NDTV: Two of the most praised games of this year are Shadow of Mordor and Alien: Isolation. New titles like Destiny and Titanfall were the most anticipated names to watch this year, while few were expecting great things out of games based on existing film franchises. Yet on Metacritic - an aggregator of game reviews - you can see that these franchise games were much better received, by critics and users alike.
Trying to compare these very different games is of course silly, but it does raise an interesting point. When video games based on movies are widely acknowledged as terrible - and vice versa too, as anyone who has watched movies based on video games can tell you - how is it that two of the best received games of the year are based on movies?