• Dpool - July 7, 2014 2:38 p.m.

    I regretted day one games like Bulletstorm ( i was so hyped about this game and it was just a gem for 20$ bucks) Crysis 2, Mortal Kombat 9, and GoW collection on Vita. i was late on the party on GTA V unfortunately, because it turns to be one of the greatest games i've ever played.
  • Rub3z - September 7, 2013 3:15 a.m.

    Yeah. I'm particularly satisfied with not playing the first Assassin's Creed altogether, the only one I've played being 2. Then 3 turned out to be garbage, so I skipped on that. I mean, less stabbing people? More... friggin' naval battles? Jesus, what is the title of the series again? Oh right, ASSASSIN'S Creed. I practically have a better "assassin" experience playing as melee Zer0 in Borderlands 2. Because, like, I'm a goddamn invisible ninja hologram-casting guy. Who speaks in GODDAMN HAIKU, HOW NINJA IS THAT? And now there's Dishonored. Sorry, Assassin's Creed. Dishonored, I fear, has officially and thoroughly kicked your ass in the "assassination" department. Then there was Bioshock. I actually didn't start playing the original until recently. That is, after I finished Infinite. No, I started by playing Bioshock 2 because I felt guilty about missing the first, but I knew 2 had better shooting mechanics. No more switching between weapons and plasmids... now I can be a man with two hands. One to shoot my ridiculous gun, and another to shoot my ridiculous gene-magic. Also, gigantic drills. That you could upgrade to freeze people and shatter them to a million pieces with a good bash. Why does everyone give 2 so much shit? Like it's some awkward adopted child? It was perfectly awesome, and responsible for inspiring some of the cooler mechanics of Infinite. Like the aforementioned "gun in one hand, magic in the other" thing. Also, the wind rush and geyser sorts of things in the multiplayer inspired the perfectly awesome Charge and Undertow vigors. Charging towards your enemies to knock them in the face with spinning metal? Why didn't they think of that before? Shame, though, that in order for it to be more smooth they ditched plasmid/vigor duals. Like, wielding two fire plasmids in both hands, and then charging and combining them into one huge flamethrower. That could heal you as you damaged enemies with vampirism upgrades. You could do the same with the lightning plasmid for an electrical storm. So awesome. And... still haven't finished the original Bioshock. Sorry, okay, sorry, I know you all hate me. I'll slink off to my corner of shame and load it up later, okay? I've... ***sigh*** been busy with Clash in the Clouds. Yeah.
  • Rhymenocerous - September 7, 2013 1:47 a.m.

    Yep. I bought the retail boxed version of The Walking Dead, and experienced the whole thing across a weekend, and loved it. Also, I still haven't played Tomb Raider (2012) or Bioshock Infinite. Or Metro Last Light. So, there's no way I'm getting a PS4 until at least next year.
  • tahunua001 - September 7, 2013 12:42 a.m.

    I often start playing games long after their popularity has passed. I started playing the half life 2 series in 2010, I started mass effect with the 2nd installment in 2011 and I have yet to grab skyrim and instead continue the same play throughs with oblivion. I pretty much agree with all of these bullet points but I would like to add that these are very prevalent in the case of mass effect 3. in it's original release form(which I sadly did pre-order) the game sucked. it was buggy, the camera was a bit too jerky and the endings left much to be desired. it took them a while and even though the DLCs do nothing to change the final outcome of the game(and there is nothing you can do to change the outcome of the DLCs either) you now have a much more fullfilling storyline with a lot of plot gaps filled. still not nearly as it could have been but a far cry from the steaming pile of dookie that it was on release date.
  • Krazee - September 6, 2013 9:17 p.m.

    Steam sales are wonderful things.
  • taokaka - September 6, 2013 8:15 p.m.

    The good thing about having games normally coming out a bit alter in Australia is the reviews are up before release and I can cancel any pre orders for games that did terribly. I normally only preorder games I am really hyped for such as the last of us or games like ni no kuni that are fairly niche so stock shortages and no significant drop in price over time are common outcomes.
  • larkan - September 6, 2013 6:32 p.m.

