Funky_Pigeon911 is another Redditor who is upset that Stray was nominated over their personal favorite of the year. The Redditor argues, “Neon White got screwed over. Reviewed extremely well, everyone seemed to like it, super unique, and it got beat out by funny cat game.”
As has been the case in previous years, only one indie game was nominated for GOTY, and as there’s seemingly one token space for such a game, Neon White hardly had a chance given how stacked of a year it was. However, Neon White is still a fantastic indie game that has jaw-dropping art direction, and its first-person action is delightfully lightning-fast. In any other year, the game absolutely would have been nominated.