Stand aside, Malenia and Kratos! The best game of 2022 at the BAFTAs is an indie that costs just 5 euros
Considering a project as the “best game of X year” is a guarantee that it will be talked about and prestigious. 2022 has been full of great exponents and we cannot deny the results of many ceremonies, but the winning game in the BAFTA 2023which reward last year’s titles, is none other than Vampire Survivors, a true indie madness fest who took our hearts away at the beginning of 2022.
Yes, not Elden Ring, God of War: Ragnarök or even The Last of Us Remake. Poncle’s work is extremely basic, but by no means unworthy of praise. We are facing a roguelite of vampires extremely complex where, if you are prone to losing patience due to the thousand and one items on the screen, better not try it.
A little indie which arrived on the market in October 2022 after having been a little less than 1 year in early access. In fact, its success on Steam came even before its full release, and that is that by February 2022, it became a real hit because it cost just 2 euros (although with the full version it has increased to 5 euro).
But, without losing the thread of the BAFTA 2023, the poncle game competed in category with wonders like the aforementioned Elden Ring or God of War: Ragnarök, but also with smaller experiences like Stray or Cult of the Lamb. It is often said that the BAFTAs have a lot more eye for the indies and they are not relegated to minor categories, and crowning the most important category we have a Marvel Snap that arrived in the middle of the year.
In fact, powerful games have won in categories that are usually “minor” in other awards such as the TGA, while games like Tunic have won for best debut, the same Vampire Survivors for best design, or Immortality being crowned best narrative of the year. . Undoubtedly, some awards that many consider crazy but that must always be taken into account for their little homogeneitysomething that we must applaud.
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