My favorite video game this year is Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. Were it anything but a video game a movie, a book, a television show, a Vine, anything really I would despise it.
The game doesn't conceal its warts. An espionage adventure, set in Afghanistan and a vague location in central Africa in the 1980s, it treats historical real world conflicts with the subtlety and complexity of a sledge hammer, casually aligning its perverted and non-sensical conspiracy theory plot alongside events that led to the deaths of thousands across the globe. As social commentary, it's shallow at best, and repugnant at worst.