The 'SWtOR is medicore' thread got me realising. I mean, like, yeah - obv...
So, what are your predictions for 2012... Largely so you can reference back and say "I told you so"
Syndicate: A fun, if by-the-books FPS. Think Quake 4: Only really worth it if the rather generic setting is to your liking / tastes enough to carry the game. A massive, massive dissappointment because it will be too shooty and gunny to anyone who remembers Syndicate for the 'strategy' and 'tactical' game it never was. And a massive, massive disappointment because it is not shooty and gunny enough to anyone who remembers syndicate as the run-and-gun-and-shield-yourself-with-dozens-of-ersuaded-civilians-as-you-wield-super-massive-machine-guns game that it was.
Mass Effect 3: Any experience or opinion of it will, on the PC, be over-ridden by a massive hoo-ha about DRM, Origin or EA being evil.
Bioshock Infinite: One of the best games of the year, by far. But Elizabeth will, despite the amount of effort put in, be an annoying NPC. Not because of her character, but because of AI quirks and bugs.
Diablo III: See Mass Effect 3, replace EA reference with Actiblizzard.
GTA V: V will be to IV what Vice city was to 3. I'll be waiting for the GTA that is to IV what San Andreas was the 3.
XCOM: Fuck off.