The gang are back with a new year, a new theme tune, the same foul mouths, and hopefully a massive list of great games to look forward to in 2021. This is a look forward to what release dates we know, what release dates we don't, and generally just a celebration of what is gonna be a big year for all of the gaming industry.
It all comes down to this. What exactly is the best game of 2020? Well, we've had nearly ten hours of discussions, dissecting all facets of a tremendous year of games, and what makes each game brilliant, but now it's time to panel beat a top ten list into shape and crown the very best of the bestest best games for 2020. There will almost certainly be some spoilers, some tears, some blood, and some fallings out that can never be truly repaired, but hey, it's Christmas, so that's all to be expected!
Thank you so much for sticking with us through a tough year, and thank you for making it to the end of our (standard) epic podcasts. We love you, and do it for you (and us, but mostly you). Merry Christmas, folks.
And on Day Four of the GodisaGeek.com GOTY 2020 Celebration Award Podcast Shows, the host did give unto us: ENORMOUS SPOILERS. Day four, as is tradition, is all about story and the moments that resonated most with the pod-team in 2020. That means there will be spoilers for a lot of the major games this year. It's worth noting, of course, for "Best Story" in a game 2020 award we don't intend to spoil games on purpose, but to prove your point, you have to fight for the nitty gritty of these games, and explain why they're the best. That said, "Best Moment" is literally about the moments in games in 2020 that we think are best, so there's no way round that without spoiling. You have been warned!
Come back for day five, the finale, the final one of the days, where we'll crown the best game of 2020. What a journey. Wow. We're amazing.
In day three, we're back to our long-form best despite there being only two categories to argue over. Best multiplayer is one of the hottest groups ever this year, but our second new category this year has a lot of competition too, who will be the best new character of 2020? With the arrival of best new character, there will be spoilers, though we do keep them to a minimum ahead of the full on story discussions of day four.
A new award ends day two, as we discuss the best new idea in a game, but not before we talk about the best audio and the best visual design of games in 2020. Again, very few (if any) spoilers for this episode, but day three we'll have a new award in "best new character", which may well require spoilers. Until then, enjoy!
In day one of our annual game of the year celebration podcasts, we look at the best remaster/remake/re-release of the year, then move onto the nicest surprise of 2020, before hitting up the biggest disappointment of the year in gaming. There's no spoilers on day one, but note that as the episode draw towards the day five conclusion, we have to get deep into these games to discuss why they should or shouldn't win!
What else were we going to talk about? The biggest game of the year, the most long-awaited game of the year, of last year, of all years? Cyberpunk 2077 is out now and we've played it, some of us have played it to credits, others are just starting, but no spoilers here.
Chris Hyde has also been playing Watch Dogs Legion and Immortals Fenyx Rising, and the gang of him, Adam Cook, and Mick Fraser have a little chat about those. Last regular pod of the year before #GIAGGOTY? We can't remember, we're too tired!
It’s that time of year now, when everyone is playing catch-up ahead of the all-powerful (and all-consuming) #GIAGGOTY. But before our celebrations and awards can kick off this year, we’ve been playing Immortals Fenyx Rising (nee-Gods and Monsters) and… it’s a massive shock how incredible that game is. Yes, it’s very Breath of the Wild, but what else has tried that since it came out? Shh, we know Genshin Impact exists.
Adam Carroll has been playing some PS5 games like Demon’s Souls and Miles Morales, but otherwise, we’ve been checking out many of the PS4 games that got updated to PS5 titles thanks to, well, not smart delivery, because nothing is smart about how that stuff works. Regardless, it’s a very next-gen pod this week, but what do you expect? GAMES ARE OUT!
Chris Hyde has his PS5 now, and has some early impressions on the console, but mostly the DualSense controller and Astro's Playroom. He's also played some Demon's Souls, which Adam Cook joined him for, with some co-op. Adam Carroll has been playing Sackboy: A Grand Adventure, while Adam Cook has been on Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War.
Elsewhere, questions try to justify playing with a child's Christmas present early, and then devolve into food chat, because of course we have to talk about food. Warning: Pringles are mentioned, and THAT incident is alluded to.
Next-gen is here (although still a week of waiting is on the cards for UK residents for the PS5), but we’ve got more launch PS5 titles to chat about in Demon’s Souls, Sackboy: A Grand Adventure, and Bugsax, while everyone has been playing Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.
A plethora of questions from our favourite questioner, Thomas, is on the cards as well!