"Obviously we have no way of knowing which games we’ll be praising as 2012’s best come December — it’s only the first week of January, after all. That’s why, just like last year’s GOTY frontrunner article, we’re going to throw out the need for wacky things like “empirical data” and “conclusive hands-on experience”, instead focusing on the pure speculation that keeps the internet turning. Look, I even put them in order and everything!
Now, then. Let’s look at what will surely be the cream of 2012’s crop."