Griefed! Podcast #91: 2014 Shorties Round 1

The debates have begun! Who will take home the coveted “Most Awkward Moment” award, who will win “Most Depressing Game of the Year” and who will have a long interminable speech? There’s only one way to find out! Well two. You could just read the rest of this post, but that’s no fun! Check out the podcast! Join Alex and myself as debate through our categories for Most Disappointing Game, Best Choice, Best Episodic Series Not Done, Best Launch Game, Worst Launch Game, Most Awkward Moment, Best Reboot, Most Depressing Game, Spooooooookiest Game, Best First Person Non Shooter, Best Divekick Move, Best Divekick Character, Best Bow, Best Probably Unnecessary Sequel, Genres That Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop, Weirdest Game and more on this episode of Griefed! Recorded on January 1st 2014.

Most Disappointing Game:

The Cave

Runner’s Up: The Bureau: XCom Declassified, Killer is Dead

Weirdest Game:

Bientot l’ete

Runner’s Up: Dive Kick, AntiChamber

Genres That Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop:

First Person Indie Exploration

Runner’s Up: Roguelike, Anything Based on Lovecraft

Best Probably Unnecessary Sequel:

Dead Space 3

Runner’s Up: God of War: Ascension, Gears of War: Judgement

Best Bow:

Bo Jackson

Runner’s Up: Crysis 3, Tomb Raider

Best Divekick Character:

Mr N

Runner’s Up: Kick, Uncle Sensei

Best Divekick Move:


Runner’s Up: Dive

Best First Person Non Shooter:

Gone Home

Runner’s Up: Stanley Parable, Year Walk

Spooooooookiest Game:


Runner’s Up: Year Walk, Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs

Most Depressing Game:

The Last of Us

Runner’s Up: Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, Papers Please

Best Reboot:


Runner’s Up: Tomb Raider, SimCity

Most Awkward Moment:

Gigolo Missions in Killer is Dead

Runner’s Up: Burying your Brother in Brothers, Interrogating People in Papers Please

Worst Launch Game:

Killzone: Shadow Falls

Runner’s Up: Lococycle, Contrast

Best Launch Game:

Peggle 2

Runner’s Up: Dead Rising 3, Assassin’s Creed 4

Best Episodic Series Not Done:

Kentucky Route Zero

Runner’s Up: Fable, Walking Dead Season 2

Best Choice:

Choosing Left or Right in Stanley Parable

Runner’s Up: Choosing to burn down the house or not in Beyond Two Souls, Everything About Your Job in Papers Please