What do you think of the Alan Wake CE?

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#1 Edited by sixghost (1716 posts) -

 
 
 

• Game Disc in box with unique art
• Exclusive In-Game Audio Commentary and Hints by Remedy
• "The Alan Wake Files" – a 144pg book that includes a short story written by Alan Wake and compiles the FBI dossiers investigating the events in Bright Falls, WA
• Exclusive Audio Disc with Soundtrack and Score
• Game Add-on token redeemable on Xbox LIVE for the first Alan Wake add-on content pack
• Exclusive Xbox disc with special content: Alan Wake Xbox Live Theme and Alan Wake Avatar for Xbox LIVE

http://www.n4g.com/xbox360/News-474515.aspx

That's for $80. I usually shy away from this kind of stuff, but this one seems pretty cool. It seems a lot different from the typical shiny case, behind the scenes video, in game item that get passed off as Limited or Collector's editions. So what do you guys think about this stuff for the extra $20? The in-game commentary seems like it would be pretty cool to throw on for a 2nd or 3rd playthrough of the game. The 144pg book also seems like it could be potentially pretty cool, as well as the soundtrack, depending on the quality of the music in the game (obviously). The free DLC is an obvious plus too.

This is why I hate these Collector's Edition stuff, if the book, FBI dossier things, and the soundtrack are all done well, this would be pretty easily worth the extra $20, but for all I know they will be some crap churned out in a couple hours before the game goes gold.

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#2 Posted by HandsomeDead (11853 posts) -

Max Payne and its sequel are two of my favourite games of all time so I pre-ordered this collector's edition weeks ago without even knowing what was in it. Looks pretty good.

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#3 Posted by PeasForFees (2420 posts) -
@HandsomeDead said:
" Max Payne and its sequel are two of my favourite games of all time so I pre-ordered this collector's edition weeks ago without even knowing what was in it. Looks pretty good. "
Those guys made it it, My interest has shot up, but I can't imagine it being better than those two games.
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#4 Posted by HandsomeDead (11853 posts) -
@PeasForFees said:
" @HandsomeDead said:
" Max Payne and its sequel are two of my favourite games of all time so I pre-ordered this collector's edition weeks ago without even knowing what was in it. Looks pretty good. "
Those guys made it it, My interest has shot up, but I can't imagine it being better than those two games. "
Same, though I'm sure I'm going to enjoy it a hell of a lot.
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#5 Posted by ImperiousRix (3095 posts) -

I'm thinking the same I do about most Collectors Editions; it's cool, but it's probably not something I'd probably be willing to shell out the cash for. 
For the record, though, I think the game looks pretty awesome so far.

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#6 Posted by Skytylz (4136 posts) -

looks cool, i'm still on the fence about this game because i'm kinda short on cash right now.

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#7 Posted by Jeust (11739 posts) -

If it comes on Europe i'll get it. 

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#8 Posted by Gizmo (5467 posts) -

Hmm, as a huge Stephen King fan this CE interests me deeply.

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#9 Posted by septim (787 posts) -

I guess these collector bonuses must appeal only to a certain niche. 
 
I wouldn't even look at that stuff if it came for free.

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#10 Posted by Redbullet685 (6453 posts) -

This makes me happy

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#11 Posted by Icemael (6860 posts) -
@Jeust said:
" If it comes on Europe i'll get it.  "
It does. I've got it pre-ordered. 
 
What sells it for me isn't the soundtrack, the book or the DLC -- not that those things don't seem sweet -- but the book-like box. It's hardbound in (supposedly) quality linen, for Christ's sake. Video game boxes don't get more awesome than that.
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#12 Posted by Andheez (646 posts) -

I don't buy CE stuff, but I am curious about the book, it tempts me.

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#13 Posted by Guybrush (185 posts) -

In UK it's only £3 more than the standard. So that seems like a dead cert to me.

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#14 Posted by FireSketch (851 posts) -
@Guybrush: Actually Game's offering it for standard price :)
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#15 Posted by killer_meatballs (532 posts) -

Definitely getting the Limited Edition.  "The Alan Wake Files" seems like it would be very interesting.

