We're proud to have Super Mario Odyssey and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild as two of @thegameawards' Game of the Year nominees!

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15 Nov 2017 00:35 - +2028
I wonder if the competition between Zelda and Mario will effect the final results. I expect (most) Nintendo fans will either choose between Mario and Zelda. If only Zelda (or Mario) came out this year, all those votes would go to Zelda (or Mario) now those votes will be divided between those two. Heck I don't know which of those two I enjoyed more (but I'm leaning towards Zelda).
15 Nov 2017 00:49 - +883
Odyssey is great, but Zelda is on a completely different level IMO. Mario is a very fun, very positive game. Zelda was an experience for me from the minute I switched it on through 140 hours.
15 Nov 2017 00:39 - +477
Nintendo are fighting themselves for game of the year.
15 Nov 2017 00:09 - +442
Is nintendo going to make an appearance at the GA like they have in the past years
15 Nov 2017 00:09 - +191
I know BoTW will sweep a lot of rewards (and rightly so), but I do hope Nier Automata gets soundtrack and narrative. Link to some of the best OST from it. The way some of them mesh into the story and gameplay is what sets this soundtrack apart. Like "This Cannot Continue" starts because a bunch of robots are repeating those words after having this existential crisis, which then leads to a boss fight. https://youtu.be/VJ_aT4T89aU
15 Nov 2017 00:01 - +162
Lol. GOTY and the year isn't over. Sorry Xenoblade. Jeez, it really makes no sense to 'not' wait until a year over.
14 Nov 2017 23:56 - +107
15 Nov 2017 00:14 - +100
Zelda gets my vote, if only because some of those moons are just so damn obtuse. Otherwise, it’s hard to make the call because both do a great job in their genre. Mario is a great platformer with really tight controls & is very, very responsive. Yet Zelda was a magical experience & the world felt alive & immersive. Hard, hard call but like I said, Zelda because fuck some of those moons. Edit: People are arguing Korok seeds are equally obtuse in regards to locations. I agree & my rebuttal to this is a reply to another user. However, because it’s a hot topic, I’ll edit my explanation here so it’s easily found. In Zelda, Korok seeds aren’t essential to collect & doing so doesn’t unlock a power-up or new location. The only reason one would partake in such an endeavour is for a sense of accomplishment. However, the Moons are a different story entirely. Once you collect the minimum needed to advance the story, you’ll notice that there’s more. Finding them is incentivized because they’ll unlock more content post-game. This means that in order for the player to experience everything, the Moons are needed. Yet, with the Korok seeds, with or without them, you’ll see everything the game has to offer. Hence why Odyssey is penalized for this & Zelda isn’t.
15 Nov 2017 00:51 - +93
It's like choosing between mom or dad.
15 Nov 2017 02:07 - +89
I'm really struggling to understand why an early access game is eligible for a Game of the Year award. Surely there is another game that has actually released that's worthy of the nomination.
14 Nov 2017 23:52 - +82
Cast your vote now: http://thegameawards.com/awards/
15 Nov 2017 00:40 - +73
Having both is going to split the voting unfortunately.
15 Nov 2017 00:45 - +56
BOTW should win.
15 Nov 2017 01:46 - +33
>Best Mobile Game Super Mario Run Old Man’s Journey Monument Valley 2 Hidden Folks Fire Emblem Heroes: Shadows of Valentia Question: Who Play FE Heroes + FE Echoes = Fire Emblem Heroes: Shadows of Valentia. Definetely I want to know about this new game.
15 Nov 2017 00:55 - +26
Any other year, SMO is a no-brainer for GotY. But BotW transcends 2017—it's so revolutionary, both from a design perspective and the series as a whole, that it'll likely be considered one of the best games ever made.
15 Nov 2017 03:10 - +21
*Has to pick between Breath of the Wild and Mario Odyssey* Well, damn.
15 Nov 2017 03:48 - +20
I proudly give my support. Odyssey is amazing, but BotW is hands down one of the most incredible gaming experience I've ever had. I kinda feel sad for Horizon, tho. Beautiful, well executed game as well. Had it been released in another time, probably would've won this. Persona 5 must win the Music category imo. Well, overall, this was a good year for games.
