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Richard Kain

Member Since 02 Aug 2007
Offline Last Active May 27 2022 06:56 PM
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In Topic: Limited Run Games Thread - Global Outbreak of...Delayed Shipping

13 May 2022 - 02:36 AM

I passed on the Boy and His Blob repro for NES. That just wasn't worth it for the price. But they've got me for a re-release of the Wii game. That game was a legit solid effort from WayForward. Having a re-released version that runs on my Switch is something I would want.

 

I'll stick to the standard edition, but that's just par for the course right now. I am not well-off enough to be dropping coin on collector's editions. I only spring for that very rarely. From the sound of how the Meat Boy CEs are being received, that has been the proper policy to adopt.


In Topic: Limited Run Games Thread - Global Outbreak of...Delayed Shipping

26 April 2022 - 09:36 PM

Yeah, that's gonna be a pass on Dragon View. If I'm going to get a repro cart, it needs to be a title that I'm actually interested in. If I passed on A Boy and His Blob (and I did) Dragon View doesn't stand a chance.

 

I am in for Sam and Max. Already got the first one on Switch, need to complete the collection. (also, just a massive fan of Steve Purcell and his work)


In Topic: Limited Run Games Thread - Global Outbreak of...Delayed Shipping

18 April 2022 - 08:39 PM

All this speculative talk and I'm just wondering what's the best way to insure my collection. Most everything I read says that insurance companies don't seriously consider games to be collections worth value, like classic cars or older comics. I just hit 4k games officially yesterday and just thought "man, one fire and all this is gone". 

 

Yeah, they're really not worth all that much value. Even the most valuable of classic games take close to 30 years to properly appreciate. A lot of it is related to just how young and turbulent the games industry is. People have been making cars for quite some time. The video game industry is only properly around 40 years old, and has seen an enormous amount of change and fluctuation in that time. It's not really good for speculative collecting. While I might enjoy game collecting, I've never tried to resell, as its just not a good way to make money. It's just a hobby I enjoy because I love video games.


In Topic: Limited Run Games Thread - Global Outbreak of...Delayed Shipping

18 April 2022 - 05:15 PM

It's understandable. NES and SNES were much older, more established systems when it comes to the second-hand market. GameCube was a largely overlooked system that was in the right place to get a nostalgic upswing, and also had far less actual physical stock compared to systems like the NES and SNES. (On account of having never moved as many units when it was actually being sold) It's the GameCube's time to shine when it comes to second-hand sales. It also doesn't hurt that we are finally getting some decent third-party video adapter options for the GameCube, allowing it to look a bit better on modern flat-panel screens.

 

The PS1 and PS2 aren't going to have nearly as much of a bump, on account of them having an enormous amount of units. Also, the second-hand game market for those systems is extremely well established, and most of the super-expensive games for them are already quite expensive. They might see a slight bump when Sony's streaming system provides some of those older games with extra exposure.

 

The later console generations are going to be odd for second-hand collecting. The 360 and younger featured near-parity in overall unit capacity, as well as some of the longest console cycles in history. This means tons of actual stock, so practically non-existent scarcity, and very long generations during which people could start collecting. It was also peak time for second-hand stores like GameStop, so actual games were plentiful and cheap, with lots of shopping options during their actual lifespans. Games and systems from those generations are going to take way longer to rise in price on the second hand market. Savvy collectors simply went out and got the games they wanted when they were still on store shelves.


In Topic: Limited Run Games Thread - Global Outbreak of...Delayed Shipping

14 April 2022 - 05:43 PM

Bold of you all to assume they won't use this opportunity to release a Shantae game for the fourth time.

 

I wouldn't be surprised if this was the case. Although it is just as likely to be any of WayForward's offerings. WayForward has been one of Limited Run's most prolific development partners. I have no doubt that they would be happy to re-sell any of their previously released games on the XBox in a physical format.

 

Saturday Morning RPG would also be a good guess. This game was developed by Limited Run's internal development team. It's one of the games they can release anywhere they want while being able to call all the shots themselves. Not a bad choice for an initial run on a platform they haven't tackled before.