Earlier today we posted our annual Game of the Year awards. The deserving winners were the results of group thought, discussion and vote. The Judge's Awards, though, are all about one person's choice.
Every man, his dog and his dog's pet rabbit have a "best of" list. This isn't one of those. This is Metacritic's "best of", meaning it was compiled not by fragile human subjectivity, but numbers.
We're bound to be choking on "Best Of" lists by the end of the week, packed with big-budget, AAA-caliber games. But what about the little guys, the Multiwinias and Newtonicas?
Every year I vote on a number of different game of the year, best of E3, best of whatever awards and every year I run into the same problem: The categories never really work for me. Often it ends up feeling like you're trying to squeeze a round peg into a square hole and hope for the best. Thing is, I don't really…