We’ve spoken time and again about how expensive gaming is as a hobby, and it’s a bit more difficult when you have a compulsive need to have complete collections. For example, we were talking about the Sims 4 expansion, game, and stuff packs, especially with the newest pack Realm of Magic having been released for the PC a couple of weeks ago. We haven’t gotten it just yet, mostly because we’re hesitant of splurging our money and data on our computers, but we are itching to add the pack to our collection.
There are a couple of The Sims 4 packs, expansions, what have you, that we haven’t gotten yet. We still don’t have Strangerville or the Island Living. I don’t care much about the former, but… I still want it anyway. I think it would be fun to at least try out even though I’ve seen a couple of let’s plays about it.
See, I have absolutely no desire to play Strangerville, and there were a few other game packs that are on the bottom of my list to get, but I know that we’ll still get them one day because that’s how we are. The Sims 4 wouldn’t be complete without those extra packs.
It wouldn’t be complete, especially since the main menu has them all listed and grayed out. It looks sad. Although, at least they’re different from each other and add new things. Take Pokemon for example – we each have a copy of every single game. Granted, there’s only one file for each so it’s not like we can share the cartridges, but we each needed to have both versions. I couldn’t have Pearl and you Diamond. We both needed to have Pearl and Diamond.
Oh, absolutely not. Our Pokemon game collections need to be complete and it’s only been until the Nintendo Switch Pokemon games where we could “share” the cartridge due to our save files being on our individual accounts. It is strange that we only have one of the Let’s Go duo each, though, and the same will be said for Sword and Shield.
It is strange. Now that we’ll each have our own Switch Lite in addition to the original I will get the urge to buy multiple copies of games. However, most of our games are digital now and will be able to swap between the consoles. So… this will actually be interesting.
It is, it’s a new ballgame that I’m trying to keep up with. I prefer the physical copies, but it is simple to have digital downloads. With that said, I’m not sure if digital games will help curb our collector tendencies or not. On one hand, if we have a collection of anything, I’d prefer for it to be physical objects — like our slowly-growing amiibo collection — but having the room for it all isn’t feasible. On the other hand, being able to collect digital games and their expansions is as simple as throwing money at the companies.
I think the digital copies will end up being better for us in the long run, especially since we want to play the same games on our Switch consoles at the same time. But I do know what you mean. I love being able to see all the physical copies lined up on our shelves. It’s satisfying in a way.
A digital collection will probably be better in the long run, yes, but it may not satisfy our collectors’ itch as much as seeing the physical copies on our shelves. Granted, if we have less physical games, we’ll have more room for other collections, like binders of Pokemon cards or all of our puzzle boxes, haha!
I mean… we definitely need a separate shelf for all the Pokemon cards. Who knows what’ll happen though. Everything is being digitized or streaming in some way. Our physical collection will be known as antiques some day!