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Boards.ie Game Awards 2021 (Results!)

  • 24-12-2021 1:04pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 55,441 ✭✭✭✭


    Edit Feb 6th: Results below (scroll down)

    Post edited by Mr E on


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  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Arts Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 29,062 CMod ✭✭✭✭johnny_ultimate


    Is there going to be a 'best timeloop game' category, given half the bloody games this year had a time loop theme? And a 'worst timeloop game' for 12 Minutes?



  • Registered Users Posts: 28,767 ✭✭✭✭CastorTroy


    I'll abstain again. Otherwise Metroid Dread will be my vote for everything since think it's the only 2021 game I played, not counting Skyward Sword since it's a remaster.



  • Registered Users Posts: 29,455 ✭✭✭✭Zero-Cool


    Thanks Mr. E, as usual, I really appreciate the effort you put into this. The only game awards that matter and none of that exclusive games reveal nonsense :)

    I can't remember if there's noms for best dlc? Any awards I've checked the last few months didn't seem to have dlc category and Outer Wilds was criminally quiet because of it. That dlc was goty material.

    Other than that, think it's gonna be a good result for indies.



  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Computer Games Moderators Posts: 50,751 CMod ✭✭✭✭Retr0gamer


    Not enough people play indies... Or ace combat.



  • Registered Users Posts: 29,455 ✭✭✭✭Zero-Cool


    Ace Combat currently 10 euro on the psn store. I'll wait for it drop another 10 euro before I give it a go...



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  • Registered Users Posts: 11,608 ✭✭✭✭Jordan 199




  • Registered Users Posts: 1,576 ✭✭✭JimBurnley


    Don't waste your bandwidth! ;-)



  • Registered Users Posts: 7,733 ✭✭✭Grumpypants




  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Computer Games Moderators Posts: 50,751 CMod ✭✭✭✭Retr0gamer


    Go ahead and deny yourself one of god's great pleasures.

    But if you do go for it I'd recommend buying the deluxe edition. The extra money gets you a HD remake of the fantastic Ace Combat 5 which is exclusive to the PSN deluxe edition.



  • Registered Users Posts: 55,441 ✭✭✭✭Mr E


    First batch is up now (console specific). Nominate here:

    Next batch will be about Wednesday I think....


    Best Xbox One Game (Retail)

    Best Xbox One Game (Download Only)

    Best Xbox Series X Game (Retail)

    Best Xbox Series X Game (Download Only)

    Best PS4 Game (Retail)

    Best PS4 Game (Download Only)

    Best PS5 Game (Retail)

    Best PS5 Game (Download Only)

    Best PC Game (Retail)

    Best PC Game (Download Only)

    Best Switch Game (Retail)

    Best Switch Game (Download Only)

    Best Android Game

    Best iOS Game



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  • Registered Users Posts: 13,782 ✭✭✭✭Potential-Monke


    So Subnautica and Below Zero released in June 2021 for the PS5... I feel like it wouldn't be fair of me to vote because I've apparantly only played a tiny, tiny selection of what was released. And Subnautica wins everything.



  • Registered Users Posts: 29,455 ✭✭✭✭Zero-Cool


    For the download only category, does dlc count for that or will there be a separate nomination for best dlc?



  • Registered Users Posts: 55,441 ✭✭✭✭Mr E


    I think it's needs to be a full game. There is a separate dlc question in the third group.



  • Registered Users Posts: 28,767 ✭✭✭✭CastorTroy


    Like I said, the answer to everything has to be Metroid Dread since I played nothing else from 2021. Unless a best remaster category for Skyward Sword.

    Could answer more if it was best game played in 2021.

    😁



  • Registered Users Posts: 55,441 ✭✭✭✭Mr E


    Another 48 hours for this group guys, please nominate!




  • Registered Users Posts: 33,179 ✭✭✭✭Penn


    I put Death's Door in the PS5 Download Only category as it didn't receive a full retail release (just physical copies if bought from the publisher), but if it counts as retail I'd replace Deathloop in my noms with Death's Door.



  • Registered Users Posts: 55,441 ✭✭✭✭Mr E


    Going to put the next batch up tomorrow (late afternoon).

    This is the last reminder to get your nominations in for this batch.



  • Registered Users Posts: 55,441 ✭✭✭✭Mr E


    The next group is up, folks. Third and final batch will be on Sunday evening.


    Fun: Best Character

    Fun: Pleasant Surprise

    Fun: Best Boss Fight

    Fun: Best Level

    Fun: Best Graphics

    Fun: Best Sound

    Fun: Best Music

    Fun: Best Game Design

    Fun: WTF Were They Thinking Award

    Fun: Best Story

    Fun: Biggest Disappointment

    Fun: Game that deserved to do better/was criminally ignored?

    Fun: Most Anticipated Game for 2022



  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Computer Games Moderators Posts: 50,751 CMod ✭✭✭✭Retr0gamer


    Do remasters and rereleases count? I really don't think it's fair if they do and it's kind of boring seeing them again.



  • Registered Users Posts: 55,441 ✭✭✭✭Mr E


    Let's say no. Original games only.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 29,455 ✭✭✭✭Zero-Cool


    Well bollox, there goes half my noms for mass effect legendary edition :)



  • Registered Users Posts: 33,179 ✭✭✭✭Penn


    I voted for Ghost of Tsushima Iki Island DLC a few times (before seeing this post), but happy for it to be struck out if it doesn't count.

    I also voted for Hades as best PS5 Retail game as it was only released on PS5 this year, but didn't vote for it in any Fun categories as that would have been covered last year.



  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Computer Games Moderators Posts: 50,751 CMod ✭✭✭✭Retr0gamer


    I think the DLC is fine. It was released in 2021.

    We've been fine before with later releases on other platforms.



  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Arts Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 29,062 CMod ✭✭✭✭johnny_ultimate


    In conclusion: no Mass Effect, everything else is fine 😋



  • Registered Users Posts: 29,455 ✭✭✭✭Zero-Cool


    Pity, easy winner for best story, best music, best game....














    Retro right now




  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Computer Games Moderators Posts: 50,751 CMod ✭✭✭✭Retr0gamer




  • Registered Users Posts: 55,441 ✭✭✭✭Mr E


    Last day for this group, folks.



  • Registered Users Posts: 55,441 ✭✭✭✭Mr E


    The final group is up now...


    Overall: Best RPG

    Overall: Online Game of the Year

    Overall: Best Action/Adventure

    Overall: Best Sports

    Overall: Best Racing

    Overall: Best Strategy/Puzzle

    Overall: Best Downloadable (non-Retail) Game

    Overall: Best DLC/Add-On Content

    Overall: Best VR Game (any platform)

    Overall: Game of the Year 2021





  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Computer Games Moderators Posts: 50,751 CMod ✭✭✭✭Retr0gamer


    Damn it, I knew I forgot a game for Criminally Underated. Cruis'n Blast.

    Everyone, Cruis'n Blast is way better than it has any right to be!



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  • Registered Users Posts: 55,441 ✭✭✭✭Mr E


    I'll close this group on Friday morning, folks. About 48 hours to go.

    Retr0: I'll add Cruis'n Blast to that category.



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