what's so wrong with pre-ordering?
I'm being honest. If you were planning on buying the game anyways, what harm does it do to pre-order a game? Especially when it's a Japanese game which has already been released in the East and thus opinions can be formed on it (i.e. Xillia 2)
will do, but please discuss the OP at hand as well
If it's already been released, that's fine. You already know what you're getting into for the most part, but pre-ordering a game before knowing anything. That's just cancerous, especially if you're doing it for the bonuses.
Aside from that, localization concerns and problems with ports. Those are two major issues you have to watch out for if you're pre-ordering anything.
I'll preorder a really niche game that might not have very many prints, like just to be safe I preordered Bayonetta 2, I probably wouldn't have any trouble, but just to be on the safe side. Or I'll also preorder a games special edition, because not many of those get made.
I think it works fine if it's a series you enjoy, and as you've said, if the game has already seen release elsewhere and it considered good, you at least have that to go off of.
That said, with most games seeing actual new releases, with no prior opinions to go off of, or games in a series being handled by a new company, you're taking a risk.
While I do agree, I'd also say that it's worth doing for games that are a bit niche and might be a bit hard to track down and/or quite expensive further down the line.
Pre-ordering is harmless, inherently. The problem stems from when developers and publishers use them as an excuse to make day-1 DLC or exclusive content to encourage consumers to do so.
Now post some Serena
Do you really think Bayonetta will be rare? I was going to buy it, but I wanted to make sure the Master Chief Collection was going to be bad before spending any more money after such an investment.
I remember back when they had some neat physical stuff as an incentive to preorder, rather than most companies opting for DLC and such.
And don't get me started on location exclusive preorder DLC bullshit.
>I preordered AS
I think the issue is that places like GameStop tainted what preordering is by making it a huge deal. Having something thrown in your face every time you go to buy something whether or not you're interested starts to get old fast and it puts a bad taste in your mouth.
Not only that but a lot of preorder bonuses feel real gimmicky just to drive sales. No one offers cool shirts or stuffed animals or hats anymore. It's mostly dlc that you can sometimes still get.
Otherwise preordering is fine. You get what you want and can also cancel for a refund if you change your mind. But again that's also where GameStop continues to make the preorder experience bad because some employees will give you a really hard time with cancellations in order to avoid their quota being fucked.
to avoid buyers remorse you shitlord
I remember back when it came out Heart Gold and Soul Silver had some nice figurines of Ho-oh and Lugia as a preorder bonus. While small, the quality for them was actually pretty good, especially for a preorder bonus. Still have my Ho-oh somewhere.
>It's mostly dlc that you can sometimes still get.
Most of the time, sure. But there's still some series, like Tales, where preorder DLC remains preorder code only, and never sees a PSN equivalent.
Speaking of Tales, seeing them stick what was formerly free-with-preorder DLC in Japan exclusively into the $130 Xillia 2 Collector's Edition out here really pissed me off.
>If you were planning on buying the game anyways
That's the point though, you should never even want to buy a game until you know enough about it to be 100% sure it will satisfy you (which rarely happens before release).
If you're not completely certain the game will be good, preordering it means you're falling for hype, marketing, or shitty preorder bonuses.
>a bit niche
What game anywhere would you have a hard time tracking down after release? Give me a break, this isn't 1998. Everything is on the internet - jlist, amazon, any number retail sites in china.
Unless you're too young to have your own checking account/credit card, literally no game is out of your reach anywhere.
There is zero incentive in preordering in 2014. Even the fucking free content and shit that devs cram in to get pre orders sucks ass now.
Unless you are 100% sure that you are buying the game on day one, then there isn't any reason to pre-order.
Pre-ordering locks you into a purchase with a specific store, meaning that even if another store is offering a sale you can't take advantage of it. Most places have some sort of restriction on what you can get for refunds on pre-orders.
Some places are dicks and try to corner you with retailer-specific junk. This really isn't helpful to you, since most times that means you'll have more than one retailer-specific product and you are unlikely to be buying multiple copies of the game to get them all.
And of course, you don't know the quality of the product you will be getting from a pre-order. It could be a great game, or it could be garbage. Without the pre-order, you freely have the choice to wait and purchase after checking out some reviews. Most places will not let you cancel a pre-order once the game is out, meaning that you're stuck with it if you gave the store your money early.
>giving money to a store before you don't have the product
there were times back in the day in my area where you had to pre-order in order to make sure you got the game on day one instead of waiting for the next shipment. now it doesn't mean anything unless you're getting a discount.
I live in an area where there is very little point in pre-ordering
The game comes out
I pop into the shops on the way home to buy it
I go home
I play it
I've never, ever not gotten a game because its been sold out or something
Besides the fact I cant remember the last time I actually bought a game anyway
This is a stupid question. Pre-ordering is not bad if you really know what you are getting. But with the nature of pre-order you usually don't know what you REALLY are getting, instead you just go with the hype, and that is when pre-ordering is bad because it let's you make a mistake, basically the firms to exploit you, making you buy an unreleased game only with the hype they created with their marketing department.
In short, with a recent example, pre-ordering new smash is not bad because everyone and their mother already know what the game is like, hot is it played, the content and so on and on. But not everygame is like that of course.
