The 2016 Video Game Awards Name Witcher 3 Best RPG
The Witcher 3 is currently regarded as one of the best RPGs of this generation. But to see it named among the Game of the Year nominations one year later, we were surprised. Even more surprised after it took home the award! The Witcher 3 retains best RPG one year later!
This year’s Game Awards in Los Angeles featured many great games of 2016, with several worthy titles taking home gold. Among them, Blizzard’s Overwatch, Naughty Dog’s Uncharted 4, PlayDead’s Inside, and more. Yet this year’s RPG category also featured an extension to a title that stole everyone’s hearts in the middle of last year’s hype. You already know the sword-wielding, Gwent-playing, wench-charming monster hunter without a tan. Witcher 3 made its way onto multiple lists!
To be more precise, Witcher 3’s DLC: Blood and Wine took home the gold by continuing Geralt of Rivia’s epic story. Blood and Wine features all-new monsters, enhanced gear, enhanced weapons, and new quests in an all-new map to explore. Best part is the DLC doesn’t borrow from the original map; it can be played on its own. It retains everything players loved about Wild Hunt in a brand new setting.
But you can catch a glimpse of The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine below:
Thus, Developer CD Projekt Red has demonstrated staying power. Whether it’s the Italian ambiance, independent storyline, or our unending desire for all things Witcher, they’ve earned this year’s reward.
Add it to the Golden Joystick Awards from over two weeks ago. Blood and Wine took home Best Storytelling, Best Visual Design, and Doug Cockle took home best Gaming Performance for his portrayal of leading protagonist Geralt. Topping it all off, CD Projekt Red was named Studio of the Year.
We are big fans of The Witcher 3 however. Everything said, do you think Witcher deserved this year’s award for best RPG? Should a DLC be nominated? What did you think of the competition? Let us know in the comments!