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Top 5 Games I’m Glad I Didn’t Buy Immediately

EB: Sometimes you see a game being announced and you just know immediately, “I have to buy that, I need that game in my life,” but then, what happens? Maybe you don’t get around to buying it, or maybe you don’t have the cash to spend right when it comes out, and by the time you do, you’ve stopped thinking about how badly you wanted that game. A few years go by and you’re hunting deals at Gamestop when oh! What’s this? It’s that game you meant to buy so long ago but never did, and now for a mere 20 bucks, it can be yours! By now, it’s pretty old news, all of your friends have played it and beat it, some of them can’t even help you with it because they’ve forgotten most of it, but hey, you’ve got some spare change in your pocket, just buy it, man, just do it.

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Yi-Long867d ago

It has become increasingly rare for me to buy a game Day 1.

At this point, it's more a case of me wanting to support the developer when I buy it at launch for full price, like I did with The Witcher 3, simply because of their attitude towards DLC-milking, value-for-money, and actual expansions to the game.

In pretty much all other cases, they often go taking out content to keep exclusively as pre-order content, retailer-exclusive content, special-edition excluve content, console-exclusive content, etc etc... as well as already bragging about all the DLC-milking they'll be doing post-launch, in some cases actually 5 seconds after launch.

It's sickening, and I've never supported that and I'll never will, so if those are games I was actually interested in, it will put me off from buying them at full price on day one, and I'llchoose to wait for a complete/GOTY edition instead, as well as a big price-drop. Arkham Knight being a recent example.

DivoJones867d ago

Me too! I post this fairly often, but you can just wait a few weeks to a few months and save anywhere from 20-50% retail price. Most the time I don't get around to playing a new release before the price drops, so I started waiting and it's damn near 2 for 1.. I got Bloodborne a few weeks ago for $31.99 (after Best buy's gamers club discount on top of a weekly deal)

DougLord867d ago

Amen - I have a 100+ game backlog on Steam! And yet I'm on game 1,200+ of DOTA2

chippychan867d ago (Edited 867d ago )

My ridiculously huge backlog of games has caused me to seriously re-think buying games at full price anymore.

The only time I do now is if it is a very niche game and I want to support the localization of it, or I want to support a particular team of developers.

Otherwise I watch sales and buy a game when it's down to a price I'd be happy to spend.

SkippyPaccino867d ago (Edited 867d ago )

Same here except I jumped on a amazing amazon e3 deal (pre-order 3 or more games and save 30% off each game) so I'm technically buying day one at 3 months price. I ended up pre-ordering 10 games but that's in a span of over a year.

I don't understand the people excited about backwards compatibility when I don't even have enough time to play all the games I already own on next-gen. Lol!

Waiting for the right price is my game plan as well

joab777867d ago

I have to say that games like Oblivion, Fallout 3, Bloodborne, The Witcher 3...these are the only type of games that I buy on day 1. Though, if I can't get to it yet, I won't buy it.

Games like The Order, etc. I simply rent. Any single player game I usually just rent. As far as digital, I try and only purchase games that I know I will go back to over and over.