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JaxonH

What’s crazy is, Luigi’s Mansion 3, Zelda Link’s Awakening and Pokémon Sword and Shield look so good, and any other year would easily take the spotlight. But there’s just so many excellent Switch releases this year, those 3 feel like B-listers to me in comparison.

And that’s NOT a knock against those games. I really do think they look excellent, particularly Luigi’s Mansion 3. But compared to the hat trick of Fire Emblem, Astral Chain and Dragon Quest XI S (and DQ Builders 2 for good measure), they just shine a little less bright.

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NintendoByNature

I have a feeling astral chain Will be close to if not, GOTY

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JaxonH

I can agree with that.

And while DQXIS may also be worthy, it’ll never be considered because of its previous release (doesn’t mean it’s not GotY quality though).

And while Fire Emblem will probably rock my socks off and is certain to be one of my picks, it’s still too niche to ever be considered for such a nomination (if it’s not Sony exclusive, it really doesn’t stand a chance of GotY as a more niche RPG). And I do think Fire Emblem will ultimately break 3 million this time, but that will only put it on par with Persona 5 sales wise, and as a Nintendo exclusive SRPG at that... and Nintendo exclusives don’t really stand a chance. Only Zelda or Mario are ever really considered. It seems evident to me the vast majority of people who vote prefer other platforms, or the game styles prevalent on other platforms, putting lesser known Nintendo exclusives at a gross disadvantage.

Look at Bayonetta 2. I loved Dragon Age Inquisition, I did, but Bayo2 was the better game (not a dig at DA though, I really, really did like that game). Of course, it was Dragon Age that won out. At least Bayonetta got acknowledged though, which was a rare anomaly.

We’ll see though. Maybe times are changing... but in the end, our personal GotY are all that matter anyways.

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Grumblevolcano

@JaxonH I could see Astral Chain be nominated, after all Bayonetta 2 did get nominated in 2014, winner I'm pretty sure will end up being Death Stranding though. If there's 2 games that sum up the Game Awards lifespan since its beginning in 2014, it's BotW and Death Stranding.

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GeeEmm

Oninaki is up for preload on the Aus Eshop.
There’s also a demo available, it’s pretty good so far.

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JaxonH

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Oh of course. Keighly’s been holding Kojima’s belt as far back as I can remember. All he ever does is flatter the guy and act like they’re besties with a bromance.

I mean, the guy is certainly talented and makes good games, but Keighly and the other religious Kojima followers act like he’s the second coming, and I never really understood why. I like MGS quite a bit myself actually, but I’ve never considered it beyond just being... a really good game. About on par with Splinter Cell, which I also really like. But neither are good enough to be considered on a GotY kind of level (though I can appreciate how impressive MGS was in the PS2 days, just in terms of breaking the 4th wall and blazing new territory).

All this to say, I’ll eat my shorts if Keighly’s bestie Kojima doesn’t land GotY, regardless of where the game falls on the spectrum. And while the game looks incredibly interesting from a plot/setting perspective, I’m not sold on the gameplay being much beyond more of the same mainstream AAA fare. The one thing Kojima is good at is stealth- shooting mechanics and everything else was always pretty run of the mill (to be fair, the same was true of Splinter Cell, but both had such fun stealth they could get away with it). But... maybe I’m wrong. Who can say. These are just the rantings of a person jaded by the bias of populous mainstream opinion, disenfranchised by the blockbuster AAA story-driven modern mega-realism machine churning out million sellers on a weekly basis.

There’s actually a pretty good video which calls out the worship of Kojima, and while sensationalist it raises some excellent points. I think the person takes it a little far- after all I do think the man is talented and credit should be given where it’s due, but it’s nice to see an opposing viewpoint to the mindless idolizing. As with most things in life, listen to both sides and suss the truth out somewhere in the middle. That said, the David Hayter situation was shameful, and is what makes me personally not care for Kojima. In Hayter’s own words, after he was fired despite fans loving him as Snake, he told GameInformer that he felt Kojima “hated the attention he got as a good voice actor because he was supposed to be the rock star”, which is extremely consistent with what see see from his behavior.

1 min 50 sec mark is where the dialog begins...

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NintendoByNature

Oh yea death stranding will prob be nominated. I forgot about that as im a switch only owner. Same with dmc5 and re2 remake

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darkfenrir

This is another great thread on how the West seems to look at Kojima to be honest, since I felt it and even the talk about how other Japanese games are treated is felt w/o putting Kojima on the table.

Nonetheless I'm super excited for FE, Astral, DQ, Luigi's Mansion and Pokemon. Man Switch need to spread out the releases please. Fall is always packed.

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Ralizah

Astral Chain won't win the bulk of the GOTY awards. They almost always go to some sort of third person action-adventure game. I think REmake 2, Sekiro, and Death Stranding will be the frontrunners. Despite it being an incredible year for the system, most of its games will get snubbed in favor of something far more violent and with more mainstream appeal.

Anyway, I heard the Oninaki demo is out in Europe and Australia. Any non-Americans here played it yet? I'm sure it'll release on the N/A eshop tomorrow, but I'm still eager to hear about it.

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NintendoByNature

@Ralizah on the North American website it said demo available and its up for prepurchase too. Discounted at that.

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EvilLucario

I haven't played Sekiro yet but it looks so up my alley I can't wait to play it after I finish Dark Souls II and III. It looks to take the best aspects of Dark Souls and Bloodborne to mesh it into an even better game.

DMC5 is phenomenal though. So far that's the best game of 2019 for me.

That said Astral Chain, Fire Emblem, and Daemon X Machina also look so up my alley. I think by the end, I'd say Astral Chain, Sekiro, DMC5, Fire Emblem, and even Daemon X Machina will be my GotY contenders for 2019, barring a huge surprise at the end of the year.

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Downloading now, @Ralizah .... I'm sure I'll like it, though

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Tsurii

@Ralizah I downloaded it, too. Altho I'm sure you guys will get a demo and all play it long before I sit on my ass and get into it, knowing myself 😅

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JaxonH

Gonna try Oninaki today after work. Seems the demo is live in NA

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Tangerine

Not sure why but I'm anti-demo's. I never play them. I think it's an element of OCD. Not wanting an incomplete game tainting my switch library. Also an element of worrying it may spoil the game.

Silly really. I'm eager to hear if Onikaki is any good though

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I still don't trust the Play-Asia listing for Oninaki. I'll give the Japanese demo a whirl later tonight for personal confirmation before placing an order for a physical copy.

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@JaxonH orderd!!
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Ralizah

So I downloaded the demos for Ape Out, Oninaki, and Kill la Kill this morning.

I have a lot to try out!

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AlternateButtons

Has it occured to anybody that we're 3 days away from a new Fire Emblem? This release snuck up on me real good. I also havent seen a lot of pre-release hype strangely. Why is that?

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