Brad’s Favourite Moments From The Game Awards 2021

by Yong Chi Winn
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What did you think of The Game Awards 2021? Did your favourite game of the year win any awards this year, or were they snubbed?

For me, it felt rather underwhelming. Sure, it was nice to have another Elden Ring trailer and to see Sting and Imagine Dragons was fun, but overall, it just wasn’t enough. It lacked oomph and the wow factors. It was as though everything could have been done through an e-mail. However, though I felt it was lacklustre, doesn’t mean it was bad. It was still good, but our expectations were just too high.

So, to recap the award shows, I’ll be sharing some of our favourite moments from The Game Awards 2021.

Enter The Cyberpun… Matrix

I can’t help it. Keanu Reeves may have played several iconic roles including John Wick, Neo and many more, but I tend to always see him as the ghost rocker in Cyberpunk 2077, Johnny Silverhand. And, come to think of it, Cyberpunk 2077 does feel a bit like the Matrix… right?

Anywho, it was nice to see The Matrix at the Game Awards. Though, not much was shown except a brand new teaser for the upcoming The Matrix 4: Resurrection, however, the highlight of the segment was seeing Unreal Engine 5. The Matrix introduced a brand new Unreal Engine 5 experience and let’s just say that the CG graphics just looks gorgeous.

This experience basically gives us a little glimpse as to how next-gen gaming will look like. From details to gameplay mechanics, this is something all of us should look forward to.
Don’t believe me? Watch it here:

You can thank me later.

Elden Ring Wins The Most Anticipated Game

Yes, it wasn’t God of War sadly, and to say I was disappointed would be an understatement. But, I would soon be proven wrong. My emotions were wobbled when they said there was a brand new Elden Ring trailer. My heart brighten up a little. Then, they showed a cool camera pan of The Tarnished (the mc) and a really cool fight scene and all I said was Bandai Namco, take my money.
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They showed an OP looking Boss taking on Tarnished and the intensity of the battle matched with the narration and animation is just spectacular. I really enjoyed it and I think Bandai Namco really did a good job with the game.
Elden Ring is set to come out on 24 February next year.
Sit back and enjoy the trailer:

Back-To-Back Bangers With Dying Light 2 and CrossFireX

Now, I usually won’t be excited over a game where zombies are involved. I’m too much of scaredy-cat to play horror games (Yes, I wasn’t too excited for The Last of Us too – both 1 and 2) but looking at the brand new trailer for Dying Light 2 it looks pretty good. I wouldn’t say I will play it, but it’s definitely a game where I will at least read about.

Then came CrossfireX. An upcoming first-person shooter that’ll be on the Xbox Series X and S as well as Xbox One.
From the trailer itself not only get a better look at how the game will look like, but we also got a launch date. 10 February 2022 is the day CrossfireX will release. The trailer looks intense and promising. Almost feels like a Call of Duty Ghost meets Quantum Leap meets Detroit: Beyond Human type of game and I’m all for it.

Watch the trailers for both the games here:

Star Wars Taking Gamers To The High Republic

If you’re a comic book fan or a fan of Star Wars in general, then chances are you would have heard of The High Republic. It’s a brand new era where the Galactic Republic is at its peak, before the Old Republic and Imperial Era of course. Not going to spoil everything for you here and now but it is a good read.

Speaking of spoiling, The Game Awards and Lucasfilms Games definitely spoiled us with this one. They released a trailer which showed us Jedis fighting, Jedis with different coloured lightsabers and Master Yoda. It’ll be a multi-character narrative game by Quantic Dream (creators of Detroit: Beyond Human, Heavy Rain, Beyond: Two Souls, and more!). Looking at the studio’s reputation, you would know that the graphics will likely be spectacular.

Wonder Woman Reveal

Yes, yes, I know. I’m as shocked as you to be honest, and finally a Wonder Woman game! Not only is it any Wonder Woman game, it is developed by Monolith Productions, the studio behind Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor and Shadow of War as well as F.E.A.R.
This reveal, that nobody has guessed is worthy to be the BEST moment of The Game Awards in my books.

What was your favourite moment from The Game Awards 2021? Share with us.
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