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Spider-Man 2 Fans Upset After It Received Nothing at The Game Awards Regardless of 7 Nominations

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Fans have taken to social media to vent their shock and frustration after Insomniac Games’ Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 didn’t internet a single win at The Game Awards 2023, regardless of being nominated in seven classes.

Spider-Man 2 launched on October 20 to a heat essential and fan reception and was subsequently nominated for Game of the Year, Best Game Direction, Best Narrative, Best Audio Design, Best Performance, Innovation in Accessibility, and Best Action/Adventure Game, in addition to the Player’s Voice Award at The Game Awards.

Unfortunately for Insomniac, 2023 was filled with fierce competitors equivalent to The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, Alan Wake 2, and Baldur’s Gate 3, and Spider-Man 2 was edged out of all seven award catagories in consequence.

Others have been extra pragmatic concerning the lack of awards, with many citing the slew of top of the range video games launched all through 2023 because the reasoning behind the judging selections. “It is smart,” wrote Redditor tylernazario. “The gameplay was an enchancment from the primary however the story was a step down by way of high quality and size. Plus this yr was stacked with numerous nice video games”.

Insomniac reacted with grace and was fast to thank followers and congratulate the winners of this yr’s awards. “A significant thanks to everybody who nominated Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 in a number of classes at The Game Awards this yr” it mentioned on X/Twitter. “It’s an honour to have had your assist. Congrats to all of the winners and nominees. You all deserved it.”

The story mirrors the outcomes of the 2018 awards present, which noticed the primary title in Insomniac’s Spider-Man collection edged out by the likes of Red Dead Redemption 2 and God of War after additionally being nominated in seven catagories.

In IGN’s 8/10 overview of the newest, we mentioned that “Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 delivers Insomniac’s greatest story but, and regardless of its open world falling brief, is a reliably enjoyable superhero energy journey”. For extra insights into the event of Spider-Man 2 make sure to take a look at the IGN Roundtable dialogue between Remedy Entertainment’s artistic director Sam Lake, and Insomniac’s senior narrative director John McAdam.

Of course The Game Awards is not all about, properly, awards. It’s additionally about juicy recreation reveals. This yr noticed the disclosing of Hideo Kojima’s model new horror IP Overdose, together with God of War DLC, a brand new Blade title from Arkane Studios, and a number of different titles. Stick with IGN to make amends for all the winners, and each recreation introduced throughout The Game Awards 2023.

Anthony is a contract contributor protecting science and video gaming information for IGN. He has over eight years expertise of protecting breaking developments in a number of scientific fields and completely no time to your shenanigans. Follow him on Twitter @BeardConGamer

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