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Lacking in Value for CE !
on 13 March 2012
NOTE - **** This is NOT a review of the game but the collector's edition. ****
Unless you are a die hard fan, I would give this collector's edition a miss or at least wait until it comes down dramatically in price.
I received mine yesterday morning.
My 1st thought was related to the size of the box. It's very wide - and for no apparent reason as the main contents all would have fitted into a normal PS3 game size box (but obviously wider).
When you open it, there are two separate boxes inside.
- The 1st is the metal container with male shepard depicted on one side and female shepard depicted on the other. Inside is the Blu-ray game disc with the DLC codes for online and collector's edition goodies. However, the manual is non existent. As with all other recent EA games, there is no longer a substantial colour manual provided in box - instead replaced with a small white pamphlet advising to see manual on the disk. I really thought that EA would have provided a decent manual here with the collector's edition but I was wrong.
- The 2nd box is paper based with colour art on it and when you open the sleeve, has a few items instead. An N7 Velcro patch, Art book, small comic, coloured postcard (lithograph) and a few codes.
For £30 more than the normal game, the contents do NOT reflect the price difference.
This collectors edition fares badly compared to Batman Arkham City and the Two Worlds II ce that I picked up. For this price, some sort of statue should have been included.
The quality is good and for that I am giving it a 3 out of 5, but value for money is lacking.
NOTE - The comic included is not a full story in itself but part 1 of 4. If you wish to read on, you will need to buy the other 3 comics or the full graphic novel that is sold here on amazon.co.uk and other sites.