Evolving predictions of GoTY nominees 2017

I'd like to cover what I believe to be the top candidates for game of the year 2017. As games come out this list has the potential to change and to evolve. These selections are from what I have seen, heard and/or experienced this year. Also seeing as how many of these are games that I have not played or have not yet had the opportunity to play, I am also basing these choices off of reception, anticipation and popularity.