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Best Adventure/Visual Novel of 2016: Firewatch
Firewatch
Best Adventure/Visual Novel of 2016

Best Adventure/Visual Novel of 2016: FirewatchFirewatch takes place over the summer of 1989, where our aging protagonist Henry has taken a job as a fire lookout in the wilderness of Wyoming as a means to escape his problems. He expects slow-paced solitude, but he soon finds himself wrapped up in a mystery involving missing teenagers and a threatening presence watching him from the shadows. His only solace is found in his supervisor Delilah, who he converses with via walkie-talkie. But can Delilah be trusted? A short and sweet ride with magnificent voice direction and sound design, it's no surprise that the debut game from Campo Santo is our favorite adventure of the year.

Read our review of Firewatch



Steins;Gate 0
Best Adventure/Visual Novel of 2016: Runner-Up

The first Steins;Gate was met with much critical acclaim, even garnering multiple RPGFan Editor's Choice Awards, and with good reason. It embodied the ideal Visual Novel almost perfectly while taking players on a time-traveling adventure with its own unique flavor. Steins;Gate 0 picks up immediately after the first game, though it's interestingly not branched from the original's "true" ending. Players are instead met with a distraught Rintaro Okabe struggling to come to grips with events he perceives as out of his control. Steins;Gate 0 is chock-full of the science/pseudo-science, charm, and weirdness that made Steins;Gate so fun to play. It also stays true to the elements that made the original so fantastic. A memorable cast of characters, solid music, great art, an engaging story, and its unique way of branching that story combine to deliver an experience that rivals its predecessor.



Best Adventure/Visual Novel of 2016:
Readers' Choice

Zero Time Dilemma

Steins;Gate 0

Close Call: A meager six votes separated your two winners here, with the third Zero Escape game narrowly taking top honors.


General Awards
Indie RPG Best Port Best Re-Release Best Combat Best Visuals Best Music Best Sound Design Best Story Best Protagonist Best Supporting Character Best Overall Cast
Genre Awards
Traditional RPG Action RPG Adventure/Visual Novel Strategy RPG Unconventional or Hybrid RPG
And the winner is...
Best RPG of 2016


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