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Gaming In 2011 My Opinion

This is a list of games I find interesting which are or were due to be released in the 2011 calendar year.

Games in the exceptional category exceeded all of my expectations by a long shot and are essentially instant classics.
I can only rank games in here I have enjoyed first hand.
Games in the successes category met or exceeded my expectations and are good enough to be first day buys.
Games in the mediocre category did not meet my expectations but still are good enough to be bargain bin buys.
Games in the failures category are considered failures and are not good enough to buy at all.

Set Dates:
LA Noire (November 8th, Win)
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (November 11th, Win)
Saints Row: The Third (November 15th, Win)
Serious Sam 3 (November 22nd, Win)

TBA Dates:
Torchlight II (Fall, Win)
Natural Selection 2 (TBA, Win)

Predicted GOTY:
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (November 11th, Win)

Current GOTY:
Forza Motorsport 4 (October 11th, 360)

Delays:
The Darkness II (February 7th 2012, Win)
Mass Effect 3 (March 6th 2012, Win)

Unknown:
DIRT 3 (May 24th, Win)
F.E.A.R. 3 (June 21st, Win)
Hard Reset (September 13th, Win)
Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad (September 13th, Win)

Wish List:
Dead Space 2 (January 25th, Win)
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings (May 17th, Win)
LA Noire (November 8th, Win)
Saints Row: The Third (November 18th, Win)
Serious Sam 3 (November 22nd, Win)
Torchlight II (Fall, Win)

Exceptional:
Sanctum (April 15th, Win) "Best tower defense game I have ever played."
Portal 2 (April 18th, Win) "Smart and hilarious FPS. Contender for GOTY."
Deus Ex: Human Revolution (August 23rd, Win) "True successor to the original. Contender for GOTY."
Forza Motorsport 4 (October 11th, 360) "The best racing game... of all time. Contender for GOTY."

Successes:
Dead Space 2 (January 25th, Win)
Magicka (January 25th, Win) "Unique and smart top down "RPG". Nothing else like it."
Test Drive Unlimited 2 (February 8th, Win) "Awesome open world racing game. Controls could use some work."
Terraria (May 16th, Win) "Excellent sandbox 2D game."
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings (May 17th, Win)

Mediocre:
Crysis 2 (March 22nd, Win) "Mediocre gameplay"
Duke Nukem Forever (June 14th, Win) "Limited to four weapons at once, nothing like Duke 3D."

Failures:
Dragon Age 2 (March 8th, Win) "Worthless"
Brink (May 10th, Win) "Stale gameplay, riddled with bugs, zero replayability."
Dungeon Siege III (June 21st, Win) "Horrible control scheme, no camera control."
From Dust (August 17th, Win) "Draconian DRM"
Dead Island (September 6th, Win) "Broken release, substandard quality."
Battlefield 3 (October 25th, Win) "Origin DRM"


*Italics represent bought games

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