Every Monday we have a community review, but when there are little-to-no games being released, finding new things to review can be pretty difficult! So this week, instead of reviewing a new game, I thought maybe we’d take a step back and look at the year that was. How will we remember 2011? What games will we remember as classics? Which games will date badly?
For me, 2011 was the year of the sequel. Almost every year could be called the year of the sequel but, compared to 2010, last year really suffered from a dearth of new IP. Almost every big release felt like another entry into some sort of franchise.
The good news, however, was the fact that all the franchises were good ones, and the games themselves were pretty decent as well.
We also had the rise, fall, and then the re-rise of the 3DS. The 3DS suffered massively after a semi-decent launch, only to end 2011 on a high with Mario Kart 7 and Super Mario 3D Land.
In many ways it was one of the most memorable years for gaming in recent memory.
How will you guys remember 2011?