For many gamers, 2014 was “The Year of Disappointment”. Some big titles didn’t live up to consumers’ expectations and due to that, many have donned that infamous title to this past year. The question is, was 2014 really a disappointment, or did a few titles sour gamers’ outlook on the rest of the year? Let’s jump in and take a look.
We all know the disppointment that Destiny, Assassin’s Creed Unity and Watch_Dogs brought to the greater gaming community. Although I did enjoy all three titles, there were many that couldn’t stand these games and after their releases took to message boards, forums and YouTube comment sections to share their frustrations.
These frustrations caused many gamers to call 2014 a disappointment. Personally, I think that is far from the truth. In my eyes, we got quality titles and many fun experiences. Yes, they might not all be AAA titles with 500 million USD budgets, but nonetheless they’re still a lot of fun and worth any gamers time.
Here’s a list of titles that came out in this “disappointing” year:
- Dragon Age: Inquisition
- Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
- Far Cry 4
- Mario Kart 8
- Wolfenstein: The New Order
- South Park: The Stick of Truth
- Shovel Knight
- Sunset Overdrive
- Super Smash Bros for Wii U / 3DS
- Infamous Second Son
- Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
- Child of Light
- Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare
Now look at that list. Still think that 2014 in and of itself was disappointing, or do you think it just had a few disappointing titles. I believe just that. I truly think that Destiny, Assassin’s Creed Unity and Watch_Dogs just left a bad taste in a lot of gamers’ mouths. 2014 was a pretty good year for gaming and I really hope that many more people can come to see that.
I know that I cannot wait to see what 2015 has in store for us, but I already know that I’ll be playing many of these games far into 2015. Maybe when the end of 2015 rolls around, we can judge it as a whole and not based of three games that did not preform as well as we all thought they would? One can only hope.