Originally Posted by PENDRAG0ON
I like to collect games that way if I ever get the urge to replay something I don't have to hunt it down and pay high prices if it is rare.
ditto... I'm not one to get rid of games, even the bad ones. I'm kinda on the fence about a lot of titles right now though, I may have to sell some to keep my sanity... my current inventory is rapidly approaching 300, mostly old school games that I got for cheap either long after release or loooooong after the console was cool. I remember buying some SNES games for $1 each in 2001, which was a welcome departure from the $60 I spent on them new, but bad for my backlog. Other than maybe 3-4 games, I bet everything I own is essentially worth $0.10... but from a sentimental and collection standpoint, they're priceless. Well, priceless to me. Some of these games are almost a time capsule back to specific moments from childhood (or second, third and now fourth childhood, as I vehemently refuse to "grow out" of gaming)
I posted the thread when I noticed that, of the games I have in the back catalog, the majority are Nintendo... which is a direct correlation to only owning
N consoles for years, but still amazing that they were able to continually pick my pocket for 25+ years now...
I only got into the old Sega consoles recently, but man, those games were great for their time, too. I bought a Dreamcast when they were new but never explored the Genesis/Mega Drive era stuff. I also picked up a PSP Go, and man, that thing is amazing.... I even converted all my old PS1 games and play them almost solely handheld, which did even more terrible things to my backlog but great things for my frequent flying downtime.
Originally Posted by darklordjames
In gaming I am primarily concerned with seeing what is new and evolved in each title. Once I get the feeling that I have seen everything that a title has to offer, I tend to move on.
Roughly 5% of what I touch is good enough to actually see through to the end. Only 0.5% is good enough to explore exceptionally thoroughly, like Xenoblade and Oblivion. That 95% still gives me something interesting to see most of the time though. Thankfully, I rarely buy stuff on day one anymore, and usually grab things 3-6 months later off Amazon for $20-25 new.
That's exactly my problem... And when I've dropped <$10 on a game, not finishing it isn't a problem. It also hurts that a lot of modern games have gotten longer and longer to finish, all the while the old games seem harder and harder comparatively. I bet if I played NES Contra for the first time today I'd never finish it
... but because I first played it years ago I've beaten it probably 100+ times, and the difficulty is all but lost on me.
Having said that, I've never come CLOSE to finishing Ninja Gaiden.