Rachel and I have our money set aside for the Switch and the couple of games and accessories we want when we actually do get the console. However, as many of you probably guessed, we are a bit antsy when it comes to actually finding and buying the newest Nintendo console. Our solution? Buying other random video game related stuff.
I’m sure you all remember that we impulse buy once in a while so last week was no different. I went onto Amazon and noticed the Pokedex for Pokemon Sun and Moon was coming out soon. The hardcover was pretty, but I opted to get the paperback because it was cheaper and there wasn’t too much of a difference. The paperback was about $25, but the pre-order price was $15. So naturally, I had to get it.
It was a bit strange for Rachel to do a little impulse buying when she’s usually the one with the level head regarding our budget, haha! Since she got the Pokedex, she didn’t disagree with me when I bought the Legend of Zelda: Arts and Artifacts. We saw the Arts and Artifacts book sitting pretty on the shelves when we went on our weekly excursion to Barnes and Noble. I would have bought it right then if I hadn’t checked Amazon on my phone. Considering that the book was half the price on Amazon, I didn’t waste any time clicking “add to cart.”
Amazon is a wonderful thing, isn’t it? I know I can get the Pokedex online, but I love flipping through the pages and reading about more secrets of the game. And having the whole Art and Artifacts book for Zelda is gorgeous. Heavy, but beautiful.
Video game art is honestly one of my favorite aspects of the industry. It’s just amazing to me how people create and invent entire worlds and settings with graphics and art! Being able to immerse ourselves in the art of the video game worlds is wonderful too. Having more images of Pokemon and Hyrule scenery is right up my alley.
Practice, practice, practice! Hey, despite our random purchases, I was pretty proud of us for walking by GameStop the other day at the mall. Goodness knows how lighter my wallet would have been if we had walked in there!
Proud of us? You were headed straight for there but ended up following me as I entered a different store. You’re welcome.
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