Finally completed the trilogy
It’s been awhile since I’ve posted on the blog. I finally got around to writing about something I recently completed.
After many years I’ve finally completed my personal collection of all three collector editions of the Mass Effect games for the Xbox 360!
I only needed the first one in the series and bought a copy on eBay this past holiday season.
I’m a fan of the trilogy for many reasons, mainly the story and characters. I also enjoyed playing the first Mass Effect game, despite some notable weaknesses, like the clunky item menu and the graphic hiccups.
Originally, I bought a regular edition of the game. However, this was long after the initial release of the game in 2007. After completing the first game I decided to buy the collector edition for Mass Effect 2 and Mass Effect 3. I didn’t get the first Mass Effect Collector Edition because I never got around to it until this past holiday season.
I used eBay since I found it the easiest to find the game. But two main issues came up during my purchase.
First, I had not used eBay before. Thus, I lacked bidding experience and strategies. Second, other buyers consistently outbid me on listings, including ones that sold at higher prices.
Thus, I settled to buy a used one for under $40 due to my budget to get a copy.
I know the item isn’t in the best of condition. For example, the instruction booklet is a bit crinkled.
However, I still got it because it’s for my personal collection. For me, I’m not concerned that it’s in pristine condition as I’m not a traditional collector. My main concern is the item is in decent condition and it works (which it does).
I may buy a one in better condition later on, but for now, it’s nice to have something checked off my personal list.