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NorthernAvengeR
11-15-2007, 07:34 AM
So I went through the rain and the cold Norwegian weather to the postal offfice to get my preordered Assassin's Creed Limited edition. I finally get home cut the sucker up and inside i find a pretty big cardboard box with "Assassin's Creed Limited Edition" on it. I open it up and i find... WHAT?! What seems like a regular copy of Assassin's Creed is in it! Only the cover feels really cheap and bendy and hard to open close with a big ugly yellow "NOT FOR RESALE" stamp covering a 1/5 of the cover front."Who are you and what have you done with my videogame bliss? And inside it? A regular copy of Assassin's Creed. I search the box for anything else than the big-*** figurine of our mutual homicidal friend, which by the way stands on a cheap plastic platform with the words MADE IN CHINA engraved in the base.(So much for a limited collectible)But the figurine is fine. I hoped for something of higher quality, but it's Altaļr, I'm willing to let it slip. So I continue to search for ANYTHING that would convince me that it was worth the 149 USD(By today's NOK to USD rate) I payed for it. No, there is nothing in there. That's it. I paid 50USD++ more for this?(BTW Don't buy games in Norway, very expensive)

I must say I'm fairly disappointed that I got nothing but the game(in a cheap cover) and Altaļr. That's the "limited edition" my region got. Awesome! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif It's quite easy to see that Ubi is focusing their efforts elsewhere though still not hesitating to taking the true fans' money.

ParanoiD84
11-15-2007, 07:44 AM
Yeah same here but in sweden, no comic and no bonusdisc.

NorthernAvengeR
11-15-2007, 07:47 AM
Really disappointing though. They call it limited edition and you see all the pictures of the extras online and when you get it. Nothing.

ParanoiD84
11-15-2007, 07:50 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/agreepost.gif but the big Altair figure is damn nice, but yeah i was hoping for all the other stuff to.

NorthernAvengeR
11-15-2007, 07:55 AM
No doubt about it. The figurine is rally cool, except maybe the MADE IN CHINA stamp. Still I could have bought the figurine separately and saved a lot AND gotten a "real" cover.

ParanoiD84
11-15-2007, 08:03 AM
Yeah it would be alot nicer with made in the holy land http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

parabola
11-15-2007, 05:05 PM
Posted Thu November 15 2007 15:48
I appreciate the tin box and the Penny Arcade comics, even the mini-strat guide is nice.

However the presentation of it all isn't that good.

Nothing in it really seems very collector like. The paper for the comic and guide is very plain. The figurine is small but pretty cool overall.

The bonus CD consists of a bunch of stuff thats already released to the public with nothing really cool thats extra.

The good thing is that the game meets my expectations. For now.

ocataco
11-15-2007, 05:12 PM
Originally posted by parabola:
Posted Thu November 15 2007 15:48
I appreciate the tin box and the Penny Arcade comics, even the mini-strat guide is nice.

However the presentation of it all isn't that good.

Nothing in it really seems very collector like. The paper for the comic and guide is very plain. The figurine is small but pretty cool overall.

The bonus CD consists of a bunch of stuff thats already released to the public with nothing really cool thats extra.

The good thing is that the game meets my expectations. For now.

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/agreepost.gif Same here.
only $10 more though, and i bought it with trade-in money from all my old games so it was pretty much free.. but yeah. collector's edition isnt really worth it.

NOXER36
11-15-2007, 05:24 PM
If you throw in the art book it makes an alright collectors edition but nothing close to Bioshock or Mass Effect.

UI-Uninspired
11-15-2007, 05:29 PM
Tall figure? All I got was this lame 3 inch tall miniture. The paint on it is not even complete, the red belt/sash type thing that hangs down in the back is partially black, I thought it was going to be bigger, doesn't even have a stand or anything. Kinda disapointed but oh well I got it for the game and it was only $10 more. Still haven't been able to play the game though been staring at it for like the last 5 hours here at work where I had it delivered.

