Oh. I meant Nier:Automata, Horizon:Zero Dawn and Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. All three the top games for me. Seems we were on different pages, my bad.
Nier.....ok, it was weird from the start. But Platinum integration was a totally different approach. And money? Really? Nier has probably the least amount of funding a game of it's level gets. Always did. Maybe it will change in future thanks to Automata. As for talent, all were different and weird, it took a lot of convincing and in general fan support for this game to even exist.
EDIT: Nier might be a cult classic, but people who loved it rarely forgot about it. It does keep a weird lasting impression.
And Zelda's approach was really different this time. They took a lot of risk and it all paid off. Especially with the art design. Takes guts to use a different art style in a AAA game which also has a burden for a whole new console launch.
As for NioH, it's a copycat for sure. >_>