The April 15th, 2013 - Announcement on the Bethesda official blog cut off our dreams for the future of this excellent game - No more DLCs for Skyrim, which is really disappointing (especially for consoles), assuming the fact that you cannot use the mods on console(s) . Even if the Legendary edition shall content some who did not get the latest DLCs so far, consider the latest updates V1.9 included in this version does not fix all the infinite issues and bugs from the games. My point is that it is certainly the Legendary version could be best buy of the game if you don't already have the game, and I recommend it for PC version only because of the modding community such steamworkhop or the Nexus, and the unofficial patches. For console versions, unless you do not have already the game you better get for a lesser price the DLCs from Xbox live, or Sony network than buying that legendary version a full retail price.
You are right, the official DLCs for Skyrim were not that much a little satisfaction rather that a total enjoyment. I honestly enjoyed them in using mods from the nexus. I agree with you, and I believe that $60 for a platinum or GOTY edition is a way too much. Besides they advertise as a selling point what they already brought via updates and patches. I already have that legendary version of the - having alrwady all the patches and the DLCs. I shall buy it when the price drop and when I got a better Pc for modding and replaying the game with mods.
You got a point there, and I do plan to get this version of Skyrim for PC, if I get a decent PC soon enough. It doesn't seem like The Elder Scrolls made "Game of the Year" this time, which is why it's "Legendary".
I've been waiting for a complete edition like this and hope there is a sale or special before it gets released. Usually Amazon gives credit or something as a bonus and I will snap it up if they do. Like UziSpray, I saved money on GOTY editions. I paid less than $30 for both Fallout 3 and New Vegas.
Right now, you could get Skyrim PC and all the DLC for less than $60 if you do a little searching for sales. I'm sure you could do the same for the 360 and PS3 if you wait for a sale.
Most of, if not the entire point to this kind of re-release is that there is a significant portion of the gaming population that either doesn't have the internet access necessary to be able to download DLC, or would just prefer buy it on a physical disc that they can keep and use as much as they want in the future (I'm in this camp). GOTY and other complete editions like this, or stand alone disc releases of DLC like with Oblivion and Fall Out 3, are meant simply to satisfy those people. If you have Skyrim already and don't mind getting the DLC via download then simply ignore this release, as it's not meant for someone like you. On the other hand I'm the perfect person to get this. I obsessively played Oblivion (and still frequently do to this day), but I never bought Skyrim. This was mostly because at the time it came out I was so busy with a bunch of things in my life that I didn't even want to have the temptation of playing it in my house. I knew if I started playing it at all it would dominate my life, which I couldn't afford at the time, so I held off until I actually had some time to play it. By then I had a couple other games out that I also wanted to get, and since the Skyrim DLC was coming out I decided to just wait on getting it until the inevitable release of this kind of edition. It took longer than I would have liked, but I'm happy because now I can just buy this edition and own everything on a physical disc that isn't dependent on the whims of the game companies and how long they choose to keep the DLC available on their servers, or how long my crappy X-box hard drive holds out before it inevitably crashes.
I buy all of these "Game of the Year" style editions because I never know what will happen to digital content, but I want until they're $20. FO3, FO: NV and Oblivion, all had sales for $20 on the "Game of the Year" editions within a year. I still own Morrowind Game of the Year for Xbox.
Is there anyway for-sure you know this DLC will be on disc? I have my xbox and a friend has my skyrim disc (I'm far away from him at theh moment) and I have all the skyrim memory and DLC already on my hard drive so I doon't mind buying the "new" one. But with enhnced features and other stuff with this version, will the xbox still recognize thihs disc the same as the other one or will I need to start a completely new file? Any help is appreciated!
You won't have to start a new file. It will simply retrofit your game file with all the updates this disc provides. And about the DLC... there's no way they won't include them all. If they have all the DLC for Morrowind and Oblivion, why not Skyrim?
