Maybe I should write this when I am not so pi$$ed off at the world, but ...
I just unboxed my collectors edition of Batman Arkham Asylum and to say I feel ripped off would be an understatement.
They could have put a big plastic turd in the box (maybe even a real one) and I would feel the same as I do now.
1) It is not the same as the North American version.
USA version came in a cool black batman logo case - Aus version ... nope
USA version got a leather binder for game and art book - Aus version ... nope
At least we all got to share the crappy, 2c to produce, plastic Batarang that has been purposely scratched up to make it look worn. (It actually makes it look like your kid got to it and stuffed it).
2) It is no where near worth the extra $50 I paid for it over the normal edition price.
I could not feel more ripped off. I kept digging through the packaging looking for the note from the producers that proudly announced:
We, and your cash, are currently sitting pool side at an ultra expensive hotel in the Bahamas. We stop laughing only long enough to order another drink and suggest new "collectors edition" ideas we can fleece fan boys like you of your money with!
Please feel free to send your comments about your purchase to:
The Ultra Bastards.
P.S. Suck it like da biatch you are! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!"
It would appear that collectors editions are very much a hit an miss affair.
While not the worst I have seen (I think Sacred 2 takes this title for me), the Batman collectors edition is worlds away from what I consider "worth your time and money".
The best so far for me (with assumptions that the Modern Warfare 2 will soon take top spot) would have to be the HALO 3 collectors edition that came with the Master Chief Spartan Helmet.
So what is your pick for best and worse collectors edition?
Side note: Just remember that we here in Australia miss out on many of the cool collectors editions (The Fallout 3 with replica Pip-Boy 3000 never made it here for instance) so don't gloat too much