Some games have been pretty good lately about bringing out all versions at the same time, and gone are the days when the PC version was a horrible port. PC is back in the driver's seat, commanding the respect it deserves. But occasionally, such as with Dark Souls 2, we're forced to make a tough choice -- do we play the game a month early, or wait for the "real" version?
My fate was sealed when I agreed to help Bandai Namco make a guide for the game, but even if that hadn't been the case, I don't think I'd have been able to take the agony of watching everyone else play what'll very likely be my Game of the Year for a month, with me waiting on the sidelines. That early period when everyone is adding to the wiki, and figuring out the mysteries of the land, is so special.
On the other hand, if it weren't for this particular game, my consoles (both of them) would be in the closet. It truly has to be a game I care about to dust one of them off and go through the painful process of updating everything and staging a living room coup at the expense of my flatmate. Much easier to wait until the Steam version comes out. Call me a fanboy, and yes it's still DRM, but I trust that platform with my cloud data and my experience a heck of a lot more than either of the couch boxes. Not to mention, dat GPU.
A tough choice, for someone on the fence. Oftentimes, not waiting can mean spending money on your part, but oftentimes, it's worth it. What do you do when this situation pops up? Jump in, or wait for an experience you deem to be more pure?