Originally Posted by DoomDash
I know myself well enough to know that I only preorder games that are a sure fire thing for me. I can only tell you that I've never regretted it, and being an early adopter has its own benefits in some cases. I'm not preordering games that I don't think are worth the $60 price tag, any game that I'm not sure about I will do exactly as you say, and I'll wait it out for a better deal.
Why wouldn't I preorder when I've never regretted it? Can't learn from a mistake if I haven't had any.
Personally out of all the games I played since I was a child, I can only think of a few games that would be worth me pre-ordering or being worth a $60 price tag. Off the top of my head, most recently; Witcher 3 was worth $60, Grand Theft Auto 5 was worth $60, and going back in time Quake 3 Arena was worth $60 and Doom 3 was worth $60. Witcher 3 was worth $60 but I still only payed $30, but I bought the DLC for it. It was worth it because i got over 115 hours of quality gaming out of it. Grand Theft Auto 5 was worth $60 and I payed $60 for it even though I could have gotten it cheaper. I payed $60 for it because I really wanted it on Steam, and I also got a quality 100 hours out of it. Quake 3 Arena was worth $60 because of the multiple mods available for it (which were all free btw) like Rocket Arena 3, Weapons Factory Arena (the original Team Fortress), and Urban Terror. I played Quake 3 Arena and all its mods from 1999 all the way until 2008. So I must have accumulated thousands upon thousands of hours. Then Doom 3 was the only single player game I ever played more than once, so definitely worth $60 because of the quality time I got from beating the campaign and expansions more than once.
But aside from that, I really cannot think of game that would ever actually be worth $60 or worth pre-ordering. I played games that were great that I thoroughly enjoyed. Far Cry: Blood Dragon comes to mind. But I still don't see it being worth pre-ordering.
While you say you haven't had an instance where you regretted a pre-order, I can easily say that I have had multiple instances where I don't think games were worth near their full price. So because of that I still don't pre-order, on top of the fact that in present times it seems that the majority of games aren't worth their full price (even if they are good, but not for $60). With that said, if you haven't had a bad experience with pre-ordering then by all means keep pre-ordering but for a good portion of us, we rather wait and see if a game is worth our money before we commit (and even then try to save some money).Edited by BiG StroOnZ - 10/26/15 at 1:23am