#1 Posted by TheGreatGuero (9130 posts) -

Throughout my years of my playing video games, there have been quite a few games I loved but never bought and years later I regretted not having them. I noticed this is something I did with quite a few N64 games, such as Star Fox 64 and Banjo Kazooie, which are both among my top ten all-time favorite games. Some games I wish I would have bought include The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay, Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes, Wave Race 64, 1080 Snowboarding, Tekken 3, Goldeneye, Mario Kart 64, Perfect Dark, etc. At the time, I'm sure I had perfectly legitimate reasons for not buying the games, and many of them I probably planned on buying and just never got around to it.

Luckily through today's technology we're able to easily purchase some of these games online on our next gen consoles, but that isn't always the case, and if we try looking up original copies, they can be quite rare and in some cases absurdly expensive (I recall searching for a new copy of MGS: Twin Snakes months back and seeing them cost like $100 or so). Then backwards compatibility doesn't cover all games on most consoles, so starting last gen I tried to make a habit of picking up the must-have games. Even if that meant waiting for games to drop to bargain bin prices, just so long as I had them in case I should ever want to play them years later. Anyway, the purpose of this thread is to ask you guys if there are any games you regret having never bought, and what might some of those games be?

#2 Posted by shadows_kill (3165 posts) -

turok-idk why i choose to buy it...
assasins creed- alot people loved it but i hated it
most of my ds games (dont want to name them all) but only 4-6 of them i actual still like and i have 15

#3 Posted by Snail (8579 posts) -

Majora's Mask. Forever and ever...

#4 Posted by TheGreatGuero (9130 posts) -
shadows_kill said:
"turok-idk why i choose to buy it...
assasins creed- alot people loved it but i hated it
most of my ds games (dont want to name them all) but only 4-6 of them i actual still like and i have 15"

Any games you regret not buying?

;) Heh, it was meant to be for games you wish you had bought. Anyway, I feel you on those games. The current-gen Turok was quite a letdown, though I did love the original and that's one game I wish I would have bought back on the N64. Also, yeah, Assassin's Creed was almost a great game, but it was so repetitive it quickly became quite dull.
#5 Posted by Arkthemaniac (6535 posts) -

Perfect Dark. I rue not having a copy of that.

#6 Posted by Sparky_Buzzsaw (6082 posts) -

Shadow Warrior.  I must have played that game a thousand times but my copy was actually a loan from a friend.  There are also a ton of NES and Super Nintendo games I wanted to buy but never could as a kid.  Thankfully, most if not all of those have been released on the Virtual Console so it's no longer really an issue.  I'm currently playing through all the Donkey Kong Country games since I missed them back in the day.

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#7 Posted by Megalon (1392 posts) -
Snail said:
"Majora's Mask. Forever and ever..."
Actually same here, I never got to play that one but always wanted to...
#8 Posted by Dalai (6995 posts) -

I saw a copy of Killer7 for the Gamecube a few years ago for a ridiculously low price... and didn't buy it.  I didn't own a Gamecube and it was just before I bought a Wii, but I should've bought it anyway since I was planning on getting one.

#9 Posted by TheGTAvaccine (2884 posts) -
Dalai said:
"I saw a copy of Killer7 for the Gamecube a few years ago for a ridiculously low price... and didn't buy it.  I didn't own a Gamecube and it was just before I bought a Wii, but I should've bought it anyway since I was planning on getting one."
I was in that situation a few months back, except I DID buy it. That game is not good at all.

Anyways, Banjo Kazooie and Tooie for me. Played em both a bunch, but never purchased either.
#10 Posted by skye144 (14 posts) -

I regret not buying Fire Emblem for the GBA and trauma center for the DS

#11 Posted by Kush (8889 posts) -

Due to the fact I never owned a SNES or N64...there are a lot of games for both systems that I regret not having a chance to play. I regret not buying either system and many games.

#12 Posted by Arkthemaniac (6535 posts) -
Kush said:
"Due to the fact I never owned a SNES or N64...there are a lot of games for both systems that I regret not having a chance to play. I regret not buying either system and many games."
WHOA. So deprived, man, not to make you feel bad.
#13 Posted by LordAndrew (14424 posts) -

There are a great many games I regret not buying. Hopefully I'll one day be able to buy them.

#14 Posted by MrGetBonus (782 posts) -

Donkey Kong 64 and ocarina of time...but thanks to ebay I'll have them evnetually.,

#15 Posted by Verdugo (2001 posts) -

At a store about 6 years ago or so, there were 2 games on sale for the SNES:

Super Mario RPG Legend of the Seven Stars

Donkey Kong Country 3

I picked the latter, and I just wish I'd gotten Super Mario RPG. This was back when it costed about less than 10 bucks...damn, I still can't believe that. (BTW, DKC 3 is awesome, but I really would've enjoyed SMRPG more).

#16 Posted by BoG (5181 posts) -

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic.
I decided all Star Wars games sucked, and I sold my Xbox.

#17 Posted by BoG (5181 posts) -

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic.
I decided all Star Wars games sucked, and I sold my Xbox.

#18 Posted by Verdugo (2001 posts) -

Also, I saw The Legend of Zelda a Link to the Past for the GBA for $19.99 one time, not sure why I didn't buy it >__>.

#19 Posted by HandsomeDead (11863 posts) -

Donkey Kong 64, the Yakuza games, Frequency and Amplitude are ones I think I really should have got when I had the chance.

#20 Posted by Emilio (3380 posts) -

Killer 7, Zone of Enders, Ico, Dead Rising, alot of Dreamcast games, Shenmue II, Startropics, Earthbound, and a ton of others. I own some of these now, but I really wish I would have bought them back then so I wouldn't feel so behind.

#21 Posted by Ghost_of_Perdition (735 posts) -

I regret not getting Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem and Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth.  I could probably find Eternal Darkness at Gamecrazy or Gamestop, but Call of Cthulhu might be a tougher find.

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#22 Posted by Dolphin_Butter (1913 posts) -

Earthbound. It sitting right in front of me! What a fool I was!

#23 Posted by StaticFalconar (4849 posts) -

None, actually since anything i had missed out not buying, I probably stole as emulators and the such came out.

#24 Posted by BiggerBomb (6944 posts) -

Ultimate Spider-Man because ,despite what so many people say, I think it is the best Spidey game out there. And Condemned: Criminal Origins, if only to have the box on my shelf next to Condemned 2: Bloodshot.