Well I just bought Tomb Raider Legend off of Steam today, cause I just can't pass up a game for $5 dollars. I'm not sure what compels me to do this, cause I know that I will probably not play pass the second level. So TRL is will become just another skeleton in my gaming closest, which goes all the way back to the Playstation. Thankfully, I've given up on the notion that I will finish all the 8 and 16 bit era games I own. Then again, I just bought the Ultimate Genesis collection, because I got it cheap, to have 40 games I will not finish.
I did the same thing with Alien Hominid and Braid on XBLA, I see the word deal or discount and the rational me just goes away... I just start to think get it, get it, it's cheap it will be more expensive later.
I guess the reason I'm writing this post is that I want assurance that I am not alone in this behaviour. I know it's crazy to get upset about 5 dollars but it start to add up over time. That money could be spent on a beer or lunch, something I will enjoy for about as much time as I spend with TRL.
So do you have any games that you bought just be cause they were on sale, even though you know you won't play them?