It's generally a bad idea to trust more than a few specific reviewers you have chosen for yourself. No point in listening to reviewers who don't share your values and priorities even if their taste sometimes aligns by accident.
But yeah, it has been a pretty miserable year for me. Basically all of the games I looked forward to disappointed me deeply on some level and all for different reasons. And I really had a lot of games I was looking forward to :(
Next year should be a lot better though. Far Cry 5, Octopath and DQ11 should all be pretty good.
What games dissapointed you? Octopath is good going by the demo. Love the art style and ost so far. DQ11 ill try. Never played a dq before. Ironically my goat is a SE game from the 90s......so i should be more into SE games :p