It’s that time of year again... 2009 is officially in the books, which can only mean one thing. Okay, it means it’s 2010, but it can mean only one other thing at Adventure Gamers: it’s Aggie Awards time!
Following last year’s successful debut, the Aggies return for a new three-day extravaganza of shiny golden statuettes, overly long speeches (those are by us), and divisive public reactions. Of course, along with our own selections, included in the presentation are the Readers’ Choice awards, so every game had two shots at the coveted hardware.
At the risk of sounding clichéd (heaven forbid that would happen in this genre!), bear in mind that there are no losers here, only winners. Many of the competitions were extremely close, and all nominee finalists are deserving of recognition this week. But not all of them can win, and it’s time now to celebrate the very top games in their respective fields.
Without further ado, then, Adventure Gamers is pleased to present… the 2009 Aggie Awards.
Table of Contents
Page 1: You are here
Page 2: Best Story
Page 3: Best Writing - Comedy
Page 4: Best Writing - Drama
Page 5: Best Gameplay
Page 6: Best Concept
Page 7: Best Setting
Page 8: Best Graphic Design
Page 9: Best Animation
Page 10: Best Music
Page 11: Best Voice Acting
Page 12: Best Sound Effects
Page 13: Best Port/Enhanced Re-release
Page 14: Best Casual Adventure
Page 15: Best Independent Adventure
Page 17: Best First-Person PC Adventure
Page 18: Best Third-Person PC Adventure
Page 19: Best Adventure of 2009
Page 20: Final notes
Continued on the next page...
First up: Best Story... the envelope, please!
Platform(s): iPad, iPhone/iPod Touch, PC, Wii
Platform(s): iPad, iPhone/iPod Touch, Mac, PC
Platform(s): PlayStation 2, PSP, Wii
Platform(s): Android, iPad, iPhone, Mac, PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Vita, Wii, Linux
Platform(s): iPad, PC, Xbox 360Re-release of the 1990 classic with new HD graphics, full voiceovers, and director's commentary.
Platform(s): iPad, PC
Platform(s): DSAlso known as Professor Layton and Pandora's Box
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