Rules for buying used games…
I didn’t want my first post being video game related, but Rollin wanted to start a blog the same day I bought 2 older titles… so here it goes
Basically with Game Cube being pronounced Mostly Dead it is the pivotal time for buying up the older used games on the dying console. I remember buying NES games from Funcoland for 75 cents a pop when SNES came out and today you get em 10 to 15 bucks a each if your lucky. Same goes for N64 PS1 and Genesis. So right now is the time to build a great PS2, Xbox or (in my case) Game Cube Library.
Here are my rules for buying used games.
My first rule. Typically if I really know the game is a “gem”, I buy it new. Mainly because finding a used RE4 can be a little hard and even then sometimes demand is so high it may only be 5 bucks cheaper than a new copy. Also, when you buy it new you get the satisfaction of knowing you supported a game company, which helps them make even more awesome titles.
My second rule. Never buy more than 2 at once. I break this quite often, especially if I go to a place like Game-X-Change and want to buy up a bundle of NES titles that may be impossible to find later. Main reason not to buy more than 2 coincides with my third rule.
My third rule is to avoid boredom. Many gamers go trough a downtime of gaming usually caused by “Genre Overload” as i call it. If you buy 2 FPS’s at once you may never touch one because the other is more fun or just over all better than the other.
“But Friz, this one is a FPS in space with aliens and this one is a WWII rehash to the Xtream, they are totally diffrent LOL.”
Reply “Only in your mind you fool!!!”
Let me point out the only possible folly in my view on FPS’s would be creat a genre called “FPS Platformer“.Personally I feel its tricky to make that into a separate genre. Basically if its a FPS viewing scheme and has a button for jump you may consider it a platformer. I’m off subject. Buy an effing puzzle game and a sidescroller damn it. You will be able to enjoy both and not get bored with them as fast. Geez.
I guess that’s about it for my rules other than don’t buy lame games. If a game caught your interest way back when and you read mixed reviews just buy it, it cost about the same as renting it and worst case scenario is it sucks.
If you do find a awesome game that was under the radar TELL SOMEONE.
Don’t be afraid of games with new and different anything. The first time you turned on your NES or Atari you where trying something new, don’t be scared to do it now.