Ellipsis wrote:I'm not sure if I should preorder this... I'm not a huge Atelier fan although I've played a bit of an liked the first games, I'm just not sure if it's worth the extra money or not, any comments? Either way I'll get the game, just iffy on the limited edition
If you aren't a big fan, then I'd go with the standard edition just to save a few bucks. If you want an awesome t-shirt though, definitely hurry up and pre-order that limited edition!
But just to give you a better idea of how I personally see it:
- The soundtrack included isn't worth it considering it'll only have a dozen of tracks at best on one disc, while the Original Soundtrack contains 3 discs, totaling 111 tracks. The same was true of Atelier Totori's premium edition that included such a small soundtrack while the OST had 2 discs with a total of 62 tracks. It isn't so bad when the games do NOT have an Original Soundtrack (like Neptunia for example)
, but considering that the Atelier series does, it makes it worthless from my point of view since I already own the original soundtracks for the 3 Arland games. It might be of better value for someone who can't afford to import them though, especially considering they each cost more than that additional $15 for the Premium.
- An artbook is great and all, but isn't anything to go crazy about since you'll take it out maybe once or twice to check it out and then store it. It's a nice goodie for really big fans of the series, but otherwise the only other reason you may want it is because of your "collectors" heart. However, with the Atelier Series: Official Chronicles artbook released, I wonder if this one is worth it. This too, however, is more expensive than the additional $15. It's pretty good for display though, but nowhere near as great as displaying my Helghast helmet from my Killzone 3 Collector's Edition, or displaying my awesome Triggerheart Exelica dreamcast copy (one of my favorite shmup out there)
. Oh, and it also comes with the standard edition, probably only if you order directly from NISA though.
- The t-shirt is precious though, and I'll definitely enjoy it. It only comes in LARGE though, so if it isn't your size, you can't do much with it. And simply enough, you could easily get a shop to do the exact same t-shirt if you wanted to, but probably for a bit more than $15 once more.
In then end, $15 more than the standard edition is a good price for a Premium edition of this scale. One of the only reasons I pre-ordered it is because I always need to get the limited editions of the series I love.. and the t-shirt. If it weren't for these, I probably would of went with the Standard edition. So in the end, with this specific edition, it mainly comes back to whether you enjoy collecting limited editions or not in my opinion, and not because it offers amazing goodies like you've never seen before.
That t-shirt weirdly reminds of my Blood+ one, only because I got it within the first (or second, don't quite remember)
box set. One had a t-shirt and the other had a beanie (which unfortunately, was extremely small and so I can't wear it. I'll stick to my Killzone 2 beanie then)
. Oh, and which was a hell lot more expensive than Meruru's Premium edition.