i was going to post this on launch day but i just got SOO into horde2.0 and couldn't pry myself away from it.
anyway here is an unboxing of the Gears Of War 3 Epic Edition, i paid about $167 wit tax for it. this is the second game over $150 i have, the first being the Halo Reach Legendary Edition.
the front of the box has the red OMEN and the games name written on it.
the side has Marcus in the statue pose.
and the back of the box shows the contents.
the top just has the OMEN symbol.
and the Styrofoam has the COG logo imprinted it it like Halo Reach's foam had, and there you can see the art book and "limited edition".
and the art book with its beautiful are on the front, its about 100 pages long.
and this is what the "limited edition" looks like (minus a slip cover), the box has come embossed lines on it (you cant really see it too good) and the wings are also embossed. i also want to add that the box (and art book) feels like the Bioshock 2 collectors edition box does, it has this soft silk rubber feel to it. have no idea what it is made of.
opening up the case reviels the game case that looks like a hard drive type thing, its really but i wish it came with a slip cover of the normal editions art. also the box is held shut by strong magnets (they also hold the COG compartment in place).
and here is mt favorite part of the "limited edition" the metal COG "award". this thing is heavy its 150 grams OR about 6 AA batteries (if you want to know how heavy)
and here is the back of the COG, at the bottom you can the code for Adam Fenix which is lasered on. i would have liked to see it been stamped in like the other lettering. OH and the code has already been redeemed so don't waste you time and do w whole CSI photo thing to try to get the code :P .
and this is what the game case contains, a sheet of stickers, the codes for 48 hour trial and infected OMEN weapon skins and............a single page of "instructions". this is BS i was hoping for a thick book with lots of backstory on the characters and events and weapons, but no they give you one sheet of paper on the controls and a website to get the "full" manual. i thought Black Ops and Duke Nukem had small books but THIS is total BS.
anyway under the game case is the COG flagand my hand for size comparison.
and wrapped in the flag are some photos, the last will and testament of Adam Fenix, a semi clear certificate of the octus medal and...........
........a Hammer Of Dawn schmatic and a letter to Marcus from fis father Adam.
and the main part of the Epic Edition, the Marcus Fenix statue. it is 9 inches wide at the base, 11 inches high and a weight of 3 3/4 Lbs.
a close up of the vary well detailed face.
left side of the statue.
now i thought this statue lit up with LEDs and on the box it certainly looks like it was lit up with LEDs
right? it looks like they are real working lights, but instead they opted with "glow in the dark"
now i wasn't able to capture the "glow in the dark" effect on my DSi so i had to use a black light and thats why its all purple and BRIGHT. the only things that "glow" are the immulsion on the base, the shoulder "lights" NOT the watches they only glow under the black light, and the back lights whichwere painted sloppy as you can see above.
OH after subjecting it to a VARY bright (just now) i found that the Lancer ALSO glows, its faint but its there, too bad the OMEN doesn't glow as well that would make it better.
and lastly the box comes with a background to make your statue look better.
Whew that was long, now im off to play more Horde 2.0. i hope this time i can get past wave 20.....oh who am i kidding people suck too much to get past wave 10. and you cant join or BE joined once the game starts.