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Bafta nominees announcement

Blue Lou

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These are the final nominations:

Artistic Achievement
  • ABZÛ
  • Dishonored 2
  • INSIDE
  • The Last Guardian
  • Uncharted 4
  • Unravel
Audience Award
  • Clash Royale
  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
  • Dota 2
  • League of Legends
  • Overwatch
  • Street Fighter V
Audio Achievement
  • Battlefield 1
  • DOOM
  • INSIDE
  • The Last Guardian
  • Rex Infinite
  • UNCHARTED 4
Best Game
  • Firewatch
  • INSIDE
  • Overwatch
  • Stardew Valley
  • Titanfall 2
  • UNCHARTED 4
British Game
  • Batman: Arkham VR
  • Forza Horizon 3
  • No Man's Sky
  • Overcooked
  • Planet Coaster
  • Virginia
Debut Game
  • Firewatch
  • Overcooked
  • Oxenfree
  • That Dragon, Cancer
  • The Witness
  • Virginia
Evolving Game
  • Destiny: Rise of Iron
  • Elite Dangerous: Horizons
  • EVE Online
  • Final Fantasy XIV: Online
  • Hitman
  • Rocket League
Family
  • LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Overcooked
  • The Playroom VR
  • Pokémon GO
  • Ratchet & Clank
  • Toca Hair Salon!
Game Design
  • Battlefield 1
  • Dishonored 2
  • INSIDE
  • Overwatch
  • Titanfall 2
  • The Witness
Game Innovation
  • Batman: Arkham VR
  • Firewatch
  • Pokémon GO
  • That Dragon
  • Cancer
  • Unseen Diplomacy
  • The Witness
Mobile
  • Banner Saga 2
  • Dawn of Titans
  • Deus Ex GO
  • Pokémon GO
  • Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon
Multiplayer
  • Battlefield 1
  • Forza Horizon 3
  • Overcooked
  • Overwatch
  • Titanfall 2
  • Tom Clancy's The Division
Music
  • ABZÛ
  • DOOM
  • INSIDE
  • The Last Guardian
  • UNCHARTED 4
  • Virginia
Narrative
  • Dishonored 2
  • Firewatch
  • INSIDE
  • Mafia III
  • Oxenfree
  • UNCHARTED 4
Original Property
  • Firewatch
  • INSIDE
  • The Last Guardian
  • Overwatch
  • Unravel
  • The Witness
Performer
  • Alex Hernandez
  • Cissy Jones
  • Emily Rose
  • Navid Negahban
  • Nolan North
  • Troy Baker
 

Dervius

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Glad to see games like INSIDE, Firewatch and The Witness getting some deserved recognition.

Also, controversial No Mans Sky for British game might raise some eyebrows...
 

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Nominated for Audio Achievement

* Battlefield 1
* DOOM
* INSIDE
* The Last Guardian
* Rex Infinite
* UNCHARTED 4

Poor FFXV and DS3
 

mclem

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I am mildly distressed by the quantity of games that feel the need to shout their titles at me.

(Also, OP: The bullet points are off for "That Dragon, Cancer". And also, I thought it was 2015, but looks like it just scraped in to the start of 2016!)
 

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The Witness as a "debut game" seems goofy gvien it was fundraised off the profits of the developer's previous popular game. I mean, I get technically, the development team's name is different, I guess, but still feels weird in a year when things like Stardew Valley came out.

Edit: The voice actors are listed under "performer" guys.
 

capybara

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Shame to see no DS3 but otherwise it's a fairly balanced and well thought-out set of nominations. It would warm my heart if The Last Guardian won for artistic achievement.
 

Yabberwocky

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Headscratching at no TLG for Game Innovation, but lots of good nominations all-round. Nice to see TF2 getting some love.

Did they ditch the voice actors category?

Is it usually seperate from the Performers category, or did they just change the name? It's great to see Cissy Jones nominated for Firewatch, her work as Delilah was phenomenal.
 

dickroach

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Rocket League not in the multiplayer category.
garbage awards

pokemon go is going to win everything it's nominated for
 

stryke

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Is it usually seperate from the Performers category, or did they just change the name? It's great to see Cissy Jones nominated for Firewatch, her work as Delilah was phenomenal.

My post came before the OP edited in the Performers category. It's probably the one I'm talking about.
 

Blue Lou

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Fixed. I did a mass find and replace when formatting the post replacing commas with line breaks and didn't spot that.
 

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Stardew nominated for best game but not best debut? Weird.

Artistic is the strongest category, I want to say Bound was robbed, but cannot fault the others either.

Overall good nominations. The audience award continues to be dumb imo, but I guess sponsorship brings in money.
 

