Ahh, regrets. Life would be so much better without them…I think. Then again, you’d never really learn to improve without going through a regret or two! The same holds true for game purchases. What valuable lessons have your bad game purchases taught you over the years?
Anything you’ve bought that totally made you regret it, for one reason or another?
This is inspired by my failure to pay attention tonight: I thought I was getting a great deal, Rock Band Unplugged for 4.99$. I swear, they printed the last word smaller (they didn’t, I’m just dumb): “Lite”.
Damn… I’ll have to get the real game some other time, I guess. Worse still, I’ve gotta do extra chores to pay my mom back since it was off her credit card. Shiat.
My biggest purchase regret was Metal Gear Solid Portable Ops. I bought a new copy off of eBay for around 40.00 and the next freaking day it was released on PSN for 14.99. I was kind of upset to say the least. Oh and then there’s Ikaruga. I was hoping that it would get released on XBLA and eventually lost hope.
My friend and I pitched 25.00 a piece to buy a used Gamecube copy of Ikaruga so that we could play it whenever we wanted. The next week it was announced for XBLA for 10.00 I think. I am a leader of Murphy’s Law.
Probably being painfully obvious here, but Sonic 3D Blast. This was something I thought could take the series into a fun direction, but all it took was a face to a wall, much like how Sonic was handling it. Even then, I was jaded towards new Sonic games, thanks to the Game Gear and Spinball, but 3D Blast was the very large straw that broke the camel’s back.
Shining Force Neo. Yes, that’s right. I bought it new when it was released. So, I think it was probably around $50 back then. Worst purchase ever. Haven’t even opened the game and probably never will.
My biggest regret is getting Rockband AC/DC Live and importing the songs into my Rock Band 2. Sure it was only $5, but the songs are so long, with a lot of parts where nothing is really happening, and almost every time I play a mystery set list I get the really long and boring Live version of “Let there Be Rock”.
Ephemeral Fantasia — quite possibly the worst PS2 RPG ever. Mediocre plot, terrible gameplay and utterly pixelated (later PSX releases were better looking). And what ignites me the most is i bought it over Okage: Shadow King — never found this game again. Later sold Ephemeral Fantasia for 10 bucks and grabbed myself 2 $5 Subway Footlongs yum!
What games have you picked up — knowingly or unknowingly — that you kind of regret now? Fire away in the comments!