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Topic: Games you've sold, only to buy them back years later

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The_Ink_Pit_Ox

1. Posted:

What games have you sold out of, say, disappointment or frustration, only to give them another chance years later?

Super Mario Sunshine- My first impression was "This isn't a Mario game!", so I sold it after awhile. I purchased a used copy years later and have found the game rather charming. However, SMS did prompt me to seek out a more traditional Mario game, which led me to discover Paper Mario: the Thousand Year Door.

The Legend of Zelda: the Wind Waker- the Forsaken Fortress was so frustrating that I sold the game, only to give it another go years later. I am now at the boss before the Tingle fetchquest. I've found the game to be an interesting, if weird looking, Zelda title.

Majora's Mask- this took me three tries. First was the Zelda Collection, then an actual cartridge, then a Wii download. The prologue (i.e. up to getting the Ocarina) drove me nuts. Once I finally got the Ocarina, and especially the owl statues, everything became more leisurely.

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madgear

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I like to keep every game I've enjoyed but I've had to sell a few from time to time for storage reasons. I only ever usually have one console hooked up to the TV so I often have to sell my old games when I get a new system. I've actually bought a few games back to play, such as a select few PlayStation and Mega CD games.

Symphony of the Night is one such example, which wasn't cheap. A few of the Mega CD games cost a bit too. It's worth it, though, to be able to play them again.

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I sold and repurchased Tetris Worlds for GBA, only to regret buying it again the second time. Now I'll keep it just to remember how truly awful it is so I don't make the mistake of buying it a third time, lol.

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kkslider5552000

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too many games. I was dumb when I was young and assumed selling games was in some way a good idea.

-Super Smash Bros. Melee. I still have no idea why. I realized when I bought it again just how awesome this game was. I'm ashamed I ever sold it.
-SSX Tricky
-Super Monkey Ball (technically, I gave the sequel as a gift so that doesn't count)
-Luigi's Mansion
-Enter the Matrix
-Mischief Makers
-Glover
-Majora's Mask*
-Ninja Gaiden NES*
-Super Mario Bros. 3*
-Kirby's Adventure*
-Super Mario Land*
-Wario Land*

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like almost all the marios that i thought would be on VC

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The_Ink_Pit_Ox

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Ah, yes. That reminds me of how I ended up selling almost all of my original Xbox games because they wouldn't work on my 360.

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WesCash

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I sold Metroid Prime back in the day but bought Metroid Prime Trilogy on Wii when it came out.
I sold my entire N64 collection (about 20 games) when I was young. I've repurchased many of them through VC, but there are still a bunch I wish I had.

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RevolverLink

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Chrono Trigger - I bought Final Fantasy Chronicles, couldn't get into it and sold it, and then bought Chrono Trigger DS a few years later, and loved it. I don't know what changed for me.

Xenosaga Episode I - I got stuck someplace midway through and didn't play it for years, so at some point I figured I'd probably never boot it up again and traded it in. Of course, I felt like re-playing it less than two years later.

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Geonjaha

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None, but I did give away lots of games; an action that I later deeply regretted - some of them have been bought back. :3

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Bulbousaur

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Super Paper Mario. Completed the main story, then sold it to buy my 3DS. Felt like playing it again a few months ago, but I only got up to half way through the third chapter...

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WanderFan91

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None, I do not sell

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Xiao_Pai

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Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker...never sell a Zelda game...EVA!!! (...except Phantom Hourglass and Twilight Princess, lol)
Also Rhythm Heaven. (DS)

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WildMan

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kkslider5552000 wrote:

too many games. I was dumb when I was young and assumed selling games was in some way a good idea.

This is exactly what I did!

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Doge

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that happened with my gamecube

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MrWalkieTalkie

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Never. Every game I sold was complete crap, and still is.

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HawkeyeWii

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Marvel Ultimate Alliance (Wii)
No More Heroes (Wii)
That's about it, I don't ever really sell that often and when I do, it is never ever 1st party Nintendo games. I really don't understand people that sell their games right after they beat them. I have a bunch of games that I have beaten 100% both quests and everything collected and I still don't sell them, a good example of that is the two Super Mario Galaxy games.

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steamhare

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I sold Resident Evil 4 when I found out the wii version was coming out. Then I bought the wii version. It worked out pretty well.

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Chrono_Cross

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HawkeyeWii wrote:

I really don't understand people that sell their games right after they beat them.

It could be because they're done with the game and they feel the need to move on. I could be wrong though.

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KingMike

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RevolverLink wrote:

Chrono Trigger - I bought Final Fantasy Chronicles, couldn't get into it and sold it, and then bought Chrono Trigger DS a few years later, and loved it. I don't know what changed for me.

Because the DS version didn't have long loading times and poor sound? :)
(well, says the guy who grew up playing CT on the SNES and couldn't stand the PS1 port to finish it even once)

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The_Ink_Pit_Ox

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CactusJackson wrote:

HawkeyeWii wrote:

I really don't understand people that sell their games right after they beat them.

It could be because they're done with the game and they feel the need to move on. I could be wrong though.

Have you ever heard of replay value?

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