Ah, Special Editions. So heavy on the wallet but so pretty to look at.
Just about every major release these days gets a special or limited edition of some kind, so it should come as no surprise that 2K is preparing a very sweet package for next year's Bioshock 2 . This overwhelming bundle will feature a massive 164-page hardcover art book (perfect coffee table adornment), no less than three different posters, the soundtrack on CD and – wait for it – the orchestral score also provided on a vinyl 180g LP. Man, I knew this retro thing was big, but will this generation of gamers embrace the old-school record idea? It's a collectible, no doubt about it, but who out there even has the means to play it without raiding the attics of their parents (or grandparents)? But hey, publishers need certain gimmicks to sell these pricey special editions; we're getting all the content of the God of War III SE in a gorgeous Pandora's Box, and let's not forget about those night vision goggles in the Prestige Edition of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 . Is this particular Special Edition featuring a vinyl record worth the admission price of $99? Well, we leave that decision to you.
Bioshock 2 is scheduled to hit store shelves on February 9, so you've got time to ponder. Many of you may save your money for that aforementioned GoWIII bundle, but in all honesty, we want Bioshock 2 almost as much. It's gonna rule, guaranteed.
Related Game(s): Bioshock 2