You know what’s sad? This was on the previous version of my shortlist. I had a feeling. I knew it struck a chord with Graham (he did write a paragraph about it, MiniMatt, but it was buried in a What Are We Playing This Week); Matt’s video of course didn’t come out till after the calendar closed. The only reason I knocked it off (in favor of either Rime or Yonder) was trying to modify things to include Katharine-John joint votes.
Everything they have picked is either endorsed by me or on my wishlist, so I can’t actually say “no this is bad what are you doing,” but it’s definitely a case where I overthought it/overesearched. Going with my gut would have produced better results.
We’re getting closer and closer to the obvious picks being revealed; I’m calling Rime, Little Nightmares, Dishonored: Death of the Outsider dead and gone. Probably Yonder and Thimbleweed Park too (which was always a stretch pick, I took it off and on but finally stuck it as an aspirational because it deserves it, though it was almost certainly doomed by John’s lukewarm response).