Episode 140: The Best of 2019 Awards Finale

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The Best of 2019 Awards Finale & Super Spoilercast

The final episode of our Best of 2019 Awards series is finally here! This episode also marks the finale of our fifth season, marking the completion of yet another great year of Super Gamecast 64 episodes. To celebrate this momentous occasion, we’re discussing the biggest categories left on our list. On this episode, we discuss categories like: Chillest Game, Best Music, Best Narrative, and Game of the Year. These highly competitive categories are packed with amazing nominees, all of which you can see in the show notes below.

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Best of 2019 Awards Finale Show Notes

Here are the full show notes for Super Gamecast 64’s Best of 2019 Awards Finale. Below, you can find complete nominee lists and category explanations. 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.

Chillest Game of 2019

On part three of the Best of 2019 Awards, we had a category dedicated to the hardest, most challenging games that released in the calendar year. We thought it was only appropriate to shed some light on the more relaxing, cathartic games we played in 2019. Most of the games on this list of nominees didn’t actually come out in 2019, but we found ourselves spending a ton of time with them. Instead of picking a winner and a runner-up, we simply present these games as a list of recommendations. Even if they’re not considered “easy” in terms of difficulty, these were the games we played to help us kick back and relax a bit.

Nominees:

  • Sega Heroes (Mobile)
  • Match Land (Mobile)
  • Stardew Valley (All Major Consoles)
  • Slay the Spire (All Major Consoles)
  • World of Warcraft (PC)
  • Disneyland Adventures (XB1, PC)
  • The Elder Scrolls Online (PS4, XB1, PC)
  • Evoland II (Mobile, PC, Switch)
  • Fallout Shelter (All Major Consoles)
  • Dreams Early Access (PS4)
  • Outer Wilds (XB1, PS4, PC)

Best Video Game Music of 2019

Often disregarded or muted in favor of party chat options, the music in video games rarely gets the recognition it deserves. Whether an original score or a combination of licensed music, the tunes we hear while gaming play a big part in forming the overall experience. As such, this is a category you really need to hear rather than read. On the episode, our Best Music segment is fully scored with music from our nominees, resulting in a 10-minute breakdown of 2019’s greatest gaming tunes.

Nominees:

  • Far Cry New Dawn (XB1, PS4, PC)
  • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (XB1, PS4, PC)
  • Mortal Kombat 11 (All Major Consoles)
  • Days Gone (PS4)
  • Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer (Nintendo Switch)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening (Nintendo Switch)
  • Blazing Chrome (All Major Consoles)
  • Witcheye (Mobile)
  • Afterparty (All Major Consoles)
  • Death Stranding (PS4)
  • Pokemon Sword & Shield (Nintendo Switch)

Best Narrative of 2019

While we love competing in multiplayer battles or tapping to the beat in rhythm games, a quality narrative is one of the quickest ways to our hearts. This category is always exceptionally tough, as we navigate the many great tales told throughout 2019’s games. We met some amazing characters, traveled to beautiful new worlds, and got lost in some incredibly wild stories. Regardless of the quality of gameplay, these nominees had outstanding stories that managed to capture our imaginations and emotions. This category is saved for the end of the episode, due to the inclusion of spoilers in our discussion.

Nominees:

  • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (XB1, PS4, PC)
  • Mortal Kombat 11 (All Major Consoles)
  • Kingdom Hearts III (PS4, XB1)
  • Days Gone (PS4)
  • Outer Wilds (XB1, PS4, PC)
  • Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey – The Fate of Atlantis (XB1, PS4, PC)
  • Control (XB1, PS4, PC)
  • Gears 5 (XB1, PC)
  • Borderlands 3 (XB1, PS4, PC)
  • The Outer Worlds (XB1, PS4, PC)
  • Death Stranding (PS4)

Game of the Year

This is the big one, the category to end all other categories. Although many games released in 2019, only one can be crowned as our favorite. Ultimately, we try to choose a winner and runner-up that represents Super Gamecast 64 during that year. A game that all of us can recommend in earnest and reflects our tastes in 2019. This list of nominees is as long as it is filled with quality, so we can easily recommend any of the games below. While each host of the show has their own list of the top three games they enjoyed in 2019, only one could walk away as the GOTY winner.

Nominees:

  • Resident Evil 2 (XB1, PS4, PC)
  • Slay the Spire (All Major Consoles)
  • Devil May Cry 5 (XB1, PS4, PC)
  • Kingdom Hearts III (PS4, XB1)
  • Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 (XB1, PS4, PC)
  • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (XB1, PS4, PC)
  • Risk of Rain 2 (All Major Consoles)
  • Dreams Early Access (PS4)
  • Mortal Kombat 11 (All Major Consoles)
  • Days Gone (PS4)
  • Super Mario Maker 2 (Nintendo Switch)
  • Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer (Nintendo Switch)
  • Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night (All Major Consoles)
  • Outer Wilds (XB1, PS4, PC)
  • Control (XB1, PS4, PC)
  • Gears of War 5 (XB1, PC)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening (Nintendo Switch)
  • Borderlands 3 (XB1, PS4, PC)
  • Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair (All Major Consoles)
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (XB1, PS4, PC)
  • The Outer Worlds (XB1, PS4, PC)
  • Pokemon Sword and Shield (Nintendo Switch)
  • Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order (XB1, PS4, PC)
  • Untitled Goose Game (All Major Consoles)
  • Children of Morta (All Major Consoles)
  • Baba is You (Nintendo Switch, PC)

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We’ll be taking a small break until the premiere of Super Gamecast 64 Season 6, which you can expect in May of 2020! There’s tons of new stuff to come, including game retrospective episodes on both modern and retro games, movie content, and more! We’ve got some amazing content planned for 2020 and we can’t wait to share it with you. We hope you enjoyed our annual Best of the Year awards!

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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