I wrote about this last year when we had a great video game flood, where countless AAA titles were being released within a three month span in the fall, causing me and many other gamers to almost have too much awesomeness to choose from.
But now, it’s January, and we must contend with the other nine months of the year where publishers believe they don’t really need to do…anything.
Now, I know I’m generalizing. I know that last year the “other nine months” brought us fantastic titles like Portal 2 and LA Noire. This year we have Mass Effect 3 (which was pushed back from a fall release in 2011). But really, looking at what’s upcoming, it’s hard to say that there’s anything approaching equal distribution. Yes, Twisted Metal X, Soul Calibur V or Street Fighter X Tekken might be on some people’s most anticipated list, but it really does seem like there’s a big vast emptiness coming. Perhaps I’m misreading the charts, but it just feels that way to me. Guess I’ll have time to catch up on some of the fall titles that got washed away in the tidal wave, and old games I’ve missed over the years.