I wanted the Skyrim edition with the Alduin statue… I wanted the Halo Reach edition that had Dr. Halsey’s journal… The Gears of War 3 statue… Everything.
Yet, I didn’t buy them.
The amount of things I’ve accumulated over time is insane… And I’m not even a collector of anything in particular. I admire people that own and maintain collections of stuff they like. In my case, the things that I do own usually end up dusty in a corner or buried behind stacks of papers.
See Exhibit A, my underwhelming Star Wars “collection” (featuring R2 and Drunk Yoda) above.
I was looking through the games I own and realized that I don’t own a single special, limited, or collectors edition. Seriously. And a large part has always been the mentality of “I’d rather spend the extra money on another game… or save it.” But, am I missing out by only buying standard editions?
I do consider special or limited editions when it’s a game I like, especially if they include something I can use more than once… like a controller. But if the content is more symbolic than practical, I tend to talk myself out of it.
I’m curious. What sort of things encourage you to buy special or limited editions? And second, do you make the most out of the content they include?