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Submitted by PrisonedBeast 1500d ago | article

Was 2011 the Best Year for This Console Generation?

With so many great games this year, was it the best we have seen? Or did industry failures tarnish its memory? (3DS, Dev, Industry, Nintendo, Nintendo DS, PC, Portal 2, PS3, Tag Invalid, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Wii, Xbox 360)

xxxAnubisxxx  +   1500d ago
I would put 2011 as a memorable year, but not the best... memorable for a lot of the negatives that happened and not positives.
DBLDeathDealer  +   1500d ago
Yup, gotta agree with you here. More negatives this year then positives. Well, Saints Row the Third was a shining light. That is about all.
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BiggsnWedge  +   1500d ago
Well seeing as how nothing really is coming out(or announced) in 2012 and no big news for 2013 I would say so.

I mean, Gears of War 3, Uncharted 3, Skyrim, Battlefield3, Modern Warfare 3(rehashed or not) ect pretty huge year I have to say

I still have yet to play Dark Souls or White Knight Chronicles 2 which I bought awhile back(still around playing Skyrim&BF3 lol)
cyguration  +   1500d ago
Dude, you're gonna get another Call of Duty in 2012 so why even add that to the list? It's an annual release.

Gears 3 and Uncharted 3 were great for their respective purposes but neither were groundbreaking. Skyrim was an evolved form of Oblivion, again, it wasn't groundbreaking just really well done for what it offered. The same could be said of Battlefield 3 and Crysis 2.

A lot of what we had were better versions of good concepts. I know I'll get a lot of disagrees but I was sort of like "Meh"...

I thought L.A. Noire was a step in the right direction, and I'm definitely looking forward to GTA V, but I wish we had more games like Far Cry 2 (Far Cry 3 looks closer to Far Cry 1 than Far Cry 2) and various games in different genres similar to STALKER.

The Last of Us looks good for 2012 and Max Payne 3 looks all right (again, it's in the same category as Battlefield and Call of Duty) but you are right that the next two years looks kind of sketchy.

Hopefully we get more original games rather than sequels, rehashes and cash-in jobs. I'd love to see more original stuff like Limbo, Audio Surf or maybe something on the line of Lost Planet and Monster Hunter with deeper RPG mechanics.
BiggsnWedge  +   1500d ago
I wasn't really rating how great the games were and what not I was comparing them to the years to come. I'm no fortune teller or anything and I doubt anyone else here is either as I was just making assumptions. All I know is that 2011 was a good year for gamers I guess.
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stevenhiggster  +   1499d ago
I dunno man, there are more titles announced for 2012 that interest me personally than there was in 2011.

That is just my opinion but games like Borderlands 2, Aliens Colonial Marines, Street Fighter x Tekken, Planetside 2, the Vita and it's games, StarHawk and many more have me more hyped than anything from 2011.

I just felt that most games in 2011 were overhyped and most of the sequels didn't live up to their predecessors.
Kran  +   1500d ago
Certainly the craziest.

Sony/PS3 gets hacked.
Microsoft distributes 1000's of accidental MSP
Wii U gets confusion all around
and Onlive releases with mixed reception.
Oh and Steam [kind of] got hacked.
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Dark11  +   1500d ago
"Was 2011 the Best Year for This Console Generation?"
Nope,but 2012 will be.
Play2Win  +   1499d ago
Uncharted 3, Skyrim, BF3 were big. don't be that sure
aDDicteD  +   1500d ago
hmmm.. it was great but not the best
SnowBlu  +   1500d ago
LOL

a year of sequels and disappointments lazy developers and new call of duty sales record
Play2Win  +   1499d ago
You could say this every year to be honest.
SnowBlu  +   1499d ago
2008 was a great year

2009 also

2010 meh

2012?lets hope for good
dinkeldinkse  +   1500d ago
No,
When a game that is completely broken for one system is considered to be the best game of the year for many people, that shows the mediocrity of 2011.
stevenhiggster  +   1499d ago
There's no way to say this without sounding like a fanboy, but I totally agree with you and you can bet your house that if it had been the 360 version that was borked it wouldn't have got a sniff at GOTY.

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