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Universal Gaming's Best of 2017 Awards
Topic Started: Feb 1 2018, 05:54 PM (388 Views)
Moonface
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U N I V E R S A L G A M I N G ' S
BEST OF 2017 AWARDS

Hi everyone! I'm happy to announce that it's time for Universal Gaming's annual Best of Awards!

Over the next few weeks, you'll be able to cast your votes for what you think are the best games in each of our categories. Once voting closes, we'll count up the votes and see what games the community as a whole believe to be the best last year had to offer!

However, this year we're putting a little something extra into the mix. Anyone who votes will be entered into a raffle to win a $10 PSN / XBL / Nintendo / Steam gift card.[1] Every category you cast a vote for will enter you into the raffle, so the more votes you cast, the more chances you have at winning! Each voter will also receive a randomised Universal Gaming Card, so you still get something even if luck isn't on your side.

You can see our categories and staff picked nominees below, but before you vote, please read the following instructions:
  • You have two votes per category this year: a first choice, and a second choice.
  • Your second choice allows you to cast a vote for a second game. This will be used not only for tie-breakers, but to also get a more accurate community result.
  • Do not vote for the same game in both choices. I will not count the second one.
  • All voted games must have had an initial western release date in 2017. Games initially released earlier, regardless of platform, will not be counted.
  • If you happen to choose Other in both choices, please write both games in the allocated text box in order of first and second choice.
  • You may change your vote by re-submitting the form with your new votes. You do not need to submit all your votes again. Just submit the ones you wish to change.
If you have any problems or queries, feel free to ask within this thread.

- CLICK HERE TO CAST YOUR VOTE -Voting ends February 23rd.

- NOMINEES -
BEST OVERALL GAME


BEST ACTION-ADVENTURE GAME


BEST ADVENTURE GAME


BEST FIGHTING GAME


BEST HORROR GAME


BEST PLATFORMER


BEST PUZZLE GAME


BEST STRATEGY GAME


BEST SIMULATED EXPERIENCE


BEST ROLE-PLAYING GAME


BEST ACTION-RPG


BEST SHOOTER


BEST MULTI-PLAYER


BEST INDIE GAME


BEST PORTABLE GAME


BEST ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK


BEST ART DIRECTION

[1] You must have at least 10 posts to be eligible for this prize.
Edited by Moonface, Feb 4 2018, 05:49 AM.
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- SIGNATURE BANNERS -
You can support the games you want to see win by wearing our animated signature banners! We've made a few to kick things off, but if anyone wants one made for a game we didn't make one for yet, just let me know in this thread and I'll get right on it. ^_^

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queenzelda
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So, I'm posting my top two picks in THIS thread right?? Oh boy that's a lot of stuff to look over & vote on. O_o; (I'll have to think on it, & vote once my mind is made up.)
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queenzelda
Feb 3 2018, 05:32 PM
So, I'm posting my top two picks in THIS thread right?? Oh boy that's a lot of stuff to look over & vote on. O_o; (I'll have to think on it, & vote once my mind is made up.)
No, you use the voting page here: http://universalgaming.net/pages/vote/
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Ohhh, that's way easier then: lol. Sorry for the misunderstanding. ^^;
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Moonface
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The link was below the nominees so I moved it above them to ensure it isn't missable after the misunderstanding.
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Kaori
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So can I get one for Persona 5? I need to support my team!
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Kaori
Feb 4 2018, 10:37 PM
So can I get one for Persona 5? I need to support my team!
Done. Here you go:

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Also, as I've seen it in a few votes now, please be aware that games must have had an initial western release in 2017. Games initially released earlier, regardless of platform, will not be counted. This includes ports. I've added a note to the first post regarding this.
Edited by Moonface, Feb 5 2018, 01:34 AM.
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Oh is it cause I voted for skyrim? :P

Honestly I didn't really have that many different games to vote for that I actually played so went a bit random especially with the other choice. XD
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Skyrim as well as Civ 6. The latter is a 2016 title, and Skyrim on Switch is just a port of an existing game.
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Hmm next time I'll be sure to check, but I seriously felt like Civ VI was like legit last year. XD

Oh well guess it always pays to check.
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I have sent in my form correctly voting for NieR: Automata in all of the relevant categories.

Also I was disappointed to see Fire Emblem Heroes under "best strategy game" instead of Fire Emblem Echoes, which is a real Fire Emblem game. Although God Wars was the best SRPG of 2017. It's the closest a game has ever gotten to Final Fantasy Tactics/Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together, both of which are the highest tiers of SRPGs.
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Submitted my votes last night. Most categories were easy to determine winners. As for others, well...

Had SUCH a hard time with the OST category this year. We had some top-tier soundtracks--some of the best in years or ever. I had to go through a lot of qualifiers to nitpick what would be my top two for this voting, which included things like contextual relavence, enjoyment outside the game, emotional connections, and even subjective genre affiliation. Nier came out on top for all 4 of those, for me. For my second contender, I had to favor genre affiliation over contextual relavence, so Xenoblade beat out Cuphead for me. I really love The Mummy Demastered outside the game, but I have no connection to the game itself so I can't really put emotions or context into it.

I surprised myself when I didn't give Hollow Knight any votes this year. I really liked what I played, and despite not getting too far into it, admired a lot of its aspects as a brilliant Metroidvania game. It just goes to show what a great year for games this was. :)
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Most of my votes were done quite quickly. Had difficult decisions for Overall and OST, and ended up changing what I was initially going to vote for in a few other categories. For instance Simulated Experience, after watching Quick Look's gameplay, I had to vote that as I actually enjoyed watching it over Fire Pro Wrestling. Although latter is still far better than WWE's recent games. Puzzle, I had no clue what I was going to go for. If I actually played Horizon before now, my fault really, that might've got better voting from me. I knew I wasn't going to though, baka. >.<

Wanted to give everything a Second Choice, for more votes. Well, OK at least half were definitely serious second votes, and others I had to look into more. :XD:
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