Grand Theft Auto V is going to bankrupt you. I’m sorry. There’s no other way to say it. It was bad enough that Rockstar introduced the $79.99 special edition, with a blue print map of the city and extra goodies, since it looked pretty nice for just $20 more. Yet, the more I look at the included content, the more the $149.99 Grand Theft Auto V Collector’s Edition looks like the only viable option.
It isn’t about the Grand Theft Auto V Collector’s Edition physical bonuses, either. I mean, the map is nice, the Los Santos hat is kinda cool, and I really dig the security deposit bag with logo key keychain, but it’s more about the DLC that comes with it.
I mean, the DLC perks that come with the special and collector’s editions of Grand Theft Auto V are nice. It’ll be good to know there’s always a hammer, .50 Caliber Pistol and Bullpup Shotgun waiting for one of my thugs in any Ammu-Nation. The extra, custom clothing for each character and 20% shop discount is helpful too. And yes, I’m looking forward to the Stunt Plane Trials that will make each character better pilots. The only general DLC item that doesn’t seem all that special is the 25% faster special ability boost.
It’s giving the Grand Theft Auto V Collector’s Edition custom parent options for Grand Theft Auto Online and an extra garage that gets me. Yes, you heard me, parents options. In Grand Theft Auto Online, you choose your parents for your custom character, to determine appearance and such. If you get the collector’s edition, you can use Claude and Misty from Grand Theft Auto III as parents. You can also make your custom character Niko Bellic, but that’s not nearly as cool, because we already got to be Niko in Grand Theft Auto IV. As for the garage, it’s designed to hold custom cars and comes with a CarbonRS motorcycle and Hotknife hotrod in Grand Theft Auto V, and gives your Grand Theft Auto Online character a Khamelion electric car.
Really, it’s brutal. You just can’t discount the awesomeness of the Grand Theft Auto V Collector’s Edition’s DLC. Course, that $149.99 price tag brings you right back to reality. Let’s hope some of the special and collector’s editions’ DLC is eventually released on XBLA and the PlayStation Store.
Source [Rockstar Games Blog]