Episode 138: The Best of 2019 Awards (Part Two)

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The Best of 2019 Awards: Part Two

2019 had a boatload of awesome games, so we thought it best to continue our Best of 2019 Awards with this second part! Once again, we discuss our nominees for various categories and remove them one by one until only the winner and runner-up remain. On this episode of the Best of 2019 Awards, we dish out our thoughts on categories such as the Most Disappointing Game of 2019, Most Realistic Visuals, Best Remake/Remaster, and more!

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Best of 2019 Part Two Show Notes

Here are the full show notes for Super Gamecast 64’s Best of 2019 Awards Part Two. If you would like to support the show, you can send us your end-of-season thanks by visiting our donation page. If you would like to hear us cover a specific game or topic on the show, please leave a note with your donation! We are incredibly grateful for our supportive audience and your continued donations.

The Best Remake or Remaster of 2019

New games are fun, but so are old games. Sometimes, the nostalgia-factor of an old game might be high enough to warrant a remastered release or even a fancy remake. 2019 was no stranger to these old friends in new duds, with some classic games reappearing on our favorite modern systems. In this category, we’re taking a peek at some of the year’s best retro gaming glow-ups and finding a winner to crown as top dog.

Nominees:

  • Resident Evil 2 (PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4)
  • Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (Nintendo Switch)
  • Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy (All Major Consoles)
  • Final Fantasy VIII (All Major Consoles)
  • Crash Team Racing: Nitro Fueled (Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening (Nintendo Switch)
  • MediEvil (PlayStation 4)

Enjoy these classic games in their modern forms by purchasing physical copies using the links above! (Paid links)

Most Realistic Visuals of 2019

With every passing year, video games continue to look more realistic. From stunningly lifelike facial animations to breathtaking mountain vistas, 2019 was full of some sharp gameplay visuals. In this category, we’re looking at the games that wowed us with their impeccable visual fidelity. Whether through excellent lighting, superb attention to detail, or surprisingly graphic gore, all of these games toed the line between reality and fantasy with near photo-realistic visuals.

Nominees:

  • Kingdom Hearts III (Xbox One, PlayStation 4)
  • Resident Evil 2 (PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4)
  • Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 (PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4)
  • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4)
  • Mortal Kombat 11 (All Major Consoles)
  • Days Gone (PlayStation 4)
  • Gears of War 5 (PC, Xbox One)
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4)
  • Death Stranding (PlayStation 4)

Grab one of the many nominees in their physical form by using the ads above! (Paid links)

Most Disappointing Game of 2019

While we try to keep most of our categories positive and celebratory, we can’t ignore the year’s bummers altogether. These games were titles that garnered hefty anticipation from both the internet at large and the SGC64 crew, but failed to deliver. Whether due to shoddy technical performances, underwhelming gameplay, or any number of upsetting issues, these games had us shaking our heads. It’s important to remember that this is not a “Worst Game of 2019” list, as several of these games are quite good in their own right. They probably shouldn’t have been as hyped up as they were, though.

Nominees:

  • Crackdown 3 (Xbox One, PC)
  • Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 (Xbox One, PC, PlayStation 4)
  • Anthem (Xbox One, PC, PlayStation 4)
  • Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night (All Major Consoles)
  • Life is Strange 2 (Xbox One, PC, PlayStation 4)
  • Death Stranding (PlayStation 4)
  • Jumanji: The Video Game (All Major Consoles)

Despite being disappointing, some of these games are still worth playing! Pick up these select nominees using the ads above. (Paid links)

Best RPG/Strategy Game of 2019

Although RPGs and strategy titles doesn’t get the most consistent love on our show, we do like the recognize these often-disregarded genres when we can. 2019 was a good year for RPGs and strategy games, including sequels to huge franchises and some daring new IPs. These genres are usually good for lots of content, so it’s always rewarding when you find an especially good title. These games were unique enough to catch our attention for hours on end, which is quite a feat considered just how stretched our time for games has become.

Nominees:

  • Wargroove (All Major Consoles)
  • Operencia: The Stolen Sun (Xbox One, PC)
  • Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order (Nintendo Switch)
  • The Outer Worlds (Xbox One, PC, PlayStation 4)
  • Fire Emblem: Three Houses (Nintendo Switch)
  • Pokemon: Sword and Shield (Nintendo Switch)

Get tactical with some of these nominees by purchasing them via the ads above! (Paid links)

Best Card Game of 2019

Every now and then, we find it appropriate to add a new category to our Best of the Year awards. Sometimes, that happens in the middle of another category. These nominees were originally in our Best RPG category, but this year we found it important to recognize the distinct and growing card-based genre. While the list of nominees is short, each one is of remarkable quality and well worth your time.

Nominees:

  • Steamworld Quest (Nintendo Switch, PC)
  • Slay the Spire (All Major Consoles)
  • Void Tyrant (Mobile)

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Matthew Owen
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I’m a lifelong gamer and an overall media junkie. I also watch an unhealthy amount of movies and try to spread as much love into the world as I can. Hope you enjoyed the content!

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