Forbes: "It was hard to not be a little cynical about AAA games in 2014. We saw broken releases, lackluster sequels, and halfhearted sequels. Even the relative successes were mostly fine: game of the year mostly went to Dragon Age: Inquisition, a solid, but ultimately unremarkable RPG. Far Cry 4 was a fine follow-up to Far Cry 3, but it felt rote in the light of its predecessor. Watch Dogs fell flat, Destiny launched real weird. By the time we reached the second holiday season for the Xbox One/PS4 generation, I still couldn’t recommend any of my friends upgrade. Today, however, I’m playing Metal Gear Solid 5. And I’m feeling much, much better."