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StrawMeBerry
03-05-2011, 05:53 AM
Hey guys, so as the title states, I can get either one of them, both brand new and I dont know which should I get. I already have the special edition from game, so I got the officer and trajan market, but the codex edition is just so tempting! There is a pretty big price difference between the two (atleast for me, if you calculate them in USD its 129$ for the codex edition and a 102$ for the auditore). Anyway, what do you guys think I should get? Is the codex edition really worth it?

Ass4ssin8me
03-05-2011, 05:58 AM
If you want the hard things then Codex for sure.

Lignjoslav
03-05-2011, 07:29 AM
I don't think that Auditore Edition is really worth the money. The box looks nice but there isn't much in it (I don't care about those cards so much, "Lineage" has been out on Youtube in HD since before AC2 and that's it, you don't even get the map of Rome).

So, if you are getting a limited edition, take the Codex Edition. The Codex you get in it is the real star of the package for me, the edges of pages are uneven and their surface textured, so it feels like a proper medieval document made with hand made paper. The "chest" that's included in the package also seems very nice (unless you look at its bottom), then there's also the map of Rome and some other stuff (bonus DVD, sountrack CD as well as cards, Lineage DVD and everything else from the Auditore edition). If you haven't already seen it, take a look at this unboxing video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Ayuuf8QHHI) (I find the narrator slightly irritating, but you get to see the contents of the package nicely).

In short, if you want a special edition and are willing to spend the money, the Codex Edition is the only way to go in my opinion, Auditore Edition isn't nearly as appealing and costs way too much money for just a nice box.

P.S. I feel obliged to say that I've opted for Digital Deluxe, all physical special editions are too expensive for me at the moment plus they are not even available in my country. It cost me $40 and contains everything from the Codex Edition, just in digital form (which I'm sure doesn't really do the Codex book justice, it's something I'd like to hold in my hands, not watch on screen, sniff).

Ass4ssin8me
03-06-2011, 03:13 AM
Wait wait wait... The lineage DVD came, with the codex edition?!?! I did not get this in mine?

Lignjoslav
03-06-2011, 05:25 AM
Maybe the contents is region specific, Ubi UK page (http://assassinscreed.uk.ubi.com/brotherhood/teaserpreorder/) says it should be in and the Russian sounding guy in the unboxing video obviously got it. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif

StrawMeBerry
03-06-2011, 11:54 AM
If you are from Australia, you werent suppoused to get it. Anyway, thanks for your answers, I guess Ill go for the Codex.