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Why You Shouldn't Buy the Collector’s Edition

Fans often see the collector's edition of their favorite game series as the Holy Grail. If you like a game series, you'll buy it on launch day, but if you're a real fan, you'll spring for the collector's edition. Game store employees will even give you the high-pressure sales pitch to "upgrade." But are these special versions really worth your time and money? Not really. And here are five reasons why.

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LOGICWINS2307d ago (Edited 2307d ago )

To each his own. Since I'm a gamer and I buy games to play them, I'd personally rather spend money on something I can actually play...like DLC. I'd be happy to spend money on a collector's edition if I gt the first couple of DLC packs along with it.

Better yet, how about giving the people who bought the collector's edition an EXCLUSIVE online multiplayer character that can't be purchased anywhere else?

http://www.vg247.com/2011/0...

^^Now THIS is a collector's edition!

WhiteLightning2307d ago (Edited 2307d ago )

But collectors editions aren't all about DLC, they're about collectables hence the given name "Collectors Edition". If a developer packs a CE full of DLC codes then it's a crap CE at the end of the day and should be classed as a limited edition instead.

Same goes for when developers pack crap in there that are pointless. Making of videos are ALWAYS requested but people don't seem to understand that Making of DVDs should be free and on the game disc since it dpsen't cost anything to make. Uncharted do this with their bonus unlockables where you can buy them with money you earn in the game. Also you got to think that the Making of DVD will be on Youtube in about a week....basicaly people are asking for something which should be free and where everyone will get to see it anyway. Another one is Soundtracks...again they'll be on Youtube in about a Week.

I think games like Fallout 3, Resistance 3, Gears of War 3, Little Big Planet 2, Asssasins Creed Brotherhood Codex, Bioshock 2 and Halo Reachs CE are good examples of CE done right.

I think were going though a "Statue" stage now in CE, since most developers seem to be doing that now.

In my opinion the best CE are the ones with replica items from the game, I would of loved it if there was an even more expensive Uncharted 3 CE with a Spaniard coin from Drakes Fortune, the little black box of resisn from Among theives, the map in Uncharted 3 of Arabia with Drakes notes, a high quality statue (with good faces) of Drake, Elena and Sully in a shootout, Drakes Journal and Sir Francis Drakes journal. Hell it's a shame the statue in the CE statue isn't as good as the Marcus Fenix statue in the Epic edition.