When I found out about the call of duty prestige edition I did what every patient smart gamer does... I waited and waited. At $149+ dollars for the prestige I could wait. Ended up getting it for way less then that. Which makes me a happy camper, there are a few downsides but nothing to big of a deal. Will get to the details later.
First up the goggles. They do work and they are pretty awesome. 3 straps (one on the top and 1 on each side) expertly hold the goggles on your head. The back has a battery pack which acts as an anchor for the 3 straps to hold firmly on your head.
|Testing the night vision, either green or black and white. I like black and white. It was so dark that my camera didn't have anything to focus on and the goggles worked great.|
Finally the most important part...the game. First off you'll notice that the game is not the regular version seen in stores. It's actually the hardened edition steel book. For me, I like steel books so no complaint something about the weight and the way it feels. Covering the steel book is a protective plastic sleeve that has all the details about the game and such. The steel book is almost fully art work (a virgin cover for you comic book guys). The manuals and a very special download of the original call of duty for the xbox 360 arcade is added too. SWEET. Oddly there's a little square piece of paper stating that some copies of the hardened modern warfare have a printing error for the system link. I actually got one with the error. Can you say VARIANT with me (hopefully that makes it worth more of the other million copies sold with the same print error).
Unlike most other sites you aren't going to find anything about the game rating. WHY? You ask. Well simply said I leave that to the experts in that particular area. I'm a collector of everything awesome and as such a game play, etc. review is unnecessary. If you want a review of the actual game check out my friends at lazyreviewzzz.com/ or IGN for that sort of stuff.
Now that's out of the way. Despite the price tag and the need to stop play COD 2: Modern Warfare to go to the store to buy tons of AA batteries. There's almost good enough reason to actually drop the cash for the prestige edition. The novelty of having a pair of military style night vision goggles is just to awesome a chance to pass up. So for all those of you who pre-ordered and paid full price + taxes and shipping... I'm sure you've had your fair share of night time fun playing with the goggles. For those considering, the game is awesome and so are the goggles. But at this late in the game you can patiently wait for the right price.
Call of Duty 2: Modern Warfare Prestige Edition
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