The GILM Awards - Vote for your favs of the year!


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Hey GILMEES!
(Games I Love Most Entry ExpertS)

We’ve been hard at work monitoring the nominations and tallying them up, watching you all make strong cases for your favorite things of 2017 and support each others’ nominations as well. Thanks to everyone who participated, from everyone on the Waypoint forum moderation team.

Now then, for Phase II: the voting. Every nomination deserves a GILM award of the heart, but only one from each category can be the overall winner of the forum. We need your help to go down this list and vote your favorite out of the nominations in each category. You will get one vote per category. Keep an open mind and consider all the options your fellow forum mates have pushed into Phase II!

Please note that each poll is a separate post in this thread, not their own threads. The helpful links below can make it easier to navigate. Also note that Favorite Moment has been made spoiler-free with the specifics of each nominated moment blurred out.

The polls will close December 27th 11PM EST, so make your votes while this thread is fresh in your mind!

(If you misclick your choice you can refresh the page and choose again)

Click the links below to hop straight to each poll

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The GILM Award Winners — Waypoint Community’s Favorites of 2017
The GILM Awards — Feedback Thread
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Favorite Big Developer Game

  • Assassin’s Creed Origins / Ubisoft Montreal , Bucharest , Kiev , Shanghai
  • Dishonored: Death of the Outsider / Arkane Studios
  • Divinity: Original Sin 2 / Larian Studios
  • Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth / Atlus
  • Horizon Zero Dawn / Guerilla Games
  • Metroid: Samus Returns / MercurySteam
  • Nier: Automata / Platinum Games
  • Persona 5 / Atlus
  • Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds / Bluehole
  • Prey / Arkane Studios
  • Resident Evil 7 / Capcom
  • Super Mario Odyssey / Nintendo
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild / Nintendo
  • Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus / Machine Games
  • Yakuza 0 / Sega

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The GILM Award Winners — Waypoint Community’s Favorites of 2017
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Favorite Small Developer Game

  • Battle Chef Brigade / Trinket Studios
  • Butterfly Soup / Brianna Lei
  • Cuphead / Studio MDHR
  • Dujanah / J. King-Spooner
  • Freeways / Captain Games
  • Heat Signature / Suspicious Developments
  • Hollow Knight / Team Cherry
  • Night in the Woods / Infinite Fall
  • Pyre / Supergiant Games
  • Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment / Yacht Club Games
  • Steamworld Dig 2 / Image & Form
  • Subsurface Circular / Bithell Games
  • Tacoma / Fullbright
  • The Norwood Suite / Cosmo D
  • The Signal From Tolva / Big Robot Ltd.
  • Universal Paperclips / Frank Lantz
  • West of Loathing / Asymmetric Publications
  • What Remains of Edith Finch / Giant Sparrow

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The GILM Award Winners — Waypoint Community’s Favorites of 2017
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Favorite Narrative

  • Butterfly Soup / Brianna Lei
  • Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice / Ninja Theory
  • Horizon Zero Dawn / Guerilla Games
  • Nier Automata / Platinum Games
  • Night in the Woods / Infinite Fall
  • Persona 5 / Atlus
  • Prey / Arkane Studios
  • Pyre / Supergiant Games
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild / Nintendo
  • What Remains of Edith Finch / Giant Sparrow
  • Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus / Machines Games

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The GILM Award Winners — Waypoint Community’s Favorites of 2017
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Favorite Game Music

  • Cuphead / Studio MDHR
  • Destiny 2 / Bungie
  • Dujanah / J. King-Spooner
  • Hatsune Miku Project DIVA Future Tone / Sega
  • Hollow Knight / Team Cherry
  • Nier: Automata / Platinum Games
  • Night in the Woods / Infinite Fall
  • Persona 5 / Atlus
  • Prey / Arkane Studios
  • Pyre / Supergiant Games
  • Sonic Mania / PagodaWest Games and Headcannon
  • Splatoon 2 / Nintendo
  • Super Mario Odyssey / Nintendo
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild / Nintendo
  • The Sexy Brutale / Cavalier Game Studios and Tequila Works
  • Yakuza 0 / Sega

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The GILM Award Winners — Waypoint Community’s Favorites of 2017
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Favorite Characters

  • Assassin’s Creed Origins / 4 Ubisoft Studios
  • Butterfly Soup / Brianna Lei
  • Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony / Spike Chunsoft
  • Golf Story / Sidebar Games
  • Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle / Ubisoft Paris and Milan
  • Nier: Automata / Platinum Games
  • Night in the Woods / Infinite Fall
  • Persona 5 / Atlus
  • Pyre / Supergiant Games
  • Super Mario Odyssey / Nintendo
  • Tacoma / Fullbright
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild / Nintendo
  • Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus / Machines Games
  • Yakuza 0 / Sega

