This is a bot that's already been banned, but sure, I'll play along.
BotW is great, but I'm not sure if I'd really say it's number one. As good as it is in many respects, the tedium of inventory management and middling boss dungeons are enough to keep it out of first place for me. Certainly still a contender for my personal top 10 or top 20 though.
Metacritic reviews are the last place to go for any meaningful perspective on games.
That said, there's a lot of legitimate criticism to level towards both the game and Naughty Dog's development practices, and it really sucks that the feedback is also interspersed with inane homophobic/transphobic/misogynistic trash comments.
I played some of the SD vs. Raw games a few years ago and had a pretty good time with them. It's weird how from a high-level, they're pretty similar in structure and features to the 2K era games, but they're just so much more engrossing and fun to play.
It was definitely a poorly chosen analogy for Jeff, but I think it blew up in a way that wasn't really constructive for anyone. That said, it's also kinda Jeff's fault for doubling down and not accepting the criticism.
The whole beef between Jason Schreier and Druckmann/Barlog is a whole other animal, and I think it's fair to wonder if those guys hold some particular grudge towards Jason for openly talking about crunch and employee well-being at those studios.