15 Nov 2017 01:21 - +19
If PUBG ever gets officially released, will it be qualified for GOTY that year?
15 Nov 2017 02:06 - +18
Wtf no Knack 2? Itsa MASTAPEEECE
15 Nov 2017 01:15 - +17
Dang you need a Facebook account to vote :/
15 Nov 2017 03:06 - +17
Wow. Two Nintendo games as GOTY frontrunners. Persona 5 in the GOTY nominations. Multiple nominations for games like Hellblade and Cuphead. HZD, which if released any other year would have nabbed all the awards... If we don't count the microtransaction/lootbox fiasco this year, 2017 has been a pretty great year for gaming in general, hasn't it? Edit: typo
15 Nov 2017 02:03 - +14
Man, *and* Persona 5. It's been such a good year.
15 Nov 2017 02:44 - +13
Zelda earned it. What an amazing experience that game turned out to be.
15 Nov 2017 03:16 - +12
How the hell is pubg there. BOTW, Mario and Persona 5 are all amazing. HZD is pretty decent as well. Pubg is terrible
15 Nov 2017 01:26 - +12
It bums me out that I gave almost no votes to Super Mario Odyssey. It was an amazing game but in about every spot where it was presented, BotW was also there and that took the win.
15 Nov 2017 04:57 - +12
I enjoy Mario Odyssey more as a whole. BotW showed its flaws pretty clearly after the exploration charm wore off. I loved the exploration while it lasted, but I *hated* shrines (most of them anyway). But can't deny BotW did more for the Zelda series than Odyssey did for Mario (imo). Guess what I'm saying is I'll flip a coin.
15 Nov 2017 03:56 - +10
EA sucks
15 Nov 2017 01:36 - +10
Zelda is gonna win game of the year for sure. Mario is an incredible Mario game but Zelda added so much to the open world formula and re-invented the series itself. The buzz and hype of Zelda was gigantic when it released.
15 Nov 2017 02:48 - +7
LOL PUBG...must be great but that’s a damn beta. Zelda fo sho
15 Nov 2017 03:36 - +7
My son is 4, almost 5 years old. He beat Breath of the Wild and we're getting him Super Mario Odyssey for Christmas. I feel like I set him up for disappointment in future game experience.
15 Nov 2017 03:24 - +6
I loved both games. I think Zelda wins.
15 Nov 2017 03:17 - +6
I love Mario Odyssey. Don't get me wrong, it's an awesome game. I am currently addicted to it. But Breath of the Wild deserves it. This is coming from someone who prefers the Mario series over the Zelda series. Breath of the Wild was my first Zelda game since the NES one, and holy guacamole is it addicting. The open world is massive, you can go anywhere and climb all the things. Odyssey is great, but there is just so much more in Breath of the Wild
15 Nov 2017 03:45 - +6
I give the nod to Zelda personally but they were both fantastic. I need to try Horizon Zero Dawn though.
15 Nov 2017 03:32 - +5
It’s a wonderful time to be a Nintendo consumer and fan
15 Nov 2017 00:54 - +5
The Hunger Game begins.
15 Nov 2017 01:51 - +5
Nintendo deserve to sweep the awards it would really help them.
15 Nov 2017 03:31 - +5
Man, this year has been wild (no pun intended). Zero Horizon Dawn, Persona 5, Breath of the wild, Cuphead, Mario Oddysey and so on.
15 Nov 2017 05:33 - +5
it's zelda. it's always been zelda.
15 Nov 2017 04:24 - +5
Super Mario Odyssey is my game of the year.
15 Nov 2017 02:37 - +4
I much preferred BOTW. At least I can actually 100% in unlike Odyssey and the goddamn jumprope
15 Nov 2017 01:47 - +4
Zelda for me.
15 Nov 2017 02:54 - +3
I don’t see any way Botw loses this.
15 Nov 2017 02:32 - +3
Omg. They both deserve to be game of the year. This is too much to handle. Welcome back Nintendo!!
15 Nov 2017 02:18 - +3
Breath of the Wild is my #1 game this year. Odyssey is absolutely fantastic, but nothing compares to how opening up BotW for the first time felt. It was revolutionary.

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