TLDR - Sorry about the length… Suffice to say watch the link and let me know what you think about hype in the gaming industry.
Check out this video. Marcostyle and a guest spend nearly 20 minutes discussing hype and ridiculous expectations which develop before games are even released. They make some great points and dive into the hype/hate correlation. IMHO there are too many people who both cannot be satisfied and are the loudest critics on forums, comments, etc.
Its one thing if the game is broken (AC Unity or WB Batman on PC), but the game simply not meeting the expectations you made for it yourself should not give you the right to spew negativity towards a developer. (Assuming the developer did not lie or really exaggerate details about the game).
I would love to hear y’alls thoughts on this. I am fairly easily satisfied, but I am also a realist bordering on pessimist so I rarely have really high expectations! Excluding Evolve I cannot remember an AAA game I have played recently which I did not enjoy to some extent, regardless of my preconceived ideas about it. Have I been disappointed to some extent, yes. However, I never was so displeased that I wanted to yell and scream harsh criticisms across the internet. Has any game ever boiled your blood to that extent?
Less than 24hrs for XBone and 48 for PS4/PC. Don’t get too hyped