For me, it's not enough that a 'game of the generation' is best/fun, there's another factor I look at: impact. In that arena, CoD 4 is without equal in the 7th gen.
GotG and GotY are two different things. Also, see my reply to Ka-pi96.
If you want to have your own definition go ahead
duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"
Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"
Azzanation: "PS5 wouldn't sold out at launch without scalpers."