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Archive for January 7th, 2009

I’m a picky shopper.  I like to get the most out of my money.  I wait for sales.  I buy used.  I use coupons.

When it comes to games, I want more than a four hour experience for $50+.

So, I look for titles that have a nice, long playthrough, like a Star Ocean or a Final Fantasy; replayability like a Master of Orion, MOO2 or Master of Magic; or keeplayability like Animal Crossing, The Sims or most MMOs.  As I age and my playing time is more and more constrained, though, I find that after a while, keeplayable games just feel like another job, while a nicely designed replayable game still manages to be fun.

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