Are these games worth Heavy Rain?

#1 Posted by IndeedCodyBrown (392 posts) -

I'm not rich, I trade to buy games, the reviews for Heavy Rain are good but they say it has major issues. I'm willing to trade Batman Arkham Assylum, Beatles Rock Band, Afro Samuri, and The Sabotuer. Is it worth it?
#2 Posted by Carnage1290 (114 posts) -

Not sure, I'm willing to guess Heavy Rain isn't going to be that long so if value for money is all your looking for I would say probably not.  But if you really want to experience Heavy Rain's unique gameplay and story and you're completely done with those games, then maybe.

#3 Posted by Allprox (540 posts) -

No.
Stop trading in games, you'll regret it later.

#4 Posted by alternate (2696 posts) -

If you are not going to play those game again then go ahead.
 
Major problem with trading for HR would be that even people who love it admit it will have limited replay value.  Once you get through the plot once I don't see much reason to do it again, save for a few branching plot lines.  If you can rent games this one seems ideal.

#5 Posted by luce (4045 posts) -

afro sam. wont net you much at gamestop so I'd just keep it

#6 Posted by OllyOxenFree (4970 posts) -

trading in games/systems at gamestop is so much fail.

#7 Edited by TwoOneFive (9459 posts) -

I'm sorry, but who is saying that HEAVY RAIN has major issues? 
METACRITIC

#8 Posted by Novyx (479 posts) -

If you're not rich, then why do you trade to buy games? You're basically paying 240 bucks for an 8-hour game.

#9 Edited by get2sammyb (6412 posts) -
@Kingofallya said:

" I'm not rich, I trade to buy games, the reviews for Heavy Rain are good but they say it has major issues. I'm willing to trade Batman Arkham Assylum, Beatles Rock Band, Afro Samuri, and The Sabotuer. Is it worth it? "

If you're done with them, I think absolutely so. Make sure you eBay them though, you'll get a fairer price.
#10 Edited by TwoOneFive (9459 posts) -
@Novyx said:

" If you're not rich, then why do you trade to buy games? You're basically paying 240 bucks for an 8-hour game. "

lol i wouldnt say "basically" dude. thats an interesting way of looking at though, only if you consider playing the other games isn't worth their own price tags. 
#11 Posted by sixghost (1679 posts) -

If you don't have much money, just wait 4-5 months for the game to come down in price. Or just rent it, and buy it later on when the game is like $25

#12 Posted by Th3_James (2577 posts) -

i don't trade in games, it's not worth it. if i am done with a game i let a friend borrow it, and if they really want it i sell it to them.

#13 Edited by get2sammyb (6412 posts) -
@TwoOneFive said:

" @Novyx said:

" If you're not rich, then why do you trade to buy games? You're basically paying 240 bucks for an 8-hour game. "

lol i wouldnt say "basically" dude. thats an interesting way of looking at though, only if you consider playing the other games isn't worth their own price tags.  "
Exactly. If I buy a game for £40, spend 20 hours with it and then sell it for £20, I'd consider the £20 difference a good return on my 20 hours of entertainment.
 
Like I said, go to eBay. You'll get a good chunk of cash for Arkham Asylum I'd imagine, as it's still a game people actively want to play. It's fetching roughly £20 on eBay, which seems fair if you bought it new for £35 or so.
#14 Posted by Jayzilla (2560 posts) -

Heavy Rain is like a 10 hour game. It's also really not all that replayable. Just go rent it. If you don't have access to rent stuff, then wait a few months to get it. It'll take you like 3 days to complete the game.

#15 Posted by Novyx (479 posts) -
@get2sammyb said:
" @TwoOneFive said:

" @Novyx said:

" If you're not rich, then why do you trade to buy games? You're basically paying 240 bucks for an 8-hour game. "

lol i wouldnt say "basically" dude. thats an interesting way of looking at though, only if you consider playing the other games isn't worth their own price tags.  "
Exactly. If I buy a game for £40, spend 20 hours with it and then sell it for £20, I'd consider the £20 difference a good return on my 20 hours of entertainment.
 
Like I said, go to eBay. You'll get a good chunk of cash for Arkham Asylum I'd imagine, as it's still a game people actively want to play. It's fetching roughly £20 on eBay, which seems fair if you bought it new for £35 or so. "
See, I meant in the case of actual 'trades', referring to Gamestop. Reselling on something like Ebay is totally different. I've just seen a lot of people thinking that they somehow save money by trading in instead of buying new or reselling games themselves.
#16 Posted by Expletive (1057 posts) -
@Allprox said:
" No. Stop trading in games, you'll regret it later. "
Yeah, this.
#17 Posted by Corpulate (44 posts) -

ill make my voice heard on this matter THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH TRADING all the trolls that bash on trading probably dont have children or a budget they have to maintain so in turn trading saves money im trading 2 games to gamestop and i dont even have to put a dime towards HR and on top of that im still getting money back after that trade and im puttng it to FFXIII so in my eyes i just saved myself around 70 bucks.

#18 Posted by Nophex (19 posts) -

wouldnt trade Batman Arkham Assylum for anything. 
I quite enjoyed Heavy Rain, its definately a keeper and worth trading in a few games for.(but not Batman)

#19 Posted by dbz1995 (4790 posts) -

When you say Beatles: Rock Band, does that include the guitars?

#20 Posted by Novyx (479 posts) -
@Corpulate:
Except the part where you paid money for the games in the first place, and would have to rebuy them to play them again. You cut your return by at least half every time you trade to gamestop. At least use Goozex, or something.
#21 Posted by xyzygy (9949 posts) -

Dude, you'll finish Heavy Rain in like one or two sittings and then be like "OK. I traded all my games in for this?"

#22 Posted by Afroman269 (7387 posts) -

Noooo not The Beatles!!!!

#23 Posted by Spongetwan (202 posts) -

Hey if you aren ot going to play them anymore then you are saving money on heavy rain

#24 Posted by Branthog (7592 posts) -

Why not wait a few weeks or months and buy it for half the price?

#25 Posted by Red12b (9084 posts) -

 Afro Samuri, and The Sabotuer, Sure trade them in, Batman if you are finished, and you don't think you'll go back to the challenges, (I rented it) But I think that you'd go back to Rock Band wont you? 
 
 

#26 Posted by LiquidPrince (15912 posts) -

I wouldn't mind trading in any of those except Batman. Keep Batman for sure.

#27 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -

dont fucking do it

#28 Posted by Jambones (1696 posts) -
@Nophex said:
" wouldnt trade Batman Arkham Assylum for anything. I quite enjoyed Heavy Rain, its definately a keeper and worth trading in a few games for.(but not Batman) "
This would be my response too. The other games you mentioned seem more worthy of a trade in. They just don't seem to be shelf material, if you know what I mean.

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