Worst Collector's Edition Ever?!

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#1 Edited by jakob187 (21670 posts) -

I just got back from picking up my copy of the Collector's Edition for Dead Space 2.  The promise on this thing was that you would get a replica plasma cutter, and in all of the pictures that you saw before the game's release, it showed a relatively good-sized replica.  Now that I've got it...
 
...I mean, what the fuck is this?  I don't think you could even shoot off a necromorph's dork with this thing...if it even HAD a dork!
 
The soundtrack comes in...a paper sleeve?!  REALLY?  You couldn't be bothered to put it in a case stronger than an eco-box?
 
The lithograph is...just a piece of paper?  It's not even in some form of plastic sleeve?!
 
I understand that this is only $20.00 more than the regular edition, but after the AMAZINGNESS of the Halo: Reach Limited Edition...and Fallout 3...and New Vegas...and so many other packages, this just seems...well, fucking ridiculous.
 
I'd take a picture and upload it...but it's just too embarrassing to bother.  So, does anyone else think this is a weak ass package overall? 
 

*UPDATE* 

Alright, here's a picture of the Plasma Cutter to scale against my hand. 

HAPPY MEAL TOYS AREN'T EVEN JEALOUS OF THIS SHIT!!! 
#2 Edited by TheGreatGuero (9130 posts) -

Awww. So disappointing! Man, it looked like a good bundle too...

#3 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -

Take a picture! Not too embarrassing! i wanna see.

#4 Posted by xaLieNxGrEyx (2605 posts) -

i vote picture
#5 Posted by Hailinel (24794 posts) -

I need pics of your tiny plasma cutter.

Online
#6 Posted by DoctorTran (1562 posts) -

I too vote picture. Also. Heh you said dork.

#7 Posted by ch13696 (4582 posts) -

Yeah let me see a picture. C'mon.

#8 Posted by Gerhabio (1977 posts) -
@CL60 said:
" Take a picture! Not too embarrassing! i wanna see. "
This.
#9 Posted by RE_Player1 (7560 posts) -

Yeah I want to see a picture, so I too can share in your disappointment. 

#10 Edited by Yummylee (21642 posts) -

Worst review and now worst collectors edition? =O I feel like I may need to start hiding Dead Space 2 copies in my attic WW2 style! 
 
As for the collectors edition itself.. meh - it looks to have about the same amount useless tripe that most collectors/special/EPIC editions come with. 
 
@Hailinel said:

" I need pics of your tiny plasma cutter. "
Also bwahahahahaha!
#11 Edited by xaLieNxGrEyx (2605 posts) -
@Hailinel said:

"I need pics of your tiny plasma cutter. "


That as the power to shoot off dudes dorks
#12 Posted by DougQuaid (1274 posts) -

Just watched an unboxing video on youtube and yeah, that shit's pretty bad.  The packaging looks great, but the plasma cutter is about the size of something you might get in a Happy Meal.

#13 Posted by sixghost (1679 posts) -

I watched an unboxing video this morning, holy shit did it look terrible. I've never been more relieved that I didn't buy something. Way to go EA.

#14 Posted by TheDoubleJ (204 posts) -
@DougQuaid:
does this come with fries
#15 Posted by DougQuaid (1274 posts) -
@kous18: If only...
#16 Posted by jakob187 (21670 posts) -
@Hailinel said:
" I need pics of your tiny plasma cutter. "
T_T  Burn in Hell, you miserable winch!!! 
 
@Abyssfull: The Halo: Reach Limited Edition was goddamn great.  Everything included in it was something to do with the history of Reach, and the diary was a great read.  New Vegas had a great graphic novel with it.  Hell, Fallout 3 had a fucking lunchbox!  Hell, even the Dante's Inferno promo action figure for pre-orders was better...AND THAT'S A GAME MADE BY THE SAME COMPANY! 
 

 Here.  Hopefully, the lulz you can provide will be a redeeming factor.
 

ALSO...NO CODE FOR DEAD SPACE IGNITION THAT I'VE FOUND YET!!!

Sorry for those following my blog.  =  /  
#17 Posted by TheDoubleJ (204 posts) -
@jakob187:
that realy sucks
#18 Edited by jakob187 (21670 posts) -

Seriously, it's not even bigger than the fucking box that the game discs are housed in!!! 
 
Anyways, I'm gonna go play.  Hopefully the game wows the FUCK out of me like the first one did.

#19 Posted by RandomInternetUser (6789 posts) -

Watch out!  You could singe your foot hair with that plasma cutter.

#20 Posted by ShiftyMagician (2129 posts) -

The plasma cutter model definitely ain't no gun size, but it isn't exactly a keyring size either.  Didn't expect a crazy size for the price I paid anyway.  I can leave it around as some little ornament in my room at least.

#21 Posted by niamahai (1405 posts) -

EA's CE are usually not great. Judging from 2010's offering (MoH, ME2). 
 
Warhammer Online CE.. now that was a mother fucker.

