I think Chaos Theory is one of the greatest stealth games of all time.
Agreed. And no one gives the game credit for this, but it is so much fun to run around and just stab everyone you can in a level.
Honestly, Chaos Theory, Thief, and other old stealth games are the reason I get angry that games like MGS4 and Mark of the Ninja are heralded as "the best stealth games ever" when they're just so damned easy. At least the Assassin's Creed and Batman games have excuses for their power fantasies.
@Fredchuckdave: There are parts of your post that I totally and completely agree with, and others that I could never agree with. DMC3 is easily better than the super-repetitive and badly-laid out Bayonetta, and I really didn't like Resistance. But, to each his own.
Launches are on the mind, so the launch of the 360 isn't a terrible place to start (and is more interesting than '06, where three or four games are likely to be repeated time and again.) But you do get a totally crazy list. It seems silly to just disregard the previous generation games to just talk about the 360 launch, though, too, especially when the PC games are still technologically beyond the "next-gen games" launching with the 360. And, as time moves forward, the games releasing on the PS2 still have dramatic impact on next-gen games, and the games releasing on next-gen consoles impact the experiences one can have on the PS2. The differences here are more stark than they are in '06, but the line begins to blur more and more.