Last year I invented the Anticipatometer, a method of anticipation-measuring that involves a third-party shouting various movie titles at me while I bounce on a trampoline. A fourth-party then measures the seismic readings of my “leaps for joy”, then feeds that data to a physician who adjusts the measurements according to my size, weight and body mass index. The properties are then ranked accordingly.
Looking back on the 2012 Game Anticipatometer, it reads as a damning indication that long delays have become commonplace in the games industry. Half of the games I was looking forward to in 2012 did not come out in 2012 – Bioshock Infinite, The Last of Us, South Park, Aliens Colonial Marines and Star Trek. Three of those still haven’t been released and have rolled over onto my 2013 list, which you will find… below.