In this day and age, it seems impossible to miss all the hype – deserved and otherwise – that surrounds big name game releases. We judge whether a game is worth buying before it even hits its release date. And we may find that our predictions were spot on, or we may be sorely disappointed with a game that was all hype and no substance.
Rarely does the opposite occur: very little anticipation for a game predicted to be average at best, which then blows our meager expectations completely out of the water. This was the case with Super Mario 3D World.