I’m liking the list this year. Thanks for bringing it together, as always. My #1 was #2 so I can be happy about that.
Not surprised by Old World. I’m currently playing it but hadn’t gotten enough in to feel I could vote it into a goty. Only picked it up on the end of year sales on Epic. Who knows how it’d have ended up if I had the chance to play it some more.
I’m surprised by all the Solasta love; I’m playing it now (via Game Pass), and while it’s definitely fun, it’s a far stretch from goty material for me.
As always, it elevated some other games that weren’t on my radar to possible watches for later, namely Wildermyth and Gloomhaven. Inscryption is already on my wishlists.
But sad about Life is Strange: True Colors getting so little love. I guess a lot of people skipped it due to the perceived money’s worth (cost per hour of gameplay). I bought the Ultimate Edition on PS5 and did not regret it, although the remakes of the first games are yet to be released. Possible it may not have have clicked with the Qt3 crowd these days, either.