Part one of a two-part look at what makes or breaks a collector's edition, Miles Messenger of The Married Gamers weighs in on 5 collector's editions that missed the mark.
While I didn't get the Pip-Boy version, I did pick up the regular Fallout Collector's edition. Yay for lunchboxes and bobbleheads!
strangely i can still find fallout´s 3 special edition lying in the shelves
The worst part of these so called collector editions, is when the game releases all the DLC content in its game of the year edition. By doing that, it renders useless the colector edition. Stupid, I know!
and we actually had like 2 ps3 versions of the collectors edition of bioshock 2 on clearance for around 20 bucks. I dont remember the type of special edition it was but it was in a big square tin..
Collectors edition is fine, so are the special editions, but when you see 'limited' editions sitting on the shelves months later you know it was just a big lie to get you to buy it. If something is truly limited people are more likely to drop some cash on a pre order.
I hate it especially when I just bought a much anticipated game early and then 4 months later, the GOTY edition releases with all DLCs and special contents. It's F-ing frustrating.
i paid £110 (yes pounds) for gowIII ultimate trilogy edition. I admit the game was freakin incredible, as well as the 2 previous games in HD. but the rest was pointless. soundtracks? artbook? box? (actually use the box to hide certain things in ;)) all those for about 40 pounds more than just the 3 games? cmon
One correction on the F3 CE. The clocks didn't break for the most part, the issue was that it sapped the battery life like no body's business.
I'm not surprised, that thing was originally designed to run on a small plutonium power cell or something, current day batteries cannot keep up.
Ack that Halo 3 collectors Edition.. I had that got it free with my 2nd 360.. Got it home to find it wouldn't work went and got a replacement to find that didn't work either so the third I actually got them to give me a disc out of a regular edition box in a sleeve and took it home and put the sleeve in my tin. All those bus rides! Worst design ever for a box.. But they carried on using it..
I agree with the AC1 CE. That thing was a waste of money :( Tiny Altair, short comic, crap tin case. :/
man the tin cases were already dented in when i went to the store to see them so that was another minus to the collectors edition of AC and Fallout 3
They were like that so they would look old as if you had found them in the real wasteland many many years after a nuclear war... /s
Makes me glad I got a free upgrade to the CE. I bought it, they still had the stuff lying around, they just gave it to me. Gotta love small towns. :D
Where are those garbage night vision goggles that were made in china and can see about 2 feet in front of ya, and where is that ugly overpriced piece of shit RC car collector edition?
It's CoD. No website would dare tarnish such a 11/10 rated series, with such prestigious game play and realistic multiplayer. /s
Only one game that I know of has come close to 11/10 and that is Uncharted 2 which scored a 10.5/10 http://www.computerandvideo...
I was about to mention this. $149 for a mediocre game and some plastic night vision goggles no better than those you can find at Toys R Us for $20? Ridiculous. You could buy a DS Lite for cheaper than that. Stupidity at its finest.
Mass Effect 2's was really bad...shame as its my GOTY for 2010, ME1's collectors edition was much better
Bad? I wish I had it!
I'm surprised no mention of SFIV collector edition, for $80.00 at the time you got crap, I mean that was the worst quality figurine I ever saw.
If that Pip-Boy didn't arrive at your door broken, all you had to do was touch it and it would fall apart.
Fuck that goddamn broken Pip Boy Clock in its ass!! Biggest Waste of Money EVER!!
That Halo 3 Legendary edition was a colossal waste of money
The Halo 3 Limited Edition design was terrible, they didn't even try to protect the disc. This is the edition my roommate bought. Luckily for him, his disc wasn't scratched
Man, I thought that clock looked awesome. Pity.
I bought the WaW collectors edition. Thats when I decided spending the extra cash for CE is just stupid. Whats the point of spending 20-100 extra bucks just to get some gadget that you will probably never use. I never preorder either. I would rather wait a week after release when I see what other people think of the game.
tht pip-boy clock looks sick but damm 50 bucks, like hell
No mention of the Record of Agarest War Limited Edition? http://www.joystiq.com/2010...
I never buy Collectors Editions. Though, I do regret not buying the Uncharted 2 collectors edition...
Most Collectors Edition's value never match the price they are sold for. The bad ones offer cheap products and slap on the games logo on it while increasing the price.
Instead of getting extra toys with my games I like to save the money by not buying any collectors editions and buying more games instead.
the best CE is Fallout New vegas. if he had FONV listed i would go apeshit. lol
Lost Planet takes the cake for me. Pre-order got you a nice lithograph at Walmart. But besides a nice case and art book you were treated to a bonus...CD??? With low res quicktime trailers, mp3 game music, and wallpapers that you could all get online for free???
I generally don't buy collectors' editions of games. It's saved me a lot of money.
Speaking of recent games, I really liked FF13 collector's edition.
Final Fantasy 14 Collectors Edition is pretty shit, all it has is a damn coffecup. (Yes I bought it, shame on me)
shame on you...... -_-
i didnt really even realize my halo 3 copy was a collecters edition.. all that had was a crappy case that scratched my game and eventually got bent up plus a book. that i gave a few glaces through.
I'm surprise Batman AA didn't make the list. For $100.00 you got a fullscale, collapsable batarang. Then a month before it came out the changed it out for a cheap plastic one glued to a mount. Ugh, so happy I dodged that bullet.
Best collectors ever God of War 3 Pandoras Box FTW
I'll probably be gettin dead space 2 collectors editions just so I can get my hands on one of those plasma cutters. And Probably will get Helghast edition for Killzone 3, love that Helghast helmets that opens up to reveal the game. Dammit and i know i SHOULD have got pandoras box for god of war 3, looked awesome.
Dead Rising 2 is the worst of all
MGS4 collector edition?, now that was pointless. a new artbox and a documentary vid with a magazine size "artbook".... that's it. you cant say im a hater, i have the CE of it, and personally signed autograph on it by hideo kojima
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