This morning The British Academy of Film and Television Arts announced their shortlist of nominees for game of the year.
Batman: Arkham City
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception
Viewers can vote on these awards and the winners will be announced via youtube. At this point it kinda feels like Skyrim is the Titanic of video games, not in the doomed ocean liner sense, but in the overrated James Camereon sense. While Skyrim and the rest of the titles are all great games, there is nothing shocking here, this list is once again the most popular games of last year, plus Fifa so we get that it's European. Eight out of the ten games on this list are sequels and several are sequels to games that won this award in years past.
Personally, I'd like to see more bold choices being made, like Catherine or... actually, I'd like to see new franchises being born rather than the same game we've been playing for the past twenty years getting upgraded. Move aside Link, it's time for a new hero to save the world.