Originally Posted by Anthony1
Well, one thing to always remember, is that when you're buying digital download PC games, you're basically buying a long-term lease. You don't really own the game, so if you think of it like a really long rental, yeah, there might be some games that aren't worth 5 buckaroos.
In the case of Amazon, you get all the install files and the key to activate the game in a nice little folder which you can then archive and install whenever you want. Move it to another PC if you want. If there is a server validation required for a server that no longer exists...well.....we all know there are ways around that. With Steam, there are local install files but its a little different I do admit, but I don't think anyone would disagree that Steam isn't going anywhere so you can always re-install.
$5 bucks. That is an extra value meal at McDoogles, its not even a movie ticket. If you download a game and get 6 or 60 hours of enjoyment out of it, its a pretty good bargain.
If it is a big-budget game from a well known publisher, gametrailers reviews are just a click away.....and at $5 bucks nobody is going to bother with trying to find a pirated copy, and the developers wind up getting a few bucks out of the deal so technically its win-win.
Metro2033 is a must own.....Saboteur got several decent reviews, and I like the idea of running around an open world Paris jacking vintage cars and spraying nazi's with bullets. Besides, the opening cinematic is full of polygonal topless dancers. Any game that has a "Nudity ON/OFF" toggle gets my $5 bucks just on principle alone.