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jayjay275
07-30-2014, 06:11 PM
Just making a thread out of curiosity, has anyone pre-ordered it yet, or if not, justify why.
Is the price too high?
Do you not have a next gen system?
Are you skipping out on Unity or are no longer interested in the series?
Do you plan to buy it at a later date?

m4r-k7
07-30-2014, 06:13 PM
I havn't pre-ordered yet. No reason really. I just normally pre-order games about two weeks before they come out. Will definitely pre-order.

RzaRecta357
07-30-2014, 06:14 PM
I usually get there and try to before it's even registered at EB games on the PC hah. Didn't go this time yet. I kind of want to get it digitally on PSN when it shows up. I need to know all the different bonuses I guess. I think there was a spear or something I wanted from somewhere.

So pumped I can dress my assassin the way I want AND make him a spear user. How insanely sick is that for an AC fan?

ze_topazio
07-30-2014, 06:16 PM
Pre-order is a relic from the past when stores could not guarantee enough copies, now is just a shameless cash grab and I refuse to be scammed.

marvelfannumber
07-30-2014, 06:16 PM
I'll just leave this here to speak for me:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mf5Uj4XIT1Y

SHADOWGARVIN
07-30-2014, 06:18 PM
I pre-ordered the guilotine case and i'm thinking of bying those two statues. Plus i pre-ordered the Altšir The legendary assassin statue.

m4r-k7
07-30-2014, 06:18 PM
Pre-order is a relic from the past when stores could not guarantee enough copies, now is just a shameless cash grab and I refuse to be scammed.

I pre-order because

1) Its cheaper online than in stores here in the UK
2) If I order from the correct website I can get a game 1 - 2 days before the release date

HoIcon
07-30-2014, 06:20 PM
Not yet, am going to pre-order the Guillotine Edition from Ubishop http://shop.ubi.com/store/ubiemea/en_GB/pd/ThemeID.8605700/productID.304115100
but i just recently ordered the Master Assassin ring and Encyclopedia 3.0 from Ubiworkshop so i have to save up a bit http://store.ubiworkshop.com/assassins-creed/accessories/jewelry/master-assassin-ring/ http://store.ubiworkshop.com/assassins-creed/books-and-comics/assassins-creed-encyclopedia-third-edition

JustPlainQuirky
07-30-2014, 06:23 PM
I haven't pre-ordered. Lack incentive.

jayjay275
07-30-2014, 06:23 PM
I pre-order because

1) Its cheaper online than in stores here in the UK
2) If I order from the correct website I can get a game 1 - 2 days before the release date

Same here. Plus, I don't regularly buy games each year, maybe 2-3 every year and they always consist of an AC game. The pricing in the UK is quite ridiculous in stores and even online, but I won't vent my anger because I know games are more expensive in other countries. Pre-ordering a game is a nice feeling too, because the game feels new. :P

m4r-k7
07-30-2014, 06:26 PM
Same here. Plus, I don't regularly buy games each year, maybe 2-3 every year and they always consist of an AC game. The pricing in the UK is quite ridiculous in stores and even online, but I won't vent my anger because I know games are more expensive in other countries. Pre-ordering a game is a nice feeling too, because the game feels new. :P

The prices of next-gen games are ridiculous. I feel angry when I buy games as they are so expensive lol

SHADOWGARVIN
07-30-2014, 06:27 PM
Not yet, am going to pre-order the Guillotine Edition from Ubishop http://shop.ubi.com/store/ubiemea/en_GB/pd/ThemeID.8605700/productID.304115100
but i just recently ordered the Master Assassin ring and Encyclopedia 3.0 from Ubiworkshop so i have to save up a bit http://store.ubiworkshop.com/assassins-creed/accessories/jewelry/master-assassin-ring/ http://store.ubiworkshop.com/assassins-creed/books-and-comics/assassins-creed-encyclopedia-third-edition

That ring looks awesome!

ze_topazio
07-30-2014, 06:28 PM
I pre-order because

1) Its cheaper online than in stores here in the UK
2) If I order from the correct website I can get a game 1 - 2 days before the release date

I do that type of pre-order too occasionally if I really want the game as fast as possible, i buