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2011 was a fantastic year for gaming and 2012 looks even hotter! What are some of the games you’re looking forward to this year? Is your list full of sequels you expect annually? Perhaps it’s a franchise that’s making a long-awaited return. Or maybe it’s something brand new and exciting. I’d love to see what’s on your 2012 most-wanted list. I’ll kick things off with some of my picks.
- Diablo III — It’s Blizzard. It’s an action-RPG. This game will own me.
- BioShock Infinite — I completely expect an epic story with crazy-deep gameplay.
- Any DLC for Dragon Age II — To be totally honest, I’m more excited for more DA content than Mass Effect 3. I love all BioWare games, but I’m more of a fantasy guy.
- Sound Shapes — Easily the PlayStation Vita gaming I’m looking forward to the most.
- The Last Guardian — It’s Fumito Ueda’s last game with Sony and I’m hoping he goes out with a bang.
- Final Fantasy Versus XIII — The early buzz is that this game will blow XIII away.
- Final Fantasy XIII-2 — I like moogles. Sue me.
- Tomb Raider — I was pleasantly surprised by what I saw at E3 2011. There’s a ton of potential with this game and I’m cautiously hoping for another great Lara Croft adventure.
Of course there’s lots of stuff I’m leaving out. Loads of my friends and colleagues are psyched for Overstrike, Grand Theft Auto V, The Last of Us, Borderlands 2, Metal Gear Rising, and more. So how about it?!? What’s on you 2012 most-wanted games list?