2011 was one of the best years gaming has ever seen. There were remakes like The Orcarina of Time 3D, there were sequels like Uncharted 3 and there were simply awesome games like Skyrim, Dark Souls, Arkham City, Infamous 2, LA Noire and all the others. Take some time after reading this to Google a list of games from last year and then compare that list to the list of games from this year.
This year sucked.
Big name games like Mass Effect 3 and Assassins's Creed 3 were ultimately disappointing, new games like Dishonered didn't live up to their own potential and awesome looking games like Bioshock Infinite and Grand Theft Auto V were put back to next year. Add to that the fact that Vita just bombed and well the year was awful. Sure there were good games, Resident Evil: Revelations, Resident Evil 6, MGS 3D and Hitman Absolution were good, great even, but there was no game that could match Uncharted 3 or Batman: Arkham City.
Even the Wii U launch was a bit of a cock up with bad advertising and a console that is too expensive that comes with games that are too expensive.
Disagree if you wish but this year has been terrible, unless you're an Indie gamer or a 3DS owner that is. Next year should be awesome, judging by the lineup but this year has been awful.
Check back here on Monday for a post and maybe (maybe) even a video about my Christmas and my gaming New Year's Resolutions. Hope you all had a good Christmas.