With so many great games this year, was it the best we have seen? Or did industry failures tarnish its memory?
I would put 2011 as a memorable year, but not the best... memorable for a lot of the negatives that happened and not positives.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
"Was 2011 the Best Year for This Console Generation?"
Nope,but 2012 will be.
Uncharted 3, Skyrim, BF3 were big. don't be that sure
hmmm.. it was great but not the best
LOL a year of sequels and disappointments lazy developers and new call of duty sales record
You could say this every year to be honest.
2008 was a great year 2009 also 2010 meh 2012?lets hope for good
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.
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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