Adromeda's release hype had zero time to simmer down and price cuts are already starting to pop up.
Pre-orders are rarely a good idea and most PC gamers will tell you that it pays to wait a few months after a game's launch hype is over to get it at a much more reasonable price. Bizarrely, Mass Effect: Andromeda can be acquired at a 24 per cent discount already - despite the official European launch being umm, today.
Most of the discounts are targeted at the US and Canada, and owing to fairly mixed reviews we can most likely expect a torrent of price cuts for the rest of the globe in the near future as well.
Let us go through the reasonable purchases guide one more time, for all those who missed it.
- Do not preorder games unless you are 100% certain you will buy it on launch anyway, or you absolutely HAVE TO have that sweet sweet horse armour DLC.
- Do not assume that £50 for a digital purchase equalling £50 for a physical copy is somehow ok.
- It's never too late to get a season pass.
- There is no such thing as free. If you aren't paying with money, you will most likely pay with your time.
- Early Access = Beta with a price tag.
- ALL games go on sale eventually. Patience and informed purchases go a long way towards preventing buyers remorse.