Any one still buy games they hate as they feel left out lol?

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#1 Posted by GAJY_FILTH (112 posts) -

I played BF4 in beta, thought it was basically the same thing as BF3 and still had shit maps. It just bored me and I realised that yeah I'm done with Battlefield, it's just like COD to me now. However I ended up buying it because there is so much hype and everyone is going on about it like it's so much better than BF3 and the best FPS they ever played. So I get into the game and yeah I still don't like it and it still feels like the same shit as BF3, only it doesn't have any good maps because at least BF3 had Karkand..

Now I've uninstalled it and wasted my money but I find myself buying lots of hyped up games when they release because the buzz around them makes me feel left out as all my friends talk about it. The Last of Us and Bioshock Infinite are recent ones I bought even though I knew I wouldn't like them, and I didn't lol...

Why brain why???

#2 Posted by INF1DEL (2083 posts) -

You have to learn to ignore the hype. I've been disappointed by many games because I was so hyped about them. Even great games end up being just 'what I expected'. If you get to try before you buy and you don't like it there's really nothing more to it than that. Some people just don't like some games. There's nothing wrong with that.

#3 Posted by MylesB93 (132 posts) -

I do this too, I can't help it lol. I have no interest in BF4 but I've pre-ordered it with my PS4 just because of the hype. Did the same thing with GTA5, forced myself to play it just because everyone else was talking about it...

#4 Posted by nutcrackr (12772 posts) -

Nope, I buy what I think will be good and happily ignore the rest.

#5 Edited by GAJY_FILTH (112 posts) -

@MylesB93 said:

I do this too, I can't help it lol. I have no interest in BF4 but I've pre-ordered it with my PS4 just because of the hype. Did the same thing with GTA5, forced myself to play it just because everyone else was talking about it...

Yeh GTA games I always get and are disappointed, loved the first 3, the rest of them have been shit.

#6 Posted by AmazonTreeBoa (16745 posts) -

If I have no interest in a game, I don't buy it. I couldn't care less about being "left out". I don't care to fit in.

#7 Posted by RevanBITW (572 posts) -

@AmazonTreeBoa said:

If I have no interest in a game, I don't buy it. I couldn't care less about being "left out". I don't care to fit in.

Damn, we got a badass over here.

#8 Posted by Elann2008 (33028 posts) -

@AmazonTreeBoa said:

If I have no interest in a game, I don't buy it. I couldn't care less about being "left out". I don't care to fit in.

Same here.

#9 Edited by _SKatEDiRt_ (2599 posts) -

If I dont like a game I wont buy it. Sometimes I dont even buy games I want to buy because I cant get over the flaws in modern games. Seem to care more about graphics than fun. Well graphics doesnt equal fun.

Seems like the OP was a victim of marketing.. So sad

#10 Posted by roulettethedog (11020 posts) -

I rarely buy games anymore and NEVER bought a game because of hype.

#11 Posted by wis3boi (31696 posts) -

I don't let other people's opinions on a game be my deciding factor

#12 Posted by RevanBITW (572 posts) -

@wis3boi said:

I don't let other people's opinions on a game be my deciding factor

What? That's like saying you're not going to read reviews of a game you may be interested to buy.

#14 Posted by ferret-gamer (17350 posts) -

No. Why would i buy a game i didn't like?

#15 Edited by KHAndAnime (14234 posts) -

@RevanBITW said:

@wis3boi said:

I don't let other people's opinions on a game be my deciding factor

What? That's like saying you're not going to read reviews of a game you may be interested to buy.

Except it's not. There's clearly an obvious difference between making an informed decision and having other people make a decision for you..

Example: Petit gives a game 6/10 because she thinks it's a game that stereotypes women. I could read her review on various aspects of the game to learn more about the game to see if it's to my taste, but I wouldn't avoid it purely because a feminist think it's a poor game. On the flipside - Petit gave Coming Home a 9.5 because it features a lesbian love story and romanticizes her womanly ideals, but reading the review led me to believe the game is undeserving of its score - once again putting me in the position of not letting a reviewer's opinion be my deciding factor.

#16 Posted by pelvist (5023 posts) -

I bought Dark Souls because people said it was good. Tried hard to figure out what was so great abuot it but ended up hating it even more.

#17 Posted by KHAndAnime (14234 posts) -

@pelvist said:

I bought Dark Souls because people said it was good. Tried hard to figure out what was so great abuot it but ended up hating it even more.

It's great for the same reasons that Castlevania: Symphony of the Night was great. You never played Symphony of the Night?

#18 Edited by Falconoffury (1717 posts) -

I have been getting some peer pressure lately to get GTA 5 and play online, but I never give in to either peer pressure or the hype. I am the kind of person who buys games for the games, not for the community playing them. I buy a lot of older games lately, and games on sale that I can't pass up. Giving in to the hype is a big waste of money and time.

#19 Posted by Doom_HellKnight (12208 posts) -

No. I don't waste my money on games I have no interest in playing.

#20 Edited by superclocked (5863 posts) -

lol, no.. I've done it in the past, but I'm not going to buy a game that I don't like...

#21 Edited by danxxx (682 posts) -

i was tempted to do the same thing with bf4 thank god i didnt.

#22 Posted by vfibsux (4217 posts) -

I've bought games I thought I might not like just because of the vast majority liking it (Bioshock Infinite) thinking if that many like it maybe it is me.....but I don't do it to "fit in". I ended up being right, the game is an overrated piece of crap. Duped again.

#23 Posted by SKaREO (3161 posts) -

No. How can I feel left out when nobody I know plays bad games? Maybe you need new friends.

#24 Posted by kraken2109 (13155 posts) -

I keep buying humble bundles when i only want like one game of the lot, just because they're good deals.

This is one of the reasons why i have over 30 unplayed games in my steam library.

#25 Posted by nicecall (432 posts) -

This happened to me with Bioshock Infinite, i had a strong feeling i'd hate the game but I got it anyways... and I my instincts were right, I hated the game. Same happened with many other games, Deus Ex 3, GTA 4.

I'm gonna try GTA 5 when it hits PC, but I'm not holding my breath.... i won't be surprised if it fails me badly.

#26 Edited by gt350tsc (488 posts) -

@RevanBITW said:

@AmazonTreeBoa said:

If I have no interest in a game, I don't buy it. I couldn't care less about being "left out". I don't care to fit in.

Damn, we got a badass over here.

off topic but am I the only one that thought of borderlands 2? about the replay lol.

#27 Posted by Zoso813 (310 posts) -

No. I'll do this occasionally with free games like Dota 2. Could never get that into it tho.

#28 Edited by alan_carter (1404 posts) -

I kind of did that with bo2 and i tossed it away the following month and people seemed to do the same not much later.

It happens a lot with these multiplayer games that turned into year-release titles, like bf4, being identical to its predecesor, but if you don't get it people move to the "new" one

#29 Edited by Gladestone1 (5568 posts) -

Pc games are al trial an error for me..If I buy a game like aliens an preditors it was cause I respected guys like borderlands devs did I find out the hard way rofl..That's just one mistake though..Ive got a lot of friends who will tell me if a game is good or bad though..Batman to me is good love the series..Gta five was a blast..Cant wait for you guys to try it out on the pc..Games that shocked me this year are xcom, farcry 3 last year, im looking forward to might an magic x..There many good games do out soon like wasteland 2, pe, path of exile is awesome..Its going to be a great year for innovative games..Kickstarter also is awesome for us..Bring the games back to the people screw the publishers..