$60 games?

There is no reason that I can see why anyone would pay $60 for any game. Much less $70. But thats just me, I could be wrong.

I’m looking at all the games for the 360 that are coming out in November and it looks like there going to be a lot of good ones. I say looks like cause I have been fooled before (Doom 3). So lets look at the list and the prices for each.

Gears of War $59.99 Limited Collector’s Edition $69.99 Release Date 11/8/2006

There is no question that this is the biggest games coming out this month. With all the hype around it you would that that its the second coming of Jizzy Crizzy. So there has to be a Limited Collector’s Edition, for $70. Now who would get that I have no idea being that there is no demo and as far as anyone knows theres not going to be one before it comes out. It comes with, and let me get this right from Xbox.com, “a highly collectible embossed metal box” – “a hardbound, coffee-table style book on the art and history of Gears of War” – “bonus disc loaded with special features including a behind the scenes look at the making of Gears of War, a trailer for The Art of Gears of War, and the short documentary Gears of War: The Race to E3”. The way I see it your paying $10 for a book because the “metal box” is just going to sit next to your 360 doing nothing in a few months and the dvd if going to be on all torrent sites and YouTube. Like everyone else I will end up getting this game but not for $60. At least not until Epic puts a demo on Xbox Live.

F.E.A.R. $59.99 Release Date 11/8/2006

Coming out the same day as Gears of War. Not to smart to start with and this is the best part. There is a demo you can get but this game has been out for the PC for months. Now I am betting that if you have a 360 you have a PC and if so you are better off getting the PC version for just one reason. Its $30. Thats right it only $30 at CompUSA. You can get the Director’s Edition of F.E.A.R. for the PC and the just released expansion pack Extraction Point ($30) for the same price as the game alone for the 360. What more needs to be said.

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas $59.99 Release Date Nov. ?

I have no idea when this game is coming out. CompUSA says November 15, IGN has it as November 7 and November 17 for Europe and Xbox.com has idea. Not that it matter anyway because I won’t be getting it. This is one of those times when the demo hurt the game, at least for me. I was looking forward to getting this one because I like the Rainbow Six games and then the demo came out on Xbox Live for everyone but Canada, Mexico or the U.S. Well shit! So I go get a copy of OXM because they have it for the month. That was a bad idea. Turns out that Vegas is nothing more than Ghost Recon in drag. Seems like all they did was give you some new moves and move it to Vegas. Not saying that Ghost Recon was bad but Vegas doesn’t fell like a Rainbow Six game at all. You lower that price to $40 Ubi Soft and I will run right out and pick it up.

Call of Duty 3 $59.99 Release Date Nov/7/2006

Put it out a day before Gears. Someone was thinking. Other than that, this one is hard to argue the price for two major reasons. This game has a solid history behind it. Call of Duty set the standard for WW2 shooters. Call of Duty 2 did it even better and add on top of that the multi player. Even with that $60 is still kind of high. I would of loved it if it was $50. I would be waiting in line.

Need for Speed Carbon $59.99 Collector’s Edition $69.99 Release Date Nov/1/2006

Does any part of this game take place during the day? Again its the $60 game and $70 Collector’s Edition. Whats in the Collector’s Edition you might ask (since all the people I have talk to didn’t even know there was a Collector’s Edition). It has three new cars, ten specially tuned cars, six new races, ten exclusive vinyl kits, and a bonus DVD containing behind-the-scenes footage on the making of the game. The strange thing is that the Collector’s Edition for the PC is only $40.

Its not that I don’t have the money to buy these games at $60, its just that I can’t get them at that price when there is limited replay to them or there just expansion packs sold as full games like NFS Carbon. I understand that it takes along time to make a game like Gears of War and in turn that takes tons of money but I would rather pay $50 for a somewhat short game that is great then $60 for a long game that I wish I could return (Doom 3).

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