It's funny that just a day or so ago The Mor created a thread discussing the rising costs of games. The explained that people buying lame collector's editions of games *cough* Halo2 *cough* paved the way for developers to tack an extra $10 on to the price of your games.
When is a collectors edition of a game actually worth it to you? Halo2 and Perfect Dark Zero were a joke. You got a "the making of" DVD and a worthless tin case. Come on!
The details of the collector's edition of Oblivion (The Mor's most anticipated game of 2005 -- Which turned into 2006 since it was delayed) has been released. For an extra $10, the folks at Bethesda are actually giving you some goods. Now remember, Oblivion will retail for $60... So we're talking about a $70 Collector's Edition here. The Mor will probly buy it.
- Game disc -- duh
- Full game Manual (is it me or has games been going the slim route with manuals lately?) -- Oblivion will include a full color 48 page manual.
- Game map -- Extremely useful in previos Elder Scrolls games.
- Packaging -- Explained as a cool leather-case-looking fold out package (like the special edition Lord of the Rings case)
- Bonus DVD -- Yes, it's a "making of" DVD with stills and concept stuff.
- Septim -- A physical copy of the coins used in the world of Elder Scrolls. I thought this was an awesome idea.
- Pocket Guide to the Empire -- It's a guide to the world of Oblivion. Looks like it belongs in that world, and is written as if it were a book in that world (IE - It's not in "instruction manual" format.
That's all worth an extra $10 to The Mor, but he's a huge fan. What about you guys?
Oblivion (regular and collector's editions) will be available for the PC and 360 early next month.