under more scrutiny than Nintendo. So why don't people just root for their games, but they will not always win.
Nintendo pays for their passes in blood. Not sure what people refer to when they say this.
Nintendo tends to get scrutiny over their hardware. Their games tend to be rated higher, which is reasonable most of the time, but their games have to be absolute crap for them to be rated in line with other games from other publishers in the same genre. People on forums tend to be harsher on Nintendo games due to the cartoony look of a lot of them, but critically, that's not really the case. BOTW is a good example. It had flaws, but those flaws were almost never mentioned in reviews, and the 10's were passed out like hard candy at grandma's house.
"Nintendo free pass lol They hardly ever get a free pass, they get torn to shreds no matter what they do." Are you serious? The frame rate in BotW drops to 20 fps when I run through a grassy field. This type of issue would lead to most games getting trashed in reviews, yet BotW got tons of 10/10s with little more than a brief mention of this. Now look at reviews regarding frame rate of Nier: Automata not always maintaining a rock solid 60 fps, something that was brought up as disappointing and taking away from the experience. Other games don't have these types of issues glossed over.
100% agree with ya buddy.They get so much negativity about being underpowered,just a tablet,portung to many games etc..It's great to see them take this out with the masterpiece that is botw
"the Nintendo free pass is real." So is the fact that sony clearly didn't put out any goty titles lol.
That would make sense if horizon didn't win some goty awards from different publications not to mention Sony has had more goty winners in the last few years than any other publisher
I don't think it's the last few years everyone here is worried about, just 2017. Obviously sony loyalists felt entitled to more goty awards than just polygon and gamereactor. Anyway, back to harvesting tears.
The Zelda franchise hasn't seen a main series entry win a GOTY award in years. The fact that BotW is winning left and right proves that it's deserved, after many years where the series didn't get that kind of recognition. The only "free pass" here is the one that haters seem to get whenever they call Nintendo games out for being "the same thing over and over again" while they whine about third party games with cut-and-pasted concepts, despite the differences, not winning over "Just another Zelda". BotW earned it. Take your salt and scurry back into the cave you mined it from.
https://youtu.be/aVPXKdSEGN... Yeah Horizon is so much better than Breath of the Wild lmao 🤦🏻♂️
My personal opinion, GOTY is either Nier Automata or Xenoblade Chronicles 2. Above Zelda BOTW, Mario Odyssey, and Horizon Zero Dawn.
When is your opinion not personal?
I think Nier, Horizon, and Mario were what I'd consider GOTY contenders. BOTW was good for sure, but really did lack in some places, and wasn't really a cohesive zelda story, which brought it down. I'd put PUBG in the mix simply for the impact it had by bringing a new genre into the mainstream. But it isn't an officially released game, and has limited content, so I'm a little hesitant to include it in the mix.
aww, i wanted it to be horizon zero dawn. but good job to Nintendo
Well Horizon is a hell of a game, so it would have been a good pick too. The winner is gamers who get great games like Horizon, Zelda, Mario and others. Be proud it was nominated.
That’s what I’m saying. These PlayStation haters are really downplaying the fact that a brand new IP, from a much smaller studio, is actually holding it’s own against the largest entries in some of the industry’s biggest names. Horizon is excellent. the fact that it’s still getting picked to compete against Zelda, over so many other quality games from 2017, really proves just how good it is.
When folks say Exclusives don't matter lol we got back to back Goty Victory 2016 and 2017, 2018 is going to be crazy year but I feel the streak ends in 2018 with Red Dead Redemption 2 otherwise 2019 will likely go to a Exclusive game aswell. Its either Dead Stranding or The Last Of US part 2, being that Naught Dog's past two games combined have over 400 Gotys+ and Neil Druckmann is 3 for 3 on Games hes either Directed/ Lead its the safest bet. Going back to the total count of Goty awards its safe to say The Witcher 3 when its all said and done will have its Goty record 257 and TLOU shall remain in second with 249. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - 186 The Critics' Picks - 136 The Readers' Picks - 50 Horizon Zero Dawn - 50 The Critics' Picks - 25 The Readers' Picks - 25 Super Mario Odyssey - 25 The Critics' Picks - 23 The Readers' Picks - 2 NieR: Automata - 12 The Critics' Picks - 10 The Readers' Picks - 2 Persona 5 - 10 The Critics' Picks - 8 The Readers' Picks - 2 https://gotypicks.blogspot....
Xenoblade won 6. So good for it.
Spiderman could win. Maybe Fire Emblem. But RDR2 is the BoTW this year.
You never know. God of War has the makings of being an incredible game, and will definitely be in the top 3 highest quality games overall this year. Next year, it will be either TLoU or Death Stranding for sure.
I now have no respect for the DICE awards.
Why? Because you favorite game didn’t win?
Fitting, they didn't seem to care much about your opinion either. You win funniest sob of the thread though so there's that.
Congrats to The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild, Nintendo and all the winners! :)
What made anyone think Horizon was just going to out the blue win overall GOTY when The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild has won each and every time so far? Be grateful that the New IP was recognized as a GOTY nominee and won two great awards! The Legend Of Zelda franchise has not won overall GOTY from DICE since 1998's Ocarina Of Time. This is a well deserved win for the legendary franchise. Congratulations!!!
Ocarina of Time was a better game than BOTW.
Zelda botw is very deserving of the award. Im actually suprised Mario Odyysey wasnt up there as well next to Zelda. Now, i hope at this years E3 we get more info on Metroid Prime 4 and Pokemon! My life will be complete!
I personally tried so hard to like it. I was just bored and couldn't make it through. I don't feel it should have won but I'm not going to bash the game because it did not draw me in. The experience for me was quite bland. I played Wii u version.
You do a much better job of expressing your discontent with the game than most of the salt-lickers in this comment section.XD I commend you for that.
The most overrated game of 2017, hands down. Great game and all - top 3 game of the year.
Congrats to Nintendo. I just got my Switch and I can't stop playing Zelda. Amazing game.
Surprised? Nope but I am happy.
Anyone that says Nintendo get a free pass and won this award on that is talking shit.The switch cop's so much negativity for being too underpowered,porting too many games and being just a tablet...even why they are more deserving of this this win for the masterpiece that was botw
The way Xenoblade was snubbed. The OST in particular is atrocious.