@delitist: I completely agree about the passion versus “controller in hand fun” thing. I think it’s unfair to discount a game from early in the year because you’re not going back to it or currently super invested in it. It flies in the face of the insistence that games from early in the year will not be forgotten. Remembering they exist isn’t really enough, they have to be held to the same standards. There’s no real way of knowing if, six months from now, games from the back half of the year they’re currently super into will still hold their attention like that, but Horizon is repeatedly being dinged for something other games aren’t having to contend with - a cooling off period. It’s not necessarily an easy problem to solve, but it sure is frustrating.