The impulse to
pre-emptively reserve a copy of the latest game release is often a slippery
slope. For many, the promise of stellar virtual entertainment is enough for them reach for the wallet and immediately shell out the funds, building anticipation
until release day finally dawns. The reality of pre-ordering games is rather
more glum, as video games, not unlike film, TV or comics, have the potential to
disappoint, and often does so in spectacular fashion.
As a result,
jaded gamers often resort to cautiously awaiting review scores to
hit the net before finally deciding to invest their hard-earned cash on their
most-anticipated titles. Anticipation is always accompanied by the caveat that
the product may not live up to the years of excitement, and unless developers can
conjure an enticing reason for players to prematurely purchase their game,
pre-orders may quickly dwindle.
however, a smattering of games that defy the negative reputation, offering a number of incentives that make the decision to slap down the cash in advance totally worthwhile. It’s important to give credit
where it’s due, so here we go.