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The GILM Award Winners — Waypoint Community’s Favorites of 2017
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Favorite Chillout Game Presented by Haypoint

  • Assassin’s Creed Origins / Ubisoft Montreal, Bucharest, Kiev, Shanghai
  • Cat Quest / The Gentlebros
  • Destiny 2 / Bungie
  • Everything / David OReilly
  • Heat Signature / Suspicious Developments
  • Love Nikki: Dress Up Queen
  • MLB The Show 17 / SIE San Diego Studio
  • Picross S / Jupiter
  • Reigns: Her Majesty / Nerial & Synaptic Insight Technology Systems
  • Slime Rancher / Monomi Park
  • Steamworld Dig 2 / Image & Form
  • Superflight / GrizzlyGames
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild / Nintendo

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The GILM Award Winners — Waypoint Community’s Favorites of 2017
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Favorite Audio Experience

  • Cuphead / Studio MDHR
  • Destiny 2 / Bungie
  • Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice / Ninja Theory
  • Hollow Knight / Team Cherry
  • Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds / Bluehole
  • Prey / Arkane Studios
  • Pyre / Supergiant Games
  • Splatoon 2 / Nintendo
  • Super Mario Odyssey / Nintendo
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild / Nintendo

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The GILM Award Winners — Waypoint Community’s Favorites of 2017
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Favorite Aesthetic

  • Absolver / Sloclap
  • ARMS / Nintendo
  • Battle Chef Brigade / Trinket Studios
  • Cuphead / Studio MDHR
  • Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony / Spike Chunsoft
  • Destiny 2 / Bungie
  • Dream Daddy: A Dad Dating Simulator / Game Grumps
  • Gravity Rush 2 / SIE Japan Studio and Project Siren
  • Hollow Knight / Team Cherry
  • Horizon Zero Dawn / Guerilla Games
  • Nier: Automata / Platinum Games
  • Night in the Woods / Infinite Fall
  • Opus Magnum / Zachtronics
  • Persona 5 / Atlus
  • Prey / Arkane Studios
  • Pyre / Supergiant Games
  • Splatoon 2 / Nintendo
  • Steamworld Dig 2 / Image & Form
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild / Nintendo
  • The Sexy Brutale / Cavalier Game Studios and Tequila Works
  • The Shrouded Isle / Kitfox Games
  • What Remains of Edith Finch / Giant Sparrow

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The GILM Award Winners — Waypoint Community’s Favorites of 2017
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Favorite Mobile Game

  • Animal Crossing Pocket Camp / Nintendo
  • Crazy Taxi: Gazillionaire / Sega
  • Fire Emblem Heroes / Nintendo
  • HQ / Intermedia Labs
  • Love Nikki: Dress Up Queen
  • Million Onion Hotel / Onion Games K.K.
  • Monument Valley 2 / Ustwo Games
  • Reigns: Her Majesty / Nerial & Synaptic Insight Technology Systems
  • Ticket to Earth / Robot Circus
  • Typeshift / Zach Gage
  • Yu-gi-oh Duel Links / Konami

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The GILM Award Winners — Waypoint Community’s Favorites of 2017
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Favorite Anime

  • ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept.
  • Castlevania
  • Descending Stories: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju Season 2
  • Interviews With Monster Girls
  • Kemono Friends
  • Land of the Lustrous
  • Little Witch Academia
  • Made in Abyss
  • March Comes in Like a Lion
  • Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid
  • My Hero Academia
  • Neo Yokio
  • Princess Principal
  • Re:Creators

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The GILM Award Winners — Waypoint Community’s Favorites of 2017
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Favorite Comic

  • 4 Kids Walk Into A Bank
  • Aliens: Dead Orbit
  • Beowulf by Santiago Garcia and David Rubin
  • Black Bolt, Vol. 1
  • Cucumber Quest {2017 run}
  • Delicious in Dungeon
  • Endtown
  • Moonstruck
  • My Favorite Thing Is Monsters
  • My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness
  • On a Sunbeam {2017 run}
  • Prophet Vol. 5
  • Satania
  • The Flintstones {2017 run}
  • The Legend of Korra: Turf Wars Pt. 1
  • The Mighty Thor by Jason Aaron
  • Their Story

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The GILM Award Winners — Waypoint Community’s Favorites of 2017
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Favorite Movie

