I just bought 2 games. Creed Corp (PC) and Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare (PS3).
When I was a kid, I bought games based on careful thinking and consideration. And then we (me and my brother) played the games over and over. We spend tons of time playing the game.
I’m quite certain that I won’t play Creed Crop much, but there’s other reasons why I bought the game:
- I read about the gameplay mechanism and want to see how it works in action. Maybe I learn a bit of new game design or get some ideas.
- I wanted to support the developers a bit.
Then Undead Nightmare:
- Again I read good things about this and while I already own GTA 4, I want to see how they are doing the Sandbox type of playmode in this game. Heard that the game is pretty good at giving surprises. (And zombies are always an added bonus, right).
- I honestly doubt I will have much time to play that game.
Time is my most precious asset, and I do think it’s beneficial to try different games, but I hardly buy games for the sake of “getting to play”.
I have 10 or 20 games I’ve bought and haven’t touched yet. Sure, found these from virtual bargain bin (xmas sales and others). I probably won’t touch those games to be honest.
Weird how the world changes. I thought people purchased games to play them, but nowadays people just purchase them.
I guess that’s good news for the industry.