Genshin Impact and Sonic Frontiers gamers are having a fierce battle to win the Player’s Voice award of The Game Awards.
While gamer Genshin Impact is alleging that Sonic Frontiers fans started a fight and even used bots to win the Player’s Voice award of The Game Awards 2022, the Sonic fan community is not giving up. A stiff rivalry has developed between fans of the two games as both Genshin Impact and Sonic Frontiers are vying for this community-voted prize.
The first open-world title in the iconic classic Sonic the Hedgehog series, Sonic Frontiers, was released earlier this year to lukewarm reviews by many players and critics alike. Although the game was praised for introducing new gameplay elements while successfully translating the series’ signature fast-paced gameplay into an open-world setting, technical issues and a double open world when lifeless has led to mixed reviews on Metacritic for Sonic Frontiers. After failing to receive nominations in other categories at The Game Awards, Sonic Frontiers fans have pinned their hopes on the game’s growing community to win the Player’s Voice award.
In numerous posts on Reddit, Twitter and even Facebook, fans of HoYoVerse’s action RPG Genshin Impact said the Sonic community has been “toxic” too much and criticized Genshin Impact, so they will fight to win. this award. Later, international Genshin Impact gamers alleged that Sonic Frontiers fans used bots to increase the game’s votes for the award after Sonic Team’s latest title garnered thousands of votes in just under a decade. short time. Based on graphs from contest tracking site The Game Awards, Genshin Impact fans suggest that the spike in votes is “evidence” of bot use, although there is no corroborating evidence. for those statements. Attempting to defuse tensions over bot usage, a Reddit post shared a tweet stating that the spike in votes was the result of a mining test and that the votes were randomly added. accidental.
Ahead of The Game Awards, Genshin Impact unexpectedly surpassed heavyweights such as Elden Ring and God of War: Ragnarok in the vote for Player’s Voice award. The only game that can remain competitive with HoYoVerse’s hit title is Sonic Frontiers, which trails Genshin Impact in second place after the third round of voting. Some fans of both games have made varying accusations against the rival game’s fan base as the competition grows stiffer, with Genshin Impact players releasing a statement. The Sonic community cheats votes while Sonic Frontiers fans claim HoYoVerse bribes players with in-game items.
Whether it’s a battle between consoles or The Game Awards’ gaming awards, passionate players can sometimes go too far from liking one title and start lashing out at others. unfairly. While only one game was able to win the Player’s Voice award in the end, it was clear that both titles brought immense joy to their respective fans. So when the competition ends, whoever wins, hopefully both games will continue to bring joy to gamers and the gaming communities on both sides will respect each other.
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