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Early 2010 Has Too Many Games

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.

Reader Questions:
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?

randomwiz4941d ago

1. GT5
2. GOW3
3. ME2
4. BF:BC2
5. SCC or Bioshock 2

Notable games: MAG, Bioshock 2, Heavy Rain. (I've played MAG plenty, and it was plenty of fun, its just that I'd choose the others over MAG)

I don't agree that its a lose lose situation for developers and gamers. Gamers have so many great titles to choose from. Developers might not see immediate sales, but they'll definitely grow over time.

HolyOrangeCows4939d ago

1) Bioshock 2
2) Dante's Inferno
3) Battlefield: Bad Company 2
4) God of War 3
5) Just Cause 2

dgroundwater4938d ago

Mass Effect 2
Splinter Cell Conviction
Battlefield Bad Company 2 (Did not buy MW2)
Final Fantasy XIII
Bioshock 2

syanara4937d ago

Modnation Racers,
God of War 3 (kick ass demo)
heavy rain
White knight Chronicles and
Finaly Fantasy XIII

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RandomGamer4939d ago

Actually there's only 4 games I'm looking forward to.
1.Final Fantasy 13
2.White Knight Chronicles
3.Mass Effect 2
4.Just Cause 2

5 games I won't be buying
1.Heavy Rain
3.Dante's Inferno
4.Dark Void
5.God of War 3

I've actually bought all the games i want this holiday season.
which do I think will get the best metacritic score is kinda tough to guess, I would assume FF13 should average 90s but so could 3-4 others as well.

Jinxstar4939d ago

God of war 3, last guardian, heavy rain, Darksiders, bioshock 2

RandomGamer4939d ago (Edited 4939d ago )

That's funny ppl disagreed with me considering it was just my opinion and it's not like anyone has to buy what I am going to lol ppl on here sure are funny.I don't plan on buying 4 outta 5 of the games the person above me stated but i never gave him a disagree since It's his/her choice.

Oh ic must be the God of War 3 fanboys, since i put that in my not buying list.

peeps4937d ago

"ppl disagreed with me considering it was just my opinion"

maybe you phrased it wrong, or are you really saying someones opinion can't be disagreed with...

baum4937d ago

I'll explain: If you state something you will do and people disagree, it doesn't mean people think you won't do it. Nobody cares about what you're going to do. So if people disagree, it's because they will do the opposite.

Next time, save yourself the self-ownage.

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