-Be careful what you wish for-
So, over the last couple of years, a whole bunch of good to great games have been released.
Regular forum visitors will be aware of how crazy excited the world gets at the annoucements of these games. With new threads flying into double numbered pages within a few days of the announcement.
Often (but not always) the hype builds and builds over the passing weeks and months, videos and art appear, leaked pictures, confirmed and discomfirmed rumours. Will there be DLC? Pre-order bonuses? Will a sequel be as good, nay BETTER, than the last one?
People are now reaching the point of orgasm, FOR THE BEST GAME EVER IS RELEASED IN 2 DAYS!!!
Then the game is released, less than half the threads visitors actually bother to buy it.
Two months later, and a whole bunch of people who dedicated time everyday to hunting down new info have forgotten the game exists.
Furthermore, "HOLY Sh1T!!! X Just GOT Ann0unCEd!!!11 MEWMEW!! C@nt w@it!!"
Thus, the circle of life is complete.
So- What are your thoughts on "the chase" vs the actual release/owning of a game?
How "fire and forget" are you? Are you a victim of over-excitement? Are you a regular thread poster "OMG" then actually realise on release you can't be arsed to buy the game? Do you and friends discuss an upcoming release with great anticipation, then on release, find that only one or two of you still care enough to lay down money for it?
Have we become spoilt by rapid releases? Are you still playing the games you were looking forward to like it was the second coming?
Why do you believe people do it? Are we/they just setting targets ahead in time to cover up for the lack of real interest in their/our own personal lives?
Does internet hype ruin games? Do you think too many secrets and surprises are spoiled? Did you prefer it when games were a total surprise to you, or are we helped by the influx of demos, screens and videos? Do you feel like you know a game inside out before it even hits the shelves?
As always, this is a totally open topic, the questions above are just guideline examples.
You don't have to answer them specifically, they're just a small selection of some of this topics many factors.
The floor is open, let's here from ya...