I've bought just about every game this year expected to be on at least one GB staff member's top ten list. Glaring omissions are Max Payne 3 and Syndicate, which I never picked up when I was broke earlier in the year (and absorbed in Skyrim), plus Far Cry 3 and Hitman, for which I was already broke now after all the black friday sales.
I have like $58 bucks in credit at gamestop, and was hoping to pick up Far Cry when it inevitably hits $39, and use the rest for Xbox points (since I haven't got Mark of the Ninja or Fez). But I just found out Max Payne 3 collector's edition is only $20 right now at gamestop. I passed on the $9 standard edition on black friday, and regret it, and I want to know if you'd go for that CE set now even if it dipped into your budget for other games.
The CE if MP3 seems pretty useless, its one of those statue sets, the worst kind of CE's outside of "steel (chrome-like paint on top of aluminum) case with art book that essentially is advertising that'd be sent as screenshots to gamespot circa 1998" collector's editions. It comes with a bullet shaped keychain. And not the season pass, just some "weapon skins". Exploitative garbage not what one expects from Rockstar.
Aaaaaanyway, I suppose the CE makes it easier to flip on craigslist for like $15, but in terms of the investment of time when theres so many games to play, would you recommend it? How much is it like old Max Payne? Is the multiplayer still busy on either 360 or PS3? And are people without season passes shit out of luck finding opponents?