This post could just be a list. So it will be!
1) Portal 2
Now, forgive me for saying this, but I probably won't go out and buy Portal 2 day and date it comes out. (DUN DUN DUNNNNN!) I just personally think the first game wasn't worth $60 alone, and I don't think the sequel is. Aside from co-op, which seems to thankfully be Valve's focus, there isn't really much draw for me. And a co-op game? Not worth $60 to me. I will probably pick it up when it goes on sale for around $40 on Steam.
2) Mass Effect 3
This is a no brain-er to anyone who has been reading my 30 Days of Gaming from the outset. I absolutely love Science Fiction and Mass Effect is the franchise of this generation that will carry on in gamers hearts for being amazing and having a great story and memorable characters. I can't wait for the final Mass Effect 2 DLC that will be out at the end of the month. I will totally pay $7 for a 4 hour mission that from early previews is nothing but a giant tease for Mass Effect 3. And I will have a big ass grin on my face while I play it too.
3) Gears of War 3
Another game series I love, but for different reasons. Sometimes, you just wanna be John McClane. Fuck story, fuck characterization, I just want to be the living embodiment of a badass. Not to mention the gameplay is absolutely fantastic and takes the shooter formula from Halo and Call of Duty and injects it with the best feature in the world: logic. "Hey Spartans I have an idea... Lets run right at each other with high powered weapons while running in circles and jumping around like we are walking on trampolines!" "Soldier! You must die in four shots or less and respawn in a hail of bullets that you cannot determine where they are coming from! GO GO GO!" Sorry Halo, sorry Call of Duty, I am just gonna take some cover and make strategic decisions about the battle. Oh, and I will chainsaw some people too. To me, Gears of War is a shooter game that realizes it is a game in the best of ways.
4) Starcraft II: Heart of the Swarm
This is also a no brain-er for anyone following my 30 Days of Gaming. I just hope this one doesn't take Blizzard another 10+ years to finish.
Splosion-Man was fantastic. And the sequel looks just as fantastic. Plus I am a sucker for pop culture references.
6) BioShock: Infinite
I just want more well designed games. If BioShock was any indication I don't really have to worry about this one. Plus, ethical arguments + video games always gets my heart pumping. I enjoy a game that not only challenges me as a gamer, but also as an individual.
SIDE NOTE: Wow, sequels really do dominate this industry. I feel ashamed and a little dirty for this list now.