#22 Posted by big_jon (5727 posts) -

Glad I'm getting the regular one now.
#23 Posted by Bones8677 (3241 posts) -

Look on the bright side. It's the perfect size for a child. Give the plasma cutter to a kid and you'll be the coolest person ever.

#24 Posted by Alphiehyr (1083 posts) -
@jakob187 said:

" I just got back from picking up my copy of the Collector's Edition for Dead Space 2.  The promise on this thing was that you would get a replica plasma cutter, and in all of the pictures that you saw before the game's release, it showed a relatively good-sized replica.  Now that I've got it...  ...I mean, what the fuck is this?  I don't think you could even shoot off a necromorph's dork with this thing...if it even HAD a dork!  The soundtrack comes in...a paper sleeve?!  REALLY?  You couldn't be bothered to put it in a case stronger than an eco-box?  The lithograph is...just a piece of paper?  It's not even in some form of plastic sleeve?!  I understand that this is only $20.00 more than the regular edition, but after the AMAZINGNESS of the Halo: Reach Limited Edition...and Fallout 3...and New Vegas...and so many other packages, this just seems...well, fucking ridiculous.  I'd take a picture and upload it...but it's just too embarrassing to bother.  So, does anyone else think this is a weak ass package overall? "

@TheGreatGuero said:

" Awww. So disappointing! Man, it looked like a good bundle too... "

@sixghost said:

" I watched an unboxing video this morning, holy shit did it look terrible. I've never been more relieved that I didn't buy something. Way to go EA. "

This is exactly what happens. I shouldn't have wasted time convincing people not to get this piece of shit.
#25 Posted by Bones8677 (3241 posts) -

You can give me the plasma cutter. I'll happily take it off your hands.

#26 Posted by BeachThunder (11935 posts) -

The Plasma cutter is cute :3
 
But, yeah, not a very good CE :(

#27 Posted by kratier (223 posts) -

buying a crappy 8 hour singleplayer game  is one thing,, paying for its CE is another, you deserve what you got

#28 Posted by Hamst3r (4484 posts) -

I'm looking forward to having a tiny baby plasma cutter of my own. :3

#29 Posted by JusticeCat (113 posts) -

They did an unboxing for CE a while ago .. I think for $20 extra its a pretty okay CE. 
 
Also, DeadSpace Ignition is a pre-order bonus and you should have been given the voucher when you placed your order - that is the mistake of whoever you bought it from.

#30 Posted by TheGreatGuero (9130 posts) -
@Alphiehyr:  Actually, I learned a long time ago that Collector's Editions are usually a big crock. I've avoided them for the last several years, with the only exceptions being GTAIV (because the bonus stuff is actually pretty cool and practical, and it turns out I use them both often), and Red Dead Redemption (well, it was still just $60. Not much extra, except a nice box cover and a downloadable game soundtrack, but I wasn't paying anything extra for it, so it's all good).
#31 Posted by jakob187 (21670 posts) -
@JusticeCat said:
" They did an unboxing for CE a while ago .. I think for $20 extra its a pretty okay CE.  Also, DeadSpace Ignition is a pre-order bonus and you should have been given the voucher when you placed your order - that is the mistake of whoever you bought it from. "
As I found out.  Moreover, as I called the place I got it from, they stated "there's nothing we can do about that".  Apparently, that shit was printed on the original receipt...for the pre-order...that I placed back in October.  T_T 
 
@kratier said:
" buying a crappy 8 hour singleplayer game  is one thing,, paying for its CE is another, you deserve what you got "
So far, just the little bit I played of the single player, it's fucking boss...just like the first game was. 
#32 Posted by Edwardryu (437 posts) -

hey, don't complain. at least you got the game. that's luxurious way of complaining. steam users are now in trouble. they can't even activate it because of fucking system error. you have better situation than them. so be quiet, enjoy your game. I will get collector's edition tomorrow. I don't expect too much since I purchased several CE version before. why do people even whining after getting the game anyway? life is too good, huh? you know, complaining is all over the fucking places. never satisfy, huh?

#33 Posted by mordukai (7150 posts) -
@jakob187: No dude. the worse collector edition ever has to go to the first Assassin's Creed. No soundtrack, a crappy figurine, an even crappier comic strip, and a "making of" feature that barely reached 15 minutes, and no in game bonus. The only good thing about it was the case it came in. 
 
Also, is there a "making of" in this edition? 
#34 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7617 posts) -
@kratier said:
"buying a crappy 8 hour singleplayer game  is one thing,, paying for its CE is another, you deserve what you got "

I really hate this mentality of "game length = value" and it's the whole reason that every single game is shoe-horning in unnecessary multiplayer modes.  It may "only" be 8 hours but if those 8 hours are really enjoyable, what's the problem?  I'd rather spend 8 hours with a great single player game than 50 with another mediocre multiplayer FPS/third person shooter.
 
