It’s that time of year again, where we roll out the red carpet and celebrate the best that 2020 has offered us. In a year that has otherwise been so terrible, the fact that we’ve had a steady stream of such excellent games to play has been nothing but a relief.
It really has been a great year for games, from the big blockbusters right down to the most humble of projects. We’ve had surprises that have come out of nowhere, and long-anticipated games that have managed to meet and exceed our expectations when we’ve finally got our hands on them.
This year, for the DDNet awards, we have 16 different categories to recognise, and as we always do. At DDNet it’s no secret that we love our gaming consoles. The sheer convenience and efficiency of a console as a gaming machine highlights the benefits of specialisation with devices – there’s no need to deal with drivers, compatibility or figuring out if you’ve got the right specs to play the game you’re looking at. You simply pop the disc or cartridge in the device and start playing. Nintendo’s console, in particular, being filled with games that don’t even exist on the PC, has been a particularly strong flag-bearer for the “best on console” award this year.
Of course, we very much welcome your own picks for each category, so be sure to let us know your thoughts, and we’ll see you tomorrow for the next category!