Do you buy Collectors/Limited Editions

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  1. Edgedancer
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    I was just wondering how many people actualy buy limited editions of games. For me, it is when I actually love the game enough that the memrobilia will not be a waste in my opinion. The latest example would be me geting the Assassins Creed 2 Black Edition for an extra $30 which comes with figurine, 3 quests, soundtrack and artbook and I am probably going to get the Frorza Motorsport 3 one as well, later this week.
     
  2. m3rox

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    I did when Nanostray came out, then a while later they started shipping more units. That was the last time I bought a limited edition anything.
     
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    Nope, never did understand it. It's just a way for them to charge more for a couple of gimmicky extras.
     
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    No, cos I don't buy games. And the limited edition stuff don't appeal to me at all.
     
  6. Hop2089

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    If there's something I want in it I'll buy a limited edition.
     
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    Well if its something like this....
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    Then yes.
    I mean, this is like the best Collectors edition EVER.
    Just look what it comes with it!

    -2 CDs
    -a DVD-ROM of multitrack files
    -A Blu-ray Disc of the album featuring a 96khz/24bit digital mix of the album.
    -A hardcover 48-page booklet with the artwork of the album in a black fabric slipcase
    -A 4-part 180 gram vinyl edition of the album.

    I mean, If there was a Collectors edition like that i would totally say Yes.
     
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    Depends, if its Zelda or Metroid ya, probably Super Smash when that comes to [​IMG]
     
  9. Maz7006

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    I have the same thing in mind, it will look nice next to the TV, with the mess of wires and consoles. [​IMG]

    I once bought a Halo 3 limited addition controller(not sure if its lmited, but still pretty rare considering where i live) for the 360, for those who know it, it comes with that master cheif figurine....i couldn't resist [​IMG]

    If you REALLY like a game, or basically anything, then why not?
     
  10. TrolleyDave

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    I've got lots of limited/special edition DVDs, but surprisingly no limited/special edition games! I just did a quick scan of the collection to double check and nope, nothing!
     
  11. jalaneme

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    it depends on what it contains, if it's crap then no, i won't bother and buy the normal version, if it's worth it and i know i will use the items then yes i will buy it, the same goes for DVD movies.
     
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    I remember buying FFVIII in a big shoebox-type thing. It came with a T-shirt, a memory card and some stickers. And the game, obviously.

    Oh, and I got SF2 Turbo (SNES) in a metal tin. It came with a little badge/pin/brooch thing.
     
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    Nope, would just get the normal version. I have little need for gimmicky items that they overcharge for, which most limited edition games have.
     
  14. Guild McCommunist

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    Depends on the cost.

    I got the Limited Edition version of The Conduit (although all its unlockables were available to everyone) for the same price as the regular game. It did get a cool art book and non-shitty cover art, though.
     
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    If its a game that I know I want to get on day one then yes I will buy a limited edition usually, but normally I only get the $70 ones because more then that really is not worth it.
     
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    If it contains something I really, really want, then yes. Otherwise, I don't buy limited editions of anything. Most of the times they cost too much... [​IMG]
     
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    not until yet, but just because i was to lazy to preorder them, but i am going to buy the black limited wii which's coming out. it always depends on the features which are included and the price and the game.
     
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    No, I don't bother. I just get any version of a particular game. It's not worth the extra dough for me.
     
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    I usually do, when it's worth it.

    However, I'm ultra pissed at Assasin's Creed 2, since the black edition is all sold out (everywhere I look) and that includes 3 missions, a book with conspiracy theories and plot things, a useless statue etc.
    now there's the WHITE version... but it has one mission, no book, BUT the fucking useless statue!!! I don't care about any fucking statue!!
    I want to experience the FULL game. I don't want to pay a full priced game, and not get the whole game. missing out 2 missions and the book with plot elements.. why?

    No I want limited editions (or.. unlimited Special editions!!!!) with soundtrack, art book, behind the scenes and stuff. and if it is an unlimited edition, I also like the idea of story in a book or so, but NOT limiting it all to a selected few.
     
  20. ZAFDeltaForce

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    It depends on the usefulness of the contents. For instance, I bought the Demon's Souls Deluxe Edition which came with a strategy guide, which is handy for such a friggin' hard game. Not so much when the game is complete though. Still a very handy thing to have, compared to a plastic figurine that gets old within 5 minutes of display.

    For artbooks and the-making-of DVDs/BDs, they end up as useless garbage sooner or later.