Submitted by Kulupoo 1880d ago | opinion piece

Not so limited…

Publishers always want you to buy the limited edition version.
But don’t fall for their trap. (Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Grand Theft Auto IV, Halo: Reach, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

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tdogchristy90  +   1881d ago
I definatly see your point, and it's one of the reasons I've never bought in to the special editions. They do tend to be all junk and really aren't that limited. However, the halo reach limited edition will be my first limited edition i've ever purchased.
Arnon  +   1880d ago
The Halo: Reach limited edition is actually limited. The statues that are inside of the Legendary Edition are modeled by McFarlane, and honestly, most of their major pieces of work are never mass produced.
MerkinMax  +   1880d ago
The Halo Reach statues are hand painted... They can not be mass produced to the extent of Master Chief's helmet where it's just simple assembly. The Reach limited edition is actually limited and is art.
STK026  +   1880d ago
My local futureshop had the GTA4 limited edition, the Resistance 2 CE, the FallOut 3 CE and the Halo 3 one as well, many months after the release of each game. What was funny is that at one point, the Resistance 2 Collector's edition was, for about 2 or 3 days, about half the price of the regular edition of the game.
big_silky  +   1880d ago
Last time I checked my local Gamestop still had GTA4, Fallout 3, Resistance 2 and even Brothers in Arms special editions floating around.
Blacktric  +   1880d ago
"What do you get in those limited edition video games? Well, you probably will get a statue, a map, a soundtrack CD, and probably some sort of art book.

In other words, bunch of JUNKS. However, I’m not a limited edition hater. In fact, I loved a well produce limited edition video game, such as StarCraft 2, or BlazBlue."

StarCraft 2 came with an Artbook, Soundtrack CD, A USB Memory Stick shaped as Jim Raynor's Dogtag and which also happens to contain first Starcraft and its expansion. Halo: Reach comes with the same things but instead of a USB stick it comes with Statue. What's the "major" difference between these Collector's Editions Mr. Poor Article Writer?
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Blacktric  +   1879d ago
It was 1 disagree 4 hours ago and now its 4. What happened? Did you get butthurt and created 3 other fake accounts to disagree?
Nike  +   1880d ago
I was suspicious
And now I'm right: GT 5's limited edition was not mentioned. What's wrong, article writer? Didn't want to lose the N4G views?
dragon82  +   1880d ago
Paranoid much? Not everything has to be about Xbox 360 vs PS3. Give it a rest already.
Theonik  +   1880d ago
Based on the article the GT5 limited editions fit the bill of a good le. They have useful stuff like the car guide and the competition entry on the signature edition, and they are truly limited as is proven by the fact that they contain an numbered certificate of authenticity.
RedSky  +   1880d ago
The Lazy One  +   1880d ago
I think limited editions are starting to get more interesting. They used to be a fancy case with an extra little booklet, which wasn't really worth it. Now they are getting quite cool. If I had a steadier more significant source of income atm, I'd be getting probably ever limited edition I could get my hands on as there are some very cool ones now.
DaTruth  +   1880d ago
I never cared about limited or special editions and never bought any, but if I wish I would have reserved that Demon's Souls limited edition just because it is one of my favourite games and the artbook would have been awesome!
Emmettcelticfan  +   1881d ago
I have only bought 2 limited edition games this gen
Killzone 2 which was a tin case nothing more but i got it for £30 on launch day from good old shopto.
And Resident evil 5 limited edition which again was only a tin case, but again only cost me £30 on launch from shopto.
Majority of these higher priced limited editions and mostly full of useless crap. MW2 for example came with nigh stalker NVG's. i also agree with the author many of these "limited" editions are over produced and aren't really that rare.
On another industy I purchased the new U2 remix album Artifcial horizon on triple LP format which was printed to match the pre order number only and will never be printed again, that is what i consider limted edition
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DelbertGrady  +   1880d ago
Halo 2 had a tin case edition as well. I loved it until a friend stepped on it lol.

