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There's no doubt that next year will be a great year for gamers. Hell, if you look at the first 3 or 4 months, they're filled with big name blockbusters. This list is purely for me to lay out what games I will get specifically (and some I wish I could get). Be sure to leave recommendations on any games I might have missed.
This game will be big. This game is already big, with 256 players playing at once, this game will be awesome. Of course, when the demo came out, the thoughts were mixed. Many people thought the game was great. Just as many people thought the game wasn't so hot. I will still be getting this game, mainly for the fact that this will most possibly be the closest I will/can get to a simulated war. And shooting people is always fun.
It's no secret that I love Bioshock. The atmospheric shooter quickly became my favorite game of all time (I am still feverishly awaiting what Ken Levine and the people at Irrational [they are still Irrational to me] have cooking up. Hopefully they show it off on the cover of a future Game Informer issue). That being said, I can't wait to see what Marin has made. Though the 4 different developers working on the game might shift people away from this game, I say it's great. It gives each dev to put as much as they can into their respective segment without having to sacrifice anything for the sake of another segment. I will be buying this on launch day. And I will play until the next entry. Or until Irrational's next project makes the cover of GI.
Battlefield: Bad Company 2
I'm not going to lie, I have never played a BF game before I tried the beta for BC2. It was awesome. And my brother thinks so too. He played the game so much, and thought it was so great, he decided to save up to buy it on launch day (which, coincidentally, is also his birthday). While I will be tied to Bioshock 2, I expect my brother will be tied just as much to Bad Company 2.