Comparatively it was. The fact you guys are listing Indie and Remakes... basically demonstrates as much.
And really it makes sense, both Sony and Microsoft released new systems, so clearly resources were migrated over the last couple years. And there was this thing called Covid, which likely caused delays in development.
But I don't ruin anybody's parade. If you want to think this year was just the amazing, so be it. I just posted my opinion, which was this year was weak, weakest since this generation started (particularly for Nintendo).
Both qualifies for GOTY, and there is also spin-offs... the fact you don't like them or think they shouldn't be included doesn't change the fact that they count and can be strong competitors, even more when FF7R shouldn't even be called a remake since it only follows the basic storyline from the original and have same cast, everything else is completely different, could have been called FFXVI Part I and with very minor changes no one would complain it isn't a new game.
There have been many years that were weaker than this one, and if TLOU2 was released on 2019 it would have dominated nominations and victories just the same. You not particularly liking the game doesn't change that. I have found TW3 to be very boring even after trying to accept it for like 40h of play, and from memory I don't remember a big number of great games released that year, doesn't change the merits of its GOTY.