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Okay, now that we've all had some time to mull over the holiday releases, I thought I'd put together our awards show.

 

Here are my thoughts. I would like us to agree on five (5) nominations for each of the award categories I listed below. When we settle on the nominees, I will put up a poll for that category for us to vote the winner.

 

I would ask that people hold off voting for a while when the polls go up -- instead, use the poll topic to present your best argument for your intended choice.

 

You will notice that I didn't list genre categories. That was intentional. Genre categories bore me. A game isn't good because of its genre. I would like to provide an opportunity for people to identify games that they might otherwise have passed up because of genre reasons.

 

Please give me your thoughts on any interesting categories I might of missed and on the overall concept.

 

And the prize will not be known as the Polished Knob. That's just juvenile.

 

Categories:

 

Best Controls

Best Story

Best Original Soundtrack

Best Compilation Soundtracxk

Best Sound Design

Best Art Design

Best Voice Acting

Most Innovative Feature

Most Depth

Most Addictive

Funniest Game

Best Party Game

Best Interface

Best Online Experience

Best Characters

Best Crossover

Best Ending (no spoilers, though)

Best New Feature More Games Should Use

Most Improved Series/Franchise

Best Demo

 

Best GameCube Game

Best PC Game

Best Portable Game

Best PS2 Game

Best Xbox Game

Game of the Year

 

(The Game of The Year nominees will be the winners of the Best Game of each platform. Also, when nominating games for the Best Gane on each platform, please give thought to crossover status.)

 

And of course, the Coaster Award categories:

 

Most Cliched

Worst Control System

Worst Rush Job

Worst Voice Acting/Script

Worst Sound

Worst Music

Worst Sequel

Worst Character

Worst Load Screens

Worst Interface

Most Craven Grab for Cash

Worst Tragic Flaw (for what would've been a slam dunk)

 

Finally, I'd like to see two features: 1) Most sadly overlooked games and 2) Great values, both from last year's crop.

 

If you are unsure about a game's release date (for eligibility) I know you can get it from GameFAQs. I'm sure there are other sources.

 

-j

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I sure am glad someone took the initiative on this one. I was debating doing this, then realized it would be a huge undertaking

 

A little too much initiative as Scott, Kelley (with Joey showing up;) ) and I just got done with a 3 hour Live session ironing out the official LCVG awards three nights ago which I have been working on getting up for 2 days now. (gathering screens and more etc..). 8)

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Originally posted by Ruffneck@Feb 3 2004, 07:14 PM

I'm assuming we should state our nominees here, and then we'll decide on the top 5 choices for each?

Why not? I'll edit a master list whenever there's consensus.

 

But first, let's make sure people (esp. the owners and Mrs. Meredith) are okay with the format and categories as they currently stand.

 

-j

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No its cool Jay, you can keep this open (I was only kidding man). Nothing wrong with readership awards, we like them as much anyone else and it gives LCVG's members a voice to express thier opinions. I'll still post our official awards when they are completed in a separate thread and let folks give feedback on our choices (some of which will no doubt be somewhat controversial :D ).

 

In fact I like the categories and the setup you have going in this thread so run with it man. We'll be happy to help you facillitate the reader awards as much as we can...

 

EDIT: Also changed the thread title to specify readership.

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Categories:

 

Best Controls

Best Story

Best Original Soundtrack

Best Compilation Soundtracxk

Best Sound Design

Best Art Design

Best Voice Acting

Most Innovative

Most Depth

Most Addictive

Most Immersive

Funniest Game

Best Party Game

Best Interface

Best Online Experience

Best Characters

Best Crossover

Best Ending (no spoilers, though)

 

Best GameCube Game

Best PC Game

Best Portable Game

Best PS2 Game

Best Xbox Game

Game of the Year

 

(The Game of The Year nominees will be the winners of the Best Game of each platform. Also, when nominating games for the Best Gane on each platform, please give thought to crossover status.)

 

And of course, the Coaster Award categories:

 

Most Cliched

Worst Control System

Worst Rush Job

Worst Voice Acting/Script

Worst Sound

Worst Music

Worst Character

Most Craven Grab for Cash

Worst Tragic Flaw (for what could've been a great game)

 

Finally, I'd like to see two features: 1) Most sadly overlooked games and 2) Great values, both from last year's crop.

