Just before I left, Halo 5 came out, and I instantly fell in love with its multiplayer. The first day I got home, I downloaded Star Wars Battlefront and Fallout 4, and haven't even had time to start the latter.
I'd been busy for a few months, knee-deep in The Witcher 3 (which is a fantastic game). I can't wait to get to back to it. But I'm so enjoying the multiplayer modes in Halo 5 and Battlefront, I don't know when I'll have the time. I know for sure once I start Fallout 4, I'm going to have a hard time putting it down. I've also only scratched the surface of Metal Gear Solid 5.
2015 has turned out to be a banner year in video game history. The last huge year that I remember was 2007. Bioshock came out in August, and blew the gaming community away. It was easily one of the best video game narratives ever created. Halo 3 was released in September. Call of Duty IV debuted in early November, and proved to be the first enormous advance in first-person shooters in years. Crysis, Mass Effect, and Rockband all came out in the middle of November, 2007. Talk about a crowded field! The first Assassin's Creed was released that fall as well.
So while the second half of 2015 may not be as huge as 2007, it certainly feels big. The games are finally looking and feeling very next gen. Just like with TV, there's too much terrific content at the moment for the time available to enjoy it all. I would love to play the new Tomb Raider, but there just aren't enough hours in the day.
I don't know how 2016 is going to shape up. I have a feeling we're going to get at least a couple of the huge titles we've been waiting for. Hopefully we'll have a few months of a break so we can catch up on this fantastic second half of 2015, which has turned out to be one of the best gaming years in recent memory.