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Games you were late to the party for.

Postby Intellectually funky » 21 Dec 2009, 13:16

since its like 5 dollars for a used PS2 game or Xbox game I have really gotten back into the last gen games. I am always a sucker for good platformers so I got the Sly Cooper games for less then 10 dollars and the Jak games for almost 15... I have to say these are some fantastic games especially the Sly Cooper games.

anybody else have this happen?
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Re: Games you were late to the party for.

Postby Gordon Fearman » 21 Dec 2009, 13:27

How late is late? I think I was late for Katamari Damacy and really late for Final Fantasy VI, which I still haven't finished.
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Re: Games you were late to the party for.

Postby iEatNinjaZ » 21 Dec 2009, 13:56

Im late for just about every game, the only games I get when they come out are games that I will really want.
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Re: Games you were late to the party for.

Postby MattAn » 21 Dec 2009, 14:19

Final Fantasy X, because I was rather behind in getting a PS2, so I missed the "hype".

Other than that, Halo 3 maybe? Same kind of reason though. Hell, I never played Halo 2. At all. o.o

Hm.. I guess there were a couple of other games that I'd bought after the major hype had died out, but after a while, I kinda caught up.
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Re: Games you were late to the party for.

Postby Trymantha » 21 Dec 2009, 15:57

pretty much the first 2 year of the last 2 gererations of consoles, though now i have a job that shouldnt effect me anymore.
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Re: Games you were late to the party for.

Postby operagirl95 » 21 Dec 2009, 17:12

Pretty much every game, too cheap to pay full price for anything. Just bought a PS*2* a few months ago...

It's cheaper and less stress. If a game sucks, oh well, only paid $5 for it.
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Re: Games you were late to the party for.

Postby Brinson » 21 Dec 2009, 18:33

Too many to count, haha.

Just recently it's been FEAR 2, Dead Space, Tales of Vesperia, and Prince of Persia.

I still have an unopened copy of Shadow of the Colossus I haven't even touched yet.
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Re: Games you were late to the party for.

Postby Genghis Ares » 21 Dec 2009, 20:55

I'm usually late when it comes to buying new releases. If there's a sale on something I'm interested in, I'll bite. But usually, I'll wait a bit before jumping onton something. If I'm really interested, I'll bite first week, but that only happens with things like Fallout 3 and the like.

I'll be getting Assassin's Creed 2 later, for example.

But I usually don't bother with any games that were critically acclaimed or popular unless I am actually interested in it to begin with, and if I never bought it, it becomes less likely that I will over time.

So I haven't really jumped on anything that are years old or anything.
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Postby Arius » 21 Dec 2009, 21:02

Usually, I get games pretty soon after they come out. I can't even really think of a game that I was late to the party for. Maybe WoW, but I don't think that counts since it's regularly updated and I don't play it anymore.
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Re: Games you were late to the party for.

Postby FFN » 22 Dec 2009, 02:26

Everything I currently have for the PS2, which isn't much: Batman and Prototype. I think the only "current" game I'll be getting for it is FFXIII
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Re: Games you were late to the party for.

Postby xpk3 » 22 Dec 2009, 02:28

i just orded Metal Gear Solid, the first of the games i had when i was younger

Edit: i wish i had when i was younger
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Re: Games you were late to the party for.

Postby Shea » 22 Dec 2009, 04:44

Castlevania : Symphony of the Night (Played for the first time in '03.)

Fallout 3 (I was all "It looks like another lame-ass shooter." until I started playing and I got outside the Vault. Then I felt like singing the "Golden Ticket" song. This was just a couple of months ago, and I really want to kick myself in the head for not getting this game sooner.)

I didn't play Halo 1 until '04. I liked it but I hate 2 and 3.

Mega Man 2. (I didn't get to this one until just 3 years ago. I'm an idiot.)
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Re: Games you were late to the party for.

Postby ThrashJazzAssassin » 22 Dec 2009, 06:31

Here's a comprehensive list of all the games that I have ever bought when they were new:

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Re: Games you were late to the party for.

Postby Cake » 22 Dec 2009, 07:06

I got Modern Warfare last week. The first one. Not the second one. I beat it.
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Re: Games you were late to the party for.

Postby Longshot » 27 Dec 2009, 05:20

MGS2 and the Project Zero series. Only recently taken them up, since I never owned an xbox/PS2, and only have had the chance to play them now I have the 360 or can borrow a PS2 from my little brother who has moved on to the PS3.
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Re: Games you were late to the party for.

Postby Emperor Gum » 28 Dec 2009, 06:03

Final Fantasy III.
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Re: Games you were late to the party for.

Postby Dave-O_Boy » 28 Dec 2009, 06:33

most of the games I play are well after their release.
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Re: Games you were late to the party for.

Postby gcninja » 28 Dec 2009, 10:55

fall out 2 i have yet to play
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Re: Games you were late to the party for.

Postby Hakaryu » 28 Dec 2009, 11:39

Shin Megami Tensei 2
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Re: Games you were late to the party for.

Postby gcninja » 28 Dec 2009, 13:24

my bad, fallout 3, then again ive never played any fallout games
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Re: Games you were late to the party for.

Postby Master Gunner » 28 Dec 2009, 13:26

Go and play them now. GO!
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Re: Games you were late to the party for.

Postby Metcarfre » 28 Dec 2009, 15:20

For the life of me I still can't find KOTOR for the XBOX.
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Re: Games you were late to the party for.

Postby AtomicPigeon » 31 Dec 2009, 13:00

as a poor student and an even poorer intern, I usually end up waiting a little while before getting the games I want. But it's not just retro stuff, even with current gen games there is such a massive difference in price if you wait just a couple of months- for instance, about this time last year Fable II was ~£45-50, now it is ~£15, which means I can get more games :) , or food


That and if you get a game when it first comes out and everyones talking about it, it kinda gets in the way of my experience of playing it, y'know?
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Re: Games you were late to the party for.

Postby Vaughn » 31 Dec 2009, 14:06

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Re: Games you were late to the party for.

Postby girhen » 03 Jan 2010, 22:20

It's never too late for a single player game. If there's no longer online players, or they're all better, then you're in trouble.

I bought Battlefield 2 soon after it came out. Then I had a registry error that knocked me out of action for 2 years. I came back with an NCO rank when all my former clanmates were generals. With weapon unlocks (and the unlockable weapons are better), that means something.

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