Hades received Game of the Year plaudits as well as honors from some of the most prestigious entertainment events that took place a couple of years back. Role-playing games such as the likes of Returnal and Deathloop were pitted against one another in 2021 at gaming industry ceremonies like The Game Awards to judge the title’s interpretation of the notion of a gamer dropping dead and being reborn was the greatest.
Returnal Claims BAFTA
The science-fiction third-person shooting game seems to have made an impression at this year’s BAFTAs when the title took home the title for Best Game last night. This masterpiece puts you into the shoes of the major character who goes by the name Selene Vassos, a woman who defied the rules of the ASTRA Organization to pursue an oddly recognizable message dubbed the “White Shadow.” Critics praised Returnal’s gaming for being a perfect match for the title’s theme and atmosphere.
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Other nominations for the award-winning title included Best Game, Narrative, Music, Performance in a Starring Position, as well as Game Design in addition to Outstanding Sound & Best Score. Returnal received 4 BAFTAs as a result of such nods.
Although the Best Game honor would be considered the most coveted of these honors, Returnal would be recognized as BAFTA’s videogame of the year in 2021 according to the honoree recognition. Additionally, it competed alongside successful 2021 games such as the Deathloop, and It Takes Two, the latter of which won several accolades.
What an honor! #BAFTAGames
Thanks to the whole team!@harrytkrueger @IlariHMQ pic.twitter.com/01WV3dYqRI
— Housemarque (@Housemarque) April 7, 2022
Several lesser titles were potentially competing with Returnal in parallel to the bigger 2021 releases. A video game called Unpacking, which has the gamer go into an unoccupied house as well as open items to discover further regarding the tale as well as the person they’re acting as won the Storytelling prize instead.
This year’s BAFTA Prizes should please supporters of Unpacking who were disappointed that they weren’t acknowledged at previous award ceremonies.
Although Returnal has received several accolades, designer Housemarque appears to be continuing to work on the title. Returnal’s multiplayer mode was included in the latest patch that was launched last month, rendering the title’s horrifying components a little less terrifying when experienced with pals.
Additional content, including a brand-new gameplay setting, plot features, weaponry, and a brand-new enemy, were included in the “Ascension” patch for the original title.