Well, I beat Brothers, so I guess I'm a masochist, yeah.
But seriously, bad games and games you dislike are really good learning opportunities. By playing games you don't like, you can examine what that says about your tastes and biases. By examining games that you believe are poorly made (or at least flawed), you can learn a lot of lessons about game design that will help you both expand your tastes and narrow down what you like and dislike about elements of games.
And if you are a game developer, it's a great way of learning about the pros and cons of all sorts of elements in a game. Every game can be dissected down into smaller elements and examined and I'd argue that you learn just as much playing the bad games as the good games.
@big_denim: Yes, that is a screenshot of Oreshika. Yes, there was an English translation, though all the voice acting is Japanese only (you can turn it off if you want) and it was only ever released here digitally (though, it is only $20 for essentially a retail length game). Apparently a demo was just released on PSN a while ago, so check it out!
Majora's Mask 3D is the ACTUAL best game to come out this year, and will likely be the case up until year end, but it's a quasi-remake of a classic, so I'll leave it off the list. And Grim Fandango too for the same reason.
Oreshika: Cursed Bloodlines is pretty much the closest thing to a Game of the Year contender that I've played so far this year. Fantastic dungeon crawling JRPG with a great premise and can alter it's pacing based on how long you want the experience to be (I'm playing on the 70 hour setting, but you can beat it in 30 hours if you want).
Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate and Apotheon are both contenders for the end of the year list.
Still want to play Bloodborne (no PS4), Type-0 (no Xbone either), Axiom Verge (waiting on Vita version), Grow Home (Need to do work on my PC, not play games!), Ori and the Blind Forest (same as Grow Home), and Helldivers (don't have the people to play with right now). Also waiting for games like Massive Chalice, Darkest Dungeon, and Life is Strange to be completed until I can dive into them.
But yeah, I have a feeling that, even after playing those games, Oreshika will still be up near the top when 2016 rolls around.
I noticed a lot of Nintendo games on that list and that is A-OK with me... it seems we share a number of games that we're looking forward to. Bloodborne, Mario Maker, and Kirby are three that I'm really excited for that you listed here
I can guarantee you that there will be more Nintendo games in the rest of the list! :D Glad you're enjoying it so far.