IN PICTURES: Did the six most overhyped games of 2011 deliver?

We look at what we predicted to be six of 2011's biggest potential gaming disappointments and whether our predictions came true or not

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What we said:: “We know it's not made by the same folks who took care of Star Wars: Galaxies, but we still know you're being set up for disappointment here. Yep, mostly you'll be crafting and farming and grinding, just like every other MMO out there.”

What others said: Star Wars: The Old Republic was met with nothing but positive reviews when it was released in December 2011. The character building and tight role playing gameplay was praised, despite the fact that the game took the same route as many MMOs and forced the player to do grinding. It currently holds a 85 per cent score on Metacritic, though the low 5.7 user score is due to half as many gamers liking the game as they hate it.

Our final verdict: While the game saw release in major markets in 2011, it was only released in Australia at the beginning of March, so whether we once again jumped the gun with this release is up for debate. While Star Wars: The Old Republic does not revolutionise the MMO genre, it is still a very enjoyable game overall that solves a lot of the issues people had with Star Wars: Galaxies in the past.

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