  • A Ghost Story
  • Atomic Blonde
  • Blade Runner 2049
  • Call Me By Your Name
  • Dunkirk
  • Get Out
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
  • Lady Bird
  • Lego Batman
  • Logan
  • Okja
  • Spider-man Homecoming
  • The Big Sick
  • The Florida Project
  • Thor: Ragnarok
  • Your Name

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The GILM Award Winners — Waypoint Community’s Favorites of 2017
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Favorite TV Show

  • A Series of Unfortunate Events
  • American Vandal
  • Better Call Saul
  • Bojack Horseman
  • Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
  • Desus and Mero
  • GLOW
  • Halt and Catch Fire
  • Insecure
  • Legion
  • Master of None
  • Star Trek: Discovery
  • The Good Place
  • The Handmaid’s Tale
  • Twin Peaks: The Return

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The GILM Award Winners — Waypoint Community’s Favorites of 2017
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Favorite Podcast

  • Department of New Business
  • Ear Hustle
  • Fave This
  • I Only Listen To The Mountain Goats
  • Important If True
  • Let’s Watch 2 Movies
  • Logged Off
  • My Favorite Murder
  • S-Town
  • The Butterfly Effect with Jon Ronson
  • The Magnus Archives
  • The Polygon Show
  • Trust Issues
  • Waypoint Radio
  • Wonderful!

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The GILM Award Winners — Waypoint Community’s Favorites of 2017
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Favorite Music: Album

  • 4:44 by Jay-Z
  • ALL-AMERIKKKAN BADA$$ by Joey Bada$$
  • Arca by Arca
  • Big Fish Theory by Vince Staples
  • Ctrl by SZA
  • DAMN by Kendrick Lamar
  • Flower Boy by Tyler The Creator
  • Goths by The Mountain Goats
  • Melodrama by Lorde
  • Mount Eerie - A Crow Looked At Me
  • Mouth Moods by Neil Cicirega
  • Narkopop by Gas
  • Romaplasm by Baths
  • SATURATION II by BROCKHAMPTON
  • Slowdive by Slowdive

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The GILM Award Winners — Waypoint Community’s Favorites of 2017
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Favorite Music: Song

  • Biking by Frank Ocean (feat. Jay Z and Tyler, The Creator)
  • Cut to the Feeling by Carly Rae Jepsen
  • Dance! by Macross 82-99
  • Dum Surfer by King Krule
  • Fake Happy by Paramore
  • Fear by Kendrick Lamar
  • Happy Birthday, Johnny - St. Vincent
  • Hard Times by Paramore
  • Kyoumen no Nami - YURiKA
  • Luis Fonsi by Despacito ft. Daddy Yankee
  • Normal Girl by SZA
  • ONE III NOTES - Shadow and Truth
  • Pieces/Ruins by P.O.S.
  • Shelved by The Mountain Goats
  • Tee Time by Vulfpeck
  • The Way You Used to Do by Queens of the Stone Age
  • Up All Night by Beck

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The GILM Award Winners — Waypoint Community’s Favorites of 2017
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Favorite Moment

(Special Note: Some of these moments have been kept purposefully vague to avoid spoilers. To find out exactly what the moment is, scroll down and find the blurred spoiler next to the game’s name underneath the poll.)

  • Paraglider Get (The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild)
  • The Climax (Butterfly Soup)
  • R (Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony)
  • Can (What Remains of Edith Finch)
  • Finding a Surprise Solution (Heat Signature)
  • Makoto’s Awakening (Persona 5)
  • The Trick (Persona 5)
  • K (Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus)
  • Ending E (NieR: Automata)
  • P (NieR: Automata)
  • Selmers (Night In The Woods)
  • Opening (Prey 2016)
  • Getting a Chicken Dinner (PlayerUnknown’s BATTLEGROUNDS)
  • Majima’s Intro (Yakuza 0)

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R (Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony) The major reveal at the end of the game. I haven’t played,
but from my understanding this is the Big One - Mello

Can (What Remains of Edith Finch) The entirety of the cannery sequence.

The Trick (Persona 5) When you are led to believe your character has been killed, but it was in fact an illusion.

K (Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus) From arriving to BJ’s family’s residence to killing his father, the entire sequence, but mostly specifically killing his father.

P (NieR: Automata) The choice you make with Pascal.

Selmers (Night In The Woods) The poem by Selmers delivered in the library, which is That Real Shit.

Opening (Prey 2017) Specifically how the game messes with your level of perception of what is happening in the opening.


The GILM Award Winners — Waypoint Community’s Favorites of 2017
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What's Your GoTY List? (2017 edition)
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