It's a great time to be a gamer, with 2018 looking set to continue what's been a stellar run of titles over the last few years. Big games like Red Dead Redemption 2, God of War and Smash Bros. are likely to keep us happy for a long time.
That being said, as Sea of Thieves released recently to lukewarm reception, doubt has been cast over the remainder of some of the biggest titles coming this year. There's an awful lot of huge names coming out and chances are they won't all be winners. It's better to prepare yourselves now for what lies ahead.
Of course, disappointment is subjective, but there is precedent in the industry for hotly anticipated titles to upset those waiting for them. That's not to say any of these will be the sort of PR disaster that a game like No Man's Sky was, but it's worth tempering expectations.
No game is perfect, and there are concerns to be had with anything yet to be released, especially one that so many people are looking forward to. Whether those concerns come to fruition or not, is another matter entirely...