Ok a lot are potentially thinking 'what game to get'.
Matrix Games all by themselves have released no small sum of little wallet killers this year. And there is likely other companies out there eyeing your wallet too I suppose.
Me, this year, it has been brutal. Might have been easier on me if BBC BA had come out first :)
Close Combat Cross of Iron and Bulge were easy grabs when they went on sale. Normandy was a good purchase even if only a modest sale price. The most recent Arnhem title at full price wasn't the end of the world either, it's a good game.
Hey people have bought Starcraft 2, a game some call a pointless retread. But people like what they like. I like the Close Combat titles.
I also grabbed Command Ops Battles from the Bulge and the price was not an issue with me, I knew what I was getting. It wasn't some play to death in a month console game that cost the same price (console games routinely cost 75-80 bucks eh and are good for about a month). Regardless of a lot of sneering, plenty of people bought FF13.
I have NO regrets with what I bought (I've gotten a few Nintendo DS titles too such as T.A.C. Heroes The Big Red One). I have no beef with the money I spent (spent too much though I am finding :)).
But if any one wishes to know, I have not really gotten around to my CC titles much yet.
Have not played my Command Ops a lot yet. And even don't use my DS a lot for that matter.
And I likely would have not bothered with the above list at all if BBC BA had beaten them to my wallet.
Not that I would have stopped wanting them, but, I'd be too busy to need them.
The key detail here, is I plan to play BBC BA to death for a good long while. Maybe indefinitely. If the opponents are there, I'll be sure wanting to play them.
Great games get played..... a lot.
The only competition currently for BBC BA will be Civilization V, and I am not sure my computer will even run it at this time. I might be outta luck till next spring.
I LIKE that my life bothers them,
Why should I be the only one bothered by it eh.