By Yue Lynn
This year was one filled with a big pool of games; you have the bad, the good and the great. The games in the aforementioned “Good and Great” categories finally and deservingly had their chance in the limelight of celebration in the recently concluded Game Awards 2017 with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild taking home the most glorious prize of all – the coveted Game of the Year trophy, besides winning two other accolades (Best Game Direction and Best Action/Adventure Game) on the same night.
Overwatch once again showed naysayers that they are here to stay by winning two awards (Best Ongoing Game and Best Esports game) while the underappreciated but highly-praised Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice succeeded in nabbing Best Audio Design, Best Performance and Games for Impact awards.
The impressive Horizon Zero Dawn was dubbed “Horizon Zero Awards” for being the biggest loser in the ceremony with zero awards and could only look on solemnly as rivals like Persona 5 and Nier: Automata had their share of glory. Also, we recommended What Remains of Edith Finch in one of our recent articles and I’m happy to report that it won the Best Narrative award; clearly we have good taste!
But to paraphrase Kotaku’s Kirk Hamilton, a bunch of game developers won well-deserved honors for the games they released in 2017 while another bunch of people showed off games that won’t be out until 2018 or later. Therefore, we are rounding up 10 video game trailers from The Game Awards 2017 right here for you to watch and fanboy/fangirl over ‘em.
FROMSOFTWARE’S NEW PROJECT TEASER
The hype is real for this project teaser from the developers of Dark Souls and Bloodborne. Is this a Bloodborne 2 teaser or nah?
The saga of bizzare weirdness surrounding Hideo Kojima’s Death Stranding continues, much to the bewilderment and excitement of everyone.
IN THE VALLEY OF GODS
“From the creators of Firewatch, In the Valley of Gods is a single-player first-person adventure whereby you Explore a remote and ancient valley in the Egyptian desert, uncovering treasure and treachery in pursuit of a discovery that could bring you fame and fortune—or leave you for dead, buried beneath the sands.” The trailer music is an ear candy and the teaser only reveal enough to whet fans’ appetite because as the phrase goes, ‘less is more’.
GTFO is aptly described as “a terrifying 4 player co-op game for hardcore FPS players”. Judging from the intense trailer, you don’t say, buddy. But I’m all in for any jumpscares so bring it on!
WORLD WAR Z
Once upon a time, a novel was adapted into a movie and now, World War Z will be coming soon as a video game! Brought to you by Saber Interactive and Paramount Pictures, the game will be a “four-player cooperative third-person shooter with a campaign that focuses on unique survivor stories and missions around the globe, including New York, Moscow and Jerusalem.” Sounds grand.
Holy yeezy, horror+gothic aesthetics is one of my jams! Even though it’s simply a short clip, the glimpses of game design quality in it are fantastic and deliciously artsy! Me likey!
It seems there is never a shortage of upcoming and eye candy post-apocalyptic games. Also, regarding the trailer, I have an important enquiry; how the heck did that one guy operate that train all by himself?
Following Tekken 7’s release, Bandai Namco once again wish to get more money from us by giving us more fighting games…
SEA OF THIEVES
Nice to know that Xbox is still alive and kicking! Jokes aside, Sea of Thieves is a “multiplayer pirate exploration and combat game” so if you like pirate-related tomfoolery and you are an Xbox fan, this one seems like a gem.
For The Games Awards 2017 winners’ list, click here.