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Friday, January 8, 2021

KoopaTV's 2020 GOTY Nominations!

By LUDWIG VON KOOPA - And other categories.

The following nominations were decided and talked about in our Koopa Keep Discord server. Behold! (See the bottom of this article for the link to the actual AWARDS.)

The déjà vu from years past is intentional. (To be eligible, those running have to start their existence in the United States of America from January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020.)

And just so you remember, GOTY stands for “Game of THAT Year”. That's the KoopaTV touch.

But yeah, this isn't just about gaming, but also ourselves. ‘cause KoopaTV is art to be recognised and applauded, too.

KoopaTV Game of THAT Year 2020 nominations
This article is such a rehash of the 2019 one
that I just took the first 20, and copy-pasted it to make a second 20!

Videogame-related Awards for 2020

Best New Character

  • Galarian Slowbro (Pokémon Sword/Pokémon Shield)
  • Wilbur (Animal Crossing: New Horizons)
  • Detective Cross (Murder by Numbers)
  • Bobby (Paper Mario: The Origami King)
  • FBI Agent Aaliyah Davis (Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing in Disguise)
  • Terrako (Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity)
  • Constance (Fire Emblem: Three Houses)

Best OST

  • Kirby Fighters 2
  • Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition
  • Paper Mario: The Origami King
  • Murder by Numbers
  • Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity

Game of THAT Year 2020

  • Paper Mario: The Origami King
  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator

KoopaTV-related awards for 2020

Best KoopaTV Guest Article Contributor/Best Guest Commentary or Best Guest Art Article

Best KoopaTV Review

Best KoopaTV Reaction Log

Best KoopaTV Artistic Corner Contribution

Best KoopaTV Enlightenment Movement Article

Best KoopaTV Fitness Log

Best KoopaTV General Article

Best KoopaTV Gaming Commentary Article

Best KoopaTV Article Series

  • NintendoVS tournaments
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate event tourneys
  • FakE3 2020
  • LEGO Super Mario
  • Ludwig attempts to get and enjoy a Wooloo plushie
  • The coronavirus pandemic
  • Continually attacking the Chinese Communist Party and their enablers
  • Presidential election coverage

Best KoopaTV Article

  • Winner of Best Guest Commentary or Best Guest Art Article
  • Winner of Best KoopaTV Review
  • Winner of Best KoopaTV Reaction Log
  • Winner of Best KoopaTV Artistic Corner Contribution
  • Winner of Best KoopaTV Enlightenment Movement Article
  • Winner of Best KoopaTV Fitness Log
  • Winner of Best KoopaTV General Article
  • Winner of Best KoopaTV Gaming Commentary Article

Best KoopaTV Comment

  • “My copy already gave me buyer's remorse.
    Buying a second would only make it worse.
    Does the remaster have such a change in pace?
    No, if I bought it again, the same issues I'd face.
    My original save is two-thirds of the way through.
    I'd rather start from there than start over anew.” — Samantha Lienhard
  • “As a writer, I'm baffled that you think setting a story in a real-world city is a shortcut to avoid worldbuilding. I tend to use fictional settings because developing my own worldbuilding is easier than doing all the necessary research to accurately portray a real, existing location.

    Also, I doubt they do it for "Japanophiles" considering the games we were talking about were games made by Japanese developers for a Japanese audience first and foremost. (Games by western developers set in Tokyo might play into that more, but that's the same argument people use to criticize western developers making games with anime-style graphics.)

    This is like saying if I wrote a horror story set in Pittsburgh, that would be a shortcut just to be cool, but if I wrote a horror story set in a nearly identical city called Rittzsburgh, that would be fine.” — Samantha Lienhard
  • “Well, I DID get the digital copy (I didn't want to a) wait to pay for it b) swap out its card for other things) and I look forward to showing my impressions once you've shown yours. For now, I think that the whole "preconceived notions" thing is spot-on. People are bashing Origami King for what amounts to superficial resemblance to Sticker Star.

    One person on Twitter, whom I otherwise greatly respect, dismissed the possibility of it having good storytelling out of hand just because of one major detail they spoilered. Frankly, it's outright dismaying. But I think once the anti-hype is allowed to die down, Origami King will be vindicated as a genuinely great game.” — Lheticus Videre
  • “Well I decided to stay up all night to let my husband rest because THE BABY 2 only wants to sleep on the swing so I grinded up until Queen in the same room as she was. Even with sleep deprivation I somehow played well enough with an occasional mistake like rushing on with a Jr. because I got bored of the stalemate in a match.

