Gamer Limit writes: "The interactive media industry is one of ever-constant innovation and advancement. Each new title carries with it the obligation to provide a hook - some unique bullet point on a features list that sets the game apart from the veritable swarm of competition. What results is a digital arms race - better graphics, better multiplayer, better AI, better everything. With that, comes the expectation of the audience that a particular title is the next big thing - even if it's not.
We gamers are an excitable bunch. When a title catches our collective eye, we often set aside rationality in favor of anticipation. We shovel each trailer, screenshot, and press release into the Hype Train's boiler, further accelerating our expectations. Eventually the train reaches such a velocity that the game itself can no longer keep up, resulting in a phenomenon known as Overhype"