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Renting vs Buying

Posted Jul 14, '11 at 5:03pm

melon0111

melon0111

156 posts

i would buy games then return them and when you buy you get a warranty

 

Posted Jul 15, '11 at 3:45pm

AngelOfDemon

AngelOfDemon

315 posts

i used to buy games, but then I saw a commercial for gamefly, now  I rent a game using gamefly, then i send it back when i get bored with it. Its really good

 

Posted Jul 15, '11 at 6:08pm

ide4749

ide4749

241 posts

is downloading the same as buying because if it isn't you can say you rather do that and then answer the real question

 

Posted Jul 15, '11 at 11:39pm

thepyro222

thepyro222

1,978 posts

It all depends on the game... sure, there are certain ones that I would just rent so I could play through the story, but after that, there's no real replay value, so it sits on my desk and collects dust. (prime example: Bioshock). There are certain games, however, that have a huge amount of replay value (like Black Ops and The Soul Calibur Series)

 

Posted Jul 16, '11 at 11:33pm

ide4749

ide4749

241 posts

How do you even know if it's a good enough game to buy i mean u can't judge it and other people and the internet might not have the same taste in game like you so you can buy the game and if it's bad take out your recept and return it.

 

Posted Jul 17, '11 at 12:07am

MrMoneh

MrMoneh

80 posts

I'd rent a few games to just get the achievements, games I wouldn't quite keep a hold on normally, And for the games I'd choose just to play for a longer duration, buy those.

 

Posted Jul 17, '11 at 12:18am

FallenSky

FallenSky

1,716 posts

Depends on the game really. I bought Quantum theory thinking it'd be awesome, but I got through it twice in two days so it's really more of a rent than a buy. Then there're games like Fallout which you cannot rent, simply because they're too complete and complex to discover in a single rent.
And then there's the taste issue; for example, Shadow of the Colossus. The game has about only 10 hours of gameplay, but it's so fantastic it's a must have for any video game amateur, for those time when you just feel like slaying some giants.

 

Posted Jul 18, '11 at 4:15pm

ide4749

ide4749

241 posts

I guess i was wrong you can buy from a series you really like and rent from one you just want to beat the game with.

 

Posted Jul 26, '11 at 12:58pm

ide4749

ide4749

241 posts

I also rent games i can't afford at the time like at redbox

 

Posted Jul 27, '11 at 3:48pm

Pluse

Pluse

47 posts

I buy them and save me money in the long run. Since I can pick them up used which are just like new I can get a new game that came out 3-4 days ago for 20 bucks other than 60 bucks.

 
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