Have no expectations and you’ll never be disappointed.
What about average? Do we not do average anymore?
By being a AAA title means that average is not an option. Indie games can be average, AAA cannot. Not with the budgets they are sporting.
From the developer’s side of course they can’t. I’m mostly speaking of the consumer/critic side of things. That’s the one that mostly matters to me.
From the consumers’ point-of-view, our expectations for AAA titles are higher. So average is seen as underperforming.
Having no expectations… Honestly, I don’t think that is possible.
Having no expectations and expecting something to suck both mean I’m not buying the game.
For me the difference between having no expectation and poor expectations isn’t about whether or not I buy the game but whether or not I keep an eye out for it. Because, as much as I’d like to pretend otherwise, I am a dumb man easily swayed by my own hype and cynicism.
Agreed. In fact ME4 is a pretty good example, it was disappointingly average and not up to the standard of its predecessors, but still an average game.