Sunday January 01, 2017

The Biggest Video Game Disappointments Of 2016

If there was one thing that disappointed me the most last year it was games that shipped broken on the PC. Sure, this isn't something that just started last year but damn man, there sure were a lot of them in 2016.

This is a perennial thing, but it was as bad in 2016 as it’s been any other year. Too many PC games were released with sub-par optimization and other performance issues, from the less egregious jankiness of XCOM 2 and Hitman to the woeful launch state of No Man’s Sky, Mafia 3 and Dishonored 2. Each game had us wasting untold hours on the bizarre rituals we perform while impatiently waiting for patches, and we’ll never get those hours back.