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.
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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.