Are There Too Many Good Games Coming Out This Year?

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In today's edition of Speak Up on Kotaku, commenter Balmung laments the impending release of too many titles for his poor wallet to handle over the coming year. Is it too much of a good thing?


Who else thinks that this year is just too much? There are far too many games coming out that are worth purchasing. Sure, I could just not get some of them but at this point a lot of these games are just really high quality and deserve a purchase. These are the games on my to buy list. It is definitely up for change though depending on quality, length, and money.

Devil May Cry
Prey 2
Resident Evil: Revelations
Resident Evil 6
Mass Effect 3
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
Halo 4
Ni No Kuni
Xenoblade Chronicles
The Witcher 2
Anarchy Reigns
The Last Guardian?
The Last of Us
Resistance: Burning Skies
Uncharted: Golden Abyss
Kingdom Hearts 3D
Tomb Raider
BioShock Infinite
Borderlands 2
Grand Theft Auto 5
Max Payne 3
Darksiders II
Assassin's Creed III
I Am Alive

That is 28 games that have been announced and are probably coming out in 2012 other than possibly The Last Guardian. I can't even imagine the games that haven't been announced yet for 3DS or Wii U even. There are just too many now.

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Not enough RPGs, so nope. Definitely not too many good games coming out.

I count lots of big dumb shooters, cash-in sequels to franchises I don't care about and a fucking horrible butchering of my favorite 3rd person action franchise ever.

The only stuff on that list I'm really psyched for is The Last of Us and KH3D. Xenoblade I'm not really excited for because of the MMO-based combat but I promised I'd play it and I'm not backing down on that; it helps I'm getting it for free. Journey looks good too, but I'm not chomping at the bit to play it.

Just give me Final Fantasy Versus XIII already so I can be DONE with this goddamn industry, for Odin's sake.