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    ZU's GotY: the side categories voting thread
    • A couple of months ago I asked for nominations for ZU GotY side awards, I was hoping to have the awards running side by side and finishing in January but I admittedly botched that. Partially because of health, but its ultimately my bad. I still hope that you'll vote for these side awards, voting will end on these the second that the voting for the main awards are finished. So here are your nominees:



      Best Supported Old Game:

      Civilization VI
      Rainbow Six :Siege
      Kirby Planet Robobots
      Skyrim
      Half-life 2
      Shovel Knight


      Most anticipated 2019 game:

      Animal Crossing Switch
      Resident Evil 2 REmake
      Kingdom Hearts III
      Spyro Remastered
      Devil May Cry 5
      Ori and the Will of the Wisps


      Game with most surprising moments:

      Detroit: Become Human
      Marvel’s Spider-Man
      Hollow Knight
      God of War


      Please stop (industry trends that need to stop):

      Everything becoming Battle Royale
      Everyone creating their own streaming services and subscriptions
      Mobile games based off of console/portable games
      Microtransactions and Lootboxes
      Multiple preorder options for games that have only been revealed in the form of cinematic teasers I mean why is this even a thing.



      Best game that came out of nowhere:

      Darksiders 3
      Super Bunny Man
      Super Smash Bros Ultimate
      Hollow Knight
      Deltarune



      Best Worst executed idea:

      Fallout 76
      Kirby Star Allies. Not that it did terrible, but it could have been done a lot better
      Tetris Effect--no two player mode and only on one console.
      A Way Out holy shit the ending ruined the whole thing for me.



      Best Gaming Related Meme:

      Waluigi being disrespected by Nintendo

      EVERYONE IS DEAD!!!*



      Game everyone thought would fail but didn't:

      Darksider 3
      Call of Duty Black Ops 4
      Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu and Let's Go Eevee
      Megaman 11




      Biggest communications fail:

      Diablo Immortal "Do you not have phones"
      The Entire Game Awards
      Fallout 76 merch (bags and bottles oh boy)



      The Tommy Wiseau Award for "you tried but it was just so damn terrible":

      State of Decay 2
      Fallout 76
      This one is for a specific boss. Smash, you really screwed up Marx.
      Hunt Down the Freeman (I had forgotten this thing existed until thinking about Half-Life 2 lol)
      Nintendo Switch Online







      The Pietro Award for being Most Grim Fandango:

      Grim Fandango Remastered
      Grim Fandango






      BTW: Round 2 of ZU's game of the year awards is live, go vote!


      ZU's Game of the Year 2018: ROUND 2 is live
    • Best Supported Old Game:

      Rainbow Six: Siege


      Most anticipated 2019 game:

      Resident Evil 2 REmake


      Game with most surprising moments:


      Marvel’s Spider-Man

      Specifically these moments:
      Choosing to let Aunt May die at the end. I really didn’t see that coming. And more surprising still, I didn’t expect a super hero video game to have such a touching and profound emotional moment. Spider-Man really raised the bar with the Peter Parker story beats.

      The Sinister Six. I don’t know how I didn’t have that spoiled. I must live under a rock. But I really didn’t see it coming. And just when everything is going well, you’re getting the absolute shit kicked out of you and everything turns into a disaster. Act 3 was incredible.



      Please stop (industry trends that need to stop):

      Everything becoming Battle Royale


      Best game that came out of nowhere:

      Super Bunny Man



      Best Worst executed idea


      A Way Out holy shit the ending ruined the whole thing for me.



