With all the delays to 2023 and titles that remain without release dates, this year has still been great for video games. Classics like Horizon Forbidden West dominated headlines but even smaller titles like Tunic, NORCO and Citizen Sleeper have been exceptional experiences. But for every game that showed promise, there have been several disappointments thus far. Let’s take a look at 15 such titles here.
The day it was announced, nearly everyone expected Diablo Immortal to be a pay-to-win shitshow. The final product somehow exceeded their wildest expectations with a battle pass, premium battle pass, empowered battle pass, materials, bundles, cosmetics – anything and everything was for sale. Let’s not even get into entire endgame mechanics – like Awakening – only accessible by spending money. The real tragedy is that even if that was all stripped away, you’re left with a middling, dumbed-down clone of Diablo 3 with a terrible UI and loot.