Much like having to answer questions revolving around personal all-time favorite movies or songs, trying to pinpoint an all-time favorite video game is no easy task. Game makeup, complexity, and entertainment factor evolves so much year to year, that what was once a favorite game as a youngster could fall five games deep down the list if asked to rank favorites of today.
Point being, it’s pretty much impossible to identify the best game of 2011, but TV network Spike has announced its nominees for the coveted title: Batman: Arkham City, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, Portal 2, and Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception. Pretty sequel-heavy. And for studio of the year? Bethesda Game Studios, Naughty Dog, Rocksteady Studios, and Valve round out the list of nominees.
Spike’s Video Game Awards show has promise, with “Survivor” and “Celebrity Apprentice” specialist Mark Burnett producing the show. “It’s an enormous industry. It’s going to get bigger and bigger and bigger,” Burnett told TheWrap. “Bigger and bigger.” Words that should give anyone wanting to learn to create their own video game character design confidence to pursue their passion. The show takes place December 10th.