I’ve been playing Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor for over a week now, and while I’ve gotten deep into the game, I’ve been looking for a variation on the old kill-‘em-and-move-up-the-rungs play mechanic.
It was just so repetitive—a lot of sneaking behind Orcs and Uruks and stealth-killing them, or fighting groups of them and slicing off their heads, or dropping on them from a ledge for a quick execution. I got pretty tired of it; day after day of nothing but the same grind, and it wore thin.
So yesterday I decided I was going to re-sell it at the same price I got it for, and maybe buy a new game with the cash. So I posted it, and last night, I finally got a deal going. There were a lot (a LOT) of offers, but for far lower than I was asking for. Then this guy texts and asks for it at list price, and while he was at it, asked me if I was selling any other games.
I quickly looked at my stash, and settled on two of them: Tomb Raider and Infamous: Second Son.
They were just sitting on my shelf. Hadn’t played them for weeks, having had my fill of them within a week of purchase. But I was saving these games for sentimental reasons: even though I finished them some time ago, I cherished those times and wanted to keep them for the memories. But memories are just sentimental drivel—I could use the cash, so I decided to sell the two.
I texted the guy an initial price, and he haggled a bit, but eventually said yes to the two additional games. He asked me to meet his messenger at AlphaLand Magallanes early today, so I went and sold the three games.
Getting home and looking at my PS4 game stash, I was shocked to find just three left: Destiny, Need For Speed: Rivals and The Last Of Us Remastered.
I’d sold many of my games since I got my PS4, and was just keeping the ones I loved. Apparently I just really loved three of them.
Destiny I keep because I like it, and although I’ve played the hell out of it, it never seemed completely finished.
NFS:R I keep because I like to race.
TLOUR I keep because I really really like it. It’s a classic, and it should keep well in the coming years.
And I guess that was it, outside of the ones I’ve bought digitally, and the free ones coming from my PSN subscription.
I got money again, but reconsidering my decision, I’m having second thoughts now.
Did I do the right thing?