Let’s face it. Sometimes we all get a little bit too excited with new releases. It’s not our fault, obviously. This is totally fault of publishers and their marketing teams. They attack us by surprise (I am talking about you FFG and your Imperial Assault), they attack us by having great license (Alien Legendary? How can anybody resist that?!), they attack us by super combo of great components, great author and great brand reputation (Days of Wonder pay attention, I am talking about your Five Tribes now). They even use crazy approach like having blog about games written by a dude who can’t speak English (Portal Games your strategy is super unique!). Back to topic!
So we get excited. We buy the game. It looks gorgeous. We set it up, we begin to play and…
And it is great. It is damn good. Exactly as we dreamed of. Exactly as those cunning marketers told us. It’s hard to believe but it is really that good.
We feel excitement, we feel freaking joy. We feel like in heaven.
Round after round we feel growing tension and – I know this is crazy but before even we finish the first game, we dream about rematch, about playing it again and then again. Man, what a feeling!
We finish the game, we win, we look at our beloved wife to share this pure joy that we feel now and to ask her how she liked it.
‘I didn’t like it. It’s boring. Sell it. I won’t play it again.’ she says…
It’s like getting hit with a shovel. Huge one shovel. Right in your face.
I had it with Dungeon Twister.
I had it with Railways of the World.
I had it with Doomtown: Reloaded.
I had it so many times. And I bet you had it too.
You wife or your husband hit you with shovel right in your face.
Any dreadful stories to share? 🙂