I dont agree with the generalization of the quality of the year. Depends on the console that you have.
If you own a Wii is a good year (mantains the good performance).
If you own a PS3 is a excellent year (better every year).
If you own a xbox360 is a really poor year (like last year).
On the plus side it's been a pretty good year for useless fanboy trolling. (Hooray for my first ban!) OP: I disagree, RE5 is tied for my favorite game this gen. This year is a win for me!