Mega Dads Community Game Awards

Why should just the team hear at Mega Dads have all the fun when it comes to deciding the best games of 2020? We shouldn’t because without our great community we would be absolutely nothing but some schlubs yelling fart jokes at each other. So for the first of hopefully many times we are proud to bring you the Mega Dads Community Game Awards. A few weeks ago we posted a poll in our Discord server asking folks to offer their top three in numerous categories. Winners were then chosen by assigning points to which spot they landed on peoples lists and adding the cumulative points in each category gave us our winners. So put on your best white new balance and sweatpants and crack open a cold one as we celebrate what a bunch of dads consider to be the best in gaming.

“Most awkward moment to have on when family enters the room” Award

Winner: All of Cyberpunk 2077

From the very beginning the game had you selecting your dong size or basic one sized vagina to literally almost everything else. Everything in the future is about sex, even energy drinks. There was even a patch that removed the amount of dildos by 3%. Cyberpunk was a game we had to wait till we were alone at 1 AM to play like it was some static filled Cinemax show.

“Biggest Disappointment” Award

Winner: Cyberpunk 2077

Ouch! But what game could live up to 8 years of constant hype and build up. Broken on last gen consoles and barely a step up on current. The game launched and instantly became a shit show. I mean how bad do you have to fuck up to make Sony change its own refund policy?

“Biggest Surprise” Award

Winner: Hades

Hades launched to mass critical acclaim and had broad appeal to even players outside of the Rogue lite genre. The surprise isn’t that Super Giant would put out a competent game, they have a strong track record. The surprise comes from pulling so many people who were turned off by the genre and making them fans.

“Best Music” Award

Winner: Final Fantasy 7 Remake

It’s a tall order to take one of the most iconic video game soundtracks of all time and reinvent it for modern audiences, but Square Enix took those timeless songs by Nobuo Uematsu that we all know so well and made them feel both nostalgic and fresh at the same time. The music was a major part of what made Final Fantasy 7 so special back in 1997 and the same holds true today.

“Most Hyped” Award

Winner: God of War 2 Ragnarok

Ragnarok is coming…hopefully in 2021 like Sony said. God of War (2018) was one of the highlights of the PS4 so it comes as no shock that everyone is salivating over the brief 30 second announcement teaser. The game left off with a hell of a cliffhanger and many more questions left to be answered.

From here on out we have the big ones, the ones that if we had any sponsors, would be telling you to keep your face buttery smooth with Schick Razors and your mind wired with some G-Fuel…but we don’t so I guess…just don’t do that stuff ,unless you want to. Live your lives, we aren’t your boss.

“Best Story” Award

Third Place: Tell Me Why

Second Place: Final Fantasy 7 Remake

First Place: The Last of Us Part 2

The Last of Us Part 2 really went in on it’s dark themes of revenge and the toll they take on our soul and those around us. Delivering a message of hope and forgiveness while reminding us the depths to which we can sink. Naughty Dog delivered one of the most compelling stories of the year not just in games but in general.

“Best Multiplayer” Award

Third Place: Peaches Untold Tale

Second Place: Among Us

First Place: Streets of Rage 4

What’s more fun than beating the living snot out of a bunch of thugs and criminals? Beating the snot out of a bunch of thugs and criminals with your friends! Developer Dotemu managed to take this classic, old school brawling series and made it feel fun for modern audiences. That’s why Streets of Rage 4 won out for best multiplayer experience.

“Best Style” Award

Third Place: Streets of Rage 4

Second Place: Ghost of Tsushima

First Place: Hades

This really shouldn’t come as a surprise. If Super Giant Games knows anything about games its how to make it stylish and unique. Animations, character design, music are the big focus when it comes to style but all of the little touches like the boons, weapons and currency. It all delivers a cohesive experience that is uniquely “Super Giant.”

“Best Game of 2020” Award

Third Place: Pine

Second Place: Final Fantasy 7 Remake

First Place: The Last of Us Part 2

If you’ve read any number of the teams game of they year coverage you know that the Last of Us Part 2 ranked high with just about everyone, so it should come as no surprise that it would take the community game awards as well. The Last of Us Part 2 was a masterclass in story telling, combat design and how to really feel the themes of a game. It is hard to imagine where Naughty Dog goes from here because it is hard to imagine anything being better than this.

So many great games nominated in various categories that didn’t make it into the top 3 and some that very much surprised me. Looking forward to seeing what our community is playing in 2021. Cheers to a new year of gaming!

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