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Zelda Breath Of Wild Gets Game Of The Year So Far At Japan Game Awards 2017

It may seem a little early to dish out Game of the Year awards, but that hasn’t stopped the Japan Game Awards 2017 awarding the magnificent The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Game of the Year. The awards ceremony took place during this week’s Tokyo Game Show. Here’s the full list of winners for 2017:

· Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Prize
Pokemon GO Project Team

· Global Award Japan Works

Pokemon Sun/Moon

· Global Awards Overseas Work Section

FIFA 17

· Best Sales Awards Japan Works

Pokemon Sun/Moon

· Special Prize

PlayStation VR · 

Game Designers Awards

INSIDE

· Award for Excellence

Overwatch
Persona 5
Pokemon Sun/Moon
Final Fantasy XV
Toriko
Resident Evil 7
Nioh
NieR Automata
Horizon Zero Dawn
Zelda Breath of the Wild
Monster Hunter XX

· Game Of The Year
Legend of Zelda Breath of The Wild

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12 comments

  1. My GOTY is a tie between Nier: Automata & Resident Evil 7: biohazard. If BotW had more enemy variety & better dungeons, it definitely would have been my GOTY, kicking NA & RE7 to second place, but it fell short in those areas.

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  2. I’d say it really deserves it. It is probably the highest quality, most refined open world experience (except for maybe Horizon Zero Dawn, which I sadly haven’t gotten around to buying). The sheer amount of locations and landscapes I remember in BotW for such a huge game is honestly staggering (I almost feel as if I could visualize the majority of the map in my head, it’s that memorable!). I would definitely call it the best launch title for a system in the history of gaming.

    Mario Odyssey is shaping up to be a potential contender with BotW for sure. Not to mention, I haven’t even had the time to buy Metroid Samus Returns yet, which I hear is yet another incredible game. This has been an absolutely fantastic year for gaming.

    Now let’s just hope this year continues to stay just as great.

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