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Who will buy Day 1 or Pre-Purchase?


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#41
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I'll prepurchase so I can preload the game on Steam. I trust Tim and Leonard and the rest of the studio enough that I don't think they will ship a broken bad game. I have enough confidence that I'll enjoy the game that I don't need to rely on some gaming journalist to tell me what I'll think about an experience that is subjective.



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I get the reasons why pre-purchasing is not a good idea and I agree with them.  But for this game, I'll probably pre-purchase purely so I can have it downloaded and ready to play as soon as the clock ticks over and it becomes available.

 

(Although, chances are that when it is released, I won't have time to play it for a while anyway.  I don't live the sort of life where I have the sort of free time that allows me to drop everything and play a new game straight away anymore.)



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I'll prepurchase so I can preload the game on Steam. I trust Tim and Leonard and the rest of the studio enough that I don't think they will ship a broken bad game. I have enough confidence that I'll enjoy the game that I don't need to rely on some gaming journalist to tell me what I'll think about an experience that is subjective.

 

Then you're using reviews wrong.  The whole idea of art reviews is to find some reviewer (or preferably a group of reviewers) whose preferences broadly align with your own, because then you have a pretty recent chance of learning whether or not you'll also like it.

It's also good to read some opposing reviews, just to open yourself up to different opinions.  Often you'll find some valid criticisms in there - or criticisms that you disagree with adamantly, and reading them actually deepens your appreciation of what you like about the game.

 

(This is why a lot of critics hate review aggregators like Metacritic and Rottentomatoes: because they reduce a bunch of subjective opinions to a seemingly objective number.  But your favourite game might only have a 30 Metacritic score, and you'd be better off just reading reviews from the critics who liked the game, whose interests align with yours, because the critics who hated the game don't care about the things you care about.)


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I'd love a collector's edition but idk if I'll be able to afford one so we will see. I'll be preordering or buying week one for sure though. Hopefully this one isn't broken.

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I don't often find reviews that useful and especially now it's all focused on review scores and aggregates. A lot of great games end up in the 80 range because usually they are going to have issues and that bumps them down. Then you get a lot of not so good games that also end up in the 80 range or close to it because a 7/10 means average to a lot of people these days and anything lower is considered bad.

Critics also have their biases of course and you can get trends of hating on a certian thing or praising it more than it deserves, critics are not immune to these at all.

Read reviews from reviewers you trust, look at what the consensus is on social media. Try to avoid politically motivated criticism (unless you agree with the political motivation I guess but even then I'd be wary), watch let's plays if they aren't too spoily, ask friends.

Then you'll have a small chance of not wasting your money. ;)

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I don't often find reviews that useful and especially now it's all focused on review scores and aggregates. A lot of great games end up in the 80 range because usually they are going to have issues and that bumps them down. Then you get a lot of not so good games that also end up in the 80 range or close to it because a 7/10 means average to a lot of people these days and anything lower is considered bad.

Critics also have their biases of course and you can get trends of hating on a certian thing or praising it more than it deserves, critics are not immune to these at all.

Read reviews from reviewers you trust, look at what the consensus is on social media. Try to avoid politically motivated criticism (unless you agree with the political motivation I guess but even then I'd be wary), watch let's plays if they aren't too spoily, ask friends.

Then you'll have a small chance of not wasting your money. ;)

 

I think the reviews on RPGCodex are pretty good, very in depth and no scores out of ten in sight. But they tend to release a review about 6 months after the game is out soo... yeah. Depends how long you're willing to wait.


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Yeah I'll be pre-ordering this one. Outer Worlds fills a nitch I've been looking for. Plus, I dig Obsidian games, so...



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Well Obsidian just lost a significant amount of pre-orders/day 1 purchases today
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Well Obsidian just lost a significant amount of pre-orders/day 1 purchases today

Yup, that solved the conundrum:

I will buy it day 1, one year after release:-D. 



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I will not buy it at all.

 

It isn't my genre anyway, but I was willing to buy it just to support Obsidian and give it a shot - because why not?

 

Now they gave me a reason why not. ;)


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I'd love a collector's edition but idk if I'll be able to afford one so we will see. I'll be preordering or buying week one for sure though. Hopefully this one isn't broken.

 

Changed my mind, I may not bother with this one now. 



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I would have pre-purchased with the season pass on Steam.  I will not buy it from Epic... sorry.


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