An overview of up coming games special edition packages and their pre-order bonuses. Are they worth the extra cost for the trinkets we get?
Christ, no. Never bought one, probably never will, especially as they get even more insane.
Depends on what the user wants. Some people want to buy an overpriced Lexus, some people are fine with a Honda. For me, it's a case by case situation. Do I get something I find worthwhile? If so, I might buy the CE. And, I do go for quality statues, such as the inFamous 2 Cole statue that probably is the most detailed statue I've ever gotten from a CE.
"Depends on what the user wants. Some people want to buy an overpriced Lexus, some people are fine with a Honda." Thats a bad analogy. For example, the regular edition of Uncharted 3 is a Lexus IMO and the special edition is like a Lexus with spinning rims. Cool edition..but not worth double the price.
The analogy wasn't on the quality of the game, but on what a user wants to spend their money on. A Honda does the same as a Lexus, which is get you from point A to point B. A standard edition does the same as a CE, which is allow you to play the game.
Who the hell wants a Lexus? You should have used BMW M3 (standad edition),M5 (special edition). Also no chrome please, this isn't the 1970's
What about GOTY editions? Don't you get more value from them since they include all the DLC along with the game at a discount price?
The extra value of a GOTY edition does come at the cost of having to wait many months before making the purchase. Not that waiting is a bad thing mind you. I do it a lot myself. Online communities though (for online enabled games) tend to be at their peak near a game's launch.
Sometimes they are. I like my ME2 and GOW2 CE's
Nope, i bought a Ltd Edition version of Bioshock and a Ltd edition version of Frontlines with the free T SHirt, both of which are wothless
yea, i've bought some worthless CE and didn't get jack from ebay when I sold them.
typically no but like the Old Republic on that is well worth the money
I like EA's new approach to "special/limited editions" that cost the same amount as the standard edition. But typically no most SE/LE aren't worth the money.
I never buy the special editions, they're usually not worth it and are not limited at all. But I still kick myself in the ass for not getting the Demon's Souls deluxe edition.
some are.. if they have great content.. like batman AA looks pretty sweet.
Depends on the person. I only buy limited editions of games I really like or want and I like to collect them. Some of them are usless like the recent COD ones but its all down to how the person likes to spend their money
i have never bought a special edition - yet. because i never liked the content of them but i'm willing to pay $100 for a press kit , they are usually awesome. god knows why they dont do special editions like the press kits
getting the skyrim collector's edition (announced but not shown) and ME3 collector's
Mostly I get the normal editions, but if it's a game I'm really into and the pack is that good I'll go for the bigger editions Sometimes though, I do wish they'd tone down on the whole statue thing. I mean, they're nice and all, but I'd really rather have something practical like an in-game weapon or companion or something.
Depends on what comes with the collector's edition. Also, they're for COLLECTERS and FANS. If you buy one of these hoping for it to grow in value you can make better investments.
The only Special editions i bought are Dissidia Legacy edition and Crisis Core's collectors edition. Both were worth it to me. I think SE do great special editions. Type-0's look great as well. It probably is different for other publishers.
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