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Does hype sway YOUR judgement?

08-01-2009, 06:14 PM
#1
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Does hype sway YOUR judgement?

Does hype make you want to purchase it more? Does hype annoy you and think it does not deserve to be bought, even if it were the same game without the hype? What do you think about it?

I think that hype makes me want to buy the game :\

Made that a while ago for AquaGlobs .
08-01-2009, 06:18 PM
#2
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not in the slightest; i don't give into peer pressure

08-01-2009, 06:22 PM
#3
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I don't buy nearly as many games as I once did, I don't really care for the hype either. I don't have minigore or any of those gameloft games people were crazy about, I don't know anything about gangstar...
08-01-2009, 06:24 PM
#4
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Nope, not at all.
I recognise that there are games that I like and games that other people like.

Hakuna Matata
08-01-2009, 06:28 PM
#5
Joined: Mar 2009
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Quote:
Originally Posted by LBG View Post
Nope, not at all.
I recognise that there are games that I like and games that other people like.
+1 I buy games that don't even have threads on TA and I don't buy games like Zenonia, Worms, Resident Evil, and Doom that can be played better on consoles.
08-01-2009, 06:30 PM
#6
Joined: May 2009
Location: San Francisco, CA
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Justinth View Post
Does hype make you want to purchase it more? Does hype annoy you and think it does not deserve to be bought, even if it were the same game without the hype? What do you think about it?

I think that hype makes me want to buy the game :\
Not in the least. I will immediately pick up something that looks very interesting to me. For those that I am on the fence about, I do a lot of research and check out youtube reviews.

Cost sways me a little too. Unfortunately Gameloft will never get me to bite on an initial price for their games. They drop their prices far to often and soon for me to ever consider putting down $5+ for their offerings.

1) Tried out AT&T tethering and did not have enough money for the pole.
2) Apple still hasn't fixed the no-hardware-keyboard bug.
3) Still can't use the "Cut" function on the AT&T bill...current 4.x issues
08-01-2009, 06:37 PM
#7
Joined: Jun 2009
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Not in the least....

Unless it comes from Big Albie...

GameCenter ID : oldestgamer
08-01-2009, 06:51 PM
#8
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Singapore
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It doesn't if it is a game in a genre I'm not into. And I don't care if a reputable reviewer gives it a 5/5.

It's much easy to get me excited about RPGs though.
08-01-2009, 07:06 PM
#9
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: Florida
Posts: 707
Everyone says "not in the least", and that's a pile of bull poop...

Sure, i'll buy something that's all hyped up, just for the simple reason that i want to SEE what all the hype is about.

I never would have bought Peggle, but it was so hyped up, i gave it a try, and now it is one of my favorite games.

Sure, it backfired on me a couple times, but hey...live & learn.
08-01-2009, 07:08 PM
#10
Joined: Mar 2009
Location: Seattle, WA USA
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Quote:
Originally Posted by McGill View Post
Sure, i'll buy something that's all hyped up, just for the simple reason that i want to SEE what all the hype is about.
You can't SEE what the hype is about from a video of the gameplay? So there is no genre of games you won't buy?