Quickie Unboxing - Fire Emblem Echos: Shadows of Valentia Limited Edition
I am a bit of a collector. I went all-in on the Smash Bros Amiibos(I'm only missing Meta Knight and Wii Fit Trainer). This will be one of many "Quickie" type posts. There will be no video here, but some pictures to show you the packaging, what is inside the box, and to give an idea of size.
The Amiibo set is not included with the Limited Edition unfortunately :(
As an aside: I am vehemently against paying full retail for ANY game unless there is absolutely no way around it. I will make a post on the programs available that save you money on purchases. For this one, I used Best Buy GCU, so I paid $48 for the game, and $20 for the Amiibo set, which is 20% off.
The overall package is fairly large, especially for a 3DS game. I figured it is due to the art book, which we will confirm once I open it.
The package includes the game, and art book, three lapel pins, and a "Sound Selection" music CD. I HATE this practice. I wish every collector's edition that includes a music CD component included the entire OST. It can be done, a shining example is the King of FIghters 14 Limited Edition, which includes the game's full OST on three CDs, but I digress. So far so good, the box is solid, and you can see where the extra money went. This Limited Edition is $20 above MSRP for the base game. Lets take a look at what's inside.
Everything is neatly packaged inside the box. They were easy to remove from the box. It is packaged the same way as the Zelda Breath of the WIld Special Edition. I wish the copy of the game had a "Limited Edition" marking on it. It is a very tiny nitpick, but it would add more prestige to the overall package. This is even more uncommon than including the full OST, but it's something I wish were more common. The most recent example is the Tales of Berseria Collector's Edition. The actual game case says "Collector's Edition" on the top, even though it has the same artwork as the standard edition.
Preliminary review? Worth the extra money. Considering that it is $20 more to get an art book, three pins, soundtrack sampler and a great looking package, it is priced well. If you are a Fire Emblem fan, and can get your hands on this edition, I would fully recommend it. The reviews online so far are positive, so I am looking forward to starting this new adventure.