You know, as Heavy Rain continues to receive various awards, we admit to sensing a tiny thread of vindication in giving Quantic Dream's gem co-Game of the Year 2010.
After receiving numerous honors at the annual AIAS and NAViGaTR award ceremonies, Heavy Rain is once again on the lips of critics: the BAFTA (British Academy Video Game Awards) results are in : in addition to the stellar Mass Effect 2 landing Best Game honors, Quantic Dream's story-driven interactive drama won in the Technical Innovation, Story, and Original Music categories. By the way, if you're wondering why Red Dead Redemption isn't on any of the lists, it's because Rockstar didn't submit their game for consideration. It had a shot at the public-voted Best Game award but unsurprisingly, it lost out to Call of Duty: Black Ops .
Other notables: Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood took home the Action prize, Artistic Achievement went to God of War III , Super Mario Galaxy 2 won Gameplay, and Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit may have been an upset winner in the Multiplayer category. Man, these games sound awfully familiar…they sound a lot like the games we loved most in 2010, and the titles our readers tended to enjoy the most. Times may be changing, but it still remains true that many of the best interactive productions are also the most popular. Bring on L.A. Noire !