By mrhankey 11 Comments
A lot of us gamers are subject to more than one platform (Ie: PC and 360). A lot of us gamers are subject to buying a lot of games because we feel the need to buy every game. Now if you have the money to do so, do so. If you're like me, in college, and not without deep coffers, it's time to learn how to deal with the situation. First off, concerning the 360, i would suggest buying games that have a good singleplayer and multiplayer, one or two just singleplayer games are good, but you want something that you can play when you have friends over. This is why games such as Gears of War 2 and Halo 3 are great, a lot ouf us enjoy these games exponentially more when friends are playing with us. Games that have great singleplayer components that people like to watch are GTA IV and perhaps the upcoming Resident Evil 5, with that said i guess you could say we're looking for games with most bang for your buck. Think of it this way, if i spend $60 on a video game, i want 60 or more hours of gameplay out of it. Now this philosophy is the same with PC Gaming, instead of buying STALKER: Clear Sky or Call of Duty World at War(even though i do enjoy the latter), buy Left 4 Dead, or perhaps the upcoming Dawn of War II, or go bacfk to favorites such as Team Frotress 2 or Call of Duty 4. Some of these have great singleplayer components, ie: Call of Duty 4 and Dawn of War II, so again we're looking for if i spend $50 i want atleast 50 hours or more. For me, Left 4 Dead has 70 hours of gameplay right now, as does TF2, Call of Duty 4. Call of Duty World at War $40, i've got about 28 hours of gameplay, it will make it there, but unless you're playing friends it may not be worth it. So let's do a quick review at what we've learned:
Buy smart, if you're only going to play the game once, unless you're just having a nerdgasm over it, don't buy it. Games that make require a buy that won't get a lot of play times are games such as Bioshock, Half-Life 2, Fable 2, etc....games with a great engaging story and high reviews are often worth the money, but try and limit yourself on these though, because you may never play them again.
Games with multiplayer and singleplayer compnents are great for both PC and 360 Gamers, as playing with your friends will make your play time sky rocket and the cost per hour go down.
Games that may not have reviewed as well, STALKER: Clear Sky, LOTR Conquest, Prey are probably not worth your money because you may never play them or they maybe so short it doesn't warrant the $50 price tag (i'm looking at you Prey!)
So in short, don't buy every game, just the one's you're adore for your life or get yout the most bang for your buck.