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    RPGamer - 2010 Awards

    In 2010, we saw some fantastic remakes, some amazing sequels, and some great new IPs. What did we think about them, you ask? You've waited long enough, so we'll tell you now.

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    Glad to see Resonance of Fate getting a lot of attention! .
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    I'm honestly surprised Nier didn't get Most Overlooked.
    So long & thanks for all the fish!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shoptroll View Post
    I'm honestly surprised Nier didn't get Most Overlooked.
    It was close, but we had more vocal RoF fans than we did Nier fans.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oyashiro View Post
    Glad to see Resonance of Fate getting a lot of attention! .
    Same, much joy at that.

    Also, Dresden Files tabletop rpg? I need to get into tabletop gaming.
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    Oh boy! I wasn't as into Resonance of Fate as the rest of you and I would've put DQIX into the "letdown" category for sure, but whatevs.
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    Not much variety this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paws View Post
    Not much variety this year.
    Which is weird because I thought there was a large pool of RPGs this year :\
    So long & thanks for all the fish!

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    Oh boy, I'm afraid to look. I don't think I'd be able to handle it if P3P beat out the Ys games in the PSP category. Well... I suppose I can take a look...

    *checks*

    Yeaahhhhhhh, two of my favorite PSP games. And then Valkyria Chronicles 2, but I'm too pleased with the first two to say anything about that. Oh wait, I see there's a re-release category... which P3P won. Man, I wish there was ONE reviewer out there who'd tell me, "HJ, that game sucks. You and I know it, so it doesn't matter if the rest of the world doesn't".
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    Quote Originally Posted by HJ+ View Post
    Oh boy, I'm afraid to look. I don't think I'd be able to handle it if P3P beat out the Ys games in the PSP category. Well... I suppose I can take a look...

    *checks*

    Yeaahhhhhhh, two of my favorite PSP games. And then Valkyria Chronicles 2, but I'm too pleased with the first two to say anything about that.
    I think they excluded re-releases from the platform categories but gave them their own category

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    We did have a lot of variety this year, just not a ton of "look at me I'm so awesome RPGs."
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrayWolf323 View Post
    I think they excluded re-releases from the platform categories but gave them their own category
    Oh no, I edited too late and now my ignorant pre-edit post has been immortalized by you! But yeah, I noticed that lol.

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    Glad to see so many nods for NIER in the awards. To be honest, it probably would've won Best Story for me. I can't remember the last time I was enthralled in a narrative from a JRPG, but NIER's well and truly captivated me. Alpha Protocol coming runner-up in the Best Story category was a bit of a surprise. I would've picked its script or voice-acting as highlights. Ah well, I'm just happy both games got nods

    That's what's so great about this site. Not many other places would even dream of including NIER or Alpha Protocol on any year-end list.

    No surprises about Mass Effect 2's sweep. It IS a bloody amazing game.

    Where is Fallout: New Vegas? I would've thought it'd get nominated for something.

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    I also loved Resonance of Fate, so it was awesome to see it show up on so many top 3 lists. It was my comfort game after the tears of realizing how much FF13 disappointed me stopped. I can't even like that game's battle system, because I barely had to put any thought in it to win.

    But now with the biggest awards going to Mass Effect 2, I suppose I should give it a chance. I'm not the biggest recent BioWare fan, which is ironic because the criticism I have of their games mimics the criticism most people levy at JRPGs (using BioWare as their backup) - the games always feel exactly the same with minor changes. Plus, the writing always comes off as a bit pretentious, so it's hard for me to really like the characters.

    Anyways, great choices all around, and gives me some new titles to look at when (if) I ever have any free time. But first, I have to finish developing my own game, maybe even for next year's considerations! ;3
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    i'm actually suprised FFXIII was put into the biggest letdown category. i didn't see it as a letdown and really enjoyed it.. though FFXIV getting biggest letdown was no surprise.

    i'm also sad that kirby's epic yarn didn't win best non-rpg. *cry*

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macstorm View Post
    We did have a lot of variety this year, just not a ton of "look at me I'm so awesome RPGs."
    We did have a quite a bit of variety this year, unfortunately only myself and a few other members of the staff actually played the majority of the rpgs this year. It seems most of our staff stuck to the AAA titles which limited the titles they were allowed to vote for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nergal View Post
    Where is Fallout: New Vegas? I would've thought it'd get nominated for something.
    It gave it nods in story and music for sure and it was my favorite of last year, but I was outnumbered by many.
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    I was kind of surprised not to see one of the Ys games take an award for the music, especially when it got beaten out by Lunar and, um, a Fallout game. I mean, I only played Fallout 3 but did that game even HAVE music? Nier totally deserved the win though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paws View Post
    Not much variety this year.
    I disagree with this too. The system awards can't, and didn't, have overlap. Of the 8 catergory awards from Battle System to Overlooked, the 8 winners covered 5 different games. If you're counting all three games mentioned, only 11 of those 24 awards were repeats. That's not much repetition considering games like Mass Effect 2, Nier, and Resonance of Fate were well-played and well-liked titles that could have swept away smaller and less popular ones like Lunar, New Vegas, Cthulhu, FF14, etc. Giving recognition to 13 different RPGs in those 8 awards is more variety than I was expecting. Worst and Letdown had no overlap even though it was possible. All around, I think there was a lot of variety this year.

    Regarding New Vegas -- I agree with you Nergal; I think it got the short end of the stick. Apparently not many staff members liked it as much as Mac and I, and when it came to the category awards it tended to get bumped out by other major console releases.
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