Sometimes the biggest disappointments of the year aren't the games that just come out and flail horribly on the market like a fish lying in a puddle of water being shocked by a downed power line. Sometimes the biggest disappointments are the games that seemed to promise more than what they delivered.

So quite naturally, we have a top 10 biggest game disappointments of 2016 list to round out some games that seemed to under-deliver when it came to gameplay, content, story and scope. Many of the games on this particular list are sequels to timeless classics, so you probably won't be too surprised at the reasons behind some games ending up on the list for the reasons they did. These aren't necessarily "bad" games. Some of them are still great, but for one reason or another, they failed to provide something that we were expecting.

Uncharted 4

10. Uncharted 4: A Thief's End

I know it's like sacrilege to talk negative about Neil Druckmann and Bruce Strayley's writing and directing, but I just felt the tag-team didn't quite deliver with Uncharted 4. Yeah, the story was solid, serious and mature -- insofar of recognizing Nathan and Elena growing older and taking on more responsibilities in life. However, it was that same maturity that belied the charm of the Uncharted franchise, resulting in a less over-the-top, less interesting adventure that was more restrained than the previous three titles.

The platforming was buttery smooth, and the new grappling hook allowed for some great takedown moments. However, the fighting system was scaled back from Uncharted 3, no longer allowing gamers to throw counters. This resulted in the fighting being well animated but less unpredictable and challenging than Uncharted 3. There were also fewer blockbuster set-pieces, with nothing matching the train sequence in Uncharted 2 or the airplane sequence in Uncharted 3. This didn't make Uncharted 4 bad by any stretch of the imagination, but it was a disappointing entry in such a high caliber series, especially coming off two sequels that were nearly pitch perfect in my book.

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