As my backlog grows and grows I get the feeling I buy too many games, so I’ve thought about cutting back my spending. But they announced Lumines Remastered today and how could I not get that? I’m currently playing through Burnout Paradise Remastered, and Dark Souls is my number one or two favourite game all-time, so I will probably get that remaster when it comes out later this year. I can’t think of any new releases that interest me.
So if I’m only buying old games then new designers working on new mechanics won’t be supported. Though I can’t say I’ve enjoyed many new mechanics in recent years. It’s one of the things I like about Burnout Paradise; no persistent leveling, no perks system, no loot boxes or other microtransactions. It’s essentially a high tech evolution of a PS2 era design, and I guess I just want more games like that.
For the purposes of this argument lets assume that I’m not unique and there are others like me. Should I(we) try to at least buy some new releases? Or does it not really make a difference?