The CE is definitely pretty lame though and I do feel some developers are really trying to take advantage of their fans with them.  Reminds me a lot of the Arkham Asylum once, which looked amazing in the pictures..  but the batarang ended up being made from a really cheap plastic and was basically the quality of something you'd expect from a McDonalds happy meal.  Halo Reach and Anno 1404's are two of the very few CE's that I think really stand up as being excellent and clearly made for the fans of the franchises, rather than to rip off chumps.
#35 Posted by FesteringNeon (2164 posts) -

Where is the plasma cutter in the picture? 
Thanks for updating us on this.. I was thinking of buying it because of that plasma cutter (it looked to scale in pictures).. 
Sorry for the disappoint. : /

#36 Posted by audiosnag (1604 posts) -

Well....the box art is pretty cool...so there's that...i guess...

#37 Posted by Dante_the_Jedi (326 posts) -

Lame, now I wish I did not pre-order mine...and I have to wait until the 28th (stupid UK) Oh well. I spend more money on dumber things, Like the fact that I am getting 2 copys of the game a PC and 360.

#38 Posted by Deusoma (3006 posts) -
@bukkookkub said:
" Where is the plasma cutter in the picture?  Thanks for updating us on this.. I was thinking of buying it because of that plasma cutter (it looked to scale in pictures)..  Sorry for the disappoint. : / "
It's in the lower right, sitting on top of the actual game case.
#39 Posted by amir90 (2156 posts) -

Sorry, but I am really confused now, on the dead space 2 facebook fan page, the dev. guy held it and it looked 3cm or something, does this mean he did a prank on us? =(
 
Also too bad dude.

#40 Posted by Yanngc33 (4496 posts) -
@jakob187: the cutter doesnt seem that small can you hold it like a real gun ?
#41 Posted by Gizmo (5389 posts) -

You fools keep forking out for collectors editions, still...

#42 Posted by neoepoch (1295 posts) -

I'm in the same boat as you Jakob. I feel pretty dumb, but I guess I was dumb in the first place for buying the damn thing. Oh well, the game still rips, so that makes up for it?

#43 Edited by jakob187 (21670 posts) -
@Yanngc33: You can put your index finger on the trigger and your middle finger around the grip, but beyond that, nope.  Also, it takes 2 AAA batteries in the handle for the LED lights.  Now, if those LEDs have some distance on them in the darkness, then that might make up for it a little bit.  Unfortunately, I have no AAA batteries.  Who the fuck even USES those anymore?  LOL 
 
@neoepoch: The game does indeed rip.  I'll say that I already know I'll get $80 worth of gameplay out of the thing.  I've been through the first Dead Space five times (need to finish the sixth for my Impossible difficulty and S-rank that hoe).  I can see this easily being played that much.  Man, there is some FUCKED UP shit in this game!  lol  I'm on Chapter 4 right now.  Funny enough, I started my time on the game checking out the multiplayer since I didn't get in on the beta (360 didn't have it, of course).  The Pack seems like a thoroughly OP unit type, but beyond that, it's a fucking frantic time in multiplayer.  Definitely going to get into more of that. 
 
@Gizmo: I typically do a fair amount of research on Collector's Editions and such before I plop money down.  I looked for pictures, and the scale they showed that plasma cutter at seemed like it wasn't going to be a true-to-scale replica, but at least a little under it.  There was a picture of a guy holding one with all his fingers around the grip.  Guess we got fooled.  I've bought plenty of Collector's Editions that had great swag in them for the extra $20.  Alan Wake, Halo: Reach, and Fallout 3 are definitely the top ones for me.  To be honest, I think I would've rather had some kind of comic book or something with this that gave even more backstory than they've already given this world.  Alas, I've got a small crappy plasma cutter with a sticker that says "Made In China" on it.  *le sigh*
#44 Posted by Azteck (7449 posts) -

It looks so goddamn plastic-y. I wouldn't want to display that in my room

#45 Posted by Laksa (240 posts) -

that gray mess of plastic is the replica plasma cutter?

#46 Posted by GetEveryone (4455 posts) -
@jakob187: I'm still holding out that the Deus Ex: Human Revolution Augmented Edition won't be a bitter disappointment... 
  
 
...like every other collector's edition.
#47 Posted by jakob187 (21670 posts) -
@GetEveryone: I haven't even looked at that. 
 
I think the only other Collector's Edition I've looked at so far is the Nano Edition of Crysis 2.  Speaking of which, that multiplayer demo totally came out today as well as Bulletstorm.  Fuck, I've got a long week of game-playing between Dead Space 2, those demos, and League of Legends.  UGH!
#48 Posted by guthwulf (251 posts) -

I think that nothing beats the badness of the Fable 2 collector's edition.
The Plasma Cutter really looks kinda crappy though.

#49 Posted by doejonathan (172 posts) -

    
Here's a $130 messenger bag to make all you Dead Spacers a little less miserable. 
#50 Posted by jakob187 (21670 posts) -
@doejonathan: I actually liked the Mirror's Edge collector's edition.  I just wish it hadn't been $130.  The messenger bag seemed pretty rad as well as something you can USE.  I understand that I paid an extra $20 for what I should've already known was going to be a "toy".  However, Visceral should've known that this would be a goddamn depressing thing for Dead Space fans.  Even the action figure you got with a pre-order of Dante's Inferno was nicer and had more detail than this fucking thing.

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