I approached some of the videolamer staff a few weeks ago and presented them with the following –
“I want to write something on our motives for buying games but decided that simply asking ‘Why do you buy the specific games you buy?’ is too open ended and abstract a question. Instead, if you list the last three games you bought and explain why you bought each I think that will make it easier to figure out why you buy games.”
Here is my list, followed by some responses.
1) Okami – I try to support games I perceive as very creative, which is why I bought this, Shadow of the Colossus, Psychonauts, and still want Odama. The amazing reviews did help convince me to buy Okami instead of a different game that’s very original (or at least original looking). → When one person suffers from a delusion, it is called insanity. When many people suffer from a delusion it is called a game.