I'm still working my way (slowly) thru the DLC missions in the first game in couch Co-op, so I can wait until the inevitable GOTY/Complete edition rolls around. Plus, pre-order guns/items in a game with supposedly bajilions of them already is lame IMO. Chances are, they're either going to be completely OP, or worthless a few hours in. The Mechromancer class sounds exactly like the kind of thing that should just be included with all new copies of the game (my preferred incentive for buying new titles over used), but as a pre-order bonus it rubs me the wrong way. Plus, ya know, the backlog....wouldn't get to play it until waaaaay after release anyhow lol.
Back on topic...kinda...I think most people are skeptical/jaded on the subject of high-priced CE's because:
A.)Almost all collector's editions these days drop in price ridiculously fast, especially the high dollar ones, which lowers the perceived value of ALL collector's editions substantially. (exceptions being maybe Diablo 3 + The Witcher 2 Black Edition? Those are the two that I can think of off the top of my head that are still really high)
B.)This is a re-release of previously existing games that are ALL currently offered on current gen. platforms.
Like I said, I hope the physical stuff ends up being really cool. This batch of stuff doesn't really interest me, save for the soundtrack, so I decided to pass.
The Mecromancer is available w/o preorder, but it costs $10 when it comes out in a month. It's Gearbox's way of rewarding its biggest fans/kinda sorta fight against used games w/o having an online pass. If you wait a year or so for the GotY edition, I'm sure the Mecromancer will be included. Which is worse: the Mecromancer being free for preorders/pay without, or 2K holding the All-Star game hostage for NBA 2K12/2K13 preorders or having to pay $5/10. This seems to be the way they're going to fight used game sales so they can say they aren't doing online passes.
The most valuable CE of this gen IMO (in no particular order) are:
World of Warcraft original release CE
Diablo 3 CE
ME 1 CE (Gamestop.com exclusive in US)
Tales of Vesperia CE (Game Crazy/Amazon.com exclusive in US)
Witcher 2 Dark Edition
Kingdoms of Amalur (had to be preordered direct from 38 Studios, only a couple thousand made.)
Some other individual items from CE are still valuable, even though the game itself isn't. The coin from the Oblivion CE still sells for $50 online. The anime/soundtrack set from the PS3 SF 4 CE is still really rare since it sold out.
We'll see where Borderlands 2 UE and SF 25th Anniversary end up. If you want to see the Borderlands UE unboxing, there's 2 or 3 videos in the international preorder thread now.
Edited by MSUHitman, 15 September 2012 - 10:26 AM.