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KirbyTheVampire

It's really unfortunate that gaming is such an expensive hobby. (At least by my standards) If it wasn't, I could easily outdo everyone here on gaming purchases, lol.

I've come to realize that I really don't need more than maybe 6-10 games in a year, though. (Keep in mind that not all of them would be full price) While I still love gaming just as much as I always have, I find that I start getting bored after maybe 2-3 hours of gaming, (with exceptions, like when I just buy a new game that I'm super excited for) so there's really not much point in me buying whatever games I want, whenever I want. Plus, I still need to get through games like Dark Souls 3, Uncharted 2 and 3, Mass Effect 2, The Last of Us Remastered (Probably gonna finish that pretty soon, though), the last two episodes of Life is Strange, Final Fantasy XV, and Stardew Valley.

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gcunit

@KirbyTheVampire I think part of the reason I fell into my trap was the uncertainty over Wii U. I knew I wasn't going to be playing them anytime soon, but some games were going up in price and were hard to find, so being a bit noob I took the safe option and just bought them asap. My concern was unfounded, because nearly all of the worthwhile games can be had cheaper now. Project Zero seems to be the biggest exception, and while I'd like it, I can live without it.

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KirbyTheVampire

@gcunit Yeah, that's a bummer. I don't blame you though, since the Wii U was kind of in a weird spot.

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Dezzy

KirbyTheVampire wrote:

It's really unfortunate that gaming is such an expensive hobby. (At least by my standards) If it wasn't, I could easily outdo everyone here on gaming purchases, lol.

Lol if it wasn't, it wouldn't be for everyone else too.

Converted from Sony to Nintendo during 7th gen and never looked back.

JaxonH

It's hard to not buy games day one when you have a great discount program though. Plus money back for using CC and more back as a member. I effectively pay $43.25 for all $60 games. And some even come with another $10 back (Mario Odyssey, FIFA 18, NBA 2k18). I figure screw it. If I wait a year and buy at $30 it'll be like $24, so $20 cheaper, and I can't stand waiting. $20 doesn't seem enough incentive to me, so I buy day one.

There's something to be said for sharing in the excitement of a brand new shiny game the day it comes out

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Peek-a-boo

On the subject of buying games on day one, here’s a small (!) selection of what is coming out during the last three months of this already overwhelmingly crazy year, across all three home (and one portable) consoles.

October:

  • A Hat in Time
  • Assassin’s Creed Origins
  • Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen
  • The Evil Within 2
  • Fire Emblem Warriors
  • Forza Motorsport 7
  • Gran Turismo Sport
  • The LEGO NINJAGO Movie
  • Middle-earth: Shadow of War
  • South Park: The Fractured But Whole
  • Super Mario Odyssey
  • Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

November:

  • Call of Duty: WWII
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (two separate versions; the one on the go on the Switch, and the other in virtual reality on the PlayStation VR)
  • Horizon Zero Dawn - The Frozen Wilds
  • L.A. Noire
  • LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2
  • Life Is Strange: Before the Storm - Episode 2
  • Need for Speed Payback
  • Pokémon Ultra Sun and Moon
  • Sonic Forces
  • Star Wars Battlefront 2

As for December, it looks like Capcom has (nearly) got this month all to themselves:

  • Dead Rising 4: Frank’s Big Package
  • Okami HD (available in 4K on the PC, PS4 Pro and Xbox One X)
  • Resident Evil VII - ‘Not a Hero’ and ‘End of Zoe’
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 2

It’s the silly season all over again...

I am eternally grateful that I shall only be buying three games; Gran Turismo Sport and Star Wars Battlefront 2 along with The Frozen Wilds story expansion for Horizon Zero Dawn, all three of which have already been pre-ordered and paid for quite some time ago. I would really like to play Super Mario Odyssey however, I’d never go out and buy a new console for the sake of just one game, no matter how good it is!

How about you folks? Anything caught your eye?

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Octane

@Peek-a-boo Super Mario Odyssey (and a Switch) for me. I've heard Ōkami HD is only €20, if that's true, I'll get it as well. And Frozen Wilds of course, but I don't really count that as a game purchase.

Octane

Dezzy

@Peek-a-boo

What on earth is the purpose of pre-ordering a DLC? Are you allergic to money?

I think I'll just be going 100% Nintendo this Christmas. Nothing particularly original for PS4. Mario Oddsey, Xenoblade 2 and Zelda DLC is more than enough.

PS4 has had a bit of a disappointing year imo. A lot of good-ish stuff but very little exceptional.

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Octane

@Dezzy You sometimes get exclusive themes, or discounts if you pre-order.

Octane

Dezzy

@Octane

They should make a theme that displays how much interest they earn from people who give them money before they need to.

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Octane

@Dezzy Well, it's the reason I don't pre-order. Maybe a week in advance, so I get it delivered day one, but I don't see the need to pay for something I'm not getting for a long time.

Octane

gcunit

@Peek-a-boo Well thanks a bunch! I'd forgotten about Star Wars BF2, now I'm going to have to struggle with the decision as to whether to fork out for that or not. Though if I do it'll be on PC as I don't have PS+ sub.

