Originally Posted by Magic Mushroom
I know the audience is there, but I would like to see more critics (not just Edge and a few others) give their GotY to games that don't fit the big budget game aimed at a mass audience moniker. There's so much more to this industry. Where are the Japanese games or the indies? If I look at film lists at the end of the year, you don't see 200 awards for the same Hollywood blockbuster. How can shallow bullshit like Shadow over Mordor beat the rich mechanical intricacies of a Bayonetta 2 for example, let alone Dragon Age? Those type of games never seem to stand a chance when it comes to overall GotY picks, so kudos to the media that do dig a little deeper.
I understand your frustration, but it's just how the industry work. People tend to pick the bigger and more heavily marketed games (Bloodborne was actually heavily marketed iirc) than the other ones. And we really have to remind you once more, that these awards are coming from western audience. You'll find more Japanese games getting awards in Japanese media.
And anyway, how about your picks?
You don't list that many Japanese or indie games on your gaf goty list
. There are so many good Japanese games and indies that were released in 2015. Ori, Axiom Verge, Titan Souls, Invisible Ink, Undertale, etc are just a small list that I can remember. If you're really not into western video games, there are still several smaller budget Japanese games released in 2015, like Disgaea 5, Zestiria, XenobladeX, etc.