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Usualy I don't buy games on release because when I buy a game it's because I have a lot of time to play it right away. 


Last generation I bought on release:


Halo 2 - Did the midnight line up and well I could have waited.
Ninja Gaiden - Incredible purchase, well worth it.
Soul Calibur 2 - worth it.
PGR2 - No regret.
RSC2 - Very good rally game.


Soul Calibur - not dissapointed
Sonic Adventure 2 - could have waited
Skies of Arcadia - well worth it.


This year except for Forza 4 and maybe Dance Central 2 I will not buy any game on release.

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Of all the ones I've bought the last few years on release day these are the ones that were worth it


Mass Effect 2- Favorite game world, and series

Assassins Creed 2- This is how a sequal is done

Assassins Creed Brotherhood- This is how to make a expansion sequal which is even better

Batman Arkham- Best Super Hero game ever

Dragon Age 1- Played this game for 70 hours, well worth it

Uncharted 2- See AC2

Gears 2- I loved the roller coaster ride

    Playstation 3

    • Uncharted 2:  After the amount of build up and hype for this series, you better believe I was in that store for this one on launch day.  For the amount of time it took to beat this game, nothing else on earth mattered.  Great game--worth getting up early for!
    • Metal Gear Solid 4:  This is the only game I've ever stood in line for at a midnight launch.  I went home with my MGS4 80GB PS3 and a huge smile on my face.  If I had died right there on the spot, I'd have died happy.  Of course, I couldn't play the game until the next day (my first taste of PS3 installs and updates).  And while the game didn't blow me away like I'd hoped, it was worth it. I'd do it all again with a smile!
    • Heavy Rain:  This is the kind of niche game that I love.  I was tooo hyped for this one (and CGI kept feeding my hype--he's the "Flavor Flav" of VGChartz!).  Amazing game.  Usually when I buy a game, I sneak it past my girlfriend (I have SHELVES of video games and I always convince her that "Oh, I bought this game months ago!" despite the fact that it's January and the game says 2011 when I turn it on.) but with Heavy Rain, we walked right into that store, side by side, bought the game, and she watched me play it.  Great game.
    • Final Fantasy XIII:  Fuck this game I'm adopted.  Next!
    • Batman Arkham Asylum:  The first time I've ever totally payed off a game a month before it came out.  I'm not a fan of pre-orders but I just knew this game was something special.  It was a good feeling walking into that Gamestop and walking out with this game--in front of a line of guys that didn't pre-order and were waiting for a shipment to come in!  One of my favorite games of the entire generation!


    I can't remember any downloadables that I've bought on day one--but there were any.  I can't remeber the previous gens either exept for Feel the Magic (with a brand new DS) and Super Mario 64 and SSX (got the games but no console!).

    Fixed it for you.

    Anyway the only games I have bought day one are:

    Sonic Adventure 2 - I can barely remember that far back, I was pretty young, all I can remember is I loved the game and didn't stop playing it for a year.

    Resident Evil 3 - I had played the first two games, my dad picked the third up from a store the day it came out. The puzzles were easier so I could actually complete the game. Despite being scared shitless, I loved the game.

    Metal Gear Solid 4 - It wasn't as good as the past games in the franchise, but it was still amazing, played it all day long =).

    Final Fantasy XIII - Best game ever made? *trollface* ...But seriously, I loved this game to death, I never bothered to listen to the tasteless haters, they can go and play Halo, while I can appreciate a work of art.

    Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker - I bought this game everywhere I went, urging other people to buy it and play co-op with me. It was a refreshing game and while it wasn't perfect, it was much better than Portable Ops. Easily one of my favourite handheld games.

    Pokemon Silver - I used so many AA batteries playing through this game, I used to sit outside on my farm and just play Pokemon. God knows how many hours I have put into this game, all I can guess is it must be around 400 hours.

    Also for upcoming games here they are

    Duke Nukem Forever - PS3
    Operation Flashpoint Red River - 360 or PS3
    Spec Ops The Line - PS3
    Earth Defense Force Insect Armageddon- 360 or PS3
    Elder Scrolls Skyrim - PC and PS3
    Tom Clanceys Future Soldier - PS3
    Battlefeild 3 - PC
    Ace Combat Assault Horizon - PS3
    Infamous 2 - PS3
    Uncharted 3 - PS3
    Gears of War 3 - 360
    Resistance 3 - PS3
    Ratchet & Clank All 4 One - PS3
    Batman Arkham City - PS3



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    Dang it. Now that I think about it, I buy most of my games the week of the release, not the 1st day.

    My 1st week purchases are


    FE Shadow Dragon

    MH 3 on 3

    Star Fox Command


    MAG, UC2, Portal 2, MoH, CoD BO

    Wii: DKCR, MK Wii, SSBB, MoH H2, GH 3, GH WT

    "Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth." -My good friend Mark Aurelius

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    I generally try to wait for prices to drop... but sometimes I buy on day 1 if I want to get involved in the online community right away.

    1.  Halo ODST

    2.  Halo Reach

    3. CoD: MW2

    4. CoD: Black Ops

    5. 3DS system-- didn't get any games yet though

    That is pretty much it. 

    Day 1 buys for 2011:

    1. MW3

    2. Super Mario 3DS game


    Most anticipated games of 2011:

    Uncharted 3,Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, Rocksmith

    Modern Warfare 3, Super Mario 3D


    What about Mass Effect 3 that's my most anticipated for 2012 since I don't know any other good games that might come out 2012 except GTA V & God Of War 4

    Every game we've gotten day one?? umm....

    White Knight Chronicles
    Heavy Rain
    Modern Warfare 2
    Black Ops
    Killzone 2
    Prototype (
    Portal 2
    MLB 2K11
    Tiger Woods '12
    Metal Gear Solid 1,2,3,4
    Grand Theft Auto IV
    Valkyria Chronicles
    God of War III
    TES: Oblivion

    I'm sure there are more.

    L.A. Noire
    Ocarina of Time 3D
    Battlefield 3
    Dark Souls
    Shin Megami Tensie: Devil Survivor Overclocked
    Final Fantasy Vs. XIII
    FF XIII-2

    sooooo many more, I'm sure.

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    Mass Effect 3, Gears of war 3, Uncharted 3 (If I had a PS3), Arkham City, Skyrim

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