A new year is upon us, and with it comes a shower of delights that will, in my opinion, put 2011 to shame.
Kicking off the year is Final Fantasy XIII-2. Say what you want about the linearity of the latest title (I refuse to acknowledge XIV as canon, as should you). Square-Enix attempted to get back to the roots of what made the Final Fantasy series so memorable and succeeded for the most part. XIII-2 looks to be all meat and very little fat.
In March, we have the conclusion of one of the greatest trilogies of all time: Mass Effect 3. BioWare has proven that they have a stranglehold on the gaming world with the raging success of Star Wars: The Old Republic, and gamers everywhere are eagerly awaiting the face of Commander Shepherd and his (or her) crew.
On the very same day that Shepherd is battling the Reapers for interstellar-domination, Max Payne will be noir-ing his way through Max Payne 3. Bald, bearded, and badass, Mr. Payne has alot to live up to, but Rockstar always delivers, and I expect we’ll be seeing no less than awesome.
Of course, it’s impossible to fit in all of the goodness that 2012 is expected to deliver. Grand Theft Auto V, Bioshock: Infinite, Borderlands 2, Diablo III, Sly Cooper, Resident Evil, you name it – everything you want is releasing this year. All that’s left to do is pray that it doesn’t bleed your wallet dry.