Wishlist Research

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So I don't know about everyone else, but before I buy a game (because of my budget and other reasons) I have to do a lot of research (playthroughs, reviews, rules reads, etc.). Well the same applies to adding a game to my wishlist.  I usually do a lot of research before it hits that list.

What about you?  Tons of research?  Just a minor interest?  Something in between?

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3 months ago

I think, often I like to try and play games before I get them, I think mostly as for a long time the only way I found out about games was by playing them with someone who owned them. 

However, where this is not possible, I think I tend to do a pretty deep dive into the game. Will read the rules and usually watch a fair number of reviews with less emphasis on playthroughs (mostly for time). That said I did watch a full playthrough of TI4 before ordering it as I wanted to see what I was getting into properly

Supporter3 months ago

I've always wanted to try before I buy, but no one else I know buys games which makes it hard.  My FLGS does have a gaming library, but I have trouble getting people down there to try a new game.  I'd really like to go there and play their copy of #Rising Sun (when they allow people to sit in the store again).

3 months ago

That would make it difficult. Rising sun has one of my favourite combat systems of all time, I am sure you will have a blast with it

Supporter3 months ago

To put it on my wishlist it can vary.  For me a wishlist is more of a "if I see thiis at a great deal I will seriously consider picking it up" list.  So I put it on the list pretty easy but to seriously go out and hunt it down I'll usually spend a day looking at it and review etc.

 

3 months ago

I usually watch a long playthrough on Heavycardboard, sometimes Rahdo, sometimes Watch it Played, and sometimes read the rules if they are posted online.  I am a huge nerd and LOVE LOVE LOVE reading rules.  

Supporter3 months ago

I do like a good Heavycardboard although it usually takes me a while to get all the way through it.  I used to do watch a decent amount of Rahdo and he is still helpful for me if there isn't something he doesn't like (because I know that means I will).

3 months ago

To buy? Yes, lots of research. To go on the wishlist? Probably a couple of videos. Having it on my wishlist leads me ot research it some more. I will often add a game to my wishlist, learn more about it, then remove it after determining it's not for me.

Supporter3 months ago

Gotya.  Yeah, because I have to be so discerning in purchases I start by being super picky even before something makes it to my wish list.

3 months ago

I do all the research. typically I hear about a game through here, different podcasts or on youtube and I proceed to go down a really deep rabbit hole. Reading the Rulebooks, watching teaches and play throughs for the games. Then I typically can make a decent assesment of if I will like the game AND if I will be able to get anyone to play it with me. 

Supporter3 months ago

It is nice that there is so much content to help you make the decision before hand.  I've found the more I research the higher I regard the game within my collection.

3 months ago

I find it to be invaluable. I would never buy a game anymore without looking into it more and knowing about how it functions. 

Supporter3 months ago

Oh for sure 100% I wouldn't buy a game without it.  But I often won't even add it to my wishlist without it.  If I see an interesting game I tend to research it as soon as it peaks my interest so I know pretty soon if I'll be wishing for it.

Supporter3 months ago

Usually a fair amount of research before I add something in an "official" sort of way. 

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