 

Wow that's a lot of categories...too many for me I think.

 

Note to self: You know you're lazy when you can't find the energy to name your favorite videogames of the year. :lol:

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I'll toss out my picks now then I guess.

 

I'll edit this post to update it, as I'm not sure I can pick 5 titles per category, and in case I can think of any more games. Also bear in mind, this list is compiled from what I actually own, nothing that I've only "just played".

 

Best Controls

Ratchet & Clank 2 (PS2)

Prince of Persia (Xbox)

Viewtiful Joe (Gamecube)

Downhill Domination (PS2)

Tony Hawk's Underground (Xbox)

 

Best Story

Knights of the Old Republic (Xbox)

Prince of Persia : The Sands of Time (Xbox)

The Legend of Zelda : The Wind Waker (Gamecube)

Crimson Skies (Xbox)

 

Best Original Soundtrack

Catlevania : Lament of Innocence (PS2)

Final Fantasy X-2 (PS2)

Voodoo Vince (Xbox)

 

Best Sound Design

Knights of the Old Republic (Xbox)

Manhunt (PS2)

Project Gotham Racing 2 (Xbox)

Panzer Dragoon Orta (Xbox)

The Legend of Zelda : The Wind Waker (Gamecube)

Karaoke Revolution (PS2)

 

Best Art Design

Otogi (Xbox)

Metal Arms (Xbox)

Panzer Dragoon Orta (Xbox)

Ratchet & Clank 2 (PS2)

Viewtiful Joe (Gamecube)

Final Fantasy X-2 (PS2)

 

Best Voice Acting

Knights of the Old Republic (Xbox)

Prince of Persia : The Sands of Time (Xbox)

Final Fantasy X-2 (PS2)

Manhunt (PS2)

 

Most Innovative

Viewtiful Joe (Gamecube)

Karaoke Revolution (PS2)

Manhunt (PS2)

 

Most Depth

Knights of the Old Republic (Xbox)

Final Fantasy X-2 (PS2)

 

 

Most Addictive

Amplitude (PS2)

DDRMAX2 (PS2)

 

Most Immersive

 

Funniest Game

Voodoo Vince (Xbox)

Outlaw Volleyball (Xbox)

Ratchet & Clank 2 (PS2)

 

Best Party Game

Mario Party 5 (Gamecube)

Kung Fu Chaos (Xbox)

Godzilla - Destroy all Monsters : Melee (Xbox)

NBA Street 2 (Xbox)

 

Best Interface

 

Best Online Experience

Rainbow Six 3 (Xbox)

Return to Castle Wolfenstein (Xbox)

Counter-Strike (Xbox)

Links 2004 (Xbox)

Project Gotham Racing 2 (Xbox)

Crimson Skies (Xbox)

 

Best Characters

 

Best Crossover

 

Best Ending

 

Best GameCube Game

The Legend of Zelda : The Wind Waker (Gamecube)

Viewtiful Joe (Gamecube)

Prince of Persia : The Sands of Time (Gamecube)

F-Zero GX (Gamecube)

Mario Kart : Double Dash (Gamecube)

 

Best PC Game

 

Best Portable Game

 

Best PS2 Game

Ratchet & Clank 2 (PS2)

Amplitude (PS2)

 

 

Best Xbox Game

Knights of the Old Republic (Xbox)

Rainbow Six 3 (Xbox)

Project Gotham Racing 2 (Xbox)

Beyond Good & Evil (Xbox)

 

Game of the Year

Knights of the Old Republic (Xbox)

Prince of Persia (All Systems)

Beyond Good & Evil (All Systems)

The Legend of Zelda : The Wind Waker (Gamecube)

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No love for Clone Wars, Ruffneck?

Oh, I was tempted, trust me Jay. :D

 

Maybe I need to pare the categories down. Shoot. It was fun coming up with the list. Maybe I'll revise it entirely for humor value? What do you guys and gals think?

I like the list as it stands Jay. It's making me think a lot about the games I own, and I'm having tough decisions to make on certain categories. I've updated it about 5 times since I originally posted it.

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