SwitchRPG Awards 2020: The Nominees Are…
The time has come to announce the nominees for the Third Annual SwitchRPG Awards! The nomination process this year went back forth between exciting and insufferable, as the hefty batch of quality RPGs released this year on the Nintendo Switch made for some hard fought debates as to which would make the cut. Per the rules, all the nominees this year were released between December 1, 2019 and November 30, 2020, and are spread across 10 categories!
What’s changed from last year? A lot, actually. We’ve further refined our categories this year in hopes of better representing all facets of the genre without going overboard on the number of brackets. That said, we’re always looking to improve our awards ceremony, so please let us know if you have any suggestions for future content!
Regardless, one crown remains most treasured of all, no matter what changes may come now or in the future. Only one game will walk away with the title “RPG of the Year.” What can you expect beyond the nominations? Keep your eyes on Twitter starting today, as we’ll be engaging with the community to vote on their picks for the awards. In the meantime, our staff will continue the backstage debates, getting ready to announce the official winners in the back half of December.
Which game tells the best story? Whether it be a quiet, personal tale, or a grandiose epic.
Whether it be turn-based, action, or something in between – whose combat system is best designed?
Best Progression System
Job systems, town-building, and character advancement – which progression system feels the most satisfying and unique?
Best Side Quests
Travel off the beaten path, talk to the locals, and decide which side quests are the most compelling and rewarding.
Which dungeons feature the best puzzles, most fearsome foes, and the greatest and most engaging challenges?
Best World Design
Towns, villages, wildlife, history, lore, and mysteries to the found – which world is the best to explore?
Graphical fidelity and art direction – what package comes together to create a visual experience unlike any other?
What tunes best set the mood – somber, uplifting, action-packed, or otherwise – and immerse the player in the game world?
Heroes, villains, and the supporting cast from both – which game has the best ensemble of interesting characters?
RPG of the Year
The one to rule them all!
Want your voice heard in determining the best RPGs to hit the Switch in 2020? Keep your eyes on the SwitchRPG Twitter feed for daily polls, or leave your comments below. SwitchRPG staff picks and community favorites will be announced later this month!