The Game Awards 2017: 6 of the Best Trailers
A few days ago they had The Game Awards and overall, it was a pretty good show. Nintendo kind of cleaned house between Breath of the Wild and Mario this year. On the Playstation side, Hellblade did very well. It was nominated for five awards and won three of them. Unfortunately Horizon (the other really good exclusive this year) didn’t win anything, although it was nominated a few times as well. You can see the winners under the trailers.
One thing is clear from this year about The Game Awards: It’s pulling double duty as an awards show and a place for announcements. There were a lot of trailers both for new games and upcoming games we already knew about. Between this and the showings at Playstation Experience, 2018 is looking to be an amazing year.
Let’s get on with the good stuff shall we? 6 of the best trailers (and a bonus) from The Game Awards 2017.
From Software Teaser
Is it Bloodborne 2? A new Dark Souls? Something new? A new Tenchu? We get a whole lot of nothing with this teaser except to let us know they are still around. Thanks guys. I think.
If you enjoyed Firewatch from last year, this should be exciting news right here. The creators of Firewatch, Campo Santo, are back with what looks like another interesting and immersive story. As a big fan of Firewatch, I’m pretty excited for this one.
It’s been about 5 years since the last proper Soul Calibur game. This trailer is looking pretty good.
Enter the obligatory Death Stranding trailer that still leaves you baffled as to what’s going on. To be fair this is a much longer trailer and is a little more straightforward. Well, as straightforward as Kojima goes anyway. Some interesting theories are floating about though.
Between The Game Awards and Playstation Experience we got a really good look at Dreams over the weekend. This trailer at The Game Awards was just the beginning but we’ll get to that later. Long story short, Dreams will surpass Little Big Planet in many ways.
While not a reveal announcement for Metro: Exodus, the trailer showed some new footage and gave us a release date for next fall. The game looks great. And cold. And scary.
I have to admit this was probably the most hilarious moment of the night. Honestly it almost deserves a post of it’s own. Anyway, right before a trailer of the upcoming A Way Out, director Josef Fares came out to have a few words about the game. Well, that didn’t go quite as planned. Poor Geoff Keighley tried his best to contain the situation but Josef had something to say and, well, just watch the video.
(quite a bit of nsfw language here)
Yeah, jetlag. Right.
Overall I think The Game Awards was pretty good this year. It seems to be filling it's shoes with each year and it's pretty cool to have something like this for videogames. People are starting to take this industry a little more seriously and I think that's a good thing.
The Game Awards Winners
Game of the Year – The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Best Game Direction – The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Best Narrative – What Remains of Edith Finch
Best Art Direction – Cuphead
Best Score/Music – Nier: Automata
Best Audio Design – Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice
Best Performance – Melina Juergens as Senua, Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice
Games for Impact – Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice
Best Ongoing Game – Overwatch
Best Mobile Game – Monument Valley 2
Best Handheld Game – Metroid: Samus Returns
Best VR/AR Game – Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
Best Action Game – Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus
Best Action/Adventure Game – The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Best RPG – Persona 5
Best Fighting Game – Injustice 2
Best Family Game – Super Mario Odyssey
Best Strategy Game – Mario + Rabbids Kingdom
Battle Best Sports/Racing Game – Forza Motorsport 7
Most Anticipated Game Presented by McCafé (ba dap bap bah bah) - The Last of Us Part 2
Best Independent Game – Cuphead
Best Student Game – Level Squared
Trending Gamer – Guy Beahm, Dr. Disrespect
Best Esports Game – Overwatch
Best Esports Player, Presented by Omen by HP – Lee sang-hyeok, "Faker"
Best Esports Team – Cloud9
Best Debut Indie Game, presented by Schick Hydro – Cuphead
Best Chinese Game - jx3 HD（《剑网3》重制版 )
Best Multiplayer - PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds
What did you think of The Game Awards this year? Did any of your games win? Any other games you're looking forward to?
12/11/2017 Christopher D. Anderson