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Author: hastypixels
Posted: April 05, 2018 (01:28 PM)
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The Switch has brought me back to the comfortable and rational way of playing games. Rather than patching and tweaking a game to work, I turn on the console, choose the game and just play. This is something console gamers appreciate, though I won't be giving up the fringe benefits of PC games anytime soon.

Of course, if they bring Chrono Trigger back to Switch, I'll buy it without hesitation. For the ... third time? It's that game for me. The one I just want to have in my library for my current gaming machine, whatever it be. Thus I make use of wishlists quite a bit, considering that impulse purchases aren't usually an option for me, and aren't usually a good idea when it is.

Recently, it came to my attention I had 190 games on my Steam wishlist. I looked at this and thought: "Why?" I know very much why, but I'm prepared to let go of most of them. I could easily drop the remaining 60 I didn't prune from that list, but I want to keep certain titles in mind for future reference. It's a feeling I get, and I've learned to trust those.

My Switch Wishlist is pretty healthy with roughly 20 titles "bookmarked", so to speak. My nephew and I are pruning them, however, as we watch reviews. We also make a point of priortizing them as well. You have to do that in your head, since Nintendo's barebones eShop doesn't offer any amenities at present. I hear an overhaul is in the works, but that's inevitable.

Getting lost in the backlog of games you want to play is bad enough. How reasonable is it to wishlist titles that you'll never even have time for? When it comes down to it, when I want to play a game I just make it happen. Wishlists serve me fairly well during sales seasons, but then I don't even play most of those, so... yeah. That's why I paired back. At some point you have to get realistic about what you want to be a part of.

Do you use wishlists, and if so, how do they serve you?


A Sega Ages joke would take me forever to figure out.

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Author: Follow_Freeman
Posted: April 15, 2018 (10:14 AM)
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I use wishlists to keep track of what's on sale. Buying games digitally is a choice between buying a full-price game you want now or buying that game on sale later, getting other good games on sale in the meantime.

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Author: EmP (Mod)
Posted: April 15, 2018 (11:07 AM)
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My wishlist isn't too bad; there's twenty or so games on there, and I generally pick the games up from there when I see them at an acceptable price. A year or so ago, I decided to try and use it as a way to stop buying games I'll never play and give me a chance to catch up on the backlog. It's kind of worked.


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Author: Follow_Freeman
Posted: April 15, 2018 (11:52 AM)
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I might advocate a social experiment in the form of incessantly sending other users one's wishlist of expensive games, were it not for fear of getting gifted Bad Rats or some other aberration.

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Author: hastypixels
Posted: April 16, 2018 (12:16 AM)
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Isn't that the problem though. How many of the games on my wishlist would I actually want as gifts? That's all the more reason for me to pare it back another 40 items, since I won't have time for them anyway.


A Sega Ages joke would take me forever to figure out.

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