What is up Axehead Army!?
Today I come to you with a dilemma I'm currently experiencing. We are officially in the "high season" of video game releases and I'm in the process of choosing which games I am able to afford on my budget. Within the next couple days we will see the release of two games I have been highly anticipating for over a year. These games are Grand Theft Auto 5 and The Wonderful 101. Unfortunately, I can only afford to pick up one of these titles. This is where my dilemma lies. I know GTA 5 is going to be released to high praise and will sell millions upon millions of units at launch. On the other hand, The Wonderful 101 will most likely not even crack a million units in its life cycle, be extremely overlooked, but find it's niche audience that really appreciates it. I am currently leaning towards picking up The Wonderful 101 since it is in the hack and slash/beat em up genre which is honestly right up my alley (John Hammond Jurassic Park voice). It looks like a truly refreshing and unique experience. I really enjoy the crazy action titles Platinum Games puts out and want to support this new IP. Also, I truly believe we might see GTA V announced for PC and next gen consoles within the next couple of months. My question to the badass community here is have you ever been in a similar situation? Did you know one game was going to be extremely successful while another wasn't and chose to support the underdog? I feel a lot of times this industry complains about the lack of new IP but when it comes to voting with our wallets we go with established franchises. Not that there is anything inherently wrong with that. I can understand that most people will choose what they know over what they don't know. I really think this is a great topic of discussion so please chime in the comments section below. I'm really looking forward to hearing the Axehead Army's opinion on this matter.