Have you ever put off playing a game you were really excited about?

  • Have you ever been really invested in a game to the point where you put off playing it because you dont want to a) find out it doesnt live up to your hopes or b) be done with the experience? Two recent examples for me: When Kingdom Hearts 3 came out I instead left it on my shelf and played through the entire Story So Far. I just couldn't bring myself to start KH3 for fear it wouldn't live up. (I started it last week btw. So far, production is amazing but just seems way too easy.) Another example is I haven't start Life is Strange 2 yet even though episode 4 just came out. I truly loved LiS and LiS:BTS and I am just afraid that a whole new set of protagonists won't have the same impact as the first game.
    Bottom line, I need to get over myself and just play these games.
    Anyone else?

  • Oh and I also haven't cracked open Yakuza 6 yet even though I am obsessed with the series. In the interim, Yakuza 0, Kiwami and Kiwami 2 have all come and gone and I played them to death. Just cant bring myself to play 6 since it's Kaz's swan song.

  • I have had Bloodstained staring at me for like a month now, but I want to take some other things down before, that said that was a bit of a an exception and impulse buy, for games I'm really excited about I for sure make the time, and it is rare that I don't play them as soon as I can.

  • @ozymandsss Pikmin 3 because I didn't own a Wii U when it came out, even though I anticipated it like crazy for years before launch, closely following every E3 roundtable snippet we got about it. When I finally got my Wii U and got the game, people were already talking about Pikmin 4, and it took awhile for me to start 3, but when I finally did it lived up to my expectations.

    As far as dragging your feet or avoiding a game because you're not ready to finish it, I actually tend to do that often. I still need to finish the true ending for Bloodstained Circle of the Moon and Sonic Mania. I've left myself right at the end for those, but waiting for the perfect mood to see the very end.

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    I think RDR 2 are one of those games for me. I got it and super excited to play... its still on my shelf. I think its a mix of "what if I dont like it?" and "IT seems so absolutely ridiculously big" that I have juts installed it but not really started it. I know I will some day... but yeah.

  • @lotias +1 for this. Wife got it for me for my birthday (in June) and it's still gift wrapped and (presumably) sealed.

    Ni No Kuni was also like this. I'm not huge into Ghibli or Level 5 or anything like that but it just looked really cool so I'm pretty sure I pre-ordered it. It also remained sealed for about 2 years before I got to it. Loved it.

  • Ya'll better hurry. Dutch needs more money.

  • I was super hype on Fable II and was even gonna buy a 360 for it but then it turned out to be kinda lame and I never bought it, just played at a friends house.

    I also got the Criterion Collection of Seven Samurai for Christmas 2016 and still have yet to open it cause it’s 4+ hours.

    Fyi, Life Is Strange 2 is beyond disappointing and 98% of the characters are bad.

  • @DIPSET Ugh, that's what I was afraid of. I'm so sorry to hear that. I'm gonna give it a try eventually to see for myself but maybe they should have just left the franchise alone and ended on a high note (I thought LiS:BtS was phenomenal.)
    @Lotias @E_Zed_Eh_Intern RDR2 was my single most anticipated game for this entire generation (barely a nudge above the last of us 2) and while I know it was divisive for some, in my mind it 100% lived up to my hopes for it. So I guess there is something to be said for just taking the plunge.

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    I mean... if you're an EZA patron, Huber, Blood and Elyse have been doing episodic Spoiler Mode discussions and they all seem to like the game, like the plot, and like the same characters that I personally think are awful. To each their own but LiS2 is spinning its wheels with no direction or focus (both plot and game design). I too loved Before the Storm, but this game just doesn't know where its going.

    I think you should wait until December when it will be sold as one package and decide for yourself. Don't put it off forever because a lot of people really do like this game.

  • @dipset I actually bought it on pre-release so I have all the episodes downloaded on my PC, I just have to click the start button. Maybe I'll give it a try this weekend and let you know how its going for me.

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    Captain Spirit is free and it ties into LiS2. Episode 1 is actually half decent. I guess my problem is that they abandon a lot of the good stuff immediately in Ep2.

    If it’s any incentive to press play, Captain Spirit and Ep 1 are good.

  • I do this literally all the time, mainly because I'm always moving so I keep putting off buying a TV/console. I have a switch now, which makes life easier. That said, I need to move back in with my family for a couple of months starting in October, which means I'll have access to my little brother's PS4. First game I get will either be Uncharted 4 or Final Fantasy 15. I've been excited for 15 since it was first announced as Versus 13, and even after the middling reviews I still think I'm really excited. Kyle said he really liked it, and our tastes tend to align on RPGs.

    The game I'm very worried about? God of War. I don't know why, but I think it'll be too much for me, so I might not even play it while I'm home. Very weird thought process that I don't even understand.

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    Basically every game these days unless it's a megaton like God of War.
    I've made a deal with myself no to buy games made in current year (remakes and remasters don't count so RE2 slipped in) and unless they are discounted to 50% or more.
    Like I JUST got Nier Automata.

    I'm so unbelievably hype for Control but think I'm still going to wait. This usually works out anyways since most games get patches and shit that clear up most issues.

    I may break this rule for Man of Medan since the wifey and I love Supermassive's work.

  • @el-shmiablo Until Dawn is the only game my wife and I have played enough together to platinum...on my account though, of course.

  • @naltmank I know it was another divisive game but I have to say I loved the hell out of FFXV. I'm sure you have heard the criticisms and some are true but I think it has been improved upon substantially since the vanilla release so if you decide to play, go for the Royal edition. Honestly, it was my favorite game that year by a far margin.
    Oh and similarly God of War doesn't disappoint but I totally get just having some intangible reason why you cant bring yourself to start a game, hence my original post.

  • I kind of put off playing any game I'm excited about, either because I'm playing another game at the moment or I'm too busy to play. However, I don't feel excited about new games as I felt when I was a teenager. I might have developed a capacity for patience and moderation in expectations. With rare exceptions, depending on personal circumstance, I purchase my games when they're on a lower price.