- Jan 16, 2010
Admittedly true...everyone saw the 3rd Star Wars prequel, and people still watch Doctor Who. Also, yeah, other people's opinions may or may not be useful.Farther than stars said:Wow, you're asking a lot of questions today. But in answer:thaluikhain said:I've been wondering the same. Surely it's best to wait and see if the thing is any good, the patches come out to fix the known bugs the first users report, you don't need the latest computer to run it and the price starts to drop?
Sometimes you already have a hunch whether you'll want to play a game or not. Take Portal 2 for instance, which I pre-ordered, and was absolutely worth my money. Trilogies are another example. If you've already played Mass Effect 1 & 2 and liked them, then there's no way you're going to miss out on part 3 and you may want to play it immidiately when it comes out, regardless of public opinion.
In the end your own perception of a game can be far more valuable than anyone else's opinion and sometimes it's also nice to take a chance knowing nothing about the game beforehand, just so that you can explore everything there is to it by yourself.
Still, pre-order seems to be a big thing, more than I'd expect, excepting the hype, of course.