I'm not sure why you're sad. SteamGAF has a wide variety of tastes. So in a year with prime stealth, shooter, RPG, puzzle, city/coaster builder, space sim, visual novel, rogue like, CCGs, fighters, and meta games, the chance of being into all genres is very slim.Yeah, thanks jshackles. These top tens are always interesting, particularly with the experimental DLC/EA categories.
I'm really floored by all of the Doom love. Never would've expected so much over it, although I admit I haven't played it myself.
This year was... too good?!
Overall, as others have mentioned, the top 10 is bound to be saturated by hyped up AAA games. More people played = more people put on their GOTY, especially since the games were generally of good quality.
The indie darlings of the year are Stardew Valley and The Witness. Wonder which one will take the top spot in the regular GoTY?
I think that the top 20 is probably the best way to look at this list. There is a 3 way tie for 20, so I guess maybe top 23 is probably a good way to look at the list. 2 of the games I voted for are 20th best game on SteamGAF.
Dammit, I was not aware there was a Steam community thread and I play almost exclusively on PC. Should have cast my votes there. Nm, quite good outcome. My vote in the overall goty-thread placed The Witness on #1, Quadrilateral Cowboy #2 and Inside on #3. Lots of games I haven't played as usual, happy to see Factorio high up among EA-games. I'll be there to vote next year. =)
My thoughts are that 1. Civ 6 is still prohibitively expensive for most people on Steam and 2. A lot of people aren't *that* into the genre and are perfectly happy with Civ5+DLC. I'll admit I was surprised to see Civ 6 SO low on the list but, it makes sense.