Now that Christmas has passed and the traffic situation has settled down, I decided to run over to Best Buy and pick up a copy of ROTS. I looked around for 10 minutes. Couldn’t find it. I had to have someone who works there look up the “in-stock” situation for ROTS. I learned that it’s currently sold out. What? But ROTS is an adventure game, and I’m the only human being in Northeast Ohio who buys adventure games. Actually, I’m the only human being in NE Ohio who even knows what an adventure game is. Seriously. If a store gets 3 copies of an adventure game, I’ll buy one, and the other two will sit on the shelves for a year and decay until they’re put in the bargain bin…where they sit for another year…then…I don’t really know what happens to them. But I do know that nobody buys them. Anyway, so Best Buy is sold out; no big deal, I’ll just zip down the road to CompUSA and pick it up. Again, I can’t find ROTS. Again, I have to check with someone who works there. She looks up ROTS in their computer: “Riddle of the Sphinx is sold out, and I don’t know when we’ll get any more”. I’m thinking, “Is this the Seventh Sign!? An adventure game is sold out at two different stores!? I must be imagining things!”
In the 5 years that I’ve been buying adventure games, I have never EVER encountered this problem. I was not happy. I had just driven 20 miles in crap weather for nothing. Not to mention, I’ve been really looking forward to diving into ROTS. So as I’m driving home in a confused stupor, it dawned on me…everyone involved in the ROTS project is to be congratulated. I don’t know how ya’ll did it, but you put together a winner. Here’s to ya! You have my deepest honest genuine heartfelt CONGRATS! I’ll nab me a copy eventually. So, when’s ROTS 2 gonna be ready? May your talents lead you to wealth and happiness. You deserve it.
– Doug Millsap