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Ōkami
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(04-21-2017, 10:38 PM)
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Famitsu likes to take their sweet time picking as they just had their ceremony picking their favorite games from 2016 last year, alognside some other awayrds

GOTY
Pokémon Sun / Moon

Excelence Award (Essentially GOTY runners up)
Uncharted 4
Grandblue Fantasy
Shadowverse
Dark Souls 3
Tales of Berseia
Dragon Quest Heroes 2
Dragon Quest Builders
The Last Guardian
Final Fantasy XV
Pokémon GO
Persona 5
Monster Strike
Yakuza 6

Male Voice Actor Award
Tatsuhisa Suzuki (Final Fantasy XV)

Female Voice Actor Award
Rina Satou (Tales of Bears)

Movement Award
Pokémon GO

Innovation Award
PlayStation VR

Best Hit Award
Pokémon Sun/Moon

Favorite Application Award
LINE: Disney TsumTsum

Rookie Award
Overwatch
Summer Lesson
Shadowverse
The Last Guardian
Pokémon GO
Monster Hunter Stories

Best Character
Noctis

Best Developer
Square Enix

MPV
Hajime Tabata

That's the Pokémon director picking up the award

http://live.nicovideo.jp/watch/lv293882705
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Man God
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(04-21-2017, 10:39 PM)
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It is a fantastic game.
FluxWaveZ
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(04-21-2017, 10:39 PM)
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Weird that Persona 5 is the only game you omitted from the "Excellence Award" list.
linkman26
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(04-21-2017, 10:40 PM)
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No surprise there.

Nearly all my students in Japan kept talking about the game for months.
Pinky
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(04-21-2017, 10:40 PM)
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inb4 "Nintendo cut a big check"
Finale Fireworker
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(04-21-2017, 10:41 PM)
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Good for Sun & Moon! And I have a feeling the Stars is going to be incredible. I think it's going to dethrone Platinum as the best mid-gen revision. This is only possible because these base games are what Pokémon should have become five years ago at least.

Also, does Famitsu have a weird cat mascot I've never seen before?
Greatest Ever
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(04-21-2017, 10:41 PM)
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Take away features from previous games, add an insane amount of game stopping citizens that only worsen the boring story with trash dialogue and vapid characters, and you got yourself a Famitsu GOTY.

Disclaimer: I'm only two or three hours in I don't like it very much, if at all.
Aeana
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(04-21-2017, 10:42 PM)
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Originally Posted by Pinky

inb4 "Nintendo cut a big check"

Everyone cut a check. They had to wait for all of them to clear before deciding who won. Hence April.
SinCityAssassin
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(04-21-2017, 10:43 PM)
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So is there a reason Persona 5 isn't on this?
Pinky
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(04-21-2017, 10:43 PM)
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Originally Posted by Aeana

Everyone cut a check. They had to wait for all of them to clear before deciding who won. Hence April.

Ha!
Hot Coldman
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(04-21-2017, 10:44 PM)
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the most culturally and financially important Japanese game of 2016 won, whodathunk
Delaney
(04-21-2017, 10:46 PM)
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I'm 100% sure that Famitsu mascot thing in the award logo also appears in my cereal every morning.
Finale Fireworker
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(04-21-2017, 10:48 PM)
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Originally Posted by Delaney

I'm 100% sure that Famitsu mascot thing in the award logo also appears in my cereals every morning.

It does look like a cereal box...

Famits-Os.
Kyzer
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(04-21-2017, 10:48 PM)
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Congrats SuMo!
Ray Down
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(04-21-2017, 10:50 PM)
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Originally Posted by Delaney

I'm 100% sure that Famitsu mascot thing in the award logo also appears in my cereal every morning.

Yeah why the hell they us that as a mascot, reminds me of Jump mascot just being a Pirate face.

MTC100
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(04-21-2017, 10:51 PM)
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Originally Posted by SinCityAssassin

So is there a reason Persona 5 isn't on this?

It is?
Cosmo Clock 21
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(04-21-2017, 10:51 PM)
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Originally Posted by Finale Fireworker

Also, does Famitsu have a weird cat mascot I've never seen before?

The nekki has been their mascot since like, forever

Also did they invent a category just to give pokego an award?
Smiles and Cries
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(04-21-2017, 10:55 PM)
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Originally Posted by Aeana

Everyone cut a check. They had to wait for all of them to clear before deciding who won. Hence April.

They should use PayPal
blly155
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(04-21-2017, 10:57 PM)
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It must be the first Pokemon game I am struggling to get into. Got it back in December and I am only at the second island. I really hope that Game Freak rethink it for Switch. The games have become way too stale.
Drencrom
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(04-21-2017, 10:59 PM)
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Rookie Award:

Overwatch
Summer Lesson
Shadowverse
The Last Guardian
Pokémon GO
Monster Hunter Stories

Did Famitsu just call Fumito Ueda a 'rookie'?

New IP Award would be a better name
BN.Q8
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(04-21-2017, 10:59 PM)
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Congrats to him even tho i consider famtisu a complete joke, is this the only pokemon game that famtisu picked for goty?
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Vital Tundra
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(04-21-2017, 11:00 PM)
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Originally Posted by blly155

It must be the first Pokemon game I am struggling to get into. Got it back in December and I am only at the second island. I really hope that Game Freak rethink it for Switch. The games have become way too stale.

Thats a strange statement because its the first Pokemon since the original that really bucks staple trends in the series.
CrackPebbles
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(04-21-2017, 11:02 PM)
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As someone who hadn't played a pokemon game in over a decade Moon brought me back and was one of my favorite games of 2016. Congrats.
GearFourth
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(04-21-2017, 11:02 PM)
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Tales of Berseria in the runners up? How and why. Too high for its own good
Ray Down
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(04-21-2017, 11:03 PM)
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Originally Posted by BN.Q8

Congrats to him even tho i consider famtisu a complete joke, is this the only pokemon game that famtisu picked for goty?

