I’m not going to lie: the Ghost Edition of Destiny is a really, really tempting purchase. The replica of Ghost would go nicely next to my Alduin statue and Big Daddy figurine. The steel box would also go nicely next to my boxes of BioShock and Skyrim, complete with their different cover art and packaging, on a one-way trip straight to hell.
When it comes to my game collection, I’m incredibly OCD. I can’t have any of that ugly “Greatest Hits” box art. My copy of Halo 3 has seen the Xbox 360 lettering stained blue by sunlight. I freak out about the tiniest of discrepancies on my boxes.
I get that Activision and Bungie are trying to make the Special Edition copies of Destiny seem, well, special, but aren’t there other ways to accomplish this? Like, for example, the Ghost replica that comes with the game? I just want my boxes to look completely uniform on my shelf. That’s not an unreasonable request, right?
At least they didn’t pull a Blizzard and include an incredibly thin DVD game case inside their giant chests of Collector’s Editions.