I've played three new releases this year, out of the fifteen games I've beat. Many of those are first time playthroughs of older games and some are replays. Even if game awards don't mean anything, we still like awarding excellence in gaming. So, what is your Game of the Year for 2017? I've played Horizon Zero Dawn, Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice, and am well into Middle Earth: Shadow of War . I've not finished Shadow of War; I'm over thirty hours in. Its nothing close to the other two, but its still fun.
My pick is Horizon Zero Dawn. Outstanding game. Took me time to go from really liking it to loving it, but in the end its one of the top ten best games I've ever played. Intriguing story, great protagonist (I love Aloy ), beautiful open world, a stunning musical score, etc. Hellblade is quite a unique experience. Visualizing hallucinations and psychosis, plus hearing it through some of the absolute best sound design I've experienced in a game (binaural sound design) was striking.
What are your picks? I bet Zelda: Breath of the Wild wins Game of the Year from The Game Awards...sadly enough. HZD and Hellblade are unique in what they offer though.