Fall 2012 preview

2012 is shaping up to be pretty underwhelming, all things considered.  Yes, it’s the end of a console cycle; yes, most of the good stuff we were told to look forward to has been delayed to Spring 2013.  Still, though, there’s not of a hell of a lot to get excited about.  What follows is the current state of my GameFly Q, which is my rough way of keeping track of what to pay attention to:


  • Darksiders 2
  • Sleeping Dogs


  • Borderlands 2


  • Resident Evil 6
  • XCOM: Enemy Unknown
  • Dishonored
  • James Bond 007 Legends
  • Forza: Horizon
  • Need for Speed: Most Wanted
  • Assassin’s Creed III
  • Lego Lord of the Rings


  • Halo 4


  • Far Cry 3

That’s pretty goddamned sad.  Of those games, the only ones I truly give a shit about are Darksiders 2, Borderlands 2, NFS:MW (because Criterion is developing it), and maybe that XCOM game, because Firaxis are making it and I’m trying to get into turn-based strategy (even though I anticipate it being a very, very difficult experience).   Dishonored sounds really intriguing but I’m not holding my breath; nor am I  holding my breath for AC3 – as much as I loved Brotherhood, Revelations put a horrible, horrible taste in my mouth and nothing I’ve seen of the new location/era has been in any way intriguing to me.  Halo 4 will probably be OK, though I won’t do much with the multiplayer; similarly, I have no idea why CODBLOPS2 is even on my list (I suppose I want to be able to say I played it).  I don’t know that I’ll play Far Cry 3, either – my feelings about that franchise could be generously described as “ambivalent.”

What are you looking forward to, if anything?

Author: Jeremy Voss

Musician, wanna-be writer, suburban husband and father. I'll occasionally tweet from @couchshouts. You can find me on XBL, PSN and Steam as JervoNYC.

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