Facebook Files: What Are Your Most Anticipated Games Of 2010?



It seems like we’ve been having the “Is this the best year in games?” debate every year for the past three years. Well, 2010 looks like it could give previous years a run for their money. So, what games are you looking forward to most this year and why?


Anton wrote:

Going into 2010, two games were high up on my list of “Most Anticipated.” One of those was White Knight Chronicles. While it wasn’t everything I hoped it would be, it’s a decent game and I’m starting to enjoy it.


The other big one is The Last Guardian. I am so excited for this game. I’m also hoping that Team Ico is operating on schedule and we won’t have to see a delay on what looks to be the next greatest game ever. :D


So, like the title suggests, tell us your most anticipated titles of the year! Has your most anticipated game already been released? Was it everything you hoped it would be? What else are you looking forward to?


Steven wrote:

Games that I’m looking forward to:


Fragile Dreams, Metroid: Other M, Sin & Punishment 2, Legend of Zelda (I hope), Golden Sun DS (I’m hoping desperately, it’s been too long)
Super Mario Galaxy 2, Bioshock 2, Final Fantasy XIII, Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey, Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker and many more…


So yeah, I’ve got a lot on my plate (especially non-game related). It’s been a good year for me and I’m looking forward to quite a few games.


Patrick wrote:

I think everything I’m looking forward to is completely different from everyone else.


The only game that has come out so far that I was looking forward to has been No More Heroes 2 which I loved. They fixed most of the problems of the first one (although they seemed to change some things that were good and are now bad… but they weren’t big things)


I’m really looking forward to Starcraft 2. So much so, that I don’t really know if I want a Beta key (not that I’m likely to get one) cause I really wanna play a finished version of the game. I have fond memories of my friends and I rushing home after school to play Starcraft online with each other. And I just haven’t been able to find an RTS that I liked as much as Starcraft.


I’m also looking forward to Portal 2 (Woot same day Mac release). I mean anyone who played Portal is looking forward to this game. I generally don’t look forward to a game and very rarely buy one on within the first week of release.


Laura wrote:

I’m really looking forward to The Last Story and Xenoblade. I’m definitely looking forward to these two new RPGs, especially since they’re on the Wii, a system that I support but hasn’t been getting a lot of games in this genre (that are great). Not to mention, Soraya’s working on Xenoblade and Sakaguchi’s on TLS. They’re looking to be really good =D


On another note, other games…uhm, Monster Hunter 3, Red Steel 2, Metroid: Other M, Zelda… I’d actually completely forgotten about Ni no Kuni, and I’m interested in Golden Sun DS, since I’d never played the original. Last Guardian looks great too, but I don’t have a PS3. Le sad. Amazingly, I’m actually interested in Pokemon Gen. V, since I want to see what they’ve changed. Arc Rise Fantasia and Birth by Sleep are high up in the list too.


Milki wrote:

Hm… the only game that currently gets me excited is P3P with the female storyline… other than that… if Ushiro isn’t coming out this year then there’s not much else that’s gets my heart pounding faster. Maybe Sakura Wars, since it’s probably gonna be the last PS2 game coming out (tho I am still hoping for some others being magically localised…..). I’m also looking forward alot to the fan translation of Summon Night X. And the decent US localisation of Agarest Senki


I guess that’s it. It’s not like I’m not glad about games like FFXIII or Rorona or lots of others… but I’m not really excited over them, hm.


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Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.