Best Story – SwitchRPG Awards 2020
Over the last two weeks of December, we are announcing the winners of the Third Annual SwitchRPG Awards. We’ll be announcing new winners every weekday, leading up to a final announcement on January 1st for RPG of the Year!
The Nominees: Best Story
Which game tells the best story? Whether it be a quiet, personal tale, or a grandiose epic.
And the Winner Is…
Staff Pick: Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition
Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition was easily the majority favorite for Best Story amongst the SwitchRPG team. It is a densely packed sci-fi adventure that, by the end, blossoms into an absolute mind-trip of a journey. While no RPG, especially those of the JRPG variety, is without a trope or two, Xenoblade has the advantage of building its narrative foundation on solid ground. Interesting base plot points, well-developed characters, and the occasional, often bizarre curve balls thrown in make for an exhilarating journey from start to finish. It is for these reasons that we’ve chosen Xenoblade as our winner.
Community Pick: Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition
As was the case with the SwitchRPG team, Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition dominated the community poll, capturing 40.4% of the votes, with Wintermoor Tactics Club at a distant second, securing 24.8% of the votes.
What are your thoughts on the winners? If you disagree with the results, what would you have preferred to make the cut? Let us know, and stay tuned tomorrow for another award announcement!