Here is a conundrum I have been faced with multiple times. A cool game comes out, you play it for a while, and the next time you go shopping for games to see what may be out, you see it………that box staring you, making faces from its little perch on the shelf…….
It’s the “Game Of The Year” edition of the very same game you have been playing.
These versions of games come with all the bells and whistles you could want – everything that was in the season pass, all of the DLC content, extras not included in the regular game………yeah…….it’s all in this box that is mocking you, making you regret the day you bought the regular game, when for the same money, you could have waited and bought this one that has everything already included in it.
That’s the trap game developers put people in time and time and time again – they get you into a game, and then slap you in the face with the “you could have had THIS version” syndrome – so then you are faced with this question……….do you buy all of the extras online, or do you sell off your regular version and get THIS one?
Here is the other trap though………the game saves, in many cases, do NOT transfer over between the regular version and the GOTY version! So if you played, say, Shadow of Mordor, and got through a lot of the main story, decided to get the GOTY version since it has all of the DLC – guess what – you have to start………all………over………again. I can see if it transfers over from the regular version, but to not have that option is just another burr that sticks in the horse’s backside. So how do you know if a game is going to come out with a GOTY, or Definitive, or Platinum version of a game? You don’t! Game companies are really not going to tell you if they are going to release one or not, because most of the time, they probably don’t even know if a game is going to do well enough to put the investment into making one of those versions. It may be a big stinker and not do well at all, and you can get they’re not going to make an enhanced version of a game that bombs out in sales.
For myself, I waited to get Skyrim for the PS3 until the “Legendary Version” came out, because it had all of the DLC, and I didn’t even think about Fallout 3 until that GOTY was already out, so that was a no-brainer, but some games you really wish you knew if it would do really well or not, so you knew whether a better version was going to come out at a later time – but you just never know.
For right now……I’m counting the days until Deadpool comes out on the PS4 in November. That may be worth the cost.