So with a few hours to spare before my return window ran out, I was able to return Dragon’s Dogma. I actually considered turning around and giving the game another chance, but decided if I was to ever do that it would be when it’s at least half the price.
So as not to be a total jerk, I agreed to pick out new games instead of cash back. It always amazes me how much you can get for fifty dollars if you’re not being too picky. I ended up with 4 titles: Darksiders (a game I’ve never had the desire to play, but felt a strong obligation after the store clerk acted out the assorted death blows from the first level), Killzone 2, Bioshock, and Deus Ex Human Revolution. I felt pretty good about the decision on the walk home.