Best World Design – 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!

Best World Design

Towns, villages, wildlife, history, lore, and mysteries to the found – which world is the best to explore?

Trials of Mana


Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition

Bug Fables

And the Winner Is…

Staff Winner: Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition

Xenoblade Chronicles was the clear favorite amongst the SwitchRPG team, and for good reason. This world that spans two massive, dilapidated titans within a boundless ocean hasn’t lost its luster despite debuting over 10 years ago on the Wii. If anything, the Definitive version has made it even more impressive thanks to its updated visuals. Whether or not you are a fan of the game’s MMO-esque combat mechanics, or the often over-the-top narrative delivery, you are sure to be wowed by its breathtaking, unique world design thats filled with interesting, varied locales and secrets aplenty.

Community Pick: Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition

Xenoblade Chronicles was also the favorite in the community poll, securing 44.7% of the votes and only being “challenged” by the 25% collected by Hades.

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!



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