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Collector’s Editions

October 18th, 2006 by Troy Goodfellow · 5 Comments · Uncategorized

I don’t remember these being big things when I was younger. But now you can get a limited edition Medieval 2 if you pre-order, two differently aligned Neverwinter Nights 2 games with magic rings and a Collector’s Edition of Europa Universalis III with a soundtrack CD and “composer’s diary.” (Why the composer and not the developer? Is the music that good?)

Being a sucker, I’ve already pre-ordered Medieval 2 and will almost certainly buy the Collector’s Edition of EU3. I still have too many doubts about the NWN2 development process to drop money at this point.

So, there are suckers like me who buy this stuff early and/or at a higher price. And it’s sometimes worth it. I bought the Civilization IV Collector’s Edition so I could get the nice bible box and spiral bound manual, as well as the CD of music from the series. But would it cost that much to make this sort of stuff available to every gamer? Free the goodies!


5 Comments so far ↓

  • flashman

    Kind of disappointed to see that EUIII is going to have an original soundtrack. I love the seemingly endless selection of classical tunes that came with Victoria and EUII. A soundtrack to me means that they’ll probably be 10 songs repeating the entire time like Crusader Kings or HOI.

  • Gremmi

    Sell me your Civ 4 CE. It wasn’t released over here. :(

  • Krupo

    Is it the case that some of the interviews you conducted are in the Civ CE? If so, cool. :)

  • Troy

    The interview with Meier and Johnson is in there, and my history of the series draws heavily from my interviews with Reynolds, Shelley and Briggs.

    My copy arrived the other day, and it looks pretty snazzy.

  • Krupo

    Sounds v. cool, but I’d rather just buy the history book than the whole set – it feels wrong to re-purchase I game I already own. ;)