It's unfortunate that having to draw a new rule came about as a result of a game being a contender, rather than them naturally deciding at a point to say games on early access should be considered when they are first released vs an arbitrary date was given for release when a developer felt comfortable enough to finally say ok this is a full release.
I think it's kind of bull shit on the recent bombcast they said it's ok it's coming out fully in December it counts, they still haven't given an actual date which to my mind means it may slip. So I think either abandon the rule altogether or deem that it's not eligible for this year and if it does happen to launch afterwards it can be 2018's 2017 GOTY.
God this is shitty. I paid for content for content on PC and then kinda stopped playing when there were inklings it was coming to consoles, only put a couple of hours in wish I had put more in now (not saying I alone could have saved them)
Yes boycotted I played the beta didn't have fun and as soon as I got a whiff of the loot system being utterly broken and annoying I cancelled my preorder (yes I know people say no reason to preorder, it's dumb blah blah, but in Canada it isn't I'm not paying $79.99 per game when they do offers at E3 where ya can preorder selected games for $49.99)
I can see the case for Yes but at least where I'm up to this is not being dealt with as an theme. If the game was hitting those notes of genocide/racial prejudice, colonisation etc... (the list goes on) and trying to question it but then I don't think it is at all.
I think there are definitely alternative versions of the story to tell... Sarah Connor Chronicles did cracking job of that. However nothing else has managed it... Terminator 3 had an unbelievable ending that it just didn't earn. Salvation was just dull and Genysis was an absolute mess.
Linda Hamilton being back certainly does make this interesting to say the least.