I think it will literally need to be Best Open World next year, or Best Environmental Storytelling, or... Best World You'd Want To Live In, or some other permutation. I get what Alex was going for but there's probably too many perspectives on this within games compared to other media so it's not too surprising that it got confusing.
Not a lot of surprises in the Best or Worst Game categories, though they got lucky with PUBG coming out of Early Access right after they recorded this.
Big props to Abby for pulling an Austin and getting Dream Daddy on the big list. (Maybe I'm crazy, but didn't Yakuza 0 come out last year?)
Persona 5 being dropped so quickly from Best Cast was surprising though. But I'm glad Night in the Woods got plenty of recognition there, in previous categories, and even in the Top 10.