jeraldjunkmail wrote:PS, as an aside, I have grown extremely resentful of the abusive attitude the PC game industry has taken that we are all beta testers. TO HELL WITH THAT! I want polished games. We should get PAID to help them fix their games, not pay premium release day prices to be their damned first beta testers. Sword of th4 Stars 2 comes to mind as a prime example of why I am so jaded... No I have not bought it yet.
Do it like I usually do (WGEE was an exception to this): buy games about a year after the release for about 10 bucks a piece. By that time they are usually patched out to pretty polished state and have a lot of nice mods. At the same time you are also not forced to use top-notch hardware and can safe a lot of money on that end, too.