Just yesterday I saw someone comment about how crappy 2016 had been for video games. And I had to do a double take: I thought 2016 had been a pretty solid year so far. Weren't launches a little better? We had VR headsets. And there has been some cracking games to boot.
But what do you think about 2016 so far?
There's probably no doubt that the launch of virtual reality has been a touch underwhelming, at least as far as the Rift and HTC Vive were concerned. There still isn't a killer app as such for VR yet, although what I've seen of RecRoom looks pretty damn amazing.
It's been a good year for indie games, though. If you can put the No Man's Sky drama to one side, we've had big hits like Stardew Valley and SUPERHOT. They didn't explode quite the same way as Rocket League, but they've done well for themselves.
Battlerite has done well of late, Paladins has been wonderful for Hi-Rez already, Total War: WARHAMMER has been a big hit for Creative Assembly and Rainbow Six: Siege has enjoyed a resurgence. The Witcher 3's expansion was superb from everything I've heard, Overwatch and DOOM were fantastic, and Planet Coaster is looking really, really good.
Also, DOOM provided me with one of my more favourite screenshots.
But apparently that's not a popular view. Maybe I'm wrong. Maybe 2016 hasn't been a great year for gaming. What do you think?