Game of the Year 2015: Art of Challenge

A lot of games are hard. Here are some sterling examples of difficulty; games that are using challenge in fantastic ways.

Runners-up

Bloodborne

Bloodborne Game of the Year 2015: Art of Challenge Award
brilliant cross-section between western and eastern design, the result [something] that’s almost a throwback, but is still modern enough.
— Raphael

Flywrench

Flywrench Game of the Year 2015: Art of Challenge Award
The levels are even faster than Super Meat Boy (2010). Levels are [regularly] 5 seconds.
— Olivier

Monster Hunter 4: Ultimate

Monster Hunter 4: Ultimate 3ds Game of the Year 2015: Art of Challenge Award
You don’t make mistakes in Monster Hunter, or else you’re going to end up being eaten by monsters, and you don’t want to cause you’re playing with your friends and that’s embarrassing.
— Andrew

Ori and the Blind Forest

Ori and the Blind Forest Game of the Year 2015: Art of Challenge Award
You start to figure out the choreography ... it feels pretty incredible.
— Andrew

*drum roll* And the winner is...

Snakebird

Snakebird Game of the Year 2015: Art of Challenge Award
I thought I had the hang of this game and then it gave me two snakebirds, and I was like “lol bye. See you never!”
— Anna
I would like more people to experience the blistering anger of these snakebirds
— Raphael

Art of Challenge Award nominees

Bloodborne
Flywrench
Monster Hunter 4: Ultimate
Ori and the Blind Forest
Snakebird (winner)

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