I dunno, 2011 is looking less and less awesome. Portal 2 and LA Noire are really the only ones I've been excited about. Is Zelda coming out this year?
2012 is going to be amazing. The Last Guardian, Bioshock Infinite, ME3, probably the beginning of the tripple-A 3DS titles, launch of the NGP. 2011 is going to be weak in comparison.
This is why I avoid saying things like "2011 will be the best year ever!" and point out you won't really know until the dust has settled, some of the most promising game coming out may get delayed, or turn out to be crap, or you realize the year really is emptier than it seemed. At the same time I can't write it off yet, there's already been some REALLY strong releases and who knows what E3 will bring? Oh, and I'm pretty sure that Zelda will be out this year or made into a launch Project Cafe game. I'm hoping it's the former just because the Wii needs its own distinctive Zelda rather than a leftover from the GC.
No no no Dragon Age 2 had poor execution of most of its ideas from the start.Having the entire story based on just Kirkwall was pure laziness from bioware's part.Add in the silly Rivalry/Romance system,unusual art direction,repetitive combat system and no amount of "polish" could save that mess.My guess is that bioware spreads out too much of their talent working on DLC.
I know Mass Effect 3 will be good since bioware hasn't said anything about "starting from scratch" with Mass Effect 3.Dragon Age 1 was fine as it was,there was no need to scrap it and start over,but bioware was insistent on tossing everything they did right in 2.
While the development of the game was definitely dubious some of those choices are clearly due to thinking ahead for a game they can reasonably make and finish by early 2011. If they had another year or even two I imagine it would've taken place across the Free Marches, less focus on waves and filler quests to bolster length, etc. And reusing the same environments is clearly
symptomatic of being rushed and making due with what they had, they outright stated it was that or a very short game. Think they should've just gone with a very short, but tightly designed, game.