Do You Budget For Collector’s Editions Or Stick To Standard?
Collector’s Editions are a tricky business in terms of gaming. On the one hand you often get a rather complete package with some kick-ass additional goodies, such as a nice book, figurine, art and more. Other times you get stuck with mediocre accessories, maybe a shoddily made figurine or in-game content that you never use.
It becomes even trickier when you take into account the price that most of these bundles have. More often than not, a good Collector’s Edition comes in at nearly double the price of the original game, making you really consider if it’s worth the money or not.
So do you budget for Collector’s Editions? Do you have a rule that says you can only buy one a season? Or are regular game releases already enough to make the wallet cry tears of extreme sadness. With our exchange rate getting worse and worse, we’re being forced to pay a lot more for games just in their regular state, so is there room for Collector’s Editions in your life anymore?
Personally, I try stick with the one a year rule. Last year I purchased the BioShock Infinite Songbird Edition, while the year before I snagged the Assassin’s Creed III Edition with an awesome Connor figurine (still the only good part about the game). This year I don’t plan to pick up anything, especially after seeing The Witcher 3’s amazing Collector’s Edition coming early next year.
What are your Collector’s Edition rules? Sound off in the comments below.