Have games made your list that have had game crippling bugs or had poor optimization?
Two games I'm considering for my own list this year are Miasmata and The Walking Dead. Miasmata being made by 2 dudes, while most of it is technically impressive, it just won't run on my relatively powerful laptop. Runs fine on my gaming PC, but just riddled with crippling slow framerate on my laptop which can run most current gen games at a relatively high settings for the most part.
The Walking Dead on the other hand had the save game bug. Every time a new episode of TWD was released my save game became corrupted. And because I wanted to stay up to date, I played through the first chapter to the current episode each time. Miasmata's problem seems more excusable while TWD does not to me due to one didn't detract from my experience. Not being able to play that game between breaks at on my laptop isn't the same as being forced to replay a game that is all about narrative.
I'm going through my list and TWD which I really enjoyed might be cut due to this, what do you guys think?