When I see certain people on Gamespot, that buy games like there's no tomorrow, and therefore create a backlog for themselves. People that buy games that the know they'll put away, and never play again. These people I'd like to call the "Ultimate Consumers".
Now what may I be so irritated about? I just got done reading someone's blog post on this site, and this person is an ultimate consumer. That someone buys games to no end from what I've seen, good or bad, just needs something to spend money on I guess. Then they blog about how they're trying to finish their games as fast as possible so that they can move on to the next game.
I never payed attention to this person much before, because I couldn't care less about their weird habit...not until now atleast. I found this person through another a friends tracked blogs. I looked at their recent blog, and what I read is that this person is about halfway through Metal Gear Solid 4, and needs to finish it before the weekend is over so that they can move onto other games.
This is what irritates me right here. The biggest question is WHY??? This game has been in development for soo long, and it's been done soo well. Why do you want to take a game like this like an assignment? Video games are not assignments, therefore they're not meant to be taken like assignments. You play a game to enjoy it, not to run through it, only in order to run through another game.
Oh, and this person is not on my tracked users list, so nobody on their has to worry. I track you for a reason.
I play a wide variety of games. Just the other day, I finished the original MGS for the playstation after playing for about 2 days. Why did I finish it so fast? I wasn't trying to. The storyline just got so compelling that I didn't want to stop.
What did I do when I finished? I moved on to MGS2: Sons of Liberty. I'm taking little breaks in between play time to make this game last longer. I've already completed MGS3, so after this I'm moving right on to MGS4. To those people who played MGS4 before any other MGS game, I've got to say you really missed out on a whole experience. The idea is to go with the series in order because you see how different characters develop, and appear at different ages with more or less experience. It's very interesting.
But anyways, I'll stop now, because obviously this obsessive buying behavior in some people just doesn't change. All I can say is that these people don't get the full experience from gaming if they run through games like assignments.