I haven’t participated in Blog Banter (the spiritual successor to the Carnival of Gamers) for a while, but this topic piqued my interest and decided to chime in my two cents. The question for this month is: What are the five games you’re looking forward to the most this year?
These are in no particular order
Star Wars The Old Republic – Deep down, I am a big old Star Wars Nerd. I never got around to playing Star Wars Galaxies for various reasons (the main one being I didn’t want to pay a monthly subscription). Now with Bioware at the helm, it’s going to be almost impossible to resist. Even with a monthly fee I’ll be checking this one out.
Diablo III – This is a little hedge here, as it’s very possible that Diablo III ends up being a 2012 release. But if it does come out this year, this will be my most anticipated game of the decade. Maybe of the century. I could spend paragraphs talking about how much I loved and how many hours I wasted on Diablo II. Suffice it to say that buttonmashing.com will go dark for the first week or two after this game comes out.
Guild Wars 2 – Another hedge, but between Diablo III and Guild Wars 2, my personal hygeine will suffer, my sleep will be deprived and I’ll probably pass out from exhaustion. I didn’t play the first Guild Wars as much as I did Diablo II, but I have anxiously been watching information trickle out about GW2 and I am very excited to see and play Guild Wars 2.
Mass Effect 3 – Yep, this is a no brainer. I can’t wait to see who survives (all my mates survived the suicide mission, FWIW) to join up with Shepard and what new characters we get to meet. Stories and galaxy exploring awaits!
Arkham City – Arkham Asylum was definitely a sleeper hit for me. Loved it. Nearly flawless. Now we get to venture into Arkham City. Only good things can happen, right?
Bonus title (in case one of these doesn’t make it): Portal 2 – As I mentioned while talking about the first Portal, any game that makes me feel smart is a great game in my book. While some of the new features could potentially over-complicate the game, I have my faith in valve that they will release another gem.
What games are you looking forward to in 2011?
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