I think I'm going to buy the special edition. Am I crazy?

#1 Posted by jillsandwich (762 posts) -

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)

#2 Posted by HistoryInRust (6348 posts) -

@jillsandwich said:

(keep in mind what you say in response will not at all sway my decision one way or another)

This ought to be an interesting discussion, then.

#3 Posted by jillsandwich (762 posts) -

@HistoryInRust said:

@jillsandwich said:

(keep in mind what you say in response will not at all sway my decision one way or another)

This ought to be an interesting discussion, then.

Just a joke, it obviously could. I'm just pretty dead-set on this.

#4 Posted by believer258 (12019 posts) -

Apparently you don't need the money that would go toward this, so go for it.

I, meanwhile, will wait until this game is out and then, if I want it, I'll get it, and then it will be the base version.

#5 Posted by RE_Player1 (7566 posts) -

I never usually get special editions either but I'm getting it because I'm a huge Aliens fan. You and me brother, let's fucking do this!

#6 Posted by capnhaggis (34 posts) -

yes, get it. I share in your love for the film...definitely my favorite action/sci-fi flick of all time and I will most assuredly be getting this version of it

#7 Posted by Deranged (1837 posts) -

Go for it mate! :D

#8 Edited by Nardak (532 posts) -

I would say that you are better off with banging your head against a wall than buying the special edition of this game.

Also watching all Uwe Boll movies in a row is probably a more pleasant experience.

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#9 Edited by MikkaQ (10319 posts) -

Well at least the special edition will be really cheap really quick. Just give it a couple months, I remember special editions of Prey going for 5 bucks in massive quantities at some big box retailers.

#10 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7099 posts) -

If reviews and video are to be believed, it's fairly obvious this game was not made by people who love Aliens. It was clearly made out of spite by people who HATE Aliens.

#11 Posted by MildMolasses (3225 posts) -

@mikkaq said:

Well at least the special edition will be really cheap really quick. Just give it a couple months, I remember special editions of Prey going for 5 bucks in massive quantities at some big box retailers.

Oh snap! Got any current leads on that?

#12 Posted by MikkaQ (10319 posts) -

@mikkaq said:

Well at least the special edition will be really cheap really quick. Just give it a couple months, I remember special editions of Prey going for 5 bucks in massive quantities at some big box retailers.

Oh snap! Got any current leads on that?

This was like 4 years ago when I noticed, but they had a lot of them for no real reason at my local best buy. I saw them slowly get down to 5 bucks at some point, but never moved on one.

#13 Edited by SirOptimusPrime (2027 posts) -

@nardak said:

Also watching all Uwe Boll movies in a row is probably a more pleasant experience.

This made me wiki/imdb Uwe Boll out of pure self-hate, only to discover that he directed a third BloodRayne movie and a scene-for-scene spoof of said movie.

This material writes itself, @ryan.

#14 Posted by DaMisterChief (628 posts) -

yes

#15 Posted by Beaker (94 posts) -

@nardak said:

Also watching all Uwe Boll movies in a row is probably a more pleasant experience.

I can confirm this is correct.

#16 Posted by probablytuna (3746 posts) -

So did you end up buying the special edition?

#17 Posted by jillsandwich (762 posts) -

I did end up buying the special edition. I probably should have just paid the sixty, but I don't feel all that bad about it. I enjoyed the game quite a bit, save for Michael Biehn's performance and the ending. I'm enjoying the hell out of multiplayer and I think I'm going to try to beat Ultimate Badass this weekend. Also, I've thought long and hard about this possibility, and I don't think I just said all of that because I'm talking about a thing I just spent a hundred fucking dollars on.

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