2022-07-02

The Game Awards — Geoff Keighley’s Pet Project — a bit like Oscar, much like a three-hour ad where the actual awards were rushed into the gap — did a lot last night. happened During the last three hours (and the 30-minute pre-show), much of it wasn’t for the Nintendo Switch.

We recently looked back on the best and worst years since the launch of the Nintendo Game Awards and expected something from Nintendo in the ultimate dominant procedure of the Breath of the Wild and Super Smash Bros. over the last few years. Did-First Party Announcement Nuggets or Others.

But not. Here’s a brief summary of what was announced (or expected to come to Switch) about Switch:

Of course, there are many other games that haven’t announced their platform yet. Thirsty suitor When Have a good death One day it was in our hands, but otherwise this three-hour show wasn’t particularly thrilling for Switch-only owners.

In addition to the game announcement Sonic the hedgehog The sequel to the movie, Metroid Dread, has won the best action / adventure. Surprisingly, even though Nintendo dominated the candidate list no Win the Best Family — Its Honor It will take twoThere is a little game in which they kill a stuffed animal while dealing with the imminent divorce of two parents and begging for mercy.

generally, my In general, it didn’t have to be that long. Three hours spends a lot of time doing something, not to mention the late hours of the day for almost everyone. Setting up a live event at 5 pm in almost the last time zone on the planet would be inconvenient. Most people east of Los Angeles. It’s a strange choice for an event with such a global reach.

Moreover, although we know it’s not much news at the moment, it’s a bit strange to treat those same awards as a minor inconvenience between the trailer and the movie ad if something is claimed as a show of awards.

And leaving some of these awards to the less than a minute-long feature of the pre-show shows the real emotions behind the game awards: despite being nominally a game award show. And the rep is obviously not. Think of things like Games For Impact, Audio Design, and eSports as not even attending the main show, so it’s worth the time.

Another topic that caused a lot of anger on social media was Geoff Keighley’s approach to the calculations currently taking place in the industry. At the beginning of the show, Keighley opposed harassment, albeit unspecificly ()Transcription by IGN):

“The games we play and the games we love tell us that we can influence the world around us. Tonight, I tell everyone better, safer. Call on them to play their role in building the video gaming industry. Talk online, vote in your time, and with your money, builders of these worlds creating the future of all entertainment. Please give power to. “

This palatable statement was followed by announcements from the game. Quantic dream, Bungee, Ubisoft, Riot, When Naughty dog..

The show wasn’t without strange highlights. For example, we are big fans of Supergiant Games and Darren Korb. And Doug Bowser appeared to be standing forward in pocket size on the stage next to 6’8-inch basketball player Paul George.

However, it was difficult to leave the show without being disappointed at best and, at worst, angry.

But tell us: what did you think of this year’s Game Awards? Are you satisfied with the end of the show? What will you change next year?