Of course this place is in flames too. "It doesn't deserve to win." It's a goddamn public poll. It deserves however many people decide that it does deserve to win. And in the end, more people thought this other game deserves to win. Such is life. It's not even the ACTUAL Game of the Year award, so it's funny to see people act like not winning is an actual condemnation of the game and a validation of their own feelings about it. "No, see, it doesn't deserve to win because of the terrain and the Cyber Space and its not actually good, you guys have low standards and" And yes, even if it DID win, it doesn't mean it's the best game ever. It'd be nice if it won, but it didn't so oh well. And let's be honest, even if it did "deserve it" it still wouldn't be nominated for the real award. Frontiers could be that perfect Sonic game you dreamed of but never actually think would exist, and it would, at best, be nominated for "Best Family Game." Like Mania! Xenoblade 3 loses in Music to GOW (and it is an actual travesty that Frontiers didn't even get nominated in this category), GOW gets immediately nominated for everything relevant despite being a last-second entry, and GOW gets nearly every award except for the actual GOTY Award. If you think it's about any "objective" qualities, it's not.