The University writes "With every turn of the New Year, gamers go into the event knowingly excited for big named titles that companies have promised them. Last year we saw it with Killzone 2, inFamous, Uncharted 2 and Forza 3. The idea and promise of these highly anticipated releases are what drive the industry and what drive the sales of consoles on an overall basis; however, what about the little guy?
We've all met them. That game we poured $60 into on a whim only to find out that it's probably one of the best experiences we've had in a long time. Last year saw many underdog titles that very few of us expected to be high caliber games that blew us away. For example, Batman: Arkham Asylum and Borderlands being as great as they were caught the majority of us off guard. The year before, Valkyria Chronicles' release may have introduced RPG fans to one of the best roleplaying experiences of this generation, if not ever."