Octodad: Dadliest Catch all the way came out in 2014 (nothing in the releases tab says otherwise) but it's still listed as 2013 for some reason so I can't put it in. They could look at the new shorts or the main stuff and I'd be happy. I put in Broken Age as a substitute just because that's probably going to be my GOTY as it stands now and it only got one QL EX.
I actually think they did a decent job of looking at most of what mattered from this year in some form whether QL, Unfinished, or UPF segment. In fact if you look back, GOTY podcasts maintain a good track record of mentioning most of what mattered and sometimes including games they didn't show off themselves. Sure they could show stuff off again but I'd rather this be more about leaning into what they missed rather than play something they've done before (albeit maybe lightly.) With that said, with how many different answers this is going to get, I wouldn't put too much stock into one game making it over another since the GOTY podcasts will be the main avenue for that.
Overall the only stuff I don't think they looked at at all that they should have were the two Amplitude releases Endless Legend and Dungeon of the Endless and the two major 3DS releases they missed in Kirby: Triple Deluxe and Fantasy Life. Barring those which I would put first, I think enough people were talking about both Monument Valley earlier in the year and 80 Days lately to warrant a look. My list would be those first four and Octodad as my banner to wave.