Before to this holiday season we all thought we would miss out on a bunch of games, like Bioshock 2, Mafia 2, Red Dead Redemption and ect. Than slowly, but surely games started being delayed until next year, giving us some hope that we would beable to enjoy them without being broke (especially with the economy the way it is) and now as most of the holiday releases are over, we come yet again to our worst nightmare, a bunch of great looking games being released very close together.
Now the first quarter of 2010 is looking like this holiday season was suppose to look like:
Jan. 5: Bayonetta and Darksiders
Jan. 12: Arm of Two: The 40th Day and Dark Void
Jan. 26: MAG and Mass Effect 2
Feb. 9: Bioshock 2, Dante's Inferno, and Star Ocean PS3
Feb. 23: Lost Planet 2 and Splinter Cell: Conviction
Mar: MLB 2010, Battlefield: Bad Company 2, God of War 3
Mar. 9: Final Fantasy 13
Mar. 23: Just Cause 2
Q1 2010: Heavy Rain, Gran Turismo 5, Dead Rising 2, Eye Pet (US), Split/Second, and White Knight Chronicles
That’s Atleast 20 games coming out in a three month period, and a lot of us still want to buy some of the games released this holiday. Than that still leaves with some games during the 2nd quarter. Publishers really need to schedule games better and more during the summer (I enjoy being outside during the summer, but i wouldnt mind play games during the night or when its raining).
There’s just too many great looking games coming in such a short period of time that most of us wont beable to enjoy and that’s a shame because I’m sure it'll be games like Heavy Rain, White Knight Chronicles, Eye Pet, Battlefield: Bad Company 2, Bayonetta and Dante's Inferno. Not only that, some game developers wont get the money they deserve for their great game.
Its a lose, lose cituation for both gamers and developers alike.
What 5 games are you for sure going to buy during the first quarter of 2010? Which 5 games will you least likely be buying during the first quarter of 2010? How many games from this holiday season are you still looking to buy? Out of all the first quarter games, which do you think will get the best metacritic score?