I think Diamond and Pearl won in 2006.
gaiadyne
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(04-21-2017, 11:03 PM)
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Does Famitsu review non-Japanese games?
ArkhamFantasy
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(04-21-2017, 11:04 PM)
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Originally Posted by Ōkami

Best Developer: Square Enix

MPV
Hajime Tabata

Nickle
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(04-21-2017, 11:05 PM)
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The game is infuriatingly slow, I've never chugged so many Repels in my life. I'm probably going to stop buying new entries, there hasn't been a good campaign in a long time.
ponpo
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(04-21-2017, 11:05 PM)
Guess the cheques cleared
Neonep
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(04-21-2017, 11:05 PM)
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I mean I can't disagree. I spent over 100 hours with Moon. Pokemon is probably the only thing that can get me to buy a Switch.
Drencrom
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(04-21-2017, 11:09 PM)
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Originally Posted by SinCityAssassin

So is there a reason Persona 5 isn't on this?

You expect them to give out an award to someone that didn't pay? Famitsu ain't running a charity case.
Askherserenity
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(04-21-2017, 11:19 PM)
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Originally Posted by SinCityAssassin

So is there a reason Persona 5 isn't on this?

That shit is really gross.
PshycoNinja
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(04-21-2017, 11:22 PM)
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Originally Posted by ArkhamFantasy

That gif, for some reason, always makes me laugh. Based Tabby!
Atheerios
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(04-21-2017, 11:24 PM)
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Originally Posted by Nickle

The game is infuriatingly slow, I've never chugged so many Repels in my life. I'm probably going to stop buying new entries, there hasn't been a good campaign in a long time.

What are you talking about? Sun and Moon easily have the best campaign of any Pokémon game. And it's not slow, just go away and replay some of the older ones and you will see.
sinonobu
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(04-21-2017, 11:26 PM)
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Sun & Moon is my favorite Pokemon game along with Gold & Silver!
SinCityAssassin
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(04-21-2017, 11:26 PM)
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Originally Posted by MTC100

It is?

Oh hey there it is, was it edited in?
Luigi87
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(04-21-2017, 11:28 PM)
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Glad to see Shadowverse among the runner-ups. Great digital CCG.



That aside, Noctis for best character? I protest!
Off-Kilter
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(04-21-2017, 11:29 PM)
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Geez it's almost May
Gridlock
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(04-21-2017, 11:32 PM)
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Good pick. It's my 2016 game of the year.
Roufianos
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(04-21-2017, 11:33 PM)
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Yea, it was probably mine too. I love Pokemon and these were the best entries in years. Only other potential contender was U4 but that was shit.
Firemind
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(04-21-2017, 11:34 PM)
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NinjaCoachZ
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(04-21-2017, 11:35 PM)
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Sun/Moon were really fantastic. Behind only Black 2/White 2 as the best in the series - and that's without having the advantage of being a third version. Totally cool with that result.

Also congrats to Tabata for his award!
RootCause
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(04-21-2017, 11:35 PM)
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Yikes! I love Pokémon, but the games haven't been goty worthy in decades. imo of course.
Teasing_Pink
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(04-21-2017, 11:36 PM)
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I don't think I can take any publication seriously that would include FFXV along other 2016 goty contenders.
Trojita
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(04-21-2017, 11:36 PM)
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Would anyone here that played both Pokemon Sun/Moon and Persona 5 pick Pokemon as the better game?
RavageDark
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(04-21-2017, 11:37 PM)

Originally Posted by SinCityAssassin

So is there a reason Persona 5 isn't on this?

I think it has something to do with the fact that the game didn't have a worldwide release until this month.
dacalo
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(04-21-2017, 11:37 PM)
I really don't see what's so appealing about Pokemon. I am 37 years old and I have been gaming all my life. I heard about all the rage about Pokemon and I tried Pokemon Y a few years ago. It was boring, lacked direction, and very repetitive. I just don't see what the appeal is? What am I missing GAF?
PshycoNinja
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(04-21-2017, 11:37 PM)
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Originally Posted by Teasing_Pink

I don't think I can take any publication seriously that would include FFXV along other 2016 goty contenders.

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1336408

Originally Posted by RavageDark

I think it has something to do with the fact that the game didn't have a worldwide release until this month.

Excelence Award (Essentially GOTY runners up)
Uncharted 4
Grandblue Fantasy
Shadowverse
Dark Souls 3
Tales of Berseia
Dragon Quest Heroes 2
Dragon Quest Builders
The Last Guardian
Final Fantasy XV
Pokémon GO
Persona 5 <-------------------
Monster Strike
Yakuza 6
NinjaCoachZ
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(04-21-2017, 11:39 PM)
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Originally Posted by dacalo

I really don't see what's so appealing about Pokemon. I am 37 years old and I have been gaming all my life. I heard about all the rage about Pokemon and I tried Pokemon Y a few years ago. It was boring, lacked direction, and very repetitive. I just don't see what the appeal is? What am I missing GAF?

X and Y are pretty handily the dullest Pokemon games. At its best (B2/W2, FireRed/LeafGreen, Sun/Moon) the series is really special.
Nabae
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(04-21-2017, 11:40 PM)
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I can see why it's an easy pick. Don't agree with it at all, of course. S/M is actually one of the most disappointing Pokemon games I've played, and I've played basically everything from the main series. It's a technical mess with some questionable decisions like the removal of the PSS, putting the national dex behind a paywall, and the way the call for help system was implemented.

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