Looking forward in 2012 at the start of the year was pretty depressing. Nothing but sequels and rehashes as far as the eye can see. Much of what's come out so far this year has been pretty mediocre, which makes it even harder to stay optimistic. Here's what I'll probably be playing this year.
Trials Evolution - One of the few games I am really pumped for. The original was excellent and the sequel looks even better.
Witcher 2 (On xbox) - Jaison warned me off the PC version because it was a buggy piece of shit, but the dark fantasy setting looks interesting enough that I still want to give it a try.
Diablo 3 - As I've said before, nothing about this game really turns my crank. But everyone else will be getting it, and I am always down for a co-op lootwhoring click-a-thon. Yaaay peer pressure.
Dragon's Dogma - It's like Monster Hunter meets Dark souls meets Dragon Age and I am totally cool with that. I think this game will be really fun and possibly hard as balls. Bring it!
Tera - Probably the first MMO I will play since FFXI. It looks anime as fuck, but the combat actually looks really fun so I think I can deal with it.
Borderlands 2 - Jaison and I will both be getting this and will play the shit out of it as we did Borderlands 1. This is non-negotiable.
Hawken - The trailers alone were enough to sell me on this game. Yeah I am shallow like that.
Aliens: Colonial Marines - I honestly don't expect this to be anything more than mediocre, but I just can't say no to Aliens.
Amnesia : A Machine for Pigs - I don't know anything about this game, but the first Amnesia was so good that I don't even care. Shut up, take my money, etc.
Counter-Strike Global Offensive - It's been many years since I've played Counterstrike, and I secretly hope that the new version it every bit as bullshit as I remember.
Skullgirls - I don't even know why I want this game but I do. Looks like the developers have put a ton of work into giving it a lot of personality so I feel like I should reward their efforts.
Torchlight 2 - I enjoyed the first one, but never ended up buying it. At this point I feel like I am better off just waiting for the sequel.
Bioshock Infinite - The thing that always annoyed me about these games is that you can't tell what is actual gameplay and what is just BS put together for an E3 demo. Regardless, I enjoyed the first two enough that I'm sure I'll like it.
Fez - It's an interesting 2D/3D platformer that's been in development what seems like fucking forever. I'm sure it won't live up to the hype but it looks good enough to spend my money on.