With the nominations now out for this year’s sports awards, some fans feel Armored Corps VI Couldn’t shake properly.
Sports awards are decided by an international jury, with some additional votes from the public after the games have been nominated. However, the voting still leaned heavily toward a closed jury.
In August, games were added between evaluations and Armored Corps VI Was nominated for a bunch of different categories. However, when the nomination was finalized, Armored Corps VI was nominated in only one category, Best Action Game.
Very quickly, fans of the game caught wind of this and thought something was not right. Although there was no guarantee that the game would win in all of its original categories, the fact that it was ultimately nominated in only one was strange (shown below).
Additionally, other parts of the gaming press took note and thought it was strange that FromSoftware did not have any games in the Game of the Year category, despite having achieved several wins in recent years.
it’s not like that Armored Corps VI It was neither well-reviewed nor sold well, so I can understand there being some degree of confusion as to why it wasn’t nominated for more awards.
Although I’m not at all concerned about The Game Awards, I can see that an anti-mecha game bias may be prevalent in the Western gaming press, a bias that has probably been there for a long time.
Out of curiosity, I polled my followers on Twitter about whether they thought mecha games were somehow sidelined by The Game Awards and the results were interesting.
Also, Geoff Keighley made it clear that he can’t stand mecha games at this time armored core 4 Release (shown below). Admittedly, Keighley just presents The Game Awards and isn’t solely responsible for which games get nominated, let alone win, but his apparent issue with mecha games in the past is curious. Is.
Maybe it was because of the difficulty of armored corps Sports used to be an issue for some people in the press. However, Armored Corps VI Pursued in view of alden ring, A tough and unforgiving game, just like that spirits In earlier games, this meant that complaining about the game’s difficulty was no longer really tolerated.
so when Armored Corps VI Proceed with the same level of challenge as the old guys armored corps Games, the Western gaming press could not but dismiss it as too difficult this time. They had to play it and actually “git good”.
Games are already an abstract set of rules, so they are inherently complex from a functional perspective. Mecha also have their own abstract rules, as they are fictional vehicles that have a unique set of parameters on how they operate. When you combine the two, you are not doubling the complexity of the game, but equalizing it.
There’s also another dynamic at play here and that’s the fact that mecha as a pop-cultural phenomenon has a huge history behind it in many types of media, such as manga and anime. Not to mention model kits and toys.
In short, the functional complexity associated with its cultural framework is something that seems to bother the Western press as it reflects their inability and ignorance to play and understand these types of games.
Whether this is an issue with the Game Awards’ international jury is not entirely clear, but the notion of bias is already being questioned in various places online.
Personally, I’m not that bothered about what happens at The Game Awards, but I would like to see all gaming genres be treated fairly in the press.
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