- Aug 30, 2019
This, when you game long enough you have pretty good grasp of what games you would enjoy and what games you wouldn't.I have zero hesitation on pre-ordering. I generally know what I want and it matters not to me when I purchase it.
For all the people wondering why buy Forza Horizon 5 when it's going to release day one on Game Pass. Well, for me it's because it's my favourite franchise and so it's worth it for the hundreds of hours of enjoyment it's going to give me and I like to own the Forza games as I play through them over the whole course of a generation. Also it kinda was free because I purchased it with a giftcard I redeemed with points I saved through MS Rewards.
Also having a Game Pass subscription doesn't mean that I stopped buying games at all, that's such a misconception! Game Pass prevented me wasting money on something I'm not even sure about, but it also exposed me to games that I probably wouldn't have tried before and most of the time if I enjoyed such a game I seek out to buy the previous games like I did after I played through Yakuza Like a Dragon and Kingdom Hearts 3 or if I happen to like the game just purchase it when I see it on sale later like MLB The Show, Wreckfest, Dragon Quest IX etc.
Thanks for the well written responses. These are the types of discussions we should be having on NeoGAF and having grown up conversations about what we like on every platform and respecting each other….. and stupid gifs and memesI have similar view like @Wizz-Art.
But on top of that I really don't like this idea, I like to play games I know I own them, even digitally (I buy digital games usually only when they are Play Anywhere so I can install it on XSX and my PC - one purchase, two games?).
I value time more than money - I can afford any game day one, and game pass tries to steal my time and waste it experimenting with different games I would never play otherwise.
Game Pass is just not for me, if it works for you then good for you.
You get free stuff (DLC, currency, sometimes physical items, etc.) or discounts for pre-ordering digitally. Depending on the platform you can get a refund as long as you don't play the game too much or in PlayStation's case pre-order it close enough to release. Plus you also get to pre-load your digital games and play it at midnight.For physical limited editions i can understand.
But for digital?
No offense but i find pre-ordering digital to be stupid tbh.