Although it's still early days, the latest gaming generation could turn out to be one of the best ever if its current trajectory can be maintained.
With hundreds of releases for gamers to wade through, both the Xbox One and the PS4 have garnered an accepted 'canon' of great games that are considered the very pinnacle of what the medium has to offer. Including the likes of The Witcher 3 and Uncharted 4, these releases have become so revered that even the slightest criticisms of their merits are waved off as trolling.
However, just because something is considered to be the greatest thing ever, doesn't mean it actually is. A new title that does something new or 'innovative' is often cut a lot of slack, and it can lead to some games being completely overrated.
Consequently, as the years wear on certain titles have become culturally untouchable, established as the generation's bar of quality for every game to be compared to, even if they're not perfect themselves.
It might not be their fault, but there's no denying that plenty of releases so far this generation have gained a reputation for being perfect, despite being riddled with crippling flaws that players happily pretend aren't there.