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Your Best Impulse Buy and your Worst Impulse Buy

#51zidane7007Posted 1/30/2013 6:54:31 AM
Best: Borderlands - Had never even heard of it before I was working the midnight launch when it came out. Spent my whole shift flipping through the guide in my downtime and ended up buying it. Best impulse ever.

Worst: Saint's Row 2 pc version - Love the game, hate that I bought the HORRIBLY optimized pc version...ugh terrible waste of $20.
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#52WiiLover94Posted 1/30/2013 7:15:01 AM
Best- Dead Rising

Worst- Monster Madness: Battle for Suburbia
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#53jonsushiPosted 1/30/2013 7:56:52 AM(edited)
Best Impulse buy = Dead Space

I honestly can't think of my worst because I rarely buy anything impulsively.

Honorable mentions for best:

Binary Domain
Bourne Conspiracy

I can't count them because I rented them only.

At least one person listed Skyrim as their best and that makes me wonder...what exactly are people considering "impulse buys?" My thinking was the same as the poll so I'm wondering how a member of Gamefaqs never even "accidentally" researched Skyrim. It was one of the biggest releases in just about this whole generation. Same goes for Halo 4.

EDIT: Considering my question I thought I should clarify that my Dead Space purchase was when it was brand new. If it wasn't release day then it was the same week. Obviously buying it recently and considering it an impulse would fit into my question. At least I haven't been able to visit any video game site in the past year or 2 without seeing something about Dead Space. That's why I'm curious about the others.

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#54DarthVashtiPosted 1/30/2013 7:46:17 AM
Best: Sudeki and Jade Empire

Worst: Kakuto Chojin
#55IHappyGoLuckyIPosted 1/30/2013 7:48:48 AM
Best: Dragons Dogma - got talked into it, despite disliking similar games, but was very happily surprised.

Worst: FF-XIII - what a train wreck of a game.
Halo 4 - nothing inherently wrong with the game, but I breezed through the story in a day, played online for 3 evenings, and never played it again.
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#56ReloadPsiPosted 1/30/2013 7:51:28 AM
Best: Parasite Eve II
Worst: Dragon Ball Budokai 2
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#57sth26307Posted 1/30/2013 7:59:31 AM
best- skyrim
worst- final fantasy XIII-2
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#58phowell23Posted 1/30/2013 8:01:46 AM
Best: Mass effect 2
Worst: Demon Souls
#59ukmsalfordPosted 1/30/2013 8:06:16 AM
best: Fallout 3 goty for 5 when the store priced it wrong

worst: Cabela's big game hunter. looked good on the case, how wrong i was
#60HookupsPosted 1/30/2013 8:06:59 AM
I'll stick to this gen.

Best: Portal 2, easily a top 3 game this gen.

Worst: Toss up between RDR and Demon Souls. With RDR, I was expecting something of the same quality as GTA, but what I got was GTA without anything to do in the world. Demon Souls was listed as an RPG yet it just a clunky and dull hack n slash.