Games of 2012

Well, now that the the Steam sale is finally over, we can declare 2011 completely gone. I think it is a perfect moment to list the games I am most looking up to in 2012.

First of all, I have to say that I do not expect a lot of big titles in 2012. Many developers have put their best stuff on hold waiting for the new console cycle, so I expect this year to be an indie year. And yet, in spite of that, I am going to start the list with a non Indie title.

Stars Wars Kinect

This is probably the most important game of the year, at least concerning it’s impact on our community. The reason is obvious, our very own Dimmy is part of the hard working team and we all really, really want his game to do awesome so that his studio can thrive and make another game, although maybe this time Dimmy could convince then to do¬† something we can play on a PC…

Monaco

This game has it all, it is indie, it is coop, it is class based and it is original. The idea is to plan a heist using the skills of 4 different types of thieves, each one controlled by a player. It uses top down perspective. It could be a real hit for us if the levels are well designed.

Project Zomboid

This one is really ambitious. It is a “realistic” zombie apocalypse simultaion. It is real time, multiplayer and very, very indie. I have played the demo and alpha versions and I have to say it is very good, but very hard. Think of it as the Dwarf fortress of zombie games, but multiplayer.

Dead State

Another zombie game, this one looks to be more focused on base management, interaction with characters in RPG style and specially, turn based combat. I do not think it will be multiplayer and I do not think it will be for everyone, but it certainly is in my top list.

World of Warplanes

This is going to be like World of Tanks but with me kicking everybody’s butt. I love flight sims and I will enjoy this one for sure. It is another one of the excellent batch of F2P games that is coming out lately.

Torchlight 2

This one is also known as “the game that killed Johnny”. It is Torchlight and it is coop. I am sold.

Planetside 2

Yeah Tokey, I know…

And that is my list! I am sure you all have loads of ideas, please post them here!

EDIT 1: Tokey’s ideas

World of Warships

Just grabs me more than warplanes, im basically hoping for a version of Battlestations Midway that isnt broken!

Guild Wars 2

Hopefully finally breaking that MMO mould and showing how things can be better

Aliens: Colonial Marines

Im hoping for this to be the next big 4 player co-op and Aliens is the perfect setting if these guys can pull it off

Borderlands 2

Not sure if this is due 2012?

DOTA2

Having never really delved into this style of gameplay which is now possibly the most popular genre right now this seems to be the time to get involved

Mech Warrior Online

Ive missed the mechwarrior series, hopefully this will be great!

Fallout Online

Interesting because its by Interplay and not Bethesda. Ive nothing against the new Fallout but it was the old ones I fell in love with. Im hoping for that same spark plus as you all know, I only play multiplayer games these days.

 

EDIT 2: MP’s ideas

Starcraft 2

This game needs no introduction. Ultra competitive multiplayer RTS made for superhuman korean teenagers, version 2.2

7 thoughts on “Games of 2012

  1. oooo nice idea!

    Top of my list would be Planetside 2

    Following that I would add:

    World of Warships – Just grabs me more than warplanes, im basically hoping for a version of Battlestations Midway that isnt broken!

    Guild Wars 2 – Hopefully finally breaking that MMO mould and showing how things can be better

    Aliens: Colonial Maries – Im hoping for this to be the next big 4 player co-op and Aliens is the perfect setting if these guys can pull it off

    Borderlands 2 – Not sure if this is due 2012?

    DOTA2 – Having never really delved into this style of gameplay which is now possibly the most popular genre right now this seems to be the time to get involved

    Mech Warrior Online – Ive missed the mechwarrior series, hopefully this will be great!

    Fallout Online – Interesting because its by Interplay and not Bethesda. Ive nothing against the new Fallout but it was the old ones I fell in love with. Im hoping for that same spark plus as you all know, I only play multiplayer games these days.

  2. I don’t about other memebers, but i think starcraft 2: Heart of the swarm have many looking foward to in 2012 and it definetly should be on the list as more and more members are playing starcraft 2!

  3. Okay so i know we love playing together and both Tokey and Joe are pretty much spot on for the coop/multiplayer titles we are all looking forward too but here are a few single player games that i’m looking forward too or have at least got me interested in.

    In no particular order here we go;

    1. Bioshock Infinite
    2. Quantum Conundrum
    3. Hitman Absolution
    4. Tomb Raider
    5. Prototype 2
    6. Dishonoured

    And two multiplayer games i am looking forward in addition to the ones mentioned in the posts above are Natural Selection 2 and Resident Evil Revelations

  4. Guild Wars 2 (Very interested in this)
    Mechwarrior MMO
    Planetside 2
    Diablo 3 (we all know it ain’t coming out this year, urban myth)
    DOTA 2 (not entirely sure about this one, will see)

    Honorable mention to project zomboid, interested in seeing how they develop it but doubt it will be good enough to keep me interested for long with all the bombshells of games coming out this year.

  5. Out of that list, I’ll take:

    Aliens: Colonial Marines
    Planetside 2
    Borderlands 2
    Torchlight 2
    Star Wars Kinect (for obvious reasons)
    Guild Wars 2
    DOTA2
    Mechwarrior Online
    Fallout Online

    Only thing that concerns me about online games or MMOs is my past experience, where I was so obsessed with FFXI that it almost broke me. If it wasn’t for the support from my family I’ll not be the decent animator today, more like a trash collector or doing some crappy shit.

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