PSXE Poll Update: Spike VGA Awards Did It Right
Wow, the Spike TV Video Game Awards have come a long way in seven years.
It's what may very well be called the Academy Awards of gaming (despite many who will claim the AIAS awards are more prestigious and meaningful) and this year, we have to admit that we agree with many of the nominations and victors. Heck, it almost seems as if they were chosen by - 'gasp' - gamers! We wanted to see what you thought and not surprisingly, the vast majority believe that at the very least, they got a lot right. After all, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves nailed down Game of the Year, as well as Best PS3 Game and Best Graphics. It lost out to Assassin's Creed II in the Best Action/Adventure category, but it nailed that victory the following week during the G4TV Best of 2009 awards. We have yet to give out our awards - we kinda wait until the end of the year, you know - but it goes without saying that Uncharted 2 will be in the running in multiple categories. There are other VGA 2009 nominations I'm sure some of you agree with, so let's hope we continue to see this kind of accuracy in the future.
For now, we want to know what you think is the most under-appreciated game of the year. Note I didn't say "underrated;" that means something else: if it's underrated, you think critics didn't give it a fair shake but if it's under-appreciated, it means the gaming public didn't respond well enough; i.e, sales, word-of-mouth, general perceived popularity, etc. Is it the niche Demon's Souls? Is it inFamous or Killzone 2, which seem to have declined quickly in popularity as 2009 advanced? is it a downloadable gem like Shatter? Let us know.
12/20/2009 10:19:12 PM Ben Dutka