BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT OF THE YEAR 2011
Man, we were REALLY disappointed in 2011!
One title pulled in the most votes in ANY category this year.
It should come as no surprise that when the gaming public waits 14 years through several sporadic promises of greatness yet to come, that expectations will be a bit higher than practically any triple-A product could ever possibly deliver on.
Unfortunately, and somewhat expectedly Duke Nukem Forever was NOT a triple-A title. While it wasn't a complete technical disaster, it was squarely grounded in antique FPS conventions that could not stand up to other modern entries in the genre and '90s era machismo that came off more hateful and cringe-inducing than clever, self-aware parody.
For many of us who still have a soft spot for the ol' Dukester, the good news is that developer Gearbox reportedly still has more in store for us and these sins may yet be atoned for.
But for those of us who are less forgiving and who waited patiently for Duke Nukem Forever we found ourselves playing what was essentially an examination of why Duke doesn't really "work" in 2011 the same way that he used to in an era where FPS games were more rudimentary and protagonists weren't as cool/chatty/clever as they are today.
Looking for disappointment? Always bet on Duke.
Duke Nukem Forever 12 Votes 40.00%
Saints Row The Third 0 Votes 0%
L.A. Noire 3 Votes 10.00%
Brink 4 Votes 13.33%
Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 3 Votes 10.00%
Homefront 1 Vote 3.33%
Dungeon Siege 3 0 Votes 0%
Goldeneye 007 Reloaded 1 Vote 3.33%
Minecraft 4 Votes 13.33%
Mega Man X (iOS) 2 Votes 6.67%