I was going through prospective game releases for this winter and next year after posting my review.  Scouting titles for review, that sort of thing.  I can’t help but feel excited for several of them.  It’s a bit unlike myself.

Sure, many are anticipating Batman: Arkham City, Rage, and Uncharted 3.  I might consider you crazy if, at least, one of them isn’t on your radar in the coming months.

The titles that fall in the more questionable category for anticipation are things like: Metal Gear Rising, Devil May Cry 5, Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City, and Silent Hill: Downpour.  Each one of these is a title in a series that has either run its course or murdered its IP with its most recent installment.  The default position for any scientist (or critic) should be skepticism.  A pair of games that are on their second or third prequel, a game on its 8th sequel after its original director left it several titles ago – these should scare the shit out of any optimist.

Sure they all had impressive E3 trailers, but that’s E3’s job: hype games and tempt you with disguised garbage.

Despite many factors, I’m excited.  Deus Ex: Human Revolution is partially to blame (proving you can bring a dead IP back to life in a great way).  Extensive research on titles, developers being used, and other such digging have helped seal the deal.

I can’t wait for winter.  I can’t wait for 2012.  If they all suck, I’ll at least have The Last Guardian, Mass Effect 3, and Ninja Gaiden 3 to pick me up in the spring to follow.