By Jennifer Tan AKA Mrs Fett
Finally announced, and not a moment too soon, are the two collector’s editions for CoD: Ghosts. Now, I have been buying the Prestige Edition’s since MW3. I traded in all of my games, extra controllers, used my Pro Rewards for extra Trade-In %s, yeah, I am pretty thrifty when it comes to getting the Big Box Toys.
It’s no surprise, that there was going to be a bump in price, depending on what came with the Prestige, and Hardened Edition, and that price usually tells you what you are going to get. Let’s take a look at what will be included in these editions, and if it’s really worth the asking price!
The Hardened Edition is going to be $119.99, a drastic bump in price compared to its elder sibling’s editions. This will include your Season Pass, IMO (in my opinion), an essential tool for the avid, multiplaying, emblem-chasing killer. Also, the Free Fall Dynamic Bonus Map, evolving gameplay in real-time, while you play in a falling skyscraper! There is a Paracord Strap which allows you to carry over 9 ft of versatile paracord wherever you go (really guys?!) And finally an in-game player patch, card, background, a soundtrack, and DLC content.
First impression: Meh. “Over 9 feet” of paracord, is not nearly convincing enough to spend 110.00 on. Now that being said, let’s do some math. The game itself, on the 360, is 65.00 after tax. The Season Pass, is 50.00, already saving you 10.00, buying THOSE separately. So, if you were going to do get the pass anyway (which I recommend) then you might as well get the Hardened Edition, and you can use the paracord as a belt or something.
Now to my favorite! The Prestige Edition! You get everything from the Hardened Edition, PLUS! Collectible Steelbook, and a 1080p HD Tactical Camera: Film, edit, and share custom made videos, modeled from actual in-game equipment. A Shockproof, and water resistant HD digital video recorder features a 170° wide angle lens and comes equipped with three attachments so you can take it anywhere you go. A 4GB memory card, batteries, and editing software are also included.
As we ALL know, I love my cameras, and tech toys. I still play with my RC-XD! The camera looks pretty epic, and considering my Looxcie HD has an MSRP of around $200.00 by itself, I will not mind paying the $199.99 price tag for the Prestige edition. In my mind, I’m getting another camera to use at conventions, and a free copy of CoD:Ghosts, to keep in my Gaems Vanguard while I travel.
So there you have it, a breakdown of both editions. Even with their higher price points, I think both editions are worth the money, and I will always recommend pre-ordering your copy at a GameStop, simply for the Trade-In offers they have for these editions, including additional %s, and bonus content. I will be at the La Quinta Gamestop, with some awesome free swag, don’t forget to check in to the event page on www.facebook.com/mrsfett, to claim your free loot!