For #4 this year, it came down to two very different games. One was the start of a brand new franchise, while the other was an attempt to win over new fans on an old one. For me, I went with the one that actually made me take a look at something new.
Yakuza Kiwami is the name for the HD remaster of the original Yakuza. Released in 2005, the Yakuza series has been an almost spiritual successor to Shenmue. While the series has developed a cult following, it hasn’t achieved mainstream success, and why Sega is essentially doing a redo for new fans. If you didn’t like Yakuza Zero, Kiwami won’t change your mind, but this is definitely more than just a repackaging.