Ladies and gentleman, it’s that time of the year again. Time for us to choose the best games released within the year. This year has truly been a different year, a year that has impacted the gaming world considerably. No matter, there has been some truly amazing games that’s been released this year.
In our previous installments, we opened up nominations to the entire forum, getting everyone’s input on which games should get nominations for the final vote. What I found by going through those old threads is that some categories came back with either a high number of nominations that may not stand a chance in the final vote. Same goes for categories where there were far too few nominations.
This is why I’ve been working on a list of 10 nominations in each category that we will be able to vote on, with one spot open for any write-in games should they get enough support from the rest of the community.
I’ve also seen the vote for only one game thing doesn’t really work all that well for the first round. People should be able to choose as many games from the list as they want, and through that the best games will gather the most votes and be the ones that will move onto the final vote.
So this year our GOTY voting will work like this:
- There will be 10 pre-determined nominations in each category that everyone can vote on.
- You will be able to vote for as many games as you want from these lists.
- The top 5 in each category will go on to the final vote, and may include the write-in should it gather enough support from the community.
- The final vote will be a single vote in each category to determine the best in each category.
- Once all the votes are counted (and we WILL COUNT ALL THE VOTES), the best in each category will be announced
The list of categories have also changed a bit from last year. I’ve removed some categories and added some others. Seeing as this year has already been so full of negative thing, the Most Disappointing category has been removed. So has the more niche categories as there has not been enough games released in their categories to warrant running them again. I have added some niche categories where enough games could be nominated.
So the list of categories for this year will be the following:
- Best game released on Xbox One in 2020
- Best game released on PlayStation 4 in 2020
- Best game released on Nintendo Switch in 2020
- Best game released on PC in 2020
- Best multiplayer game of 2020
- Best story in a game for 2020
- Best indie game for 2020
- The Rev Your Engine Award 2020
- Best game that made us forget about Covid 2020
- The best game we’re still playing in 2020
- The best gaming technology released in 2020
- The most anticipated game
- The Most Epic Game Of The Year Award 2020
Regarding timings, I will start prepping the threads and start posting them from Thursday. Voting will be open for 1 week on the nomination threads, after which I will create the final voting round threads. These threads will be open for voting, and by the end of the month we will have the winners of the 4th annual MEW GOTY AWARDS!
Let me know if there is anything to be added or discussed.