Skyrim Has A Big Night At IAAs
The 15th annual Interactive Achievement Awards have been handed out, and quite a few fantastic games picked up some hardware.
But The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim landed the big awards: Game of the Year and Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction. Bethesda's epic, literally endless RPG also picked up Outstanding Achievement in Story (which should've gone to L.A. Noire in our eyes), Role-Playing/Massively Multiplayer Game of the Year, and Outstanding Achievement in Game Play Engineering.
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception came home with three- Outstanding Achievement in Visual Engineering, Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction, and and Outstanding Achievement in Animation. It lost out to Batman: Arkham City in the Adventure Game of the Year category, though. Valve's Portal 2 was another big winner, picking up awards in the Outstanding Achievement in Connectivity, Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition, and Outstanding Character Performance (Wheatley) categories. We gave out the same award for the latter, by the way; it's just such an obvious choice.
We're gonna have to disagree with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 as Action Game of the Year (should've been either Gears of War 3 or Battlefield 3 in our opinion), and Outstanding Innovation in Gaming should not have gone to Skylanders Spyro's Adventure. Catherine just got no love at all...
2/10/2012 10:08:29 AM Ben Dutka