This happens all the time. No matter how epic the battle, once begun, the thing sounds more or less like a bingo game: People shout out numbers and other people get excited about them.
Pixel City Dev Blog
An attempt to make a good looking cityscape with nothing but simple tricks and a few rectangles of light.
Even allegedly smart people can make life-changing blunders that seem very, very obvious in retrospect.
Batman: Arkham Origins
A breakdown of how this game faltered when the franchise was given to a different studio.
Grand Theft Railroad
Grand Theft Auto is a lousy, cheating jerk of a game.
Shamus Plays LOTRO
As someone who loves Tolkein lore and despises silly MMO quests, this game left me deeply conflicted.