Since we're approaching the end of our GOTY 2010 reveal, it's time to think again about what's next: the Game of the 2010s!
As we discussed before, the only games eligible would be those who made the top 25 of each year (with only a top 20 in the case of two years).
I agree that voting for only 5 or 8 games would be pretty limiting, with such a wide range of beloved eligible games. I feel like a sweet spot would be 15 or 20 games.
I'm afraid to go higher than that because some people would then struggle to provide a full list (there are years when people tell me they can only name one or two games).
With that said, I'm suggesting the following: you will rank your top 15 games + 5 optional honorable mentions. Hopefully this is an achievable number for everyone.
In terms of scoring, I want to do things a bit differently. We could say #1 gets 20pts, #2 gets 19pts, ... until #20 gets 1pt. However, that means the #1 spot gets 20 times more points than the last spot. In other words, a game could get 19 honorable mentions and be ranked below a game that got a single #1 spot. Doesn't feel right.
In order to curb this difference, I'd like to suggest the following:
- #1 gets 25 points, #2 gets 20 points. The top spot gets a clear distinction from the rest of the pack.
- The 5 honorable mentions get 5 points each (so the top spot gets 5 times more points than a HM, rather than 20 times).
- Every game in between is separated by 1 point, with the exception of 2 points between #15 and the HMs, to reflect the importance of making the top 15.
How does all of that sound?