Throughout the past decade, there have been countless underappreciated gems – which deserved far more attention than they received. Psychonauts and Okami are prime examples, revered critically but ignored commercially – largely ignored by the general public.
In fairness, 2007-2017 has produced some incredible games which actually received the attention they deserved – Bioshock, Skyrim, The Witcher 3, Grand Theft Auto V, for instance. Independent games have been more popular than ever – but, that said – the crossover between ridiculous successful and unfathomably terrible games is greater than we’d like to admit.
Franchises like Call of Duty and Assassin’s Creed continue to dominate commercially – despite a noticeably drop in quality over the years. Besides that, there’s really no excuse for the success of bland, dismal shooters like Destiny and Evolve.
Sure, there’s been worse games – the vast majority on Steam – but, those games weren’t supported by massive publishers and trusted developers. These games were…