Quantcast
Community Discussion: Blog by N0Gil | The Collector's itchDestructoid
The Collector's itch - Destructoid




Game database:   #ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ         ALL     Xbox One     PS4     360     PS3     WiiU     Wii     PC     3DS     DS     PS Vita     PSP     iOS     Android




About
I've been a gaming nut since I started out with a Playstation. Ever since then, it's kinda ruined my school performance (oh, well). These days, I'm into RPG's and whatever I'm willing to try.
Player Profile
Follow me:
N0Gil's sites
Badges
Following  

N0Gil
5:55 AM on 08.17.2012

Ah, collector's editions; when die hard fans want a little something extra when a disc in a cheap $1 case isn't enough. I find myself writing this swinging between wanting and not wanting to buy a collector's edition. After you've paid the extra cash and drooled all over the lore books and art cards, the next thing you do is shove it into the back of the closet and forget about it. This is the feeling I get when I buy special editions, I buy, drool and then go 'meh'.

I've bought a few special editions and avoided a few, but now I'm really busting myself about whether it's worth it or not. I saw this problem when I bought the special edition of FFXIII-2. The price was a bit higher than the standard, but I guess I was being deluded by my fanboy ideas. When I got home, I just ogled the art book and listened to the CD, and done! Now all the stuff is still in the box and gathering dust on my bookshelf.

There are also times when I resist the urge to buy a special edition then regret it later. This happened to me when I ogled a special edition of SCV. I'm a fan of the series (but this one was honestly a bit of a let-down), but I held back on getting it because the box was massive. The worst part of this was that it was at rock-bottom prices in the cheap shops. Sure it was artbooks and soundtracks again, but I think it was the price that was calling out to me (this is not making sense, is it?).

Anyway, is a special edition worth all the clutter and extra cash? Will you enjoy it instead of sticking it in the closet? Right now I'm ogling a particular edition of AC3, which I just realized seems more exciting than anything else because it DOESN'T have an artbook. Just getting something off my chest, enjoy your lives parked in front of blindness-inducing screens.



Is this blog awesome? Vote it up!




Those who have come:



Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.


Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more