I think what makes it so hard to not buy a game is the fear of getting behind. Video games are trends. As soon as a game is released, everyone in the world has a copy. Spoilers are posted all over the Internet. In a couple of months, it’s forgotten and people are eagerly awaiting the next game.
Very true. Case in point with Asagao Academy, really, despite it being free. It’s so simple to look around at the new releases and their price tags. It’s an inward wrestle between wanting to buy and play a game and keeping your wallet fat.
I’m cheap. I don’t mind admitting that. I try not to buy anything unless I really need it (like shampoo or something…), but every once in a while you should treat yourself. I tend to use video games as my reward for winning a NaNoWriMo (a month-long writing challenge, for those of you who don’t know) session. I buy myself a new game. Otherwise, if the release date is close enough to Christmas or my birthday, I try my best to wait.
Yeah, that’s where we differ. I tend not to splurge on video games as often, opting to wait for them as holiday gifts too, but I definitely do not have as much self control as you do! I think it goes right back to the original point of not wanting to fall behind and accidentally get spoiled by the Internet. Of course, nowadays, most games have spoilers before the game itself is actually out…
Yes, that’s true. Spoilers are everywhere no matter how new or old the game is. Then again, I don’t mind that you don’t have as much self control. We wouldn’t have the HD Twilight Princess now if you did.
What about you? Does your wallet have a problem with you when it comes to buying games?