This phrase pretty much sums up my feelings about a particular situation that I encountered recently. For anyone who is a fan of the Bit. Trip series for Wiiware, you know by now that a compilation pack of all six games was just released yesterday for both the Wii, and for the 3DS. The portable version was called Saga, while the console adaptation went by the name of Complete. Now one would think that a game with a certain release date attached to it, would actually be available for purchase on either that day, or not too soon after that right? Well, this kind of logical thinking couldn’t be further from the truth.
Whining about something like this is not my intention here, it just more less got me thinking about how the system works in general for when a particular product actually makes it’s way to store shelves. On the day that Complete was supposed to come out, I searched far and wide, across a number of different stores for it, only to come back empty handed every single time. After awhile, I figured that asking somebody at Gamestop about this problem might help my situation, but in all honesty, the only thing it did was confuse me even more so than before.
Apparently things work like this, unless the game has a street date attached to it, don’t expect to see it on the shelves by the scheduled release date (duh, right?). The less popular, or niche titles as some people might call them, tend to come out a day after they are supposed to. Then there are times in which some of those niche titles don’t even see the light of day at retail chains because there is not that high of a demand for them (which is bs, and then some). Some of you might say, well, if you pre-ordered the game in the first place, then you wouldn’t have this problem. Well, I tried doing that before any of this happenned, and guess what?, no store would allow me to do it for the exact reason I explained above.
In the end, an online purchase was the only way out of this mess. Anybody who decides to go out looking for either of these right now, please heed this advice, don’t, just go onto the web, and pick the game up from an online retailer. Believe me, it will save you alot of time, and gas money.