Remember the Xbox 360 launch? It wasn't exactly a stirring endorsement of "next gen"; the launch lineup was flooded with half-assed PS2 ports, and many games suffered from underwhelming visuals or erratic frame rates.
But times have changed. With game studios switching en masse to next-gen as the primary development platform, the days of gritty PS2 ports are nearly over. The next wave of next-gen games looks downright spectacular: here's a rundown of the best and the brightest that Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft have to offer.