In my opinion the 3 Skyrim DLCs won't be included in the disk game but in a separate and second disk with the update V1.9 Patch - The reason is just that it is cheaper to restart a series of DVD production from the initial master released in 11/11/11 (without the dlc than actually re-edit a master for bash production) I could be wrong but i believe that this edition come on 2 disk edition.
My all point when I started that discusion was also that I believed this legendary edition (GOTY) was a big kick in the stomac for the fans and they should have drop the price for that release - Besides the official and definitive news of this release for that legendary edition in April came as a bad news - as everybody thought that some 2 more DLCs were on their way. When i first heard of this edition (it was already posted on Amazon.de / Germany by the end of the year 2012) some speculation came then, that some DLCs surprises shall be included for that Legendary editions - Now As we can see in the product description and Bethesda advertising - none of those extra surprises are there, but just what you could have enjoyed before on Xbox, later PC and finally and at last for the user on PS3. I am really desapointed by Bethesda and I really thought they were going to make it big for their GOTY of their best selling game ever - Nope, nada! we got for even more expensive what most of us already got for cheaper.
Timmy K, actually you are right, it is better to have the DLC on a physical disk that on a hardrive since we know now that most of the console network (Xbox360/PS3) won't be supported for the next console - It could be that we could not be able to re-dowload the DLCs from the initail Xbox live and PS network (?). The all thing it that at that price for a GOTY, we better wait that they drope the price. BTW, I don't recall seeing any GOTY edition of any game so far being that expensive at release...(?)
I didn't buy Skyrim earlier simply because I knew that a bundled edition would eventually come out. I don't do Steam, and I try to avoid purely digital software if a retail-disk version is available. So, this release is right up my alley, though I'll still wait for a bit of a price drop before picking up the X360 version.
Anyone is free to wait for the price to drop if they want to of course, but I don't think it should be expected that it be cheap right from the get-go, especially since the game itself is still $30. And personally as someone who doesn't own the game at all yet and was very willing to pay $60 for it when it first came out (if only I had had the time to play it), I don't think that is too much to get both the original game and all the DLC in one go. I'm also pretty sure there have been plenty of GOTY editions that cost $60 when they were first released. I know the New Vegas special edition was a little less when it was new (was it $40 or $50? I can't recall), but I'm fairly sure the GOTY editions for Oblivion and Fallout 3 were both $60 when they were new.
No update(s) or patch for TES IV Skyrim yet (latest for console(s) being Version 18.104.22.168.8 released 8 April 2013) - It was question that they were going to improve and include new content by future update/patches (Version V1.10 so called Version 2.0 and 2 or 3 more patch/updates beyond), but I do not think they ever will. Bethesda has pretty much finished with that title.
Not with the Game of the Year Edition of Batman: Arkham City's PS3 release. I bought the GOTY Edition to save money on the DLC, and I couldn't transfer my save data from the original version I got for Christmas. Of course, I didn't want to start over and let the voucher for the Catwoman DLC go to waste.
Hi Jennifer, my point was only related to TES V: Skyrim and only that game.
The reason I wrote it months ago was because they were supposed to be two more exclusive DLCs included in this Legendary edition and Bethesda decided to drop at the last minutes post to a demand by Microsoft (According to the rumor and speculation from one of the Bethesda 's executives, it was because of some business deal for an exclusive XBOX One re-edition of the game(?)). Having already the three previous DLCs I was not seeing any longer the point to get that LEG edition. Also the original retail high price for a GOTY that should have included the two additional DLCs did not change and I found that it was a bit expensive for just containing what most of us (TESgoers) already had. Of course for the ones that did not get the DLCs yet, that edition is the best, however that edition is still a bit expensive even for the used copies.
For what you wrote, yes some GOTY games requires new saves and denies the saves from the original version of the games. An example: Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed series requires new saves if you happen to get the gold editions of the games ( Only available in Europe), but it was not the case for TES V Skyrim