Your 2021 GOTY Picks
No specific categories are expected, but if I could suggest:
2021 Console Exclusive Choice
2021 Backlog Achievement
2021 Online Game Award
And how about:
2021 Most Frustrating Award
But add your own choices if you'd like, nothing written in stone, just some fun looking back.
My 2021 GOTY is probably It Takes Two simply because it was an enjoyable multiplayer game that I could spend time playing with my wife. The game's story wasn't terribly awesome, but I enjoyed the gameplay and that it was challenging enough without being frustrating to my wife. In contrast, we just finished Sackboy and she was pretty done at about the 80% mark of the game. The runner up would be the rerelease of Super Mario 3D World for Switch. We still haven't finished it but that's something we're working through with the kids.
My 2021 Exclusive Choice is Ratchet and Clank A Rift Apart. It was a short game, I finished it in about a week. But it didn't overstay it's welcome and it was all fun. The graphics were quite kickass, hard to believe it's a launch title and it looks that great.
My backlog achievement is Ghosts of Tsushima. It would be my 2021 game but it came out last year. It's Assassin's Creed Japan but better, just loved that game.
My Online choice is Back4Blood. I don't think I've played it for more than 30 hours but I know this game is something I'll be revisiting many, many times with friends. L4D is (sort of) back!
I don't have a frustrating choice right now, but I'll think on it.