Jennipeg

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I'm always interested in artistic achievement awards, its tough picking a winner on that list. UC4 is obviously technically outstanding, but the design of Libertalia is also amazing. Then there is Dishonoured, Inside and The Witness... I can't choose.
 

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No Doom or Hitman up for best game. Uncharted 4 and Titanfall 2 should really be swapped out for these.

It has begun.

Solid nominees, but I agree Doom deserves some more spots. I also like the "evolving game category". It seems like a really smart way to award games that weren't always released last year, but kept getting better. It should be a default award category going forward with so many games improving post launch.
 
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This is what I would choose:

Artistic Achievement
ABZÛ - any of these would be deserving really, but I adored Abzu's underwater world and I'd love to see it win.
Dishonored 2
INSIDE
The Last Guardian
Uncharted 4
Unravel

Audience Award
Clash Royale
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Dota 2
League of Legends
Overwatch - don't really know enough about any of these, but I think Blizzard's support of Overwatch has been great
Street Fighter V

Audio Achievement
Battlefield 1
DOOM
INSIDE
The Last Guardian - of those I've played, I'd give it to TLG. It has beautiful atmospheric and ambient sound
Rez Infinite
UNCHARTED 4

Best Game
Firewatch
INSIDE
Overwatch
Stardew Valley
Titanfall 2
UNCHARTED 4 - split between either of these, although I haven't played Overwatch (aside from the beta) or Stardew Valley

British Game
Batman: Arkham VR
Forza Horizon 3 - honestly, I haven't played any except NMS, but going by critical acclaim it seems like FH3 would be thoroughly deserving
No Man's Sky
Overcooked
Planet Coaster
Virginia

Debut Game
Firewatch
Overcooked
Oxenfree - I have not finished Oxenfree, but it's a really great narrative game
That Dragon, Cancer
The Witness
Virginia

Evolving Game
Destiny: Rise of Iron
Elite Dangerous: Horizons
EVE Online
Final Fantasy XIV: Online
Hitman - again, haven't played any of these besides Rocket League, but after a lot of questions at launch Io and S-E seem to have scored a slam-dunk with Hitman
Rocket League

Family
LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Overcooked
The Playroom VR
Pokémon GO
Ratchet & Clank - my kids like R&C a lot, so I'll choose it. Pokemon GO might be more deserving, but I haven't played it and they're a bit young for it
Toca Hair Salon!

Game Design
Battlefield 1
Dishonored 2
INSIDE
Overwatch
Titanfall 2 - Titanfall 2 is a masterclass in pacing and game design. Had a really excellent
The Witness

Game Innovation
Batman: Arkham VR
Firewatch
Pokémon GO - I dunno; I'll go for this
That Dragon Cancer
Unseen Diplomacy
The Witness

Mobile
Banner Saga 2
Dawn of Titans
Deus Ex GO
Pokémon GO
Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon

Multiplayer
Battlefield 1
Forza Horizon 3
Overcooked
Overwatch
Titanfall 2
Tom Clancy's The Division

Music
ABZÛ
DOOM
INSIDE
The Last Guardian
UNCHARTED 4
Virginia

Narrative
Dishonored 2
Firewatch
INSIDE - I like the plot and premise of Inside and the questions it raises with its oblique storytelling
Mafia III
Oxenfree
UNCHARTED 4

Original Property
Firewatch
INSIDE
The Last Guardian
Overwatch
Unravel
The Witness - would be good for Jonathan Blow to get some credit for The Witness

Performer
Alex Hernandez - from what I have seen in videos, he does a really amazing job in Mafia 3
Cissy Jones
Emily Rose
Navid Negahban
Nolan North
Troy Baker
 

Hot Coldman

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That mobile category is disappointing. When will these awards stop lumping handheld and mobile games together, it only hurts the nominees for both

Probably because the handheld category would just be Pokemon SuMo.

I think making it mobile only would be a stronger move. 3DS games have never been too differentiated from console games and obviously the Switch now destroys the gap completely.
 

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Titanfall 2 up for best game and game design.
 

pashmilla

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FFXV not getting a best game nom tastes so sweet.

I just bought ABZU and Unravel, hyped to try em out
 

Catvoca

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Good nominees all round for the most part. Glad to see Firewatch, Stardew Valley and Titanfall 2 getting their dues.
 

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ok, so is Firewatch really that good? I keep putting off playing it. Been sitting my computer for like 6 months now. I hope ABZU wins in the art category. It's one of the most beautiful games I ever played.
 

Slythe

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ok, so is Firewatch really that good?

If you mean "Best Game" quality? No. But it is worth playing, especially if you own it. I liked the game, but it's not a masterpiece. It's a good narrative driven journey with some neat mystery and environmental navigation.