Dammit, we want you to tell us stuff! Stuff like what influences your purchasing decisions.
This isn’t some marketing survey or whatever. It’s an emotional investment in you. Yes, we’re interesting in knowing you, Kotaku reader person. You probably know enough about us — more than you even want to, we’re sure. But, hey, we’d like to know about you, too.
Anyway, here’s today’s question…
What's the most important factor in whether or not you are interested in buying a particular game? Are you swayed by pre-release hype of trailers and previews? Do you wait for reviews from trusted sources? Do you need to sample a demo? Do you rely on word-of-mouth buzz after release? Or do you just pick a random game because you like it's cover art?
Me? I tend to be interested in games for two separate reasons. One, it's a new title by a developer whose previous titles I've enjoyed. It's why, for example, I'm keen on Epic Mickey; if it wasn't for Warren Spector's impressive pedigree, I can't imagine giving a Mickey Mouse game a second thought. Two, it's a game receiving praise from critics I hold in high regard. If someone like Jim Rossignol, Tom Chick or Jeremy Parish is writing enthusiastically about a particular game, I sit up and take notice. And then buy it.