We will have the usual debate about why a game should or should not be in the resulting short list and it results into a short list that we will use in the GOTY contest a couple of days later. It will be based on the suggestions made and finalized in my usual autocratic decision style.
When we have the GOTY contest we will have that same discussion again, because there are always people who completely missed the debate about reducing the long list into a short list
Glad to hear it. Thanks. Maybe this year we'll need a special, one-time, best of JRPG category?
I just see that now, but I was feeling the same. It's taking a more and more important part apparently, and players are more strongly divided on the genre than many other variations on the format. That's my impression anyway.
When I search for news, I find more and more articles on JRPGs, sometimes it tends to drown the rest (in the RPG genre, not overall).