First off, you know it’s a bad year in Single Player RPGs when the only computer nominees are Vampire Bloodlines and one of the Bioware digital download mods. Yikes.
And how is there only one children’s game nominee and one sports game nominee for the PC? No one of the jurors creative enough to think of another selection, or is the winner too obvious in these categories.
Yeah, I know it doesn’t matter. But the whole point of awards is to complain about the process. So have at it.
NFSU2 may have had the absolute worst soundtrack of the year. It got to the point that I actually turned the music off entirely, which I have not done on any other game this gen. Removal of custom soundtracks from the Xbox version was a thoroughly ass move. At least it’s not nominated for Best Racing Game.
And The Bard’s Tale gets a nod for Best Console RPG? Gimme a break. Why the hell isn’t Nocturne on that list? Crystal Chronicles and not KotOR2? Bleah.
Nice to see Katamari up for GotY with the big boys, though.
Wow, some of this stuff is just batshit crazy. Outstaning male an female character performances… DEMONSTONE? Goldeneye nominate for outstanding fps? Ouch. Three of the four nominees for computer action title are ports of console titles. The vast majority of this list is just baffling. I suppose it’s a step up from GPhoria and the Spike awards, but I think that’s about all that can be sai for it.