By Bouke 7 Comments
So here we are; the holiday season is fast approaching and what a holiday season it is! It seems like each year more and more triple A titles release and getting through all those games seems impossible (at least for me...). With games like Halo Reach, Fable 3, Gran Turismo 5, Fallout New Vegas, Call of Duty: Black Ops and many more in stores it is supposed the best time of the year to be a gamer. And that is just talking about the games; both Sony and Microsoft also want us to jump into "a whole new experience" with the Move and the Kinect launches just a month apart.
But for me, something is different this year. Last year i was playing through Arham Asylum, Assasins Creed 2 and Uncharted 2, now i've only bought and played through Halo: Reach. I'm looking forward to is GT5 but at this point it is uncertain if it will even come out this year. New games like Fallout New Vegas, Medal of Honor and Fable 3 i haven't bought because of the many issues that those games seem to have, that kind of put me off from spending € 60,- on them. Its not like i haven't been playing any games; i'm just not buying the "latest and greatest hits".
I have noticed a change in the way i spent my money on games; i used to buy a new game almost every week, with a lot of bad titles among them. Many of those games would see only an hour or two of my consoles insides before being put on a shelve forever. Now i read a lot more reviews and listen to a lot of podcasts which help me make my discission on what games to buy. Only so far this holiday season i'm more excited to play (A or AA?) games like Castlevania, Enslaved and Super Meat Boy instead of the games i was looking forward to the rest of the year or even last year! I have been going back and started playing Civilization Revolution, Valkerya Chronicles and Metal Gear Solid 4, games that i missed before i now find time to play them. Usually something like that happens in the summer but not this year...
So now i'm just thinking which of these tripple A games will i be playing a year from now, because i missed out on them this year. My money is on Fallout: New Vegas.