The last game I bought which I still can't noodle why I was... Guild Wars 2
As a bit of background I played WoW when it first came out and enjoyed it for a few months but then burnt out completely on the whole grindy quest fest. Since then with young family commitments I haven't had the time or inclination to go back to a full fat MMORPG. Many came and went. I tried a couple of single player RPGs (Skyrim) and also got pretty jaded by the "Go help the farmer kill 8 rabbits" Umm I'm a bad ass death dealing assassin, dual wielding flaming daggers and I'm playing fucking whack-a-mole....
Then GW2 started fizzing on my radar.. the previews talked about how innovative it was, how grouping was easier and how the whole quest system was less grindy. Obviously somewhere between the words in the review and my brain I kept redacting the phrase "of couse it's still just a high fantasy MMORPG that has grindy quest based leveling".
It tickled my purchase impulses and I went looking on Steam. Ooooh not on Steam you say.. what a tease. I definitely won't buy it. Hmmm I'll just look on the official website.. three packages you say.. hmmm maybe I'll just have a look at the cheapest digital download edition.. OUT OF STOCK YOU SAY!!! Outrageous. Ridiculous. You'll never get my money now.
What happens? The drip drip of great reviews keep coming and I obviously kept ignoring the fact that I actually don't enjoy these types of games and eventually it comes back in stock. Bang I lay down a (big) wedge of paypal money and install it.
It's WoW with some clever ideas and better graphics. I hate it. Shit. I re-read the reviews and they all point this out clearly.
There you go, the game I knew deep down that I would hate and I went and bought it anyway..
Disclaimer: I'm not hating on GW2 as a game, I'm convinced it's one of the best MMORPG's to date.. it just leaves me cold and feeling like a plum because I don't actually enjoy these types of games.
Anyone else want to release some guilt?