As much as I love God of War (4) I’d still pick some other before it as “my favorite”. Nier Automata, MHW Iceborne and Bloodborne for example. And many others in the PS4 library would be in the conversation, like Uncharted 4, Horizon, Witcher 3, Spiderman, its hard to say were I'd rank them all. Feels like a luxury to even be able to say that "i'd pick games before" a fantastic game like GOW. Thats how good the PS4 library is. Its hard to pick "just that one game".
I have doubts if Ghost of Tsushima even belongs in the conversation tbh, Sucker Punch productions do decent games – and that’s what I think GoT will end up being, “decent”, but they haven’t done a single “great” game so far that leaves a mark like GOW or TLOU. But hey, it could go either way. We'll see. And I have great expectations for TLOU2 and Naughty Dog is yet to make a bad game. But again, it could go either way. Sequels are tricky.
But none of this matters because the single best game of the Ps4, Switch, Xbox and PC is Hollow Knight.
Guerilla went from Killzone good to Horizon good this gen.
Sucker Punch is following, will go from Infamous good to Ghost of Tsushima good.
(Now thinking about it Media Molecule is also very likely taking a massive step from being Little Big Planet good to Dreams good)
Seems like their new IPs are WAY above their older ones.
I have no doubts about Ghost of Tsushima after what they showed us, that will be GOTG material.
I also have no doubts TLoU2 will be people's choice, ND deserves all the praise they get, and TLoU is the undisputed best game from last generation, but even so... Ghost of Tsushima is the game that excites me the most right now. I can't say it'll be better than TLoU2 or Gow4 because yeah, Naughty Dog and Santa Monica are way ahead of Sucker Punch, but that might change next year.