The games market is flourishing with great titles nowadays. It seems a new game is announced every week and with gamers now accounting for a significant percentage of the population in countries like the UK, the demand is high. When a popular new title is announced, the build-up is hyped to the maximum and the anticipation grows right up until the moment when a game is released, so what happens after that?
The truth is once a game has been released and played, most of the time it is just discarded and forgotten about. That’s exactly what has happened to a lot of titles this year, so here we have a list, compiled by Nave360, of five once highly anticipated games for the Xbox 360 and PS3 from 2011 that you might just have forgotten about since their release and that just don’t matter anymore.
First we have Dead Space 2, a game that launched right at the beginning of the year making it difficult for some to recollect anyway. It was a sequel that received slightly better scores than its predecessor, Dead Space that also caused a split between fans of the series, half insisting the first was better while the other half agreed with the critics. The only significant difference between the two games was a multiplayer mode. The buzz about the game was short lived despite it not doing too badly in terms of sales.
Another long lost game from early in the year was Bulletstorm, which released in February. The game saw all round disappointment, not just for fans and critics but for developers Epic Games, and publishers EA too, despite selling over a million copies. Many reasons were suggested for the disappointment, but it doesn’t seem to matter to anyone anymore anyway.
Dragon Age II was another highly anticipated game, the RPG from Bioware released in March and found itself being instantly compared the more successful The Witcher 2, meaning it was destined for failure from the start. The game disappointed fans which would explain why people may just have forgotten about it now.
Then there is L.A Noire, probably the most anticipated of all in this list of neglected games. The RPG from Rockstar Games released in May and seemed destined for great things. The main selling point of the game was the new graphics technology from Team Bondi that made facial expressions more realistic. In the end despite it selling extremely well and the high-tech graphics, it all just wasn’t enough to hide the repetitiveness of the game, most probably why no one cares about it anymore.
Finally there is Brink which also released in May. As a Bethesda game it was always going to be highly anticipated, but that also mean it had a lot of fans expecting a lot from the game. Once these fans had got a taste for the reported ‘dullness’ of the game it ended up just being a thought in the back of people’s minds. Do you still play any of the games in this list? Are there any other games you think should be on it?
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