It's the holiday season, and we're making gaming purchases and donating to Child's Play as well. But before I throw more money at this hobby, I'm reflecting upon my bad purchases. For me, a veteran gamer, the list is long. My mistakes are typically in buying systems. But feel free to include games that you pre-ordered, stood in line for, or played for hours just to realize that you just wasted a ton of time.
#1 - The 3DO System
I'd say its a tie for me, one big purchase mistake was the 3DO system, simply because it was so, so expensive...around $600. And the games were ok, but the controller was stiff and unresponsive.
#1a - The 32X
This was just foolishness on my part. It was known that Sega was releasing another game system in the near future. Plus, my Sega Genesis already had a large growth in the Sega CD, so placing this on top of the Genesis just looked plain silly.
I actually liked some of the games, Star Wars was good, so was Doom, Knuckles, Shadow Squadron, but the system was so short lived, it was a horrible purchase. What was I thinking? Lost of folks lost confidence in Sega after this release, but heck, we didn't have to buy the thing. And, you would have thought that the Saturn would have had a little more 3D oomph after Sega saw the public's reception of the 32X. Ugh!
Right now you're thinking what about the Jaguar -- well, I bought one of those too, but certainly wasn't an early adopter like I was with the systems above.
Happy Holiday, and I hope your purchases this season are terrific!