Feeling bored and looking for some entertainment? How about some video games to keep you entertained for hours? You can play alone or with your family and friends and have a good time. So how do you go about choosing the right (or best) title to buy? Consider these crucial factors before heading to your nearest game store.
Repeat value. This should, perhaps, be at the top of your list. You want your game to be fun and have as much replay value as possible. What is replay value? A game has great replay value when you are drawn into the game over and over again without getting tired easily. Not many games have the ability to draw you in over and over again. Some games, after a few plays, seem too boring. It is not funny any more. As you know, video games can be expensive (more on that later), so you want to buy a game with great replay value so you can have as many hours of fun as possible.
Gender. You know yourself best, so this is a question that only you yourself can answer. What genre of games do you like the most? For example, sports, first-person shooters, puzzles, etc. Although games like Call of Duty can be very popular, not everyone enjoys strategic and tactical gameplay. Sports games tend to gain popularity recently due to the launch of kinetic sensors, a device connected to the Xbox that has the ability to detect a person’s movements. This means that you can play sports related games like Dance Central without the use of any controller. You also get a good workout at the same time!
Buy online or offline. Video games are easily available on the Internet, which means that you can easily buy them without leaving your home. The game cartridge will be shipped to your home in a few days. However, you may not be able to find some game titles on the Internet. These are usually older titles that are out of production. In this case, you may want to head to your local video game store. Typically, these stores buy used game titles from players and resell them. So you may be able to find your favorite games at one of these stores. Also, the experience of shopping at a physical game store is likely to be enjoyable. Think about surrounding yourself with thousands of game titles in the store! That is pure ecstasy! Also, you can have the opportunity to try the games before you buy them. You don’t get such opportunities if you are shopping online.
Price. Most video games (especially newer titles) cost around $50.00. That’s not a lot to pay for a game, but if the game has low replay value, it will end up sitting on the shelf gathering dust. That is not money well spent. The best thing to do is put on your shoes, grab your coat, and head to a video game store and try the game out for yourself. See if it’s worth the price before you buy.