Best of 2011.
2011 was a year of disappointing sequels for me. Sure, they were all good and competent, but none of them really stood out - and I think that Batman and Uncharted coming out so close to one another didn't really win either of them any fans - it just became too reminiscent of 2009 - a year where I finished Batman: Arkham Asylum and went on to play Uncharted 2.
So, yeah... worst trend of the year? Sequels. Best trend of the year? Plenty of thought-provoking and fun games!