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5 Ways to Curb Your Game Hoarding Addiction (Pt. 2)

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Smaller/riskier games are usually worth supporting if you like the risk/series/genre/etc. For example, as a huge fan of the criminally underrated Klonoa series, I couldnít have purchased the 2009 Wii remake of Klonoa: Door to Phantomile fast enough. While a number of variables contributed to the gameís unfortunate failure (like being marketed to elementary school age children when itís properly suited for all ages) a number of gamers opted to either purchase the game used or deeply discounted because of complaints about the gameís length (despite otherwise positive reviews). This unfortunately means that the likelyhood of seeing the Klonoa team band together for another title is slim to none, according to the series director.

Another example? Beyond Good and Evil. How has that planned sequel been coming lately? I rest my case.

As mentioned earlier, games with low production runs are also worth getting in on if they happen to be your cup of tea. $50 may have been a lot for Metroid Prime Trilogy or Xenoblade, but clearly those would have been worthy investments at this stage.

Iím not suggesting to throw money at every underdog game that you see, but if you happen to be a firm believer in a game or series, then voting with your dollars will ultimately be good for it in the end.†

Conclusion

As with any list of advice, none of this is the gospel truth that will work for everyone. The thrill of the sale is almost as exciting as booting up a game for the first time, so bargain hunting should be something we anticipate and enjoy, not something we dread. The goal is to spend more time playing the games you enjoy the most, and really, why wouldnít we be striving for that.†

So get out there, enjoy yourselves, and use all that money you save to buy your friends a few gifts to spread the love. And while youíre at it, maybe some of those games youíll never play can go to a good cause, like charity! Thatís what Sally Steampunk did, and do you know how many children she helped? None. Because she doesnít exist. I should probably think of more realistic names than Sally Steampunk.
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About JoyfulSanityone of us since 5:05 PM on 07.09.2012

I'm a guy who likes to write about videogames. Sometimes in funny ways and sometimes in artsy ways. You'll just have to read my blogs to find out the difference between the two!

I'm in my mid 20s, I'm from the United States, and this is currently the most productive thing I'm doing with my B.A. in English. I also tend to write really long comments in response to people that start to read like mini-blogs. I apologize in advance for the walls of text.

Also, I like to have fun. I write about controversies sometimes because I get compelled, but I much prefer using caps lock to convey my love for quality RPGs.

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The Infinite List of Kemco RPGs
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Final Fantasy XIV

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