The Game Awards 2021: The Highlights

It’s that most wonderful time of the year. And I ain’t talking about Christmas cause I’m an Indian, Hindu, who doesn’t celebrate Christmas. Our Christmas is Diwali and it’s long gone already. No, I’m talking about the 2021 Game Awards! The Game Awards: a three-hour-long event where the awards take backstage to trailers and announcements, and I couldn’t be happier. Well, sort of. I like both aspects of the Game Awards. This year was certainly a big one, with coverage of big franchises like Star Wars to Among Us (Among Us VR coming soon, actually).

The top 5 showings of The Game Awards were the following:

5. Alan Wake II

One of the biggest surprises was that Alan Wake is getting a sequel. We don’t know much about it, but creative director Sam Lake says the series will be moving in a survival horror direction. A sequel 10 years in the making. Praying it’ll be able to fill in that true survival horror itch I’ve been having.

4. Star Wars Eclipse

The Star Wars universe is a world ripe for untold stories perfect for the video game format. Quantic Dream, the studio behind the critically acclaimed Detroit: Become Human, is making a title set in the Star Wars universe called Star Wars Eclipse.

3. Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II

One of the most heavily anticipated and ambitious upcoming Xbox titles is Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II. It is a gorgeous and atmospheric adventure-thriller game from Ninja Theory. To say it looks photorealistic is an understatement. I showed pictures of the game to my mom and she couldn’t even tell this was from a video game until I told her.

2. Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League

It’s been quite a while since Rocksteady revealed that it had been working on a Suicide Squad, after years of speculation about which DC IP they’d be working upon, and now we’ve got a full look at Kill the Justice League thanks to a new trailer. The game is expected to launch in 2022, making it Rocksteady’s first new game in nearly seven years.

  1. Elden Ring

Elden Ring still looks as incredible as ever. My most hyped game of 2022, however, I am not pre ordering it because we all saw the disaster that was Cyberpunk 2077. But I have high hopes it’ll be better than Cyberpunk 2077, cause Japanese game developers, in general, are shown to have much better work standards than Western game developers do. The latest trailer is more focused on story than gameplay and makes the wait for the game’s February launch that much harder. From the brilliant minds of Hidetaka Miyazaki and George R. R. Martin, this is a game that will probably be the biggest game of next year. It won “Most Anticipated Game” 2 times in a row so that probably counts for something.

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