|10 - Deus Ex: Human Revolution|
The original Deus Ex is still my favourite game of all time. The sheer volume of way you could finish the game and the amazing atmosphere it create has, in my opinion yet to be matched. While its sequel was lacklustre in comparison it was still a very enjoyable game.
This year will mark the third outing for the franchise and while I'm very, very excited about this one - I do have some worries. For one I'm not really a fan of the new art style, and for a prequel - some of the tech seem more advanced than the original! The combat system also troubles me, with what seems like a big focus on hand to hand combat and a third person camera (wtf?).
I know people will say I'm living in the past, but I'm sure I'm speaking for a lot of Deus Ex fans here when I say - all we really want is a HD remake of the original. Please don't ruin Deus Ex for me!
|9 - Duke Nukem : Forever|
What do I really need to say? It's finally coming...
But to be honest, I don't even think the game is going to be that good, but after waiting all this time I'm going to enjoy the crap out of it.
The gameplay videos look promising but after such a turbulent development cycle and some strange decisions (4v4 player multiplayer - even on PC?!) can it really deliver? We'll soon see!
|8 - Brink|
This game was one that I wasn't overly excited for until recently, here I was thinking "..yet another post apocolyptic FPS blah blah blah..." However, with some recent gameplay videos I'm thinking this is going to be amazingly fun game.
Interestingly it's campaign can be played 3 ways - offline like a vanilla SP FPS, cooperatively with friends or even competatively online. It also has a HUGE amount of customisation in both weapons and character models which will definately be a fun feature when playing online.
... and oh yeah, about those character models - they are among the most gorgeous I've ever seen in a video game. Ever.
|7 - Batman : Arkham City|
2009's Arkham Asylum was my GOTY. It perfectly blended action, adventure and storytelling - and shit, it was Batman. This year marks the release of the second game, Arkham City which seems to be building on this already rock solid game.
To be honest as long as it feels like the first game - nothing much has to be changed at all. It reminded me of the N64 era games such as Mario64 and Banjo Kazooie - but obviously with a much darker tone and a much more involved combat system.
If this game is anything like the original there's a good chance it will be my 2011 GOTY as well.
|6 - Battlefield 3|
Battlfield 2 was, in my opinion the greatest online warefare game ever made. Since then close combat games have risen to prominance (CoD, MoH etc.), and while we did get Bad Company - to me, it didnt really "feel" like a Battlefield game.
With the upcoming realease of Battlefield 3 however, there is hope - especially with the PC being the lead platform (PRAISE THE LORD!). This time around they're even squeezing in a SP game - but really, who cares about that?!
See you on the Battlefield.
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