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Peek-a-boo

@Octane Ah, so you are taking the plunge with the Switch, hey?

I thought you would be waiting a little bit longer, but I guess the allure of Super Mario Odyssey is too strong!

@Dezzy I pre-ordered Gran Turismo Sport and Star Wars Battlefront II for £70 after the ‘save £10 off £75’ offer on Amazon during the summer holidays, along with £2 Prime discount for each title too; show me where I can pre-order both games today for a few pennies under £35 each.

As for The Frozen Wilds, there is a 10% discount on the PlayStation store (£14.29 instead of £16) for pre-ordering the upcoming story expansion. I’m going to play it on the day of availability, seeing as Horizon Zero Dawn is my second favourite game of this year... and I will also be saving a little bit of money too!

There’s nothing wrong with me being sensible with my money.

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Octane

@Peek-a-boo Yep, there's a few games I don't mind buying a console for, and since 64 and Sunshine are easily my favourite Mario games, I need to play Odyssey. It helps knowing Prime 4 and Pikmin 4 will happen sometime within the next five years too. So that's at least three games I want for the Switch.

I bought my Wii U on the premise of Zelda, that didn't turn out very well... haha! Ended up as a Switch launch title, and it wasn't even the game I was hoping it to be. Oh well, there's bound to be more quality games coming to the Switch, and it's not going to be a disaster in the sales compartment, so I think we can expect solid support from Nintendo for a good few years.

I'm still a bit iffy on the price of everything, it's definitely the most expensive console I've ever bought if I include the SD-card and Pro Controller.

Octane

Peek-a-boo

@Octane I have still got to play Breath of the Wild on my Wii U. It’s going to be my New Year resolution!

I purchased my OG PlayStation 4 about eighteen months into its lifespan, and that was a rather generous bundle for £329 along with a (resellable) physical copy for each of these trio of games; Bloodborne, The Order: 1886 and The Last of Us Remastered, the latter two of which I sold on Gumtree for £25 each.

This effectively meant that I had only paid £279 for my PS4, which is the RRP of a Nintendo Switch in the UK!

The Switch may well be only six months old, but it seems like an awful lot of money to pay at the moment. In regards to the European price, it is €330 for the Switch, €60 for Super Mario Odyssey, €80 for the Pro Controller and starting from €30 for a 64GB micro SD card; almost €500 ($500/£430) in all.

That’s Xbox One X territory! It seems way too expensive to me...

I am more than happy to wait until Metroid Prime 4 drops before I make up my mind.

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Gamer83

@Dezzy
I would completely disagree. Yakuza 0, Resident Evil VII, Persona 5, Horizon: Zero Dawn, NieR: Automata, MLB The Show 17 (only baseball game worth a damn), Injustice 2 and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy are all excellent games and there's more on the way.

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gcunit

@Peek-a-boo Why do you guys insist on an unbalanced comparison? That Switch calculation you just made includes a game and 3 controllers (one of which is completely non essential), plus a non essential SD card.

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Octane

@Peek-a-boo I think I bought mine around the same time. A 1TB PS4 for €299! Why did you sell TLOU by the way?

@gcunit It's just the day one price I'm going to pay. A friend of mine has a Switch, and the Joy-Con are way too small for my hands. The Pro Controller is a necessity if I want to play comfortably for more than 30 minutes. And since save data and system updates are stuck on the console, with no way to expand the internal storage, you really need an SD card at some point. I'm going to get one, just so I have all the DLC and downloaded titles separately. What if I've used up all of the internal storage and I want to save a game and I can't? Just taking precautions. 32GB is nothing in this day and age.

Octane

Peek-a-boo

Gamer83 wrote:

I would completely disagree. Yakuza 0, Resident Evil VII, Persona 5, Horizon Zero Dawn, NieR: Automata, MLB The Show 17 (the only baseball game worth a damn), Injustice 2 and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy are all excellent games, and there's more on the way too.

As well as Gravity Rush 2, Nioh, Night in the Woods, WipEout Omega Collection, Nex Machina, Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age, Pyre, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, Undertale and, most recently, the long overdue return of Everybody’s Golf.

This has not only been the best year for the PlayStation 4 in terms of both quality and sheer variety, but it’s also the one where I just simply don’t have enough hours in the day to be able to play them all...

@gcunit Good luck with managing your meagre storage on your Switch in the coming years, and Octane specifically mentioned that he shall be buying a Pro Controller, hence the reason why I added it to my sums. And haven’t you read all the news about NBA 2K18 and DOOM? You need a micro SD card for them!

@Octane Already played The Last of Us on the PlayStation 3. For me, it is a ‘one-and-done’ kind of game.

I thoroughly hope we get to see some gameplay footage, however brief, of The Last of Us Part II at the PlayStation Experience in December. I am starting to come around on the idea of a follow-up after not feeling overly enthusiastic about it to begin with. I remember you being very excited (during the reveal)!

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gcunit

@Peek-a-boo Only NBA2K (which I'm not getting anytime soon), not Doom.

I've just held an Ignored Users amnesty on my account. 20+ users are back in the game with an extra life - make it count :)

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