The Game Awards 2016 came and went, and with that we begin to wrap up another fine year in gaming. For Nintendo fans, it’s been a bit rough in terms of actual games to play, though the year capping with Pokemon Sun and Moon is hardly anything to be disappointed about. Next year we have a new console releasing, a new Zelda game, probably a new Mario game, and a ton of promise for the future of the company we adore so much. 2017 may truly be the “year of Nintendo”.
Still, The Game Awards 2016 had a lot of very important happenings for us Nintendo folk, so I decided to put together a nice summary of everything you should care about from The Game Awards 2016:
Breath of the Wild Kept the Hype Going With a Stunning Trailer and Interesting Gameplay
Beyond that, Nintendo also dropped some hot gameplay on us in the latter half of the actual Game Awards presentation. While I was initially not that excited by what was shown, it continued to prove that this is indeed a very difficult game:
Pokemon GO beat out Fire Emblem for Best Mobile/Handheld game
That isn’t meant as a slight to Pokemon GO, but out of due respect, Fire Emblem is the superior game, and all the reviews agree. If this was a fan voted award, I could understand. However, it was a panel of “experts” that picked this one. Might be the most shocking winner on the whole night versus expectations.
We’re Reminded How Much Games Truly Matter
Gaming isn’t just a hobby. It’s not just a way we entertain ourselves when we’re bored. Boogie2988 reminded us of that fact.
Breath of the Wild did take home the most anticipated game for 2017 award, but after those speeches it’s hard to think about that in this moment.