Why 2012 will be better than 2011

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  • coomber 28 Nov 2011 22:44:59 336 posts
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    A lot of people have been saying what a great year 2011 was for gamers. I agree.

    It was skill.

    But does anyone else think 2012 is already looking to be even more of a corker?

    Just looking at the first three months of 2012 throws up a list of games which look great.

    I'll start with this, possibly left-field suggestion:

    Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

    PS3 owners may finally have their copies of Skyrim working by February, but if not they should give this a try. Oblivion meets R.A. Salvatore for what could be a great open-world RPG that might even work out of the box.

    The week before you've got Metal Gear Solid HD Collection. Yes, yes, yes, I know you can import it on PS3 already. And that all the games are old. And that some people think Metal Gear games aren't great. But it's my bloody thread so bollocks to that.

    I can't wait to finally play Peace Walker - and for those who haven't played MGS2 or 3, you can't complain with this much game for just £30.

    In March it goes mental.

    "It's a shooter!" "They dumbed it down!" "Mining is boring!" All right, maybe mining is boring, but Mass Effect 3 is still going to be brilliant, if only because you can nob an alien.

    And if that's not bonkers enough, Yakuza: Dead Souls comes along and says: "Hello, we got bored of being an RPG-lite beat 'em up and decided to throw zombies and guns at a successful series for a laugh because we're Japanese and that's how we roll."

    (Possibly) even better in the shoot 'em up stakes is Max Payne 3. Not only do you get to shoot people in slow-mo, you get to put on weight and go bald.

    And now that PC owners have beta-tested it for us (joke!), Witcher 2 arrives on the 360 for more fantasy hacking and slashing and multiple pathing brilliance.

    And, just because I love this series even if it seems to be the in thing to slag it off nowadays because "it's not as good as the second game", Silent Hill: Downpour emerges from the fog, making our radios go all crackly and says "Fear me! For I am still your best bet of a decent survival horror title this year, you ungrateful gits!"

    So is it just me, or are we all a bunch of lucky so-and-so's?!
  • Deleted user 28 November 2011 22:49:56
    coomber wrote:
    It was skill.
    The fuck?
  • Deleted user 28 November 2011 22:50:32
    Also: so many sequels.
  • Jacksie66 28 Nov 2011 22:52:51 574 posts
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    The world economy will implode, world war 3 will kick off and Mario Balotelli will go a week with out doin something ridiculous.
    May god have mercy on us all...
  • Xardan 28 Nov 2011 22:57:28 717 posts
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    What was so good about 2011 exactly? The abundance of sequels?

    Yeah great...

    But Witcher 2 for the 360 and Mass Effect 3 and Bioshock Infinite will hopefully be great.

    “You are what you write.”

  • king26 28 Nov 2011 23:10:03 546 posts
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    Dark Souls
    Zelda SS
    Uncharted 3
    Deus Ex HR
    Battlefield 3
    Skyrim
    Killzone 3
    Portal 2
    Motorstorm 3
    Forza 4
    Little Big Planet 2
    Dead Space 2
    inFamous 2
    Yes a lot of sequels but the amount of amazing games in 2011 was excellent, many of which were PS3 exclusives. Looking at 2012 Sony doesn't seem as eager as the have in the past (developers gearing towards next gen?). Though Far Cry 3 is looking awesome.
  • beastmaster 28 Nov 2011 23:10:50 11,448 posts
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    Never mind the games. There's a fuckton of ace films coming out.

    The Resident Evil films. I'm one of the reasons they keep making them.

  • Deleted user 28 November 2011 23:13:36
    Should be a good year and probably the last hurrah for this generation. On top of whats been mentioned you have the likes of:

    Tomb Raider
    Hitman
    Darksiders 2
    Borderlands 2
    Aliens

    And the Wii U will at last give us HD Nintendo exclusives.
  • Kano-11 28 Nov 2011 23:21:53 38 posts
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    If GTA V release's in 2012, Yes 2012 will be lightyears better than this year.
    That's providing WW3 or the end of the world doesn't mess up the inevitable midnight release.
  • richardiox 28 Nov 2011 23:26:26 5,611 posts
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    Mirrors Edge 2
    New SSX (in Feb)
    Trials Evo
    Metro: Last Light

    Are all also tickling my fancy, in addition to the above.

