I'm gonna take that invitation to disagree and use it to disagree strongly. First as others have pointed out saying that Thomas Was Alone out writes every other game ignores To the Moon, and I would also add katawa-shoujo to the "excellently written games" list. Second I remember in his Dead Space review Yahtzee mocked the game for trying to make us feel something about it's protagonist, comparing it to trying to make us feel sorry for a lamp because it fell down. This about sums up why I don't care about Thomas Was Alone, it is almost literally trying to make you feel sorry for a lamp, and asking me to feel something about a bunch of squares running around on a white background is a good to make me feel absolutely nothing. Although I was complaining about TWD and Journey being overly common GOTY picks, at least I can understand why people chose them, even if I disagree, but with Thomas Was Alone I'm left absolutely baffled as to how anyone can enjoy the tedious gameplay, let alone actually feel any emotion towards its story. I guess some people are just really easily driven to emotion.