Though some might disagree, I found 2015 to be an excellent year for gaming, as it managed to impress me upon every passing glance; you’d be hard pressed to find a better year that excellently adhered to tried and true formulas while occasionally implementing innovative risks with selective new IP’s. However every rose is not without its thorn, as each and every year will have its own fair share of disappointments and 2015 was no exception. Understand that disappointing doesn’t necessarily equate to mediocrity, in fact some of these games are great, but they were just unable to live up to expectations and/or bit off more than they could chew. I made a conscious effort to avoid certain titles as their reception was nothing short of abysmal, and I don’t know about you, but I personally don’t find enjoyment in playing mediocre titles. So with that being said, titles such as Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 and Devil’s Third will not be included in this list. These are simply five games that had the potential to be amazing, but to due obtuse design choices, ended up being a lowlight of 2015.
Honestly, 2016 is currently off to a rocky start as I was greeted to the new year by a death in the family; luckily, my good friend Luke at SpaceFuelledGaming has given me something to look forward to, a tiny glimmer of good news. This nomination may seem trivial or insignificant to some, but these fun little awards have always intrigued me and being nominated for one is simply a delight. So I’d like to say thank you Luke, for giving me a moment to breathe and escape the hectic trauma that has plagued my personal life.