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So lemme get this straight- a "special edition" of a DLC which probably means paying a lot more in advance for a digital game that hasn't come out yet for some extra merchandise crap. And this will be ok not like Star Wars because we love FromSoftware but hate Ubisoft.

Look.. whatever. Don't lecture me about evil Ubisoft again, I know, I know, I'm must trying to keep up with gamr culture here.
I think the main reason From Software gets away with it in this case, merchandising aside, because they've always delivered on DLC that's either half as long or almost as long and as great as the base game. Sometimes even better. Compared to Ubisoft, where they've always cut, nickel, and dimed out content that was part of or should have been part of the base game it's in the charge at way higher prices to an overall worser product. Or the products not even finished and broken at launch. Not to mention Ubisoft is a much bigger company so they have no excuse for the poor quality control. FS it's much bigger now than they were a decade ago and have more staff, but they're still smaller compared to Ubisoft, yet have way higher quality control in most of their games. Ironic, because a lot of their games Before Dark Souls were niche and had some type of jank.

 
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So lemme get this straight- a "special edition" of a DLC which probably means paying a lot more in advance for a digital game that hasn't come out yet for some extra merchandise crap. And this will be ok not like Star Wars because we love FromSoftware but hate Ubisoft.

Look.. whatever. Don't lecture me about evil Ubisoft again, I know, I know, I'm must trying to keep up with gamr culture here.
Ehh…regarding the special edition least, it’s there for collectors so of course that’ll cost more. A quick look on PureArts’ website, even without the other stuff (including the $40 dlc), that price is on the low end for an 18” figure. There’s also a 1:1 scale helmet of Messmer going for $190, whereas there’s full-figure Assassin’s Creed stuff at 1:6 scale going for more than twice that.

When FROM starts filling their games with MTXs/loot boxes/NFT’s or whatnot , online requirements for single player, and wants you to feel comfortable not owning your games, then you’d have more of a point. FROMSOFT bought the Elden Ring IP from BN too, so this might be the last instance they're associated with it as a publisher.
 
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So lemme get this straight- a "special edition" of a DLC which probably means paying a lot more in advance for a digital game that hasn't come out yet for some extra merchandise crap. And this will be ok not like Star Wars because we love FromSoftware but hate Ubisoft.

Look.. whatever. Don't lecture me about evil Ubisoft again, I know, I know, I'm must trying to keep up with gamr culture here.
Aside from the fact that FS delivers quality products compared to Ubisoft (subjective, of course), the difference here is that this is an SE/CE for a DLC of a base game that has been out for a while that is also praised by the many. And as others hve pointed out, their DLCs for other games has been a blast

Meanwhile, Ubisoft always does this for a base game that hasn't even been released yet. And more often then not, their games are mediocre at best.

Is FS going overboard by creating SE/CE for a game + dlc version? Oh absolutely. I certainly won't be getting anything else besides the DLC itself. I still have faith in them, but not enough to shell out that much. I would caution anyone from getting too excited; CP2077 CE also sold quite well to my knowledge, all because CDPR had great reputation with Witcher games. And we all know how the launch went for that game
 
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Aside from the fact that FS delivers quality products compared to Ubisoft (subjective, of course), the difference here is that this is an SE/CE for a DLC of a base game that has been out for a while that is also praised by the many. And as others hve pointed out, their DLCs for other games has been a blast

Meanwhile, Ubisoft always does this for a base game that hasn't even been released yet. And more often then not, their games are mediocre at best.

Is FS going overboard by creating SE/CE for a game + dlc version? Oh absolutely. I certainly won't be getting anything else besides the DLC itself. I still have faith in them, but not enough to shell out that much. I would caution anyone from getting too excited; CP2077 CE also sold quite well to my knowledge, all because CDPR had great reputation with Witcher games. And we all know how the launch went for that game
Thinking about it a bit more, it’s not even about the game for these SE’s but about how worthwhile the extras are for people who go for that kinda thing. The DLC itself is still available for $40, or $80 for the bundle including the original game, the digital soundtrack, and a digital art book (not bad seeing as the base game is currently still $60 on Steam). One could surmise the odds of finding all this limited run extra stuff discounted down the road are rather slim.