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| "Re(1):Too many games?" , posted Thu 16 Dec 03:04|
I seem to be seeing a "trend" amongst my friends and co-workers as of late. They all say they have too many games to play, the result is they ether play them very quickly or don't finish them. Is anyone else seeing this?
I have other obligations and responsibilities so I can't be getting every new game that comes out. I think the games I've bought this year are, Metroid 2, Mario Golf GBA and MGS:TT. I've played them all and beat them (except M2, dang that's a long game). I can't even imagine what it's like to have too many games to play. I just can't see the fun in ripping though MGS3 in 3 hours (or whatever). Where's the enjoyment? I much rather play, take my time and enjoy the craft that went in to making the game.
Anyway, off my soap box, but does anyone else feel they have too many games and so they feel they aren't really enjoying their purchases?
Oh, I am guilty of this too. Let's see, I still have not finished:
-Metriod Prime(the FIRST one...)
-Tales of Symphonia
And those are just my Gamecube games...then I went ahead and got an Xbox, so now I've gotta finish Crimson Skies and start buying the few games I really want for that system, but (ha) who knows when I'll play them
And I'm finally getting a PS2 on Friday, and there are way too many games I need to get as well...
Oh, and my GBA hasn't been getting played too much lately also =(
Should I really complain though? No way! I'm happy to always have something to play, and it gives me many options to play whatever title I want.
| "Re(5):Too many games?" , posted Thu 16 Dec 07:18|
I don't know if it's that there's too many games, or games are just too long. For example, I've logged 24+ hours into Disgaea, and I've just now reached beat the Earth's Defender chapter. And I'm not even the kind of obsessive gamer that must complete everything. But then again, I'm really slow when it comes to games, so that may play a part in it.
Right now I'm crawling through SMT and honestly feel little incentive to play anything else during the few hours I have available for gaming. Right now I have unopened copies of Metroid Prime (the original), Zelda: Four Swords, Silent Hill 2, and Pikmin to consider. I also have never finished JSRF, Beyond Good and Evil, or Mario Sunshine. And there's still stuff left for me to locate in Katamari and always things to work on in SF3:TS.
I haven't finished BG&E either, because I kept dying when they reverse the goddamn control. Frustration also plays into why I'm not finishing Viewtiful Joe and not continuing Breath of Fire: Dragon Quarter.
I highly recommend playing Silent Hill 2. It will blow your mind. But that's little ol' biased me.
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| "Re(7):Too many games?" , posted Thu 16 Dec 08:57:|
Holy crap. I still need to finish SH2,3,4,KH,SO2,FFX,Disgaea,TOS,SOA,SMT,GTA1,2,3,MGS3...hmmmm maybe wait until retirement.
[this message was edited by Phoenix on Thu 16 Dec 09:00]
| "Re(10):Too many games?" , posted Thu 16 Dec 18:25|
I arise from my grave and ...know the feeling. I have been out of the country for a bit, but soon coming back. Under strict orders, I have had friends secure the games for me through various debt money that they now do not owe me. However, I will be really busy when I get back. Metroid Prime 2, World of Warcraft, Phantom Brave, Half-Life 2, Evil Genius, Pikmin 2, Metal Gear Solid 3, new Paper Mario, Grand Theft Auto 3: San Andreas, plus among others. Also, since I don't have an Xbox, I need to play some Halo 2 at friends' places. Oh yeah, and I still gotta finish Metroid Prime 1 before I start playin 2, hehe. I got pretty far, just got frustrated in this one place.
The Hachishinkan -- The Weil Numbers.
| "Re(1):Too many games?" , posted Fri 17 Dec 10:08|
I have definitely noticed this recent trend of too many good games coming out too fast, especially over the last couple of months. The funny thing is that ten years ago this would have been a dream come true.
The only way I can think of to handle it (besides spending ALL my money and time on games) is to be more picky about what games I buy and play through. Usually this means waiting a few weeks after a game comes out to listen to reviews and maybe play it or see it in action. I also try to pick games based on what I want to play at the time (i.e. not playing 2 long RPGs in a row).
But no matter how you look at it, it's a strange feeling for there to be too many games out there. Oh well, I guess it's a sign of the times, and at least things are moving in the right direction. Hopefully the next stage will include the gaming companies becoming more picky about what games they produce (not gonna happen). Actually, scratch that last sentence. That would probably mean no more 2D fighters, or any 2D games for that matter. Long live variety!
The same thing is starting to happen with anime and manga in America, too, only a lot faster. It seems like only in the last year the stores have become absolutely FLOODED with newly translated DVDs and graphic novels. I guess it's nice the market is finally appealing to our interests, but it feels strange and still too expensive, for the most part.
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| "Re(2):Too many games?" , posted Fri 17 Dec 11:46|
There are still a bunch of games on the Dreamcast that I haven't gotten around to playing, much less completing. I guess that's a bit of a side effect of waiting until the games are at their cheapest -- and it didn't help that my Dreamcast's GD-ROM Drive failed.
I'm probably also gonna wait until the PS2, GC, and XBox hit $50 -- and all the games are $5 to $20 each. (That is, unless the games are expected to increase in value.) That means I'm gonna have one hell of a backlog. Not that I even intend on buying and playing through all of 'em though -- I mean, games are a big interest, but I do have more interests than just games. I'll probably just do the MUST-PLAY ones, like Katamari Damacy (which, well, I've already bought for when I do get a PS2 -- and I've also already played a bit).
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