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#16 Edited by TrashMustache (572 posts) -

 
i have always found the nature of limited edition's pretty odd because you basically have to buy the product early on without even knowing if you're gonna like the game or not, on a hunch as it were, risky especially with a new IP. I live in europe, here the standard game was 63 dolars and the collector's edition was 69.99 dolars. In belgium games are usually priced at 80 dollars for standard edition, so needless to say i was amazed at how cheap the collector was so i bought that and i have to say the content is neat. thankfully the game was my cup of tea all the way.

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#17 Posted by DrPockets000 (2877 posts) -

I love my CE and am very glad I got it.

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#18 Posted by HandsomeDead (11853 posts) -
@DrPockets000 said:
" I love my CE and am very glad I got it. "
This. Definitely one of the best CEs I've ever bought.
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#19 Posted by DrPockets000 (2877 posts) -
@HandsomeDead said:
" @DrPockets000 said:
" I love my CE and am very glad I got it. "
This. Definitely one of the best CEs I've ever bought. "
The soundtrack alone is almost worth it.
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#20 Posted by Ruprit (3 posts) -
@DrPockets000 said:
" @HandsomeDead said:
" @DrPockets000 said:
" I love my CE and am very glad I got it. "
This. Definitely one of the best CEs I've ever bought. "
The soundtrack alone is almost worth it. "

I concur, the soundtrack is excellent and the main reason I bought the CE.  

Out of fear of spoilers, I have yet to look through the book or dvd.   Overall, I was surprised at the quality of the packaging and presentation.   It’s not your usual steel-book case plus insignificant art-book.   I would compare it favorably with the WoW and Warhammer Online CEs in terms of quality.  

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#21 Posted by jakob187 (22932 posts) -

Picked this up yesterday.  Don't regret it.  Definitely a well-made package.

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#22 Posted by iAmJohn (6232 posts) -
@HandsomeDead said:
" @DrPockets000 said:
" I love my CE and am very glad I got it. "
This. Definitely one of the best CEs I've ever bought. "
Indeed.
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#23 Posted by sixghost (1716 posts) -
@jakob187 said:
" Picked this up yesterday.  Don't regret it.  Definitely a well-made package. "
Where'd you find the CE so late after release?
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#24 Posted by iAmJohn (6232 posts) -
@sixghost said:
" Where'd you find the CE so late after release? "
So late?  I bought it on Sunday.  Is it already that hard to find?
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#25 Posted by jakob187 (22932 posts) -
@sixghost said:
" @jakob187 said:
" Picked this up yesterday.  Don't regret it.  Definitely a well-made package. "
Where'd you find the CE so late after release? "
GameStop, funny enough.  A dood had pre-ordered one apparently and then later cancelled his pre-order, so they had it sitting around.  They hadn't been advertising that they had it, and they didn't have it on the shelves at all.  I asked him, and he was like "YEAH, WE'VE GOT ONE!".  He seemed pretty damn happy about getting rid of it, LOL. 
 
HOWEVER, I did happen to notice that they sold the last copy of Deadly Premonition that they had finally, which saddened me as I was going to buy it as well.  =  /
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#26 Posted by sixghost (1716 posts) -
@iAmJohn said:
" @sixghost said:
" Where'd you find the CE so late after release? "
So late?  I bought it on Sunday.  Is it already that hard to find? "
I've got no idea, I just assumed CEs become pretty hard to find after release date, they seem like something you have to preorder, or just get lucky.
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#27 Posted by DoctorTran (1595 posts) -
@jakob187 said:
" @sixghost said:
" @jakob187 said:
" Picked this up yesterday.  Don't regret it.  Definitely a well-made package. "
Where'd you find the CE so late after release? "
GameStop, funny enough.  A dood had pre-ordered one apparently and then later cancelled his pre-order, so they had it sitting around.  They hadn't been advertising that they had it, and they didn't have it on the shelves at all.  I asked him, and he was like "YEAH, WE'VE GOT ONE!".  He seemed pretty damn happy about getting rid of it, LOL.  HOWEVER, I did happen to notice that they sold the last copy of Deadly Premonition that they had finally, which saddened me as I was going to buy it as well.  =  / "
We got a copy of it in a few days before Alan Wake came in... My assistant manager had stuck it in a drawer for me. I snatched that bitch up as fast as I could.

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