Fire Emblem, Dragon Quest Builders 2, Resident Evil 2, Sekiro.. maybe a few others that I cannot recall. RE2 is my runner-up, just amazing game. I hated Sekiro and is my most disappointing game of the year, maybe all time.
The thing with Astral (at least for me) is every chapter gets better and better, with the last chapter being amazing. So the game just builds an epic feeling.
Of that whole list I've only played Sekiro, but I'd put Sekiro in my top 10 games of the year xD I think this year off the top of my head I've played roughly 40-50 games. I haven't played alot of Astral Chain, not sure if i will continue as i didn't enjoy what i played. I think my favorite games I've played this year are Hollow Knight(I know some are older) , Apex Legends, Kingdom Hearts 3, Astro Bot, Xenoblade chronicles 2 off the top of my head.