      Best Gaming Related Meme:

      Waluigi being disrespected by Nintendo


      Game everyone thought would fail but didn’t

      Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu and Let's Go Eevee



      Biggest communications fail:

      Diablo Immortal "Do you not have phones”



      The Tommy Wiseau Award for "you tried but it was just so damn terrible":

      Fallout 76


      The Pietro Award for being Most Grim Fandango:

      Grim Fandango Remastered
    • Best Supported Old Game:

      Rainbow Six :Siege

      Most anticipated 2019 game:

      Devil May Cry 5


      Game with most surprising moments:

      God of War

      Please stop (industry trends that need to stop):

      Everything becoming Battle Royale

      Best game that came out of nowhere:

      Darksiders 3

      Best Worst executed idea:

      Fallout 76

      Best Gaming Related Meme:

      Waluigi being disrespected by Nintendo

      Game everyone thought would fail but didn't:

      Call of Duty Black Ops 4

      Biggest communications fail:

      Diablo Immortal "Do you not have phones"

      The Tommy Wiseau Award for "you tried but it was just so damn terrible":

      Fallout 76

      The Pietro Award for being Most Grim Fandango:

      Grim Fandango Remastered


      Sig & Avvy by Lady Sunshine, the most wonderful girl in the world
    • Best Supported Old Game:
      Shovel Knight

      Most anticipated 2019 game:
      Ori and the Will of the Wisps

      Game with most surprising moments:
      Hollow Knight

      Please stop (industry trends that need to stop):
      Everyone creating their own streaming services and subscriptions

      Best game that came out of nowhere:
      Hollow Knight


      Best Worst executed idea:
      Tetris Effect--no two player mode and only on one console.

      Best Gaming Related Meme:
      Waluigi being disrespected by Nintendo

      Game everyone thought would fail but didn't:
      Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu and Let's Go Eevee

      Biggest communications fail:
      Fallout 76 merch (bags and bottles oh boy)

      The Tommy Wiseau Award for "you tried but it was just so damn terrible":
      Nintendo Switch Online

      The Pietro Award for being Most Grim Fandango:
      Grim Fandango Remastered
    • Best Supported Old Game:

      Civilization VI



      Most anticipated 2019 game:

      Animal Crossing Switch



      Game with most surprising moments:

      God of War



      Please stop (industry trends that need to stop):

      Everything becoming Battle Royale



      Best game that came out of nowhere:

      Darksiders 3


      Best Worst executed idea:

      Fallout 76


      Best Gaming Related Meme:

      Waluigi being disrespected by Nintendo


      Game everyone thought would fail but didn't:

      Megaman 11


      Biggest communications fail:

      Diablo Immortal "Do you not have phones"


      The Tommy Wiseau Award for "you tried but it was just so damn terrible":

      Fallout 76

      The Pietro Award for being Most Grim Fandango:

      Grim Fandango Remastered
    • Here are the results for the side awards!


      Best Supported Old Game:

      Civilization VI- 1
      Rainbow Six :Siege- 2
      Shovel Knight- 1


      Most anticipated 2019 game:

      Animal Crossing Switch- 1
      Resident Evil 2 REmake- 1
      Devil May Cry 5- 1
      Ori and the Will of the Wisps- 1


      Game with most surprising moments:

      Marvel’s Spider-Man- 1
      Hollow Knight- 1
      God of War- 2


      Please stop (industry trends that need to stop):

      Everything becoming Battle Royale- 3
      Everyone creating their own streaming services and subscriptions- 1


      Best game that came out of nowhere:

      Darksiders 3- 2
      Super Bunny Man- 1
      Hollow Knight- 1




      Best Worst executed idea:

      Fallout 76- 2
      Tetris Effect--no two player mode and only on one console.- 1
      A Way Out holy shit the ending ruined the whole thing for me.- 1



      Best Gaming Related Meme:

      Waluigi being disrespected by Nintendo- 4





      Game everyone thought would fail but didn't:

      Call of Duty Black Ops 4- 1
      Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu and Let's Go Eevee- 2
      Megaman 11- 1




      Biggest communications fail:

      Diablo Immortal "Do you not have phones"- 3
      Fallout 76 merch (bags and bottles oh boy)- 1



      The Tommy Wiseau Award for "you tried but it was just so damn terrible":

      Fallout 76- 3

      Nintendo Switch Online- 1



      The Pietro Award for being Most Grim Fandango:

      Grim Fandango Remastered- 4