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Nintendo Life’s Alternative Game Awards 2022

Best 3DS Game
Winning purely because it’s the only 3DS game released this year that we reviewed, Fragrant Story deserves a look all the same.
It’s a strange micro-strategy RPG that made waves by being the last ever 3DS game released in North America, and although ...’s not the best strategy RPG we’ve ever played, it’s worth a punt as a curiosity more than anything else.
This one’s a toss-up between Xenoblade Chronicles 3, Neon White, Splatoon 3, TMNT: Shredder’s Revenge, Pokémon Scarlet ...
Best Soundtrack
...& Violet, Signalis, Kirby, Sonic Frontiers, Cult of the Lamb, Bayonetta 3, and oh goodness, about 50 other games.
The Frog Fractions Award For ‘Best Bait-And-Switch Game’
We do, and that’s why we created this award.
This year, the award is split into three pieces, with each third going equally to Inscryption, Tunic, and Omori.
Unfortunately, we can’t tell you why these games are winners, just that they are.
The Switch has always been a great place for games that let you zone out, and 2022 was a great year for it, too.
Best ‘No Thoughts Head Empty’ Game
Our ultimate winner is Dorfromantik, a gorgeously chill game about building pretty little countryside vignettes.
Can’t you just feel the stress seeping out of your bones?
Turn the page to find our picks for the Best Doom Clone, Most Long-Winded Switch Game Title, and the hotly-fought ‘It’s About Bloody Time’ Award…