    Also Skyrim DLC / Expansion.
  • NOSAVIOUR 28 Nov 2011 23:28:53 2,804 posts
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    No new Zelda so it can't be better.
  • disusedgenius 28 Nov 2011 23:30:54 5,359 posts
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    However: Starcraft expansion says that I still don't need any other games.
  • megastar 29 Nov 2011 00:22:40 17,192 posts
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    Theres a Motorstorm 3??? The fuck did that happen???
  • Psychotext 29 Nov 2011 00:23:24 54,301 posts
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    Billy_Sastard wrote:
    I stopped reading after that bit. :eek: :rolleyes:
    Ha, same.
  • NewbieZilla 29 Nov 2011 00:36:34 239 posts
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    BioShock Infinite, Metro Last Light and Mass Effect 3 are my main focuses for next year. There'll be others, but for now I don't really need to be too aware of others. Still have to get around to picking up AC Revelations and Skyrim. Been broke lately, so haven't been able to pick 'em up.

    Edit: Oh, yeah, just remembered... Catherine, most likely.

    Edited by NewbieZilla at 00:37:07 29-11-2011
  • neilka 29 Nov 2011 00:51:59 16,102 posts
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    Other things to look forward to:

    -The Olympics
    -New Batman film
    -The apocalypse, finally delivering us all into the sweet embrace of death

    Lastly, I am gay, disabled, and a liberal.

  • Khanivor 29 Nov 2011 02:17:44 40,850 posts
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    Billy_Sastard wrote:
    Aargh. wrote:
    coomber wrote:
    It was skill.
    The fuck?
    I stopped reading after that bit. :eek: :rolleyes:
  • Khanivor 29 Nov 2011 02:17:44 40,850 posts
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    Billy_Sastard wrote:
    Aargh. wrote:
    coomber wrote:
    It was skill.
    The fuck?
    I stopped reading after that bit. :eek: :rolleyes:
  • Khanivor 29 Nov 2011 02:18:35 40,850 posts
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    /can't be arsed to go to PC to edit that

    /magic
  • Syrette 29 Nov 2011 02:47:00 43,596 posts
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    Sequels, ports and HD remasters. Excuse me for not getting too excited.

    That Kingdom game is multiformat, by the way.

  • Psychotext 29 Nov 2011 02:59:46 54,301 posts
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    Now I actually read the OP... ugh. There are just two games mentioned here that I'm even moderately interested in playing next year.

    Still, I have a ridiculously large backlog filled with top notch titles that should keep me nice and busy.
  • convercide 29 Nov 2011 04:17:47 6,045 posts
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    I already have MGS: HD Collection and want Mass Effect 3. That's about it for next year so far.

    If you can read this, you don't need glasses.

  • Genji 29 Nov 2011 04:39:06 19,689 posts
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    Hello, is this the complaints thread?

    Yes, I would like to complain about something.

    Oh.. next door? Never mind then.
  • Deleted user 29 November 2011 06:43:55
    As King26 said, I think this year has been pretty incredible and next year will have to pull out a lot more than it appears it is doing to beat it.
  • king26 29 Nov 2011 08:30:27 546 posts
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    @megastar - Motorstorm:Apocalypse
  • King_Edward 29 Nov 2011 08:39:39 11,454 posts
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    There will be no Dark Souls or Portal next year. It can't possibly win.
  • MrTomFTW Moderator 29 Nov 2011 08:41:35 38,352 posts
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    I've never really understood why people tend to dislike sequels so much. In terms of games they're often better than the original, improving and expanding on the original design. Plus it's fun to see familiar characters again.

    I can understand when it's a milked to hell franchise like CoD, Tony Hawks, Final Fantasy etc but not when it's just a 2 or 3.

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  • Br0ken_Engli5h 29 Nov 2011 08:42:52 1,194 posts
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    coomber wrote:
    It was skill.
    Holy fuck! Did I hit my head and wake up in 1985?
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