Thebrownfish
11-15-2007, 05:38 PM
Yeah i went to game and asked what was in the collectors edition. The guy didnt know exactly so he went and got one for me to look at. The figure is about 12 inch tall and pretty cool but that was all that was in the box, other than the game itself obviously. £70 for that or £60 online - i dont think so.

Regular edition for me. The only draw back was he wouldnt sell me one no matter how much i threatened** him.

**For threatened read begged.

Firecracker22
11-15-2007, 05:48 PM
I'm sorry to hear that. I was happy with mine, although I live here in the U.S., but sorry to hear it went down like that for you.

Thebrownfish
11-15-2007, 05:55 PM
Originally posted by Firecracker22:
I'm sorry to hear that. I was happy with mine, although I live here in the U.S., but sorry to hear it went down like that for you.

Yeah the funny thing is if it had been only an artbook in there instead of a figure i would gladly pay £60 over £40 but no, none. I can still enjoy the game though and will pick up my copy tomorrow. I am a sucker for artwork when hyped for a game/movie.

jerrylanders99
11-15-2007, 06:06 PM
Yeah, this is ******ed.
Mine was supposed to come with an art book, but gamestop said their warehouse never got them...no compensation either.

Also my cheap 2 inch altair figure's foot was broken off.

How lame is that?

Alkaline_0
11-15-2007, 06:11 PM
I didn't order the limited edition, but after reading these posts, I'm wondering whats up with the varying sizes. Apparently the Altair figure is ranging from 2 inches to 12. That doesn't make sense for some to have a nice, tall figure, and others to get short, broken ones. Or else there's some exaggeration to be going on here. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

spazzoo1025
11-15-2007, 06:21 PM
i was thinking about getting the LE, but then i saw that the cover is just the Assassin's symbol, and i know that all the videos will be on Youtube soon anyways

Thebrownfish
11-15-2007, 06:26 PM
Originally posted by Alkaline_0:
I didn't order the limited edition, but after reading these posts, I'm wondering whats up with the varying sizes. Apparently the Altair figure is ranging from 2 inches to 12. That doesn't make sense for some to have a nice, tall figure, and others to get short, broken ones. Or else there's some exaggeration to be going on here. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

I can confirm that the Altair figure i held today was 12inches maybe 11 inches. Wait i will find a link.

EDIT: Right see the below link. I know it does not have a size for the figure but as you can see it has a base on the feet. As i understand the figures in the tin did not. It proves that there are more than one figurine size about. Regading the size guess you will have to trust me.

Link (http://www.game.co.uk/PS3/Action/Stealth/%7Er332773/Assassins-Creed-Collectors-Edition-GAME-Exclusive/)

DOUBLE EDIT:
7 inch figure (http://cgi.ebay.com/ASSASSINS-CREED-ALTAIR-Game-Action-Figure-7-New-NECA_W0QQitemZ160178708196QQihZ006QQcategoryZ348QQ cmdZViewItem)
3 inch figure (http://www.amazon.com/UBI-Soft-39339-Assassins-Limited/dp/B000WON6XW)
12 inch figure (http://www.forbiddenplanet.co.uk/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=6_781&products_id=39047)

NorthernAvengeR
11-16-2007, 06:54 AM
Seems like the limited edition's content is determined by the region. US get some extras and EU get nothing that can't be bought separately. Though I feel kinda scammed because it said it contained some extras. Oh well I'm loving the game though. It's waaaaay to easy though. Assassinate soldier *blend* repeat. I killed of a group of 8 soldiers this way :s

DeathRieper
11-16-2007, 07:32 AM
This is why i bought AC of ubi shop. Because they gave the big tin case that fits 2 dvd cases, the comic, artefekt, dvd with content on(for PC, and in a dvd case, which explains size of tin case) and a damn cool art book. And all that was free. And thats stuff are what i want off the LE(ok figurine to, but that can be bought by itself in ubi shop and ebay always works to http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

Always pays off the search net for info. ><