The Canadian Video Game Awards are produced by Reboot Communications and Greedy Productions and award video games developed in Canada. This year they included games that were released in 2013 and 2014.
Here are some highlights from the winners list:
Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag won a few awards for 2013 including Best Console Game, Best Game Design, Best New Character, Best Writing and Game of the Year! Batman: Arkham Origins won Best Animation and Best Visual Arts.
In 2014, Watch Dogs won Game of the Year and Best Console Game and Best Technology. Child of Light won 5 awards.
Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag (Rated M 17+ – Mature)
Assassin’s Creed is one of my husband’s favourite game series. I’ve played parts of it too, mostly helping him out with the puzzles. Black Flag has the most amazing graphics I think. Look at that blue water! You can dive underwater and investigate treasure chest, swim through sunked ship ruins and dodge sharks. Perfect for the history lover as each game includes historical places and facts.
It is the sixth major installment in the Assassin’s Creed series, a sequel to 2012’s Assassin’s Creed III ’s modern story and a prequel to its historical storyline. The story is set in the early 18th century Caribbean during the Golden Age of Piracy, and follows notorious pirate Edward Kenway, grandfather of Assassin’s Creed III protagonist Ratonhnhaké:ton, who stumbles upon the conflict waged by the Assassins and Templars. Unlike previous games, gameplay elements focus more on ship-based exploration in the open world map, while also retaining the series’ third-person land-based exploration, melee combat, and stealth system.–Wikipedia
Batman Arkham Origins (Rated T – Teen)
Another favourite of my husbands is the Batman games. I played Arkham Asylum but I haven’t tried this one yet. Although Batman isn’t my favourite superhero the games are fun, especially when you use all his special gadgets to accomplish what you are supposed to do. This is third game in the Arkham series.
Arkham Origins is an open world action-adventure game incorporating stealth game tactics. The game’s main storyline is set five years before that of 2009’s Batman: Arkham Asylum and follows a younger, less-refined Batman. A bounty is placed on him by crime lord Black Mask, drawing eight of the world’s greatest assassins to Gotham City on Christmas Eve. The villains, including the Joker and Anarky, take advantage of the chaos to launch nefarious schemes, while Gotham City police try to apprehend Batman. –Wikipedia
Watch _Dogs (Rated M 17+ – Mature)
This is a game I’m not familiar with but it seems very popular.
Watch Dogs is an action-adventure game played from a third-person perspective. Players complete missions—linear scenarios with set objectives—to progress through the story. Outside of missions, players can freely roam the open world of Chicago. The world may be fully explored from the beginning of the game without restrictions, although story progress unlocks more gameplay content.–Wikipedia
Child of Light (Rated E10+ – Everyone 10+)
This is one that I am really looking forward to playing. I just love the graphics.
Child of Light centers on Aurora, a girl from 1895 Austria who contracts a physical ailment that kills her. A protection spell cast by her mother causes Aurora to wake up on an altar in the mythical land of Lemuria. Lemuria has had its sun, moon and stars stolen by the Dark Queen, Umbra. Aurora is tasked with recovering the celestial bodies and ultimately reuniting with her father, who is a duke. Helped by her playable companion Igniculus the firefly and several unlikely allies, Aurora will face her darkest fears in this modern take on a coming-of-age story.–Wikipedia
Have you played any of these games?