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    2012 game predictions

    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.
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    There won't be any cRPGs released in 2012 and I'll be forced to go back and play something from the 80s again.

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    X-COM - Will laugh in the face of the naysayers and be one of the best shooters of 2012
    BioShock Infinite - Will be largely average with some piss-poor port issues.
    GTA V - Won't surface; delayed until 2013
    Mass Effect 3 - Commercial success, but a schizophrenic game with no sense of what it wants to be.
    Diablo III - Commercial success but players quickly go back to D2.
    Kingdoms of Amular: Reckoning - RPG of the Year.
    Max Payne 3 - Looks pretty, plays moderately well, quickly forgotten about.
    Brothers in Arms: Furious 4 - Commercial failure.
    The Darkness 2 - Commercial failure.
    Far Cry 3 - Does well, but not a resounding success.


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    Many AAA titles delayed in hopes that they can be big launch titles on 2013's crop of consoles.
    Scrolls delayed until 2013.
    WoW expansion makes up western subscriber losses with new Asian subscribers.
    Aliens: Colonial Marines is a disaster.
    Hitman: Absolution is a critical success but a commercial failure.
    Metal Gear Solid: Rising PC version cancelled.
    Diablo III beloved by all, trashed widely on forums (that one's easy).
    Starcraft II 2 delayed.
    Bioshock Infinite better than Bioshock
    HL3 announced.
    That all came out much more pessimistic than I thought it would.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wizardry View Post
    There won't be any cRPGs released in 2012 and I'll be forced to go back and play something from the 80s again.
    Eschalon Book 3? Granted, I haven't played the first two yes so I don't know how they measure up, but on the surface they appear to be quite traditional.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wizardry View Post
    There won't be any cRPGs released in 2012 and I'll be forced to go back and play something from the 80s again.
    When is KotC 2 due? I suppose Dead State and Age of Decadence are more than a year away...

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    CS:GO will be the most successful cross-platform multiplayer game ever.
    Valve will sell hats for CS:GO on all formats.
    PC gamers will buy the most hats for CS:GO.

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    ME3: Bioware makes great strides in bum technology, Tali porn doubles in the first week of release.

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    I'll be able to compete at CS:GO for approximately one week before I'm outclassed by everyone else on the internet.

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    The Gothic 3 CSP mod will finally come out. It will generally live up to expectations but the English translation will be rather flat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kodeen View Post
    Eschalon Book 3? Granted, I haven't played the first two yes so I don't know how they measure up, but on the surface they appear to be quite traditional.
    Is that even coming out next year? The first two games fell rather flat.

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    When is KotC 2 due?
    Something to do with the developer deciding to create an RTS instead.

    Quote Originally Posted by vinraith View Post
    I suppose Dead State and Age of Decadence are more than a year away...
    Of course they are.

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    Stalker 2: launches in September, sells 5 million copies across all formats by the end of the year

    BioShock Infinite: will be mechanically worse than BioShock 2 and will get more critical praise than the first two combined. Many snobbish articles will be written about it and RPS will post a big one about Elizabeth. That Kieron bloke will post about it too!

    Kingdoms of Amalur will bomb but it will be awesome

    Far Cry 3 will be shooter of the year

    Doom 4 will be shown earlier than QuakeCon

    Brothers in Arms goes back to the drawing board

    Prey 2 will bomb and will be very repetitive, Human Revolution style

    Colonial Marines will ride on the success of Prometheus, although it won't be anything like it except for a cameo from the Engineer

    Warner still won't be able to make a Tolkien game as good as any of EA's

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wizardry View Post
    There won't be any cRPGs released in 2012 and I'll be forced to go back and play something from the 80s again.
    Interesting. How has Legend of Grimrock sinned against you ?

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    Doom 4:
    While id Software is trying to make the game a bit more old-school, my guess is that they don't fully get what made their early games fun. As a result, Doom 4 will still feature heavy scripting, cutscenes and a throwaway storyline (as opposed to a backstory). Limiting single player FPS to 30 will reduce enjoyment. Overall, the game won't be more fun to play than Serious Sam 3.

    Boss fights will be boring. About the only time id has made a fun boss fight was the first Cyberdemon in DooM 1.

    id software, as usual, will outsource expansion packs to other company(ies). As usual, their additions won't mesh well with the rest of the game.

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    A Song of Ice and Fire RPG makes me really sad. I search periodically throughout the year for a Westeros Skyrim mod.

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    PC gaming dies; Modern Warfare 4 and 5 announced within 4 months of each other.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drake Sigar View Post
    ME3: Bioware makes great strides in bum technology, Tali porn doubles in the first week of release.
    Considering how much ME erotica's already out there, that's a lotta porn.

    My predictions for 2012:

    The newest iterations of ManShoots will be released on schedule. We'll have largely similar conversations to the ones we're having now.
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    You're all so pessimistic.

    ME3 is my GOTY if I can finally see under Tali's mask.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Estel View Post
    You're all so pessimistic.

    ME3 is my GOTY if I can finally see under Tali's mask.
    It'd be an epic troll if she ends up having an illithid-like squidface.
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    What's up with the Tali obsession? I never used her because she was so annoying.

    In 2012, Dishonoured is going to come out of left field and blow everyone away. Arkane Studios will finally realize their potential after the flawed gems of Arx Fatalis and Dark Messiah, and graduate to AAA status. Bethesda will finally put them on the Elder Scrolls series, which will similarly realize its potential and stop boring me. ( guess that one's for 2017)

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    Showing Tali's face is just about the worst thing Bioware could do.

    However, should they decide to, I'm hoping for prehensile nostrils.

    ME3: Tali's face finally revealed. Prehensile nostril porn doubles.

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