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Video games have gotten a bad rap for release day game patches. The games come out and aren’t 100% operational. But even so, there are still collector’s editions of video games that people buy, giving them DLC that others don’t have or physical items nobody can get anywhere else (yet).
That being said, who actually buys collector’s editions? There isn’t much to them except for maybe a comic, an art book, and sometimes a statue or some other merchandise. Years ago, audio CDs would sometimes even be included. The idea of the collector’s edition games are not for everyone, but they do interest some.
The biggest collector’s edition to recently be purchased came with a lot of problems. The Batman: Arkham Knight Collector’s Edition had a statue of Batman and was only $100, but the Batmobile Edition came with a Batmobile, and was set at $200. Only a few weeks before the release date, the Batmobile Edition was pulled with Rocksteady stating the Batmobile wasn’t up their safety standards.
That kind of blow really makes gamers wonder if the collector’s edition games are worth it. The only way to properly answer is by figuring out what kind of gamer you are. A collector? Do you like having memorabilia of the games you play, sitting on shelves and hanging on walls, making you feel like you’re part of something special?
If that’s how you are, then you are meant to get collector’s editions of games. They make you feel like you are deeper into the world you embrace when you pick up that controller. It also gives you more time to spend with the game when you aren’t looking at the screen.
One of the most talked about collector’s editions is the Fallout 4 Pip-Boy Edition. It has a holder for a phone you can use like an actual Pip-Boy for your game. The idea of having a collector’s edition where a physical piece of merchandise can actually work with the game makes it that much cooler.
Not everyone thinks collector’s editions are worth the money, but it always comes down to gamer personal choice. What do you think about collector’s editions? Do you buy them or do you think they’re not worth it? Let us know below!
By: Cody Dunmire
Edited by: Emily Deaton and Alex Miller
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