The Orange Box
Price at Launch: $60
Value at Launch: about $3
This game in an absolute disaster. It will take you about 1 hour and 30 minutes to beat and it is completely broken. If was judging this games value on the quality its content, and not just the quantity, than it would be worth $0
GTA IV Complete Edition
Price at Launch: $40
Value at Launch: about $70
Value at Launch: about $15
Brink is basically a mutiplayer only shooter with 8 maps. The single player is just multiplayer with retarded bots and the game itself is extremely repetitive.
Value at Launch: about $80
This is, in my opinion, the best RPG ever made. The game alone can offer over 100 hours of game time, and the DLC will add at least 25 to that. This deal is up there with the Orange Box as one of the best deals in gaming history.
Price at Launch: $20
Value at Launch: $0
I know what you are thinking. "It's a licensed game of course it's bad," but it gets worse. This game is a single player only game where the campaign takes a whopping 10 minutes to beat, but look on the bright side, after your ten minutes is up you can use the disk as a frisbee.
All in all, there are enough great deals out there to fill up all of our shelves and/or hard drives with great games. However, there are also a ridiculous amount of cash ins and featureless piles of shit that are filling up store shelves and weakening the industry as a whole. The only advice I can give is to vote with your wallet. Don't buy a game unless you have read reviews, and if you are sick of annual series that don't change from year to year, than don't buy them.
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