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BAFTA award winners revealed

BAFTA award winners revealed

Super Mario Galaxy may have won the BAFTA for best game, but our vote would be for Left 4 Dead.

After not giving out any game awards last year because the British Academy realised at the last minute that most of the good games wouldn't have been released in October when the award ceremony is meant to be held, the Academy has finally caught up to itself and announced the award winners of yore.

Unfortunately, because of the delay and the fact that pretty much a year of games were quickly skipped over, it also means that there's a lot of older titles on the list.

The side effect of that then is that there are some games there which don't win the awards they arguably should have done as they've been edged out by older titles. It's strange to see COD4 win the award for Story and Character too, especially considering some of the other contenders.

Still, it's good to see the oft-overlooked Prof. Layton and the Curious Village on there.

Check out the list below and then let us know your thoughts in the forums.

BEST GAME
Super Mario Galaxy

ACTION/ADVENTURE
Fable II

ARTISTIC ACHIEVEMENT
LittleBigPlanet

CASUAL
Boom Blox

GAMEPLAY
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

HANDHELD
Professor Layton and the Curious Village

MULTIPLAYER
Left 4 Dead

ORIGINAL SCORE
Dead Space

SPORTS
Race Driver: GRID

STORY AND CHARACTER
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

STRATEGY
Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution

TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT
Spore

USE OF AUDIO
Dead Space

THE BAFTA FELLOWSHIP
Nolan Bushnel

ONES TO WATCH AWARD
Boro-Toro

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Bauul 11th March 2009, 11:03 Quote
That's actually not too frightful a list. I'd agree without debate on about a third of those, which is surprising given BAFTA's usual terrible taste in games.

There's been a bit of a faff kicked up about GTA4 not winning anything, but the only things it really could have contended would be Best Game and Best Action/Adventure, and BAFTA's always had a preference for cutsey and family friendly over brutal realism.
kenco_uk 11th March 2009, 11:11 Quote
Good for Nolan Bushnell - I like it when people are recognised like this.

Boom Blox is amazing - more so with two players.

Technical Achievement - Spore? Well, I guess it had to be in there somewhere.

It is an odd bunch of games although I'm glad LBP got in there, despite its late release.
Tyrmot 11th March 2009, 11:40 Quote
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oft-overlooked Prof. Layton and the Curious Village

= only game on the list without a link to a bit-tech review! It is a quality game though, perhaps a retrospective review to make it less overlooked?
M2k3 11th March 2009, 12:47 Quote
I think I'd agree with maybe 2 of the games listed. COD4 for story and character? Uhh yeah, sure...
Elton 11th March 2009, 20:26 Quote
Spore for technical Achievement? I'd rather have Crysis on there

And Strategy really should have gone to. Supreme Commander or even Empire: Total War.

It's not that bad of a list but some of it is kinda garbage.
Bauul 12th March 2009, 09:53 Quote
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Originally Posted by Elton
Spore for technical Achievement? I'd rather have Crysis on there

And Strategy really should have gone to. Supreme Commander or even Empire: Total War.

It's not that bad of a list but some of it is kinda garbage.

Spore deserved the technical achievement. Whilst the game was crap, the pure, unfailing strength of the most customisable character creation tool ever concieved was a sight to behold. Seriously, the sheer cleverness of the creature creation is miles ahead of anything else anyone has even come close to creating.
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