Table of Contents
Calendar of Events
- DEC 13
- Awards Begin Categories Revealed
- DEC 20
- Editors' Choice Awards Special Achievements
- Tuesday Dec 21 - Dubious Honors
- Wednesday Dec 22 - Genre Awards
- Thursday Dec 23 - Platform Awards
- Friday Dec 24 - Game of the Year
- JAN 10
- Readers' Choice Awards Voting Ends
About the Awards
GameSpot's Best of 2010 awards cover special achievements in the field of advancements for games, dubious honors for less-than-admirable qualities, and full awards for individual genres and every major platform. Nominations and awards are the result of rigorous debate among GameSpot's editors, who select up to five finalists and one winner for almost every category (the Game of the Year category includes up to 10 finalists). To qualify for an editorial award, games must have been reviewed by GameSpot between January 1, 2010, and November 30, 2010.
Award categories are intended to call out those games that truly deserve the attention--therefore, while each award is meaningful, it's considered an honor simply to be nominated.
Worst DLC for Good Games
These days, it's pretty common for game companies to release a major game and then add to it later on with downloadable content, or DLC. And sometimes, DLC adds a lot to a game and will let you enjoy it for many more hours. Then again, sometimes DLC doesn't add much to the original game. And every now and then, some DLC is flat-out terrible. This category recognizes DLC updates that didn't do much to add to the original game's experience...or didn't do anything at all.
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The Witch Hunt downloadable content is a disappointing end to the story of Dragon Age: Origins. The original game was deep and memorable, but this final chapter is shallow, forgettable, and didn't tie up any loose ends.
Readers' Choice Voting
The dreaded Archdemon has been slain and the advance of the darkspawn halted by a lone, heroic Grey Warden. The kingdom rejoices, but at least one question remains: what happened to Morrigan? The sorceress joined the Wardens cause, but it is said her true purpose was not revealed until the eve of the last battle. She vanished into the shadows, and while rumors claimed she crossed over the mountains into Orlais no trace of her path could be found. She was never heard from again... until now. Nearly a year has passed since the Archdemon's death, and word has reached the Wardens that Morrigan has returned to Ferelden. She has been sighted in the southern wilderness where she was first encountered. Is it truly her? If it is, then why has is she here and what secret does she carry with her? The Warden heads into the forest to find out and tie up this last loose end once and for all.
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I stumbled across this video recently, and I have to wholeheartedly disagree. Sure, Witch Hunt wasn't the best game of the year, but it did have 1. Reasonably fleshed out characters, 2. a semi-reasonably story related to lore items placed in the original game, and 3. it gave closure to the original storyline IF you were (SPOILERS) a male character and pursued a romantic relationship with Morrigan. I'm not sure if it had to with the fact that I still carried/wore Morrigan's ring, but Morrigan went into a fair bit of detail (relative to how much she usually divulges) about the main character's son, his safety, her feelings towards the main character and whatnot. Anyone who claims that the main character entering the mirror portal with Morrigan is a cliff-hanger ending lacking finality probably thought Frodo needed to napalm Mordor after the line of Kings was restored, or that the end of FFII (US) lacked resolution.
Well, I just played Witch Hunt and I actually liked it. At least it's better than Warden's Keep or Return to Ostagar which was total fail. BioWare probably couldn't afford Claudia Black to star in the entire DLC that's why everyone is so dismissive of it. But yeah, Morrigan could've been less ambiguous about her plans.
How does it not answer any questions? it tells you what happened to morrigan and the god-child. What other answers were you looking for?