The equation is thus, my disillusioned view of the current games market, multiplied by how expensive games are plus a crippling lack of hours to put into anything substantial and the math is simple.
Now Winter is quickly approaching, I've decided to try a different approach to gaming, rather than trying to keep up with new releases, I'm going to buy older games when they're cheaper! I know this is hardly a revolutionary concept but it's completely alien to me. So, in the last few weeks I picked up Alan Wake and Mass Effect 2 for the Xbox 360, BioShock 2 collectors edition for the PS3 (very handsome it is too!) and an old favourite, Resident Evil 4 for the Gamecube. These four games cost less than the price of one new release title and should easily keep me occupied through the Winter months. I've played through RE4 before but the other three are all brand new to me. Any gaming readers care to comment on any of these titles? or your own gaming buying habits?
The collector's edition of Bio Shock 2 comes in a laserdisc or LP size box, here's the box and some of the goodies to be found inside. It also has some rolled mini posters (not pictured).
|The game's soundtrack on vinyl|
|The soundtrack on cd|
|Hardback art book|