Check Out The Escapist Awards 2015 Winners

Check Out The Escapist Awards 2015 Winners

It's time for The Escapist's 2015 Video Game Awards!

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What a bizarre selection of categories. I like how games like Rocket League, Project CARS, and Super Mario Maker (my personal fave of 2015) are effectively disqualified simply because they don't fit into any of the oddly-specific categories.

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Hate to be "that guy," but I can't help but notice that there's a category for "best RPG" and "best open world," yet both Fallout 4 and Xenoblade Chronicles X are both RPGs also. I remember a debate awhile ago that Bethesda's games (Fallout/Elder Scrolls) weren't RPGs at all, but rather sandbox games with RPG elements.

I guess while I'm here I'll nominate Halo 5 for best FPS, Heroes of the Storm for best ARTS (or MOBA, or hero brawler, or whatever), and reflect that at some point I've got to try Grey Goo.

Covarr:
What a bizarre selection of categories. I like how games like Rocket League, Project CARS, and Super Mario Maker (my personal fave of 2015) are effectively disqualified simply because they don't fit into any of the oddly-specific categories.

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Oh, cool, so I wasn't the only one. Good to know that it was apparently so weird that the first commenter brought it up.

No best platformer, no best puzzle, best racer, best fighter, best indie, best shooter, best new IP, nothin'. Does this come in multiple parts or something?

Having seen Yahtzee's tremendously glitchy run through Ark Survival, I'm shocked to see the game win "Best Early Access", of all things.

If people missed it, the Reader's Choice GOTY is going on right now: http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/9.932095-Poll-Vote-for-the-Readers-Choice-GOTY-for-2015

Johnny Novgorod:
Having seen Yahtzee's tremendously glitchy run through Ark Survival, I'm shocked to see the game win "Best Early Access", of all things.

I think that says a lot about the state of Early Access titles more than it does about ARK.

Once again, Undertale gets snubbed.

Somebody must've had a bad time. #getdunkedon

Hawki:

I guess while I'm here I'll nominate Halo 5 for best FPS, Heroes of the Storm for best ARTS (or MOBA, or hero brawler, or whatever), and reflect that at some point I've got to try Grey Goo.

Yeah, quite a few categories missing.
I send Splat00n into the shooter cathegory

Then I have really enjoyed MarioMaker... just no idea what sort of game that is... puzzleplatformer?

vallorn:
If people missed it, the Reader's Choice GOTY is going on right now: http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/9.932095-Poll-Vote-for-the-Readers-Choice-GOTY-for-2015

Johnny Novgorod:
Having seen Yahtzee's tremendously glitchy run through Ark Survival, I'm shocked to see the game win "Best Early Access", of all things.

I think that says a lot about the state of Early Access titles more than it does about ARK.

If it does, then the award should be renamed "Less Shitty Early Access".

Guffe:

Hawki:

I guess while I'm here I'll nominate Halo 5 for best FPS, Heroes of the Storm for best ARTS (or MOBA, or hero brawler, or whatever), and reflect that at some point I've got to try Grey Goo.

Yeah, quite a few categories missing.
I send Splat00n into the shooter cathegory

Then I have really enjoyed MarioMaker... just no idea what sort of game that is... puzzleplatformer?

Development tool kit, more like.

Still haven't figured out or bothered to embed a link to the comment section in these kinds of list articles? At least the ones commenting here are the ones who figured out how to side-step that.

Regarding Ark Survival. Those games always excite me until I realize that they're just a race against other people. Rust really showed how dickish random players can be and how hard it is to stop cheaters. I would love a game like this that was legitimately single player. Minecraft was cute and all, but so far it's the closest thing that came to what I actually want. But maybe I'm one of the few people who don't like playing with people in any scenario where random people can kill me without any kind of attempt at a level playing field.

Johnny Novgorod:

Guffe:

Hawki:

I guess while I'm here I'll nominate Halo 5 for best FPS, Heroes of the Storm for best ARTS (or MOBA, or hero brawler, or whatever), and reflect that at some point I've got to try Grey Goo.

Yeah, quite a few categories missing.
I send Splat00n into the shooter cathegory

Then I have really enjoyed MarioMaker... just no idea what sort of game that is... puzzleplatformer?

Development tool kit, more like.

I'm baffled so many people are praising what is essentially an official GECK for games that have the strongest ROM hack base I've ever seen. I also heard they used the NSMB engine for everything but I could have heard wrong. I certainly hope so.

OT: Just Cause 3 came out. That wasn't enough to compete with Fallout 4? I'm pretty sure the reason I'm so cut up about F4 is because I don't hate it because I think Fallout is a bad series. I hate it because it's terrible in comparison to 3 and NV.

EHKOS:
I also heard they used the NSMB engine for everything but I could have heard wrong. I certainly hope so.

It's based on the NSMBU engine, but with some changes. Unfortunately, all the games have NSMBU physics (apparently switching back and forth based on game style was causing trouble for players in testing), but beyond that it's pretty solid. NSMBU already had much less floaty physics than previous NSMB games, so that's really not a huge problem from what I've played.

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"Life is Strange" was better than every game on this list...

 

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