Collector’s editions for video games are usually wholly unnecessary. I mean sure, they’re definitely nice but they are also somewhat pricey and quality standards often don’t line up with the expectations of the fans. Unless it’s that Dead Island severed torso collector’s edition. That…that was special. Case in point here, with Marvel vs Capcom Infinite.
It’s an alright fighting game by the sounds of things, with the aforementioned collector’s edition at least promising that you can pretend to be an all-powerful master of time and space with a collection of Infinity Stones. I mean, who wouldn’t want to own a box of this?
Instead, people who threw down a hefty amount of cash were greeted with a box of disappointment:
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— Yohosie (@yohosiefgc) September 15, 2017
Those aren’t Infinity Stones, those are repurposed love eggs. And if you know what I’m talking about, well then…pervert. Anyway, fans weren’t exactly thrilled that the key hook for their hard-earned cash resembled farm eggs that had gone rotten, even if said package also included a quartet of collectable figures and a few other goodies thrown in for good measure.
It looks even more ridiculous when a quick browse of Etsy reveals plenty of fan creations of the fabled gems, which don’t exactly break the bank either. Honestly, how Capcom and Marvel could sign off on this package of lacklustre quality control is beyond me. Did I mention that the stones can’t be removed from their casing either and still look weaksauce when lit up? Because they totally do.
Fighting game fans have been livid, cancelling collector’s edition pre-orders and rather saving a few bucks for a vanilla edition of Marvel vs Capcom Infinite. Can’t say that I blame them, because for a RRP of $200 I’d have rather bought something that doesn’t resemble a box of oversized jelly beans.
Last Updated: September 19, 2017