Can’t confidenty vote for any of these titles for GOTY. And I’ve played all of them, save for Company of Heroes.
I agree with McBain above – Dark Messiah, despite its problems, was more enjoyable than all of the listed games (save CoH, which I can’t speak for).
GalCiv2: Got old really, really quick. Hopefully the expansion will bring it closer to a MoO2 level of flexibility and intrigue.
Oblivion: Dark Brotherhood was serene. Main quest was awful. Game mechanics were broken. Horse Armor was disgraceful. Call it an RPG and it’s disappointment of the year, call it an FPS and it’s still a worse FPS than Dark Messiah.
Company of Heroes: Like I said, haven’t played it. World War 2 = ultra boring, I don’t care how mechanically awesome it is. Waiting for <$20.
Space Rangers 2: A cult classic. I enjoyed it the first time I played it, but couldn’t get into it after that, despite its touted replayability. It’s also a year old and doesn’t belong on this list.
Titan Quest: Not meaty or balanced enough. Unlike Diablo 2, where I was excited to transition from Normal to Nightmare, when I beat Titan Quest on Normal, I was just… bored. Again, good while it lasted, but hardly memorable.
Neverwinter Nights 2: Runs like crap on my top of the line rig, which is odd since it’s basically a normal mapped, higher-res textures NWN1. OC is also majorly disappointing, with forced party compositions, braindead AI, etc.