I am a big fan of good deals and getting the best value for my money. It’s a “skill” I picked up from my grandparents who grew up during the Great Depression. Hence why I balk at coffee that costs $5 for a cup, or heroes that cost $100 to summon.
The game library I posted above? A lot of those games, I picked up for less than $10. Either because they were used, on sale, or just “old”.
What’s the difference between buying a brand new game on day one for $60, or buying a used copy two years after release for $5? The difference is, I just saved $55, and still got the same amount of fun from the game as the person who paid full price.
Did I have to wait longer to enjoy it? Yes. But while they were enjoying that fresh brand new game that they stood in line at Gamestop to pick up at 12:01 a.m., I was just for the first time opening up the packaging for another game that they dropped $60 on two years before that - a game that I managed to pick up at a fraction of what they paid for it.
Was the game any less fun being 2 years old? Nope. I mean sure… I had heard all the spoiler alerts, so I already knew how the game was going to eventually end. But hell, these days, you can read how a movie is going to end before it’s even been released. The beauty of video games is that you can still enjoy playing them even if you already know how the storyline ends up panning out.
Now, to get back on topic. Things I hate about this game. S2 and S3 are already old news in this game. I don’t care about “spoiler alerts” in the storyline because let’s be honest, the so-called “story” has always been fairly lame anyway. But the unique heroes are still pretty cool.
So why is it then that I have to pay full retail price for heroes that are now 3 years old? That’s just stupid. I wouldn’t pay $5 for a cup of coffee that had been sitting on the burner at Denny’s for 3 days straight, why would I pay $100+ for a 3-year-old now obsolete E&P hero?