    I really regret buying The Last Of Us on launch day. It was an ok game, but not mind blowing like everyone was claiming. I did get $40 back when I sold it to a friend, so technically I only paid $20 for it.
  • archnite - September 6, 2013 9:33 p.m.

    I felt the same. Ended up playing more of XCom than Last of Us the night I bought it. I late-partied Mass Effect. The Whole Thing. Sadly no true "Ultimate Edition: Basicaly played whole thing as one huge game, much different experience than double playing good and evil in between sequels. I only have one Shepard.
  • BaraChat - September 6, 2013 10:01 p.m.

    Blasphemy!! The Last of Us is one of the greatest games of all-time! How dare you!! I'm just kidding. While I actually think it IS one of the greatest games of all-time, I really don't mind someone not liking it that much. I do think it's kinda surprising though because EVERYONE seemed to love it very much. On topic, great article and I agree with pretty much everything written there. The latest and greatest experience I've had "being late" is with Telltale's The Walking Dead. I'm SO glad I played them all one after the other, it truly was a mind-blowing experience.
  • vermicelli - September 6, 2013 5:30 p.m.

    I agree, you should wait unless its something you know you'll probably like...
  • Tidus0203 - September 6, 2013 3:39 p.m.

    If you need mods to enjoy a game then theres a problem there....
  • archnite - September 6, 2013 9:35 p.m.

    I think the idea is that mods are like years more of development, for free. There wouldn't be mods if some parts of the game weren't fun, a million more people working on it can fix some nit-pick problems.
  • ZuzuPachulia - September 6, 2013 3:22 p.m.

    Usually I end up waiting quite a while to buy games, but I still gotta say GTA5 is a day one purchase for me.
  • garnsr - September 6, 2013 3:07 p.m.

    I find I'm more likely to play games on easy if I don't get them day one. a lot of them are games that I just want to check out, but not enough to pay full price.
  • Sy87 - September 6, 2013 2:31 p.m.

    Yep being late works out for the better for most games, except multiplayer sometimes. Be patient and watch the reviews see what's good and get the good stuff only.
  • winner2 - September 6, 2013 2:17 p.m.

    The only games I've ever pre ordered were Bioshock infinite, skyrim, and AC2. I'm always late to the party. I've been meaning to get that sky ui since I bought it for PC to try it with all the DLC and mods, but it's only on nexus which I have yet to figure out.
  • BladedFalcon - September 6, 2013 2:07 p.m.

    I mix things up when it comes to this, The advantages of waiting are clear, but usually if I'm pretty hyped for a game, I simply just can't wait. SPECIALLY when it comes to very awaited, high profile games that you KNOW everyone is going to start spoiling/talking about in the next coming weeks, stuff like Bioshock: Infinite or The Last of US for example. I hate not being able to be part of the conversation or being left out, so I always jump in with those kinds of titles ASAP. Still, waiting for other games is definitely great, specially when it means getting games like critter crunch or "everyday shooter" for only one buck on the PSN, or the Pixel Junk games for under 3 bucks on the sale they had earlier this year. Or simply bargain hunting at a gamespot for 2 or 3 year old titles. Last trip I made on August to LA, i came back with 3D Dot game heroes, Resonance of Fate, Spec Ops: The line and Singularity, and together it all cost me less than 50 bucks for those 4 games. which basically means I saved... 190 bucks that otherwise I would have spent on them had I bought each of them separately on their launch dates.
  • Cyberninja - September 6, 2013 2:02 p.m.

    Injustice is the perfect example of this, I know there is going to be a game of the year edition.
  • GR_LucasSullivan - January 3, 2014 9:55 a.m.

    In hindsight, your instincts served you quite well :)
  • Cyberninja - January 3, 2014 12:45 p.m.

    I just knew it would happen, there was to much DLC for it not to.

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