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What games are you looking forward to? (2012 edition)

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  • #16
    Originally posted by Krobar View Post
    ARMA 3 (if it stays realistic and tactical)
    I don't generally make predictions but in this case i am completely confident confidence that it will.
    Bugs and clunkyness (again) will be the issues - but it is the only thing i'm looking forward to this year (if it makes it)
    I would be happy if it slipped to next year thou for the sake of polish - particulaly as there is so much still left in their previous games to enjoy, as far as i'm concerned.



    • #17
      Originally posted by dogbadger View Post
      Bugs and clunkyness (again) will be the issues...
      I fear this will be the case as well.


      • #18
        Iron Front Liberation-44
        Rising Storm
        In Country Vietnam


        • #19
          rising storm,in country vietnam
          medal of honor:warfighter


          • #20
            Will definitely buy these:
            Halo 4
            Borderlands 2

            Will probably end up buying these:
            Natural Selection 2
            Diablo III
            GTA V. Not even all too interested in the game, to be honest, but it's probably going to be a piece of art again, with a couple of radio personalities making cameos in the game's radio stations or as minor characters so at some point I'll probably have to get this, if only to listen to the radio... Not a day 1 buy for me though, I think. Depends on how it turns out.

            Might buy these if they get good word of mouth:
            Aliens Colonial Marines
            Assassin's Creed III

            (in order of interest)


            • #21
              Dark Souls
              Borderlands 2
              Arma 3
              Planetside 2
              Half-life 2 - Episode 3
              Last edited by Forssen; 04-13-2012, 08:17 PM.


              • #22
                Diablo 3
                Max Payne 3
                Dragon's Dogma (looks like a mix between Monster Hunter, Dark Souls and Skyrim with a hint of Shadow of the Colossus sprinkled on top, and it's an action RPG that actually has a party and an intersting party system to boot)
                My amateurish youtube channel


                • #23
                  Originally posted by '[-project.rattus-
                  Dragon's Dogma (looks like a mix between Monster Hunter, Dark Souls and Skyrim with a hint of Shadow of the Colossus sprinkled on top, and it's an action RPG that actually has a party and an intersting party system to boot)
                  Oh yeah I forgot that one. I'll wait and see what the players say about it before buying though.
                  Same for Colonial Marines

                  I'm also looking forward to Kingdom Under Fire 2 above all others, but I don't know if it'll be released in 2012 or released at all.

                  Kingdom Under Fire 2 Debut Trailer - YouTube

                  Kingdom Under Fire 2 Co-Op Gameplay (Gamescom '10) - YouTube
                  Last edited by Fedorov; 04-14-2012, 05:04 AM.


                  • #24
                    Dragon's Dogma? I'm surprised the Capcom hate hasn't arrived here yet


                    • #25
                      Originally posted by Heisenberg View Post
                      Dragon's Dogma? I'm surprised the Capcom hate hasn't arrived here yet
                      The last game I played from Capcom was Street Fighter 2 on the Megadrive.

                      I have never been interested in their recent games, and I had not read much about their games around here either, so I guess we are ignorant of their wrongdoings... what is wrong with Capcom then?
                      Last edited by Fedorov; 04-14-2012, 04:50 AM.


                      • #26
                        "Day one DLC already on all discs", that's what's rageworthy about capcom.

                        But then, I don't avoid certain publishers if the happen to have good games.
                        My amateurish youtube channel


                        • #27
                          Darkfall 2.0
                          Guild Wars 2
                          RO2: Classic
                          Counter Strike: GO
                          Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs (not sure if its 2012 tho)
                          The Last Crown and maybe Bracken Tor
                          GTA5 if it makes it way to PC
                          Arche Age but not sure how it will turn out


                          • #28
                            Orcs Must Die 2

                            Forgot about that one.


                            • #29
                              No one mentioned Grimrock? sad :[
                              Coming soon to a pint glass: Iron Curtain Strong Ale | IS-2 Ale | Iosif's Proletariat Ale


                              • #30
                                Originally posted by UncleDrax View Post
                                No one mentioned Grimrock? sad :[
                                too busy playing it

                                Really, since I installed Grimrock, I haven't touched another game