Patrik hat geschrieben:Another critique is that it is possible to nominate not-yet released games. (This is in huge contrast to any other award I know.) Actually, The Surge probably lost an award this way: Last year, they handed in a beta version that was not awarded due to bugs.
Not only that. According to my knowledge it's even more complicated:
Patrik hat geschrieben:This year, it was not possible to nominate it — because it was already considered and rejected.
As far as I read stories about this year's considerations, they actually did consider the add-on "A Walk in the Park". Yet this is no stand-alone add-on.
So they handed-in an edited version of "The Surge", including "A Walk in the Park". But then, again, it was said they could not consider this as a whole package - therefore this year's rejection.
Now it's unclear to me how they even define video games as (consumer) products. Finished, published or something else entirely.
By the way, sci-fi's "The Surge" was internationally much more appreciated than its winning fantasy predecessor "Lords of the Fallen" (USK-16), but it's USK-18. A sequel being already underway: it still may not be based on an original idea, therefore no highly regarded game - being a "Souls" clone and all, but its aesthetics and technique are still quite unique. So they had to nominate, for the first time in five years or so, an USK-18 rated title in a major (German) category, in one way or the other - which, of course, they decided not to...
Gamertag: Pyri80 PSN: Pyri Steam: pyri "Der, der aus Verzweiflung hinausrennt, wird nachher noch betitelt: 'den hab'n wir los jetzt'." Thomas Bernhard