Sometimes you might find you'll like a game critics pan. I agree with critics on the Dynasty(Samurai, etc.) Warriors series, that it gets boring going from 1 game to the next without many improvements. However, your first time with the series, if you're a beat em up fan anyway, will feel like an excellent game. So I figure they all pretty much deserve the same score, instead of progressively getting lower because of it.
That's a given. there are exceptions to any rule, and there are a lot of games I see getting 6's and 5's that I hold on my list of personal favorites, and in some cases, the things a critic pans, I think of as being -good- things. I don't have any faith in the ""major" game review sites, but there are a few sources with which I have good faith, as well as the opinions of folks who have similar tastes as myself - Some members here, I'll take their word on a game over any professional review, so I mean, you're looking at a general statement that doesn't necessarily reflect the -totality- of my feelings and methods, but is in general, still pretty much true.
I apologize ahead of time, if any of this seems like I'm picking on you, but your view on some things are rather curious to me.
I mean, if you're wanting to see some justification for how logically sound my shit is, look elsewhere. I'm comfortable with the fact that not everything I do makes perfect sense.
Uh...if you had no interest to begin with, yes you shouldn't have... I could understand if they were games you always wanted to check out, but could never find/afford until then, but otherwise it sounds like a waste.
You're making a mistaken in assuming that I had -no- interest in the games whatsoever. Simply put it, I would not have paid full or even at a pretty hefty discount...However at a -ludicrous- discount, sure:
I tend to think of my interest in a game in terms of how much I'd be willing to pay for it. There are a number that I would -outright not buy- (EA sports, Call of Duty, GTA, Gears of War, Halo, etc.) because, categorically, and from experience, I know they wouldn't hold my interest - I wouldn't pay 59.99, let alone 4.99, and this has been true even during times when I have had large quantities of disposable income.
Truthfully, there aren't many games for this generation of consoles that seem all that interesting to me, so waiting for a title that grabs $50-$60 of interest is extremely unlikely.so waiting would end up being a bit of a gamble - moreso than splurging on a bunch of "maybe" games. Of the games in that batch, Fable 3 has been a lot of fun, but that's largely because I've been playing it with my significant other. Any semblance of seriousness in this game has been tossed right out of the window, and now that O've played it, I feel like I got a pretty good idea, as I would have gladly paid about $20 for it. Same with War in the North. So, let's say, for example, I had a $10 dollar interest in bioshock, it's like saying I'm interested, but don't want to risk blowing a lot of cash on it.
So, it very well -could- have been a waste, but so far I feel like i've done pretty well, and having some, if only a little interest is still a pretty big leap over having -no- interest at all.
In that case, you would have been better off holding off until they had something you were sure to like.
I'm not "sure" to like anything, though. Not until I've played it, at least. I've been burned more times than I can count.
Not picking up games at all is a better choice than picking up games you're not likely to care about(you could replace games here with any other form of entertainment).
Same as above, I'm not "sure' to like anything else I spend my money on.