Marketing can really elevate the levels of hype ahead of a game’s release. A sequel comes with built in expectations. A novel game can get people very excited for something new. Unfortunately, we usually know about a game’s release long before launch and, worse, we are doomed to be disappointed from time to time. It can feel a bit like wasted energy.
Here’s a list of five 2018 games that had potential, but ultimately failed to be huge successes.