Friday, 28 December 2012

2012 In Review

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.


  1. Yeah was not the best year ever for games. My girlfriend may not agree cos I managed to play quite a lot. Do like Hitman Absolution for this year tho. Reckon 2013 will be loads better

  2. hey 2013 cannot be worse - can it ?

  3. 2012 will not go down as one of gamings best years, it has had a few good moments, hang on while I think what they were !

    Looking forward to see what 2013 will bring