The little shit sites are run by one guy and the big sites they all have access to every console.
Okay but I can’t see one guy on the big sites choosing the GOTY, there will be voting, and a game more people have played will have a bigger chance of winning an award, otherwise we would see much weirder choices.
Anyway, I still root for both Housemarque and Arkane this year. It’s fun when devs try new stuff. Neon Giant / The Ascent should at least get nominated as well, such a sleeper hit among gamers, one of my favorites this year so far.
Ratchet & Clank is my big blockbuster choice. If nothing else I want it to get some kind of localization or family award. It’s amazing what they did, sounds like a Disney movie production, superb voice-acting even up here in tiny Sweden, made it one of the most enjoyable play-throughs I’ve ever done with my kids because of that.