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Psychonauts 2 Wins Best GOTY and Best World Award at New York Game Awards 2022



Psychonauts 2, Double Fine’s platform adventure from last year, has won the award for Best Game of the Year at the annual New York Game Awards.

Hosted by author Harold Goldberg and none other than former Nintendo of America President, Reggie Fils-Aimé, the 11th annual award event in the Big Apple took place overnight. The event was held digitally in front of a global audience via YouTube, Twitch, and IGN with messages from Xbox head Phil Spencer, Stanley Pierre-Louis, CEO at Entertainment Software Association, and Tim Schafer, founder at Double Fine.

Psychonauts 2 took home awards for Best Game-of-the-Year and Best-World, while Shedworks’ indie title Sable won awards for Best Indie Game and Best Music. Other winners include Life is Strange: True Colors, and Insomniac’s Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart. Down below you’ll find the full list of winners:


  • Big Apple Award for Best Game of the Year:
    Psychonauts 2
  • Off Broadway Award for Best Indie Game:
    Sable
  • Herman Melville Award for Best Writing in a Game:
    Life Is Strange: True Colors
  • Statue of Liberty Award for Best World:
    Psychonauts 2
  • Tin Pan Alley Award for Best Music in a Game:
    Sable
  • Great White Way Award for Best Acting in a Game:
    Maggie Robertson as Lady Dimitrescu - Resident Evil VIllage
  • Coney Island Dreamland Award for Best AR/VR Game:
    Resident Evil 4 VR
  • Central Park Children’s Zoo Award for Best Kids Game:
    Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
  • A-Train Award for Best Mobile Game:
    NieR Re[in]carnation
  • Freedom Tower Award for Best Remake:
    Resident Evil 4 VR
  • Captain Award for Best Esports Team:
    Natus Vincere a.k.a. Na’Vi (Counter-Strike: Global Offensive)
  • Joltin' Joe Award for Best esports Player of the Year:
    Genki "Gen" Kumisaka (Tekken 7 for Donuts USG)
  • Knickerbocker Award for Best Games Journalism:
    Rebekah Valentine - Investigative reporting
  • Andrew Yoon Legend Award Recipient:
    Tim Schafer




 

Kuranghi

Gold Member
Best world seems insulting to RE8 or Sable (choosing games from the rest of the list), I found that part of Psychonauts 2 one of the most disappointing.

I was exploring the woods and when I saw the limits of it, it was quite downheartening after such a long wait. I wanted more things like the hidden cave but that's literally a one off.

GotY it is not for me, a great game throughout, achieving or bordering on amazing status at various points but masterpiece? The first game is closer to that status imo even with its 15 year old game jank.

I don't understand the over hype for Psy 2, dgmw it's really great! It's just not what I expected after a million year development.
 
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SpongebobSquaredance

Unconfirmed Member
absolutely deserved. so much care and effort put into the dialogue and characters. even the most redundant things are fully animated and a joy to watch. and the level design is gorgeous and is full of creativity. its through and through a master piece.
 

Topher

Gold Member
Great game. I look at the list of games that have won GOTY this year and I think they all really make a good case for the award. Psychonauts 2 is no different.
 

Batiman

Member
DF deserves it. Great game. I prefer these smaller exportable areas to everything open world or just too big
 

SF Kosmo

...please disperse...
Best world seems insulting to RE8 or Sable (choosing games from the rest of the list), I found that part of Psychonauts 2 one of the most disappointing.

I was exploring the woods and when I saw the limits of it, it was quite downheartening after such a long wait. I wanted more things like the hidden cave but that's literally a one off.
World doesn't just mean explorable space, I think it also means like, characters, lore, art design, all of that. World-building.
 

Banjo64

Gold Member
Not for me sorry. Good game but the controls aren’t as tight as something like Ratchet or Mario. Although story wise it’s deeper than both of those games. Looked beautiful though.
 

Kuranghi

Gold Member
World doesn't just mean explorable space, I think it also means like, characters, lore, art design, all of that. World-building.

I didn't say it did, I just didn't want to write screeds of negativity about everything I didn't like about it, "the limits of it" was referencing the terms you've used. All those things you mentioned are done way better in RE8 imo. P2 felt behind in terms of rendering and graphics, even with a stylised look, it wasn't particularly wowing to me most of the time even thought I could tell they made a lot of effort.

It always felt just short of having the magic for me, everything was so underdeveloped, I wished they had cut back on the amount of characters/variety and increased the depth of things if they didn't have time/money/people to do both.
 

kruis

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  • Central Park Children’s Zoo Award for Best Kids Game:
    Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
Kids Game?

R&C:RA was the most kid friendly entry of the entire series. It was saccharine and totally harmless compared to previous entries which had at least a bit of an edge. It's no coincidence this was the first R&C game that didn't have a double entendre in the title.
 
I played this for an hour and was bored as hell. Does it get better later on?
I read many post saying they did not enjoy the first level as the game kept taking away control for a cut scene.
The game does open up after the Hollis casino level and I felt the game stopped hand holding and let you just play.
 
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