With the Oscars only 5 days away, I thought it might be pretty cool to host our own Gaming Oscars, with you guys as the 'Accademy' voting on a shortlist of titles in each topic. You never know, it could turn into an annual thing! The games I'll choose will be from the last year or so, but, just like the real Oscars, some titles may be overlooked, but never mind! If I get more organised next year I might have a nominations thread!
When replying with your votes, please include your reasons why you've voted for each game. Also, I'll only be including titles that have had an English-language release (US or Europe). I have also not included any 360 titles, as I don't feel many members here at the 'Fan will have had much hands-on experience with them yet!
And the nominees are:Technical/Artistic Accheivement in a Video Game:
[*]Shadow of the Colossus(PS2)[*]Metroid Prime 2: Echoes(NGC)[*]Half-Life 2(PC)[*]Resident Evil 4(NGC)[*]Kingdom Hearts, Chain of Memories(GBA)[*]Killer 7(Multi)[/list]Best Use of Sound in a Video Game:
[*]Grand Theft Auto San Andreas(Multi)[*]Buzz!: The Music Quiz(PS2)[*]Halo 2(XB)[*]Fable: TheLost Chapters(Multi)[*]Battlefield 2(PC)[/list]Best Visuals in a Video Game:
[*]Soul Calibur III(PS2)[*]Quake IV(PC)[*]Xenosaga Episode II[*]Metroid Prime 2: Echoes(NGC)[*]Shadow of the Colossus(PS2)[/list]Best PC Game:
[*]Half-Life 2[*]Lord of the Rings: Battle for Middle Earth[*]Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II, The Sith Lords[*]Battlefield 2[*]Darwinia[/list]Best Gamecube Game:
[*]Fire Emblem: Path of Radience[*]Metroid Prime 2: Echoes[*]Tales of Symphonia[*]Killer 7[*]Resident Evil 4[/list]Best PlayStation 2 Game:
[*]Soul Calibur III[*]Grand Theft Auto San Andreas[*]Shadow of the Colossus[*]Dragon Quest VIII[/list]Best XBox Game:
[*]Kingdom Under Fire: Heroes[*]Halo 2[*]Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II, The Sith Lords[/list]Best Hand-held Game:
[*]Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney(DS)[*]Grand Theft Auto Liberty City Stories(PSP)[*]Riviera(GBA)[*]Kingdom Hearts,Chain of Memories(GBA)[*]Advance Wars Dual Strike(DS)[/list]
So there you go, RPGFan's first Gaming Oscars! Get voting! I'll count up the votes on Sunday and post the results then! I'll also be placing my votes soon.