I honestly think you already know the obvious stuff I've just said and were just looking for an excuse to post some animu bitches.
>You will never drop to your knees and peer up Serena's skirt to get a full view of her black panties and stockinged legs
brings me back to the old days of /v/
True, buying online is more of an option these days than in the past, but depending on print size and availability (which preorder figures can influence, depending on how many shipments they do), copies can still be expensive online once printing stops, depending on how desirable the game is.
Even then, it may not be the best option to pre-order it. If you had pre-ordered MK8 at someplace like Gamestop, then you would not have been able to take advantage of deals at other stores. The 40% off another game deal at Toys 'R Us was probably the best offer from any store, assuming there was another game you wanted to pick up.
I still pre-ordered some games - I have Senran Kagura Versus pre-ordered - but that's a game less likely to be in stores and I'm getting some material with pre-ordering it. With something like Smash or MK8, it's basically guaranteed to be everywhere when it comes out. Plus, there isn't really any pre-order bonus with those games.
pokegirls are pokegirls. its the only thing thats gotten better over the years
preordering digital games is what pisses me off most
Nobody said you couldn't post the older girls.
Serena makes them look good with everything.
because /u/ is all about hand holding and sharing obentoos
Anon probably meant that small press games can become rarer after release. Sure, you can buy them off of Amazon or Jlist or whatever, but if there was only a small number made, then there's not gonna be many used copies floating around and even less new ones, so the price can get inflated. Happens sometimes with Atlus games, or other weeaboo games.
It's unnecessary risk
You are paying ahead of time for a product you have no idea of the quality of
The opinions of gaming journalists is unreliable pre-release and that's if any exposure is allowed at all.
Finally it raises the possibility of content being cut to be made exclusive for certain retailers as pre-order dlc regardless of whether that too is shit.
The benefit it used to have is that you were guaranteed to be able to pick up your copy on the day of release in case it otherwise had sold out.
With everybody moving little bits closer to digital distribution, that too is quickly becoming pointless.
Her outfit reminds me of that Goldeen suit from the show.
So many faps.
Phoebe from the Hoenn Elite 4:
this pose here is directly based off one in the show.
dawn is the fanservice princess. costume fetish, gratuitous ZR and miniskirt, blue hair with that hat...damn man. that hat
Man, sometimes I wish I was watching Pokemon cartoon. In some reason I never really was into that shit even as a kid and watched couple of episodes because my brothers liked it, I think. But early episodes are so, ech, is there a good starting point besides fucking first episode?
I'm confused, you end up seeing both teams in game don't you? Just one is good and one is evil? I haven't played ruby and sapphire in a long time but I could have sworn you meet all of the characters regardless.
Oh wait maybe that was emerald.
expand your collection. pokemon lewd is common as dirt
You do fight both in Emerald but in R/S you fight one while the other kinda just appears time to time.
head to pixiv. learn the moon. find out there's a tag specifically for pokegirls
gelbooru is also pretty good
Yes it is. It fixes the problems D/P had.
no, it went down the track OP intended
you are correct, Platinum is the go all for Gen 4
>pre-order based on E3 hype and bullshots
>game is completely disappointing
>people who pre-ordered complain
are you serious dude? I pre-ordered aliens:colonial marins, it'll be my last pre-order EVER.
I've learned from my mistakes. Wait the extra 2-3 days and look at reviews and gameplay.
I just went to preorder Hyrule Warriors because "free" DLC codes. I tried online but the promotion for the costumes didn't come up so I went to the shop and the clerk didn't have a clue and said that probably, during the sale, a ticket with the code would be appended.
I then preordered Fantasy Life because it came with a bag of sorts.
Assuming it's not a localization where you fully know what you're getting into, people are buying these games based on the promise made by the company making it that it'll be good even though there's no guarantee it will be. People who preorder go into their purchase completely uninformed of what the end product actually will be. There's also the point that it's almost impossible for one of these games to actually sell out and if push comes to shove one could always buy it digitally where it's impossible to sell out.
Guys, I think we've gotten sidetracked.
We were posting Serena
>I want her to talk dirty to me in her French accent.
I don't think my dick could handle that.
>"My thighs, you say?"
>"...It does not take much to excite a man like you, non?"
They started letting decent companies make pokemon merchandise, the D-arts, Nendoroid and such, now they just need to let companies like Alphamax make pokegirl scales.
>"It is so cute to see the way you foreign boys react when faced with our women...are you all this, how you say...eager? Mm?"
Those Kalos girls know how to push my buttons.
I'd imagine most of them would.
>"Then I suppose it is true what they say...it is the foreign fruit that tastes the sweetest, non?"
why do i have to put up with this shit every day from you /v/
fuck you guys
>you will never beat a pokegirl in a battle and have her suck and fuck you because she has no money after losing so much
That it most certainly is.
>you'll never have to take responsibility afterwards
>"Ah, but sometimes it is best to savor the moment before the first taste...some more of this-...fun is in order first, I think."
>"I am glad you agree. Most men here in Kalos don't ever come back for more fun...something about ze blue balls?"