    Also last match got a dumb squidbagger Splatling who decided to squidbag the whole duration of me respawning instead of doing it for like 2 seconds. At the end we won because they missed inking on untouched areas. Hope it was worth it.” — ShinyGirafarig
  • “...I need to unsee this. I need to unsee this entire article. Did a demon possess you and ghostwrite this? Sentences like "Laa-Laa, much like female Indeedee, is also said to be very motherly and nurturing, being the group mom of the Teletubbies" and "Tinky Winky fits male Indeedee's valet role perfectly, which is why he's always carrying around that red handbag" should not exist.” — Lheticus Videre

Worst KoopaTV Comment

  • “I wonder if I can win the shop card cause I just really want rent for switch” — Hadi ansary
  • “it didint work” — Unknown
  • “At first I thought this was a joke but I’m starting to think you’re actually a retard” — Penis
  • “um can i have a 3ds eshop code i have never had one in my life” — Anonymous

Check back when the weekend is over for the winners! KoopaTV reserves the right to add or remove additional nominations post-publishing. The decision for what wins is solely up to KoopaTV's staff, though you're free to sway the staff in the comments. KoopaTV's staff is likely to vote for their own contributions and cause a stalemate, so the staff may actually rely on your comments! (You can rally for your own comments too, if you got nominated. ...Even if you got nominated for the worst comment.)

Check out KoopaTV's GOTY 2020 Awards... here! (Starting Monday.)
KoopaTV's 2021 GOTY Nominations are here.


  1. I have three thoughts about all this. One, Bobby for Best New Character or I riot. Two, I wish I was better able to appreciate Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition--I tried it and while the music and environments are amazing, I just can't stand the combat.

    Finally, I'm surprised and pleased to have 2 nominations in Comment of That Year. My feral reaction to the Teletubbies article made you laugh that much, huh?

  2. im not even featured in this shit even though i wrote a fuckin paragraph for a comment and i had numerous excellent worst comment submissions. also where is hades wtf is this shit.

    1. I don't think anyone on the staff has played Hades.

      I considered putting your comment from the Uyghur article as a Best Comment, but I decided against it because it was in ALL-CAPS.

  3. Hades and 13 Sentinels both deserve to be GOTY contenders! (And probably Yakuza: Like a Dragon, but I haven't played it yet myself to personally vouch for it.)

    1. You're the third person to mention Hades. >_>

    2. That's because it's a great game. I don't normally like roguelikes, but I loved Hades. I finally finished after 100 hours, and I only say "finished" because I wrapped up all the main story stuff. I still have some character storylines and gameplay challenges I could do if I decide to go back to it. That might be what impressed me the most. Every time I died, there was always new dialogue. Early on, I worried that I was dying so much I'd run out of dialogue until I advanced the story, but no, it seemed like no matter how many times I died, there was still always new dialogue waiting for me.

    3. Does that incentivise dying on purpose?

    4. If you're impatient and want to continue storylines as soon as possible, then you might want to die on purpose. However, there are so many challenges and things that I doubt it's ever necessary even for someone who is much better at the game than I am.

    5. That sounds like an implied challenge from you...!

  4. Yo, Ludwig fangirl. Your worst comments listed here are bs. You have a history with that.

    1. Lmao okay. You should give me a worst comment too pal.

    2. Wait 'til GOTY 2021, then. We'll see.

  5. Bobby should win best character. It's nice to be able to talk to someone that isn't a toad, even if he's still pretty generic. Given how often new Pokémon games come out, best new Pokémon should almost have its own category. I wonder where future new pokemon games will take place, seeing as how they are scraping the bottom of the barrel for new pokemon regions, is there any room left on Pokemon earth? I wonder if they ever thought they would get this far. As for music, Paper Mario all the way. I miss the zaniness of the original osts, but origami king really knew how to jam. Have you heard Autumn Mountain Battle? It's so so good.

    1. Thanks for your input.

      The only new Pokémon in 2020 were the handful of DLC ones they introduced, and my favourites of those are Galarian Slowbro and Galarian Articuno, because I like arm cannons and lasers, respectively.


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