- Oct 27, 2017
GWENT: The Witcher Card Game is not on the list. It was released last week, after a long beta.
That'd be cool and could bring attention to the new version of the game next year yeah.Girls Und Panzer: Dream Tank Match is missing. It came out in Feb. 2018. You can find the OT here (though the upgrade to 2.0 broke all my pictures for whatever reason): https://www.resetera.com/threads/girls-und-panzer-dream-tank-match-ot-keep-calm-and-panzer-on.24311/
Even if I'm the only vote, it's the most fun I had all year and so my personal GotY. I'd prefer not to be denied this vote.
Several of those had already released years prior such as MUSYNX, Persona 4 Dancing All Night, Crypt of the Necrodancer, etc. I do think enough games released this year that you could make a Rhythm Game of the Year category though.At a glance, the following games seem to be missing from the list:
MUSYNX (released Dec 5)
Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum Session (released Nov 2 in North America. It came out in Japan last year, but afaik such cases always counted for GOTY votes here)
Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum 'n' Fun! (released Nov 2 in NA)
Atelier Rorona ~The Alchemist of Arland~ DX
Atelier Totori ~The Adventurer of Arland~ DX
Atelier Meruru ~The Apprentice of Arland~ DX (All three released on PC/PS4 on Dec 4, which I think counts for the remakes category)
Cultist Simulator (released May 31)
Marble It Up! (released Nov 16)
Pangya Mobile (Released Feb 8, apparently, after a closed beta last year)
Honkai Impact 3 (I think? It had an English pre-registration thing early this year, and I'm assuming a full launch later)
Path of Exile: Betrayal (maybe?). The OP says DLC and expansions count, so this technically should even though it's free.
GWENT: Homecoming. Should this count as separate to Gwent? They did pretty much completely change the game so it probably should.
I'm also unsure if merging rhythm and card games into the same category makes sense. It would make a more "competitive" category I guess, but since the genres are nothing alike I don't think the category would be very useful. Especially considering this year actually has quite a few releases in for rhythm games:
Rhythm games have:
Persona 5 Dancing
Persona 4 Dancing
Persona 3 Dancing
Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum Session
Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum 'n' Fun!
Crypt of the Necrodancer
PriPara All Idol Perfect Stage
Probably a bunch of gacha games I'm not familiar with
That's definitely enough for its own category. Looking at the list, that's more games than the horror (7), racing (8), and sports (9) and almost as much as the fighting (12), simulation (12), and strategy (14) categories.
As for card games, we have:
Eternal Card Game
MTG: Arena (I think this is still technically open beta, but it is on the list)
New Hearthstone expansions, if those count
I'd still be interested in seeing how these stack up, but with how few of them there are merging them with another category makes sense, even if that category (party games) isn't similar at all.
That's true. Ports and English releases of games should be eligible, but it's likely they won't get all that many votes since most people already played them in past years. I know I'll be voting for some of them, but they probably won't be all that popular.
Is there anyone from the awards team who is able to answer this?SweetNicole
Is it allowed to dedicate a small, separate list to games from 2017 and earlier? This list won't use the official formatting, of course. I ask because I played like 5 games from 2018 and the rest of them are all older. The latter obviously can't be included in my official GOTY list, but it would be nice to include them as honorable mentions.
Don't worry,not gonna happen.
Seconding this question. I'm assuming it is eligible because the rules say that DLC is eligible if it's playable, and Farewell is considered bonus content/paid DLC separate from the 2017 game. It also says "episodes of games released this year are eligible," so yes, I'm assuming Farewell is eligible.