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You see a parent buying a terrible game for his kid: What do you do?

Everyone has already been in the following situation. You are in a game store and you're just planning to buy the latest Uncharted, Fallout, FIFA, Call of Duty or Battlefield and suddenly you see a parent with his or her child who hesitates between the games Hannah Montana and Harry Potter: The Deathly Hallows Part 1. What of the five following options do you choose?

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jakerhodes1823d ago

I'd either just leave them to it or ask them if their child asked for the game. If they said no I'd tell them the games aren't very good and recommend them something more appropriate depending on the child's age.

fear881823d ago

You know, when I was growing up and I had my first game system there wasn't "This game got rave reviews" or "Its just a movie tie in to get some quick cash". My parents bought plenty of duds and bought some outright gems.

I wish we "gamers" would stop telling people what to buy and play. We should accept that people learn their own tastes by experience. Not by some snot behind the store counter or some pompous prick telling everyone what they think is the best game of all time.

Let the parents do what they do and let the kids learn what they like from trial and error. Just like the old gamers had to.

When I have kids I will definitely stand by the box ratings but the content of the games are just going to be a hit and miss on my kids choice (except when its a surprise by me, then its sure to be gold).

Vitalogy1823d ago (Edited 1823d ago )

Do nothing, because:

1 - I would not like anyone to do it with me;
2 - the son might like the genre/style;
3 - none of my business;
4 - it's rude to approach someone and just say "hey, don't buy that it sucks";
5 - what sucks for you might not suck to the next and vice-versa

I could probably go on with a few more examples supporting my attitude but this will do.

Quagmire1823d ago

What if yoru parents spend their hard earned money on a full priced game, for instance Damnation at...$100, non-refundable, and you realised someone there couldve told your parents the game was shit.

kingdavid1823d ago

Kids would probably have a higher tolerance for crappy games then adults.

Generally i find as you get older, you get pickier and get more of an acquired taste. If you;re a kid, you wouldnt really give a fk about jaggies and crap voice acting.

nickjkl1823d ago

idk but whenever im about to buy a bad video game an old black guy jumps out the bushes saying nah nigga dont do that thats 5 to 10

wallis1823d ago

I still get things like avatar: the movie: the game and they still just sit there in their wrapper. It's part of the process. Hell it's even part of the fun. I got games like dark messiah just from my sister thinking it'd make a good present and it did. I bet if you'd asked the store clerk he would have (like most critics) recommended giving it a skip. Sometimes letting an observer pick at random can produce better results than letting some 'expert' make suggestions.

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