Rise of the Tomb Raider is not only essential, it's poised to be endearing snapshot of America's battle over religious freedoms.
Black Ops III tries something different, but it's wrong headed approach ruins otherwise strong context.
Somewhere exists a thing which explains the basic tenants of Halo 5's story, but it's not Halo 5. Then, once vaunted multplayer is bogged down by microtransactions. For shame.
NBA 2K16 attempts something novel - a full sports narrative by Spike Lee - but is crushed by server failures and lack of development.