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I'll pre-order if it's a game I know I'll love for hours and if it's apart of a series I love.
Watch Dogs is a game I'll pre-order since it's from Ubisoft and it has a lot of Splinter Cell time cover based combat and cover swapping in it.
NHL 15 is a game I'll pre-order because I get more fun and playtime out of the NHL series than any other. You can play for 30 minutes in between other games, reading or other activities; or play for hours. Plus there's so many different modes to choose from.
The Saints Row series: enough said. I m♥rried to the S♥ints R♥w series. I love the characters, the story and dialog. The humor and character customizations and second to none. It's lots of fun most of the time. Saint Row IV was just meant to be a DLC add-on for SR3, but the guys in charge decided to make it a full game, but it's still a great action-adventure, science fiction parody of Prototype and Mass Effect. The romance scenes were funny, funny, funny.
The InFAMOUS series, Spinter Cell series, Rainbow Six, Ghost Recon (after Future Soldier) is one I'll always pre-order of buy on day one.
Some other games I can pre-order, buy day one or wait like the Pro Evolution Soccer & WWE series.
But most other games can wait until after day one to let other people test the waters & because I have too many games already and don't need to add to my backlog. It's usually the smart thing to do since the real game doesn't always match the pre-game marketing hype and anticipation.
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It depends on the game, price and if its a collectors edition i really want. Also most of the pre-order shit can be bought a few months later
But i dont mind the developers making pre-order benefit, its a business and they are there to make money, not to cater to my or anyone elses agenda or idea.
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even if i know before release that i'm going to be buying a game, i don't preorder. sometimes there are good deals that don't pop up until close to launch.
with digital storefronts on consoles now, the worst thing that happens is that i'll waste a trip because the brick and mortar store didn't have it in stock and i'll just go home and download the game instead. even then, i probably would've had to make a trip to the store to make the preorder anyway.
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I also made a video talking about (not so much the pros &cons) but the kind of stuff surrounding the pre-order ideals that gets my jmmies rustled. I personally try not to pre order games, but like anybody i slip from time to time. Honestly it cant be **that** big of an issue so long as the dev/pub alllows for copious amounts of coverage before hand. jumping into anything blind isn't typically a good idea. :/
Video if interested: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgXT-55teOg
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I will pre-order a game if I like it, and they are offering a good deal with the pre-order. Eg. Dark Souls 2 came with a metal case with some beautiful artwork and you also got a cd of the games soundtrack. The only low point was the dlc weapons pack which really didn't have any decent weapons with it. Also some pre-orders will give you beta access to another of their games coming up. However I prefer some limited edition artwork or something similar.
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I can't buy games on day one because they don't launch in my country anyway ... :D
but a few games that i bought at full 60$ as soon as i could are Halo 4 , GTA V , Mass Effect 3 , Skyrim and Bioshock infinite .
other than these games i usually wait for price drops and I mostly buy games from 2 or 3 years ago for 20$ .
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I no longer buy games day one or pre order. I buy games when they're under $30. Most games are too short to pay full price. I can't bring myself to buy a game for $60 if it's only 8 hours long. I don't trade my games in either. By the time I finish them they're not worth much anyway. I have a huge back log of games to tide me over until newer games drop in price. Another reason I don't buy day one or pre order is DLC. I'm not going buy a game day 1 if it's not the complete experience.
I can't stand the shit that is going on with this industry. Developers are getting way to greedy. If I can't get games at the right price without being nickle and dimed with DLC and microtransactions I'll call it quits and go retro only. I have 500 games that span 30 years in my gaming library to play.
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If I must have the game right then and there, I'll just go to a store and buy it. I only pre-order PC titles on Steam because it's usually given at a discount. Even then, I only do it on games in franchises I know I'm going to buy Day 1 otherwise anyways. Right now that is Civilization and nothing else.
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I stopped pre-ordering when A. I finally figured out that at least in my area you can always find a copy day one, and if you ever cannot, wait a week, they will ship more. B. They stopped making the bonuses uniform collectors editions or actual extra merch in favor of store specific downloads of costume and weapons packs.
As for buying day one I will on MGS and GTA, otherwise I wait not just for price drop but all extras collected. I love the elder scrolls but I am just now getting into skyrim, why you ask, because I just bought the out the box everything released included plus as its console the latest patches, and I got it for 30 bucks. that was worth waiting until the game was old.
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I never pre-order, and never purchase on day of release. I got caught out a few times in the past with poor and buggy games, and since then I always wait for reviews, gameplay videos, patches, and all the rest of it. Games are also too over-hyped these days, and there are too many fake trailers and screenshots that don't represent the final game.
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I pre-order if I really, really want the game.
Most recent game I pre-ordered was Dark Souls II.
Game I preordered before it was that crappy game Xcom: The Bureau, but I got the complete Xcom series for free due to the pre-order, which included Enemy Unknown, (and I think some TF2 stuff), so I don't feel too bad about pre-ordering it. Ended up gifting Enemy Unknown to a friend. Because the game I pre-ordered before was Xcom:Enemy Unknown, which came with some TF2 stuff and Civilization V.
So, yeah... I'll do a pre-order if it turns out to be a deal, or if I really want the game Day 1.
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The only time I pre-ordered a game was for the Madden 25 anniversary edition through Amazon which came with the 2013-14 season of NFL Sunday ticket which was easily the greatest pre-order bonus of all time (well I guess it was also $40 more, but way worth it).
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Most games simply aren't worth pre-orders or day one purchases.
Ha ha! I learned this the hard way. Let's play vids has always been a determining factor for me in making game purchases. I got my eye on Wolfenstein but I want to see how long it is before buying and if they're planning any DLC.