Agree with that. It's the same attitude I have with buying films on DVD. I want to watch the film, so generally get the vanilla version, just as I want to play the game, so buy standard edition. If it is a couple more pounds than I do sometimes get a special edition, but I usually end up not looking at the extras.
In the case of DE:HR, I've got the Amazon Limited Edition, as they don't seem to have a standard one. The Augmented Edition is an extra £7, which is quite a bit more when I'm only interested in the extra mission.
The point of my response was not to defend the editions aspect, more point out the absurdity of Drake Sigar assertion.
On that note. I do dislike substantial pre-order bonuses, simply because they force people to take a gamble on a product that's not been reviewed. Sure you can usually get a good idea as to the relative worth of a game prior to release from previews, but in the event that you are undecided and thus holding out for a proper review, you're missing out. That to me seems wrong.
Regarding pre-order bonuses, I suppose they could be viewed in different ways- something interesting as incentive to get in early or cynical marketing ploy.. I'd mostly go with cynical marketing ploy although behind the scenes stuff for HR could be good, I probably won't fork out for it but I'd be interesting in watching it, if it's actually substantial and not just al load of tat roped together :)
Last edited by Donjonson; 30-07-2011 at 12:11 PM.
I got Oregon Trail 3 for my birthday when I was a lad, and it came in a wooden box that slid open.
Love that box...
I believe there is an extra mission and character (which may be a horrible way of making the dog sound more important) which was the clincher for me. It is mostly because I love Mass Effect so much I don't want to miss out on any part of it but I will be buggered if I play £70 at launch then another £30 for DLC a few month later.
Looking at the way the extra character and mission is mentioned on game I am wondering if they are just the new buyer items as with Mass Effect 2 which I guess does make it more appealing. Still think I will be waiting till it is super cheap and there's no more content for it I don't really have the desire to go back to many games once I have finished them and with something that is supposed to be as climactic as ME3 endgame content just seems absurd.
On the subject of Deus Ex for whoever was saying the soundtrack is not in the Augmented Edition on the amazon listing it is supposedly on the bonus DVD
Last edited by goatmonkey; 31-07-2011 at 08:47 AM.
I must obey the inscrutable exhortations of my soul. This means that I buy the collectors editions of all new Fallout games. Casino chips, comics, playing cards, bobble heads, lunchboxes - they're all cool. I can't explain why I want to own them but I do. Why do people collect stamps or anything else for that matter?
I dont get the confrontational attitude, Kadayi. Game looks awesome and I will buy it, but I won't get into the "ransoming the full experience" cynical marketing plan. Hopefully I can impress you in other ways.
Some people worry far too much about what other people spend their money on.
Never saw the point of these special editions either. The only one that looked vaguely appealing to me was the one for Anno 1404. It had almonds, man!
But yeah, I'll just be getting the regular edition of Deus Ex as usual. Slightly irked that they see fit to take away a mission. I don't mind if they include making of's, soundtracks and what have you but increasingly we're seeing publishers take away a chunk of the game and reserve it for these special editions which is annoying. It's actually encouraged me to wait a while and get the GOTY version with it all included for a fraction of the price.
Last edited by Kadayi; 31-07-2011 at 08:20 PM.
Ok I'll buy the expensive version. :(
Annnyway. Back on topic - I saw a great deal on Green Man Gaming for the standard version, activatable on Steam using this coupon code: FACEB-JULY4-20PEC. I think someone said it expires Monday.