I only buy Ltd ed if they are the same price as the regular version, or just a tiny bit pricier, which sometimes is the case. I bought both Red Dead Redemption and Battlefield BC 2 ltd ed because they came with lots of free dlc and didn't cost more than the regular edition (where I bought them).

But at the same time the regular editions shouldn't be gimped, as is the case with BF BC 2. On the contrary I do love the GOTY editions that come with dlc packs included. Like Fallout 3.
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DaTruth  +   1880d ago
Congratulations!!! You got through a whole post without calling out fanboys!!!

Now try going back to back! You can remember or experience for the first time what it is to actually discuss videogames on a videogames website!
Psfan999  +   1881d ago
Fallout 3 limited edition was worth it for me.
dragon82  +   1880d ago
Same here. I love my tin lunch box and bobble head. I have the Fallout New Vegas CE on pre-order as well.
tomsau  +   1880d ago
Was worth it for me too, until i saw it for about £15 brand new (that's about $20)
I shit you not =/
Newtype  +   1880d ago
I believe the Uncharted 2 Limited Edition was an actual limited edition. I believe they did not sell it for retail, but had to get through auctions, contests, or pre order only.
Theonik  +   1880d ago
Yep, but that was only for the US. Really sucky. The Eu got a steel-book edition which included golden guns for MP in stores.
Weaksauce1138  +   1880d ago
Demons souls was a rather limited CE
rdgneoz3  +   1880d ago
And the Demons' Souls CE was useful. Strat book with soundtrack (love the music to that game) and a nice art book for it too.
Bits-N-Kibbles  +   1880d ago
Demon's Souls
I bought the regular version and got an art book and the soundtrack. Last one at the store though since they didn't expect it to be such a hit, might as well have been limited edition at the time.
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commander  +   1879d ago
Demons souls wiki page is far more useful because u dont have to flip through pages. All you do is type what ur looking for and bam. This is coming from a guy who Platinum'd the game only using the wiki page. Its nice but not necessary.
IHateYouFanboys  +   1880d ago
wait, what?

"You can still easily find the horrible Halo 3 Legendary edition in many video game shop"

how can a great looking replica helmet of the main character of one of the biggest video game franchises in history be 'horrible'?
karl  +   1880d ago
just asking but..

can u put that helmet on?
IHateYouFanboys  +   1880d ago
nah, its not a full sized replica.

i also find it funny that they have a picture of Reach's Legendary Edition there, despite the fact that its genuinely going to be 'limited edition'. mcfarlane toys arent going to keep hand painting and numbering Reach statues for the next 12 months. if you didnt preorder and dont get one of the initial shipment, youre not getting one unless you go second hand.
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skip2mylou  +   1880d ago
u arent really even supposed to its supposed to hold cds which is actually a waste when i can just buy a binder which holds more than 100 cds easily
skip2mylou  +   1880d ago

the helmet is a case which only holds 3 games
dragon82  +   1880d ago
It was meant to hold the first three Halo games.
Theonik  +   1880d ago
That's because there are 3 halo games... You are mean to put Halo 1-3 in it.
The edition did suck though. Most shipped with scratched disks. Thankfully MS held a replacement program for them though. Not a good LE nonetheless considering i can but it new for 10E.
karl  +   1880d ago
dont know why the disagrees, i was seriously asking but now im gonna buy that "limited edition"

