What?! Fallout 4 only came few days ago, how can it possibly be nominated for GOTY?
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HoS was arguably better than TW3 itself. Anyway, I think the game will take 3 awards of those 7, namely 'Developer of the Year', 'Best Narrative' and 'Best RPG'.HoS alone was better than any game I've played in years, let alone the whole game. GOTY that is.
I'd give best RPG to Pillars of Eternity. For me personally it's surely the best RPG of the year - good roleplaying, supports Linux at launch and released DRM-free.
And Witcher 3 and Divinity: Original Sin could share the Golden Duke Nukem award for most anticipated vaporware of the year. ;D
I found Pillars of Eternity to be boring as tears. Also, supporting Linux and not using DRM software has nothing to do with the "best RPG" category.
Not sure what you mean about the whole vaporware thing. Duke Nukem was in development for something like 15 years, Divinity and Wild Hunt about 3-4. Both games exceeded my expectations.