So, an unexpected copy of this game arrived today.

#1 Edited by Triumvir (462 posts) -

I ordered this game from Amazon back in April on a lark and had thought that I had cancelled the preorder in late June in order to get some other stuff that was coming out. Turns out either I didn't cancel the order properly or Amazon made a mistake, because today I received a shiny copy of The Last Story complete with artbook, soundtrack, etc.

I don't really have the time right now to play a huge JRPG and I'm not super, super excited about The Last Story, even though I might like it. I'm not a huge JRPG fan (CRPGs and WRPGs are my wheelhouse), but reviews of the game have been mostly positive with some caveats. Granted, I could always return it. Still, the game had a limited release and if I keep it sealed I might be able to sell it to a collector down the road. So, what do you guys think? Return, open and play, or sit on it to see if it collects value?

#2 Posted by Hailinel (23971 posts) -

Open it and play it. There's no point in keeping it otherwise. I could never understand people that buy things just to keep them sealed, wavering that their value will appreciate.

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#3 Posted by LordAndrew (14424 posts) -

Maybe you'll have time later?

#4 Posted by Viking_Funeral (1741 posts) -

I'd keep it sealed. Legally, I believe that you are able to play games on emulators if you own copies of them, so that may be a way to play the game and still keep it sealed, if you're interested. I have heard that the game is very old school JRPG, which... even as someone who loved SNES & PS1 JRPGs... seems like a major grind sink these days.

#5 Posted by LordAndrew (14424 posts) -

@Paul_Is_Drunk said:

I'd keep it sealed. Legally, I believe that you are able to play games on emulators if you own copies of them, so that may be a way to play the game and still keep it sealed, if you're interested. I have heard that the game is very old school JRPG, which... even as someone who loved SNES & PS1 JRPGs... seems like a major grind sink these days.

Legally, you'd have to make your own copy. Which is impossible if it's still sealed.

#6 Posted by Viking_Funeral (1741 posts) -

@LordAndrew said:

@Paul_Is_Drunk said:

I'd keep it sealed. Legally, I believe that you are able to play games on emulators if you own copies of them, so that may be a way to play the game and still keep it sealed, if you're interested. I have heard that the game is very old school JRPG, which... even as someone who loved SNES & PS1 JRPGs... seems like a major grind sink these days.

Legally, you'd have to make your own copy. Which is impossible if it's still sealed.

Is it make your own copy? I was under the impression that you were allowed to have a back-up copy. Either way, I'm no lawyer and nothing I say should be taken as legal advice.

An aside: Of course, even with that law, they still put warnings on videos against 'unlawful copy will be persecuted.' Lots of bluffing out there.

#7 Posted by LordAndrew (14424 posts) -

@Paul_Is_Drunk: It's not a back-up copy if you got that copy from someone else who illegally distributed a non-backup copy. You never had permisiion to do anything with their copy.

#8 Posted by Aleryn (704 posts) -

Sounds like you don't have the time, just return it and spend the money on something more practical or desirable.

#9 Posted by killacam (1284 posts) -

@Triumvir It's really not a HUGE jrpg though... can be finished in 20 hours.. is the word.

#10 Posted by Landon (4130 posts) -

Send it to me. I'll play it for you.

#11 Posted by GinjaAssassin (158 posts) -

I just finished it. It's a great game! Only took about 20 hours and it really flies by. There was a SMALL grinding moment in the very end for me, but only to make the final fight a little easier. Great end to the Wii.

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