Game of the year awards 2009: Part 2 - Anticipation 09


In further preparation for my Top 2009 games list I also went back and looked at what games I looked forward to playing in 2009. Its kinda funny since almost all of them wasnt released or got pushed to 2010. So I really didn´t get to play most of what I wanted this year even if I did make a few "probably wont come out but I really want it to" choices. Here´s the top 10 games I looked forward to playing in 2009. 
 

10: Aliens - Colonial Marines

Its been pretty much quiet about this game all year. The latest word is early 2010 as far as I know. So i´ll keep anticipating the glorious return of a sweet Aliens game. 
 

9: Dark Void

Got pushed into 2010. But over the year this game has gained alot of polish. I thought this game looked awesome 1 year ago and it looks even better now. One of my first purhcases of 2010 for sure. 

8: Killzone 2

Released and did not dissappoint. One of the highlights of this year for sure.   

7: Bayonetta

Got pushed to 2010 for those of us not in Japan. This would probably place higher if I were to make an Anticipation 2010 list. The recent release of the demo has really got me pumped for January.  

6: Duke Nukem Forever

For some reason I thought that 2009 was ACTUALLY gonna be the year when this was released. Instead 3D Realms shut down. Man was I wrong about this one. Very sad. 

5: Diablo 3

Wow its already been a year. I thought the year would take longer than it did and that Blizzard would actually get D3 to stores. Ok..maybe not. This was probably just wishful thinking on my end, but I really really wanted it to happen. 

4: Alan Wake

Alright so I did alot of wishful thinking at the end of 08. But just like with Duke Nukem I thought that 2009 would be the year for Alan. And I was wrong again. Now we have a promise of a 2010 release. Come on Remedy, make it happen!  

3: Heavy Rain

Was it really so wierd of me to hope for Heavy Rain in 09? In any case I´m still hyped for this one. 

2: StarCraft 2 - Wings of Liberty

Im going to quote what I wrote back then: "Unlike Diablo 3, the first part of StarCraft 2 SHOULD see the light of day this year but I guess I shouldnt be surprised if it was pushed into the first quarter of 2010". Totally and utterly wrong again. It really seems like this year has gone by so fast when I think about how short amount of time it feels like its been for Blizzard to develop a game. 

1: Rage

And yet again i´ll keep waiting. Rage seemed pretty far along in development under the 2nd half of 2008 tho. And judging by Carmack´s speeches it felt like he was hopeful for a 2009 release. In any case I´m probably more hyped about Rage than anything else. Nothing has changed in that regard. 
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So to recap only ONE game from my most anticipated games of 09 was released. Granted there were still alot of good games this year and ignoring my top 10 there were still games coming out that I really wanted to play. But still, man was I wrong. I didnt really make a "games I THINK will come out list" tho. Rather the opposite. These were all games i really hoped would come out. Some might have been 100% wishful thinking but to be honest I actually thought we would see games like StarCraft, Heavy Rain, Duke Nukem, Rage and Aliens in 2009.  
Overall the feeling I´m getting going back and reading this is how insanely fast 2009 has gone by. Is time really going so fast? It feels like I wrote that list a couple of months ago, yet its been almost a full year. What happened to all the stuff I was supposed to do this year? Makes you stop and think...

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In further preparation for my Top 2009 games list I also went back and looked at what games I looked forward to playing in 2009. Its kinda funny since almost all of them wasnt released or got pushed to 2010. So I really didn´t get to play most of what I wanted this year even if I did make a few "probably wont come out but I really want it to" choices. Here´s the top 10 games I looked forward to playing in 2009. 
 

10: Aliens - Colonial Marines

Its been pretty much quiet about this game all year. The latest word is early 2010 as far as I know. So i´ll keep anticipating the glorious return of a sweet Aliens game. 
 

9: Dark Void

Got pushed into 2010. But over the year this game has gained alot of polish. I thought this game looked awesome 1 year ago and it looks even better now. One of my first purhcases of 2010 for sure. 

8: Killzone 2

Released and did not dissappoint. One of the highlights of this year for sure.   

7: Bayonetta

Got pushed to 2010 for those of us not in Japan. This would probably place higher if I were to make an Anticipation 2010 list. The recent release of the demo has really got me pumped for January.  

6: Duke Nukem Forever

For some reason I thought that 2009 was ACTUALLY gonna be the year when this was released. Instead 3D Realms shut down. Man was I wrong about this one. Very sad. 

5: Diablo 3

Wow its already been a year. I thought the year would take longer than it did and that Blizzard would actually get D3 to stores. Ok..maybe not. This was probably just wishful thinking on my end, but I really really wanted it to happen. 

4: Alan Wake

Alright so I did alot of wishful thinking at the end of 08. But just like with Duke Nukem I thought that 2009 would be the year for Alan. And I was wrong again. Now we have a promise of a 2010 release. Come on Remedy, make it happen!  

3: Heavy Rain

Was it really so wierd of me to hope for Heavy Rain in 09? In any case I´m still hyped for this one. 

2: StarCraft 2 - Wings of Liberty

Im going to quote what I wrote back then: "Unlike Diablo 3, the first part of StarCraft 2 SHOULD see the light of day this year but I guess I shouldnt be surprised if it was pushed into the first quarter of 2010". Totally and utterly wrong again. It really seems like this year has gone by so fast when I think about how short amount of time it feels like its been for Blizzard to develop a game. 

1: Rage

And yet again i´ll keep waiting. Rage seemed pretty far along in development under the 2nd half of 2008 tho. And judging by Carmack´s speeches it felt like he was hopeful for a 2009 release. In any case I´m probably more hyped about Rage than anything else. Nothing has changed in that regard. 
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So to recap only ONE game from my most anticipated games of 09 was released. Granted there were still alot of good games this year and ignoring my top 10 there were still games coming out that I really wanted to play. But still, man was I wrong. I didnt really make a "games I THINK will come out list" tho. Rather the opposite. These were all games i really hoped would come out. Some might have been 100% wishful thinking but to be honest I actually thought we would see games like StarCraft, Heavy Rain, Duke Nukem, Rage and Aliens in 2009.  
Overall the feeling I´m getting going back and reading this is how insanely fast 2009 has gone by. Is time really going so fast? It feels like I wrote that list a couple of months ago, yet its been almost a full year. What happened to all the stuff I was supposed to do this year? Makes you stop and think...