Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Real Games That Should Win Fake Awards

MTV Multiplayer has been running a series on the best video game animals that is set to become an epic battle near the end, despite the complete ignorance of Dogmeat. The good news is, there are plenty of other awards to go around.

Fallout, for example, can win best use of a licensed RPG rule system that wasn't allowed to actually name the system.

Best use of robot bees goes to Insecticide.

Most phallic objects goes to Katamari Damacy with every id FPS receiving honorary mention.

Most 100 level dungeons goes to Super Paper Mario, which has three of them, one of which you have to do twice, and another one you think you're going to have to do but they trick you. There are games with more, but this isn't even really an RPG!

Bizarrest in-game advertising goes to Dewy's Adventure, advertising Nestlé Aquapod, a product I have never seen or heard of before or since.

Best character name goes to GrimGrimoire for "Margarita Surprise", and also provides the runner-up with "Advocat".

You'd think most annoying fairy would go to Ocarina of Time, but that's because you've never played the real winner(?), Mad Maestro.

Most ridiculously long name is tough, with contenders like Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King, Harvest Moon: Another Wonderful Life: Special Edition, and Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles: Ring of Fates. Eigo o Taberu Fushigi na Ikimono Marsh, or Marsh, the Mysterious Creature That Eats English, makes a strong showing. But the winner by a mile is Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. The Soulless Army.

Incidentally, that game also wins most awesome Rasputin.

Finally, most hilariously over-the-top title that a game somehow manages to live up to goes to Space Invaders Extreme.

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