I NEVER buy special editions of games. The most I've done in that direction is buying the collectors editions of all three Mass Effect games, which for the most part was okay. The ME3 one was severely lacking, but all of those eighty dollar specials from EA have been terribad anyway. With that said, I am pretty positive that I'm going to be purchasing the hundred-dollar edition of Colonial Marines. Why the hell would I do that, you ask?
Well, I am way, way, way into Aliens. I saw the movie when I was twelve and it has been my favorite thing ever and I have loved it unconditionally ever since. Seriously, I quote that movie on a daily basis, and I got god-damned giddy when I saw how many quotes from the film were on the achievement list for CM. It was slightly pathetic.
I love all the shit they're cramming into this box, like the dossiers, the recruitment brochures, the blueprints, the certificates, the sonic-electronic ball-breakers...it's all shit that I would probably not give half a fuck about with any other game, but the fact that it's all related to my favorite film of all time and obviously crafted and selected by people that love it as much as I do, it looks great. I could probably do without the statue, but it's a cool bonus. I just don't like how they feel the need to pull the Ghostbusters video game thing and re-create all the stuff from the film. Hopefully the sequence where you drive a power-loader will actually make sense in the game, that shit in the movie was purely out of necessity-
...Yeah, I'll stop before this gets too long. Am I a sheep that is a slave to meaningless memorabilia from a 80s sci-fi sequel that watered-down the stakes of its predecessor with dumb action? Yes, I absolutely am. Should I buy this?
(keep in mind what you say in response will not at all sway my decision one way or another)