‘What Remains of Edith Finch’ has scored an upset, winning the top prize at the Bafta Games Awards.
Pretty surprised at that, I played it over Christmas/New Year and though it was quite good in parts but with some irritating elements.
And from the multi award winning Hellblade Senua’s Sacrifice’s Creative Director:
“Right now in gaming there’s a big movement towards making games that are more meaningful in nature, that reflect our human experience,” Tameem Antoniades, the game’s director, told the BBC ahead of the ceremony.
Coughs VISUAL NOVELS! coughs
It’s a sad fact of life I suppose that VNs will never be considered for this awards nominations all but a very few are released in Japanese only years before the English language translations slip under the radar.
I think ‘Life is Strange’ is the only game that can even remotely be considered as only strongly VN influenced that has been nominated.