I think I'm going to do it again....

Discussion in 'NDS - Console and Game Discussions' started by Harsky, Jan 23, 2007.

  1. Harsky

    Harsky Madmin

    Aug 2, 2004
    This... strange experience called..... buying..... DS games. Anyways, I remember completing the first Phoenix Wright on my M3 and then several months later, I saw the game in the bargain bin and snapped it up. Now, fast forward to today and I've been playing Elite Beat Agents to the point of obsession and I was browsing the cdwow.com and saw the game for about £21 with free delivery. I wonder if buying the game really does mean it's one game closer to a sequel...
  2. Hitto

    Hitto MKDS Tournament Winner

    Nov 29, 2005
    Nice, France
    It is. I've done my fair share of pirating, but I always make sure I buy the quirky games like Trauma Center (which I didn't even like that much!), Phoenix Wright (which is made of Win and Gold), and once I see EBA on a european shelf, it will suffer the same fate.

    Honor among thieves, etc.
  3. OrR

    OrR Rice-megatron Expert

    Nov 24, 2005
    Gambia, The
    Buy everything that deserves it and as many originals as you can afford.
  4. Satangel

    Satangel BEAST

    Nov 27, 2006
    Bruges, Belgium
    Same here [​IMG]
    Buy games, while I played them out already [​IMG]
  5. Zhark

    Zhark Member

    Nov 29, 2006
    I've been playing 'backups' for more than 15 years now [​IMG]

    But I always make sure I buy the games I enjoy the most, they deserve my money. Most of the games I see, get played only for a couple of hours. The ones that get me to the point where I can not drop them, those get my dollars [​IMG]
  6. 111111111

    111111111 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jan 8, 2007
    I hope not. The reason most games are awful is due to them being sequels (or derivative at the least). More of the same is always boring. Support the quirky, original games in the hope that they make more quirky original games - not a tired sequel.
  7. ravagekd

    ravagekd Member

    Jan 30, 2007
    United States
    echo what's been said. always buy that which you want to support. In the PC market even as a poor-poor-poor college student I bought Unreal Tournament when it came out just because I felt Epic deserved my dough
  8. Smashingblue

    Smashingblue GBAtemp Regular

    Oct 24, 2002
    United States
    I purchase many of the games I play and I think there are a lot on these very forums that do the same. A lot of people merely try games before buying them.
  9. Gifted1

    Gifted1 GBAtemp Fan

    Jul 26, 2006
    United States
    The only game I can see myself buying in the future is Zelda. But I agree, buy the games that you enjoy and support them.
  10. Mewgia

    Mewgia drifter

    Dec 16, 2006
    United States
    Boston, MA
    Even though I don't really buy DS games much, and mainly play "backups", I still own a few (mainly the ones I needed Download/multicard play to unflashed DSs). Still, I spend almost all of my money on video games, so it's not like the industry is losing any money from me... On the contrary, if I download a DS game and like it, if it has sequels/prequels on other consoles I may buy them instead of something else.
    And, if I really like a game, I may buy it even if I have beat it already. Unless its an import, which I think are overpriced, so I won't buy it anyways... I wouldn't have bought it anyway, so why does it really matter?
  11. Veho

    Veho The man who cried "Ni".

    Former Staff
    Apr 4, 2006
    Download the game, then donate to the developing team via PayPal. Even if you only donate one third of the cost you'd pay in the store, it's ten times more than the team would make off one cartrige.

    And remember that for every pirate playing ROMs, there are enough people buying the game to make it worth while and cover post-developement manufacturing costs. That is, if the game is any good. So having, on average, one in a hundred pirates buy, on average, one in a hundred game titles, won't influence the market.

    I like having cartriges, and I buy DS games, but I'm getting increasingly uncomfortable giving away my money to thousands of layers of middlemen instead of actually paying for what I'm playing. I hate the thought of the money I paid for "my" game covering the losses of some other game by the same publisher. In effect, I'm paying for the marketing of crappy games I would never pay for, by buying the game I want. The money I paid for "Doomathon 3: Decapitation" shouldn't cover the losses generated by "World of curling", or go towards the marketing promotion of "Sim-hide-and-seek", it should go to the developing team of Doomathon. That's not possible if I buy the game at a store.
  12. Hadrian

    Hadrian Better than Craigslist

    Former Staff
    Oct 12, 2004
    I like to buy the games I enjoy, though its very rare that I actually buy them over here! Its cheaper, well sometimes it only like 10p cheaper after postage but I do get them sooner than waiting for them to get released here.

    Its not just about supporting developers but its also nice to add to my collection as I just like doing that, same with CDs and films.
  13. kev3458

    kev3458 GBAtemp Regular

    Sep 19, 2006
    I also buy great ds games, and to support them. They deserve it for all the hard work they've done! [​IMG]
  14. OSW

    OSW Wii King

    Former Staff
    Oct 30, 2006
    now that i have a job i can actually buy games (to add to my collection of 1) lolz.

    agreed with the value of purchasing worthy games. its nice even if for collection (playing on flashcarts can be more convenient sometimes) such as i love some of my original n64 games such as zelda, super smash bros which i will probably keep forever.
  15. Takrin

    Takrin GBAtemp Fan

    Oct 7, 2006
    United States
    try and buy. Thats the main reason why release groups release roms
    games should be considered a trophy, and when people see them you can say "i've beaten that."

    so far i own: lost in blue, Castlevania DoS/PoR, EBA, AC:WW, Meteos, Brain Age, Harvest Moon, Pheonix Wright 1/2, Kirby:Squeak, and need to buy DK racing.

    Thank You! almost bought Star Trek Tactical Assult if it wasnt for GBATemp & Supremacy. [​IMG]
  16. thegame07

    thegame07 GBAtemp Psycho!

    Oct 16, 2006
    i imported ff3 from america because i collect all final fantasy games [​IMG]
  17. rest0re

    rest0re GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Dec 23, 2006
    buying games is cool! i feel proud when i have games. used games are cheaper than normal so i buy used games even tho i have R4
  18. 111111111

    111111111 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jan 8, 2007
    I think games should be considered entertainment. I'd certainly rather be entertained for 90mins than have a "trophy".
  19. decept

    decept GBAtemp Regular

    May 22, 2006
    United States
    I had a sizable DS collection before I got my R4. However, ever since then I've been selling off my collection and stopped buying games alltogether.

    I'm not going to bullshit everyone and say "Yeah, I support the game industry, even though I own a flash cart" because I don't.

    For the past 20+ years I've spent thousands buying games and systems, it was a good run. Now, I rely on pirating portable games for my gaming fix.

    Wrong? Of course it is, but that's how it is.