and im gonna stick MC head in a spear in my room

just kidding...
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f789790  +   1880d ago
It's horrible because some people paid a lot of money for something that was "limited" which turned out to be massed produced.
Paradise Lost  +   1880d ago
At my local HMV they still have mw2 prestige editions.
Ascalon94  +   1880d ago
I'm getting the Halo: Reach special edition because its the last Halo from Bungie which is special to me because for all we know 343 could ruin the series. Plus I'm interested in the book that comes with and the case. Other than that the rest is junk.
Droidanomix  +   1880d ago
Are they trying to imply something with the Reach picture?
This has absolutely nothing to do with Halo: Reach. Another cheap shot story...
likedamaster  +   1880d ago
Funny how they didn't mention God of War 3 limited. It was a waste of money, for sure. You got codes and a plastic jewelry box.
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-Judge_Fudge  +   1880d ago
i only bought 1 limited edition my whole delicious life and thats the MW2 hardhat which i regret becasue i lost the artbook and my cousin stole the DL code for COD 1.i dont see whats the use of limited editions
n to the b  +   1880d ago
lol 'I did it! I did it for my knickers!'
f789790  +   1880d ago
Wow. Steal some money from your cousin's wallet. Only fair that you do.
Axecution  +   1880d ago
i dont care
I buy limited editions depending on what comes with it- not because it's limited. I don't care that you can still buy the Resistance 2 collectors edition, i wanted the Chimera figurine. I dont care that you can still buy Halo 3 Legendary edition- i wanted the Master Chief helmet. I don't care that you can still buy God of War 3 Limited edition (can you?), i wanted Pandoras Box and the artwork book. Same with GTA4. I love my shelf with my collectors edition items on it. I have plenty of game figurines on it - including ones that i bought separately like the six Ratchet and Clank ones - and i have no complaints.
cervantes99  +   1880d ago
I agree wholeheartedly.

I just like limited editions to add to my collection. I have the money so I buy what I want - nuff said!
dragon82  +   1880d ago
I actually really like Collector's Editions. I purchased the Fallout 3 CE, God of War III CE, Modern Warfare 2 Hardened Edition and Resistance 2 CE and love them. I also have the Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood CE, Fallout: New Vegas CE Gran Turismo 5 CE and LittlBigPlanet 2 CE on pre-order. I guess I just like having cool pieces of gaming goodness on my shlef along with my games. It really makes your game/entertainment room look alot cooler. :D
f789790  +   1880d ago
I wish I could afford that :"(
darkdoom3000  +   1880d ago
I don't usually buy big special editions. SCEE usually makes small special editions. usually have a small manual sized artbook with a DLC code. You don't get much, but It was the same price as normal.

The first real Special Edition im gonna get is probably the LBP2 one.
earbus  +   1880d ago
I tend to collect games that are not that sucessful alot have been discontinued like blue dragon , over g fighters whats the point of a collectable if it ends up a dime a dozen limited editons are still around this article reminds me of my previous comment on the subject.
MASTER_RAIDEN  +   1880d ago
i will lick dirt for a mortal kombat Kollectors edition, and a Metal gear solid Rising special edition.

god i love Raiden. and its funny because you dont know which Raiden i mean. :)
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chazjamie  +   1880d ago
atleast u listen to good music. I will kill anybody on this site for a gt5 everything edition
StitchJones  +   1880d ago
After the Cat Helmet and the Creepy Vision goggles. There is no way in heck I am dumping $150 again for a game.
Game-Sensai  +   1880d ago
Well some CEs are actually very limited.. Like the BlazBlue Continuum Shift 'Fan Edition'; 500 f*ing pieces... it was sold out in like 40 hours *sigh*

ps: lol@ Judge Fudge's delicious cousin
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mirroredderorrim  +   1880d ago
I am not gonna apologize for hating all limited edition games. I pay for the game and nothing else. IF limited editions had things on the disc, which were found nowhere else, then I could be inclined to pay for that.

I do not care for night vision goggles, stupid, tin cases or books about fake, top secrets.
TheMutator  +   1880d ago
Im on Castlevania Lords of Shadow collector
Fatal Blow  +   1880d ago
Does anyone know how many Xbox 360 250GB Halo: Reach Limited Edition Console being made is it very limited i just pre-ordered mine
commander  +   1879d ago
not limited at all. Microsoft will gladly take all the suckers like yourself. Dont you understand Ms's buisness strategies?
Fatal Blow  +   1879d ago
I am a sucker for limited edition i have

uncharted 2 LE
infamous LE
Demon Soul LE
Blue Blaze LE
Killzone 2 LE

and many more that are limited edition from the 80s to the present

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