BXB’S BITS AND BOBS EPISODE 38 – GOTY 2017 PART 1

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pyreHello everybody and welcome to the thirty eighth episode of BXB’s Bits and Bobs. A bi-weekly podcast where we talk about whatever we damn well please!

This show is part 1 of our GOTY podcast (part 2 immediately follows). We cover the categories of: Biggest Surprise, Best Story or Narrative, Best Character, Best Style and Biggest Disappointment.

This week the gang (EIC Ben, Reviews Editor Richard and Home Counties Editor Joel) talk about the following categories in our Game of the Year deliberations. Each category has the nominated games listed below them, but to find out the winners you will have to watch or listen to the show!

Biggest Surprise

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SteamWorld Dig 2
Hand of Fate 2
Torment: Tides of Numenera
Nier: Automata
BUTCHER
The Surge
Thumper
Mr. Shifty

3. What Remains of Edith Finch

2. Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle

1. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds

Best Story or Narrative

Assassin’s Creed Origins
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
Torment: Tides of Numenera
Nier: Automata
Persona 5
Hellblade
Night in the Woods
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy

3. Prey

2. Horizon Zero Dawn

1. What Remains of Edith Finch

Best Character

Hand of Fate 2 – The Dealer
Nier: Automata – 2B
What Remains of Edith Finch – Edith
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy – Chloe
Dream Daddy – Amanda
Night in the Woods – Mae

3. Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus – Everyones, but especially BJ, Anya and Grace.

2. Horizon Zero Dawn – Aloy

1. Hellblade – Senua

Best Style

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Tacoma
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle
Battle Chasers: Nightwar
The Evil Within 2
Super Mario Odyssey
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Nier: Automata
Persona 5
What Remains of Edith Finch
The Surge
Thumper
RiME
Tokyo 42
Nex Machina
Dream Daddy
Ruiner
Night in the Woods

3. Little Nightmares

2. Aaero

1. Cuphead

Biggest Disappointment

Agents of Mayhem
Middle-earth: Shadow of War
Need for Speed Payback
Friday the 13th: The Game
Tacoma

3. Destiny 2

2. Star Wars Battlefront II/EA Squanders the Star Wars License

1. Mass Effect Andromeda

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