Top 10 Most Anticipated Games of 2011

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Japanese gamers asked to rank their most anticipated games of 2011 yield up a list headed not by some blockbuster RPG as might be expected, but by none other than Ore no Imouto, backed up by plenty of other anime-based games.

The ranking, as compiled by Dengeki:

1. Ore no Imouto PSP (PSP)

2. The Last Story (Wii)

3. Valkyria Chronicles 3 (PSP)

4. To Aru Majutsu no Index (PSP)

5. Amagami (PSP)

6. Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy(PSP)

7. Gyakuten Kenji 2 (DS)

8. Catherine (PS3/360)

9. Rune Factory Origins (PS3/Wii)

10. Fantasy Star Portable 2 (PSP)

Disgaea 4 came 13th and Tales of Xillia 14th, for those wondering. The only western game to feature on the list is the pitifully late Japanese edition of Dragon Age: Origins, at 19th.

The closeness of Dengeki to the anime world probably accounts for the strong showing from anime-styled games, and the year-end dating of the survey appears to have just missed the mass of 3DS related game announcements made recently – Love Plus at the very least would otherwise likely feature.


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    Avatar of DFC
    Comment by DFC
    19:15 14/01/2011 # ! Good (+0.7)

    These aren't real games!! Then again Dengeki's sample should be anime related so this should be expected in some way.
    Also, the PC Master Race is now disappointe with Japan.

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    Comment by Kyon
    19:57 14/01/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    As expected for Dengeki readers.

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    Comment by Candy
    19:33 14/01/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Skyrim is 2011.

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    Comment by Bazzyrick
    00:03 15/01/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    I'm personally not looking forward to -any- of the games in that list.

    It seems the Japanese are more entertained by the setting and characters than actual story lines and gameplay. Also explains why the schoolgirl animes havent gotten old yet, and wont. They had a petty attempt at complaining about lack of originality but will still watch them, still go crazy over different girls and still buy all sorts of overpriced branded crap.

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    Comment by TheBeast
    10:48 15/01/2011 # ! Good (+0.4)

    i concur, nothing on the list got me excited. TES-5 SKYRIM is the only one confirmed that i am looking forward to.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:50 15/01/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Skyrim will be #1 in 2011

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    Comment by Michael
    05:46 15/01/2011 # ! Good (+0.4)

    may console gamers enjoy skyrim on their downscaled 720p image.

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    Comment by Gitami
    09:03 15/01/2011 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    Skyrim mods, bounce and jiggle in extra details.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:08 15/01/2011 # ! Drivel (-1.0)

    Skyrim? More like Skynet

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:31 15/01/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Dovakiin, Our King,

    For the Sake of Skyrim!

    For our lands, For our home.

    For Horthagth's Blood.

    For the Nords, For the Gods

    For the sole single son,

    Dovakiin!! Our King!! Who will dawn with fire!!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:56 17/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Those are the wrong lyrics. The actual lyrics are sung in a made up language:
    Dovahkiin Dovahkiin
    Naal ok zin los vaariin
    Wah dein vokul mahfaeraak ahst vaal
    Ahrk fin norok paal graan
    Fod nust hon zindro zaan
    Dovahkiin fah hin kogaan mu draal

    And it translates to:
    Dragonborn Dragonborn
    By his honor is sworn
    To keep evil forever at bay
    And the fiercest foes rout
    When they hear triumph's shout
    Dragonborn for your blessing we pray

    Thxbai..

    Comment by GodMan
    02:47 15/01/2011 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    Skyrim is going to own all games. Can't wait!!!

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    Comment by Travis
    04:51 15/01/2011 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    Bethesda's games aren't bad, but they generally ship pretty sub par. After a little bit without mods you find that they're actually quite terrible. Maybe since Skyrim is on a new not terrible engine at last, it will actually be good from the get go. Either way, if Mass Effect 3 doesn't get game of the year there's something very wrong with the world.

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    Comment by megaman007

    Skyrim will be bogged down by another shitty Bethesda game engine, expect to turn off grass or not be able to maintain a good framerate and expect it to crash every 45minutes.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:37 15/12/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oooohhh.... someone got their sweetroll stolen.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:50 15/01/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    C'mon, how are The Last Story and Valkyria Chronicles 3 not great games? Personally, Valkyria 1 sold me on the PS3 so I might be too biased on that one, but The Last Story is like a shining beacon of RPG goodness in a world where Final Fantasy disappoints many. Time will tell if it deserves all the hype, but it is VERY anticipated.

    There's also Dissidia, but it's not my cup of tea.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:01 16/01/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    This. Valkyria Chronicles will be AWESOME, and VC1 sold me on the PS3 too.

    Gotta look intop The Last Story, since you have taste, and seem to like it.

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    Comment by RoxbiT
    00:26 15/01/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Catherine on top 10 list,,,that's what I want to read...

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    Comment by POKI
    02:23 15/01/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    that's the only thing i'm picking up off that list... even though i also have a psp.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:33 15/01/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Gyakuten Kenji 2!!

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    Comment by Kuro'Base'Neko
    10:54 15/01/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Metal Gear RISING !

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:28 15/01/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    We got one more year before 2012.

    2011: Dragon Age 2, Mass Effect 3 and Elder Scroll Skyrim.

    It is a good year to die. :D

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:23 15/01/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    It's a lot like asking what the "best" anime or games are here..

    Of course it will be chan/troll type crap like ecchi or anime based/style games instead of the real answers..

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:07 15/01/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    PC gaming isn't as popular in Japan as it is in... the rest of the world. Bit strange, really.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Well most PC-gamers in japan are probably Ero-gamers =)

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    Comment by BlaqCat
    23:20 14/01/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Hm. Can't really say I'm too surprised, though I did expect a slightly less biased list.

    Comment by Anonymous

    LOL since when did crap games even make the count?

    EARTH DEFENSE FORCE IS WHERE ITS AT YO

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:32 15/01/2011 # ! Drivel (-0.7)

    Oh, you and your master race. :P

    Master race does not have Zelda, Mario, Team Ico games or Okami ,therefore the master race is not the PC gamers.

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    Comment by Damian
    07:15 15/01/2011 # ! Good (+0.4)

    yes pc master race does have mario zelda etc.., atleast until ps2 era.

    also consoles dont have:

    Blizzard, Valve, 90 % of strategy games, etc..

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:46 15/01/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    This master race nonsense has to stop. I mean, really. I own a PC, Wii, PS3 and 360, I get the best of ALL worlds, and I can say it's infinitely better than fawning of one device.

    Mario and Zelda will always be my favs, though. haha

    Comment by Anonymous

    Shigeru Miyamoto is the God of vija games. Disputing that makes your opinion irrelevant.

    That's why the PC can NOT be the master race.

    Comment by Anonymous

    "also consoles dont have:

    Blizzard"

    Given.

    "Valve"

    PS3 and 360 will have portal 2. Derp.

    "90 % of strategy games, etc.."

    In which 85% are mediocre at best.

    We have Fire Emblem, arguably the greatest SRPG franchise around, and Advance Wars, incontestably the best TBT franchise.

    You, good sir, are incredibly misinformed. :/

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    Comment by Rya
    02:13 15/01/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    1. Dragon Age 2
    2. The Witcher 2 - Assassin of Kings
    3. Mass Effect 3
    4. Shogun 2: Total War
    5. Deus Ex 3
    6. Rift

    Those silly japanese.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:52 16/01/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    My thoughts exactly Rya...

    Comment by Anonymous

    The only good thing in your list is probably Shogun 2,all the others just show how much of a Western-only faggot you are.

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    Comment by tgch
    22:44 14/01/2011 # ! Good (+0.4)

    eh, looks like the psp is doing a great job.

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    Comment by GREW
    21:36 14/01/2011 # ! Good (+0.4)

    Insert title - IN JAPAN!

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:38 16/01/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    that is actually a pretty sad list...

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:14 14/01/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Haha, go go Catherine! I'm excited about that game. XD Can't wait for it to come out.

    Oh.. and same for the Miles Edgeworth sequel. <3 <3 Edgeworth.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:53 14/01/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    No Mass effect 3, Dragon Age 2, SW: The Old Republic or Diablo 3. This list fails on so many levels.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:12 14/01/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    How many japanese would play these western games you think? One hundred? Two hundred?

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:21 14/01/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Yeah, you are way off those, especially considering where this survey was taken. I bet if a more general audience were asked, at least Skyrim would show up somewhere.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:44 15/01/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Fuck this list. The most anticipated game of 2010 is Duke Nukem Forever.

    This year is the year.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:38 14/01/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    I approve this list.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:16 15/01/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    That list is SHIT since Marvel vs Capcom 3 isn't there.

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    Comment by Sakurambo
    04:02 15/01/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Good to see Japanese gamers leaving their comfort zone and branching out a little from only caring about lame anime tie ins on a prehistoric handheld. I wouldn't want to them to miss out on Uncharted 3, Mass Effect 3, The Last Guardian, or Elder Scrolls Skyrim. Oh hang on...

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    Comment by Ben
    04:03 15/01/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I've never seen that Index show but I find the image unbelievably adorable.

    The Ore no Imouto game sure does look interesting...

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    Comment by Mizushima 水島
    02:22 15/01/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    i thought cathrine would b higher up least number 3

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:57 15/01/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Oh God yes Miles Edgeworth Investigations 2!

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:55 15/01/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    i didn't even know dragon age wasn't out in japan.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:01 15/01/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    No El Shsddai ?

    Dispite all the El Shaddai references in Akihabara and the 2 recent El Shaddai-only events being held while the game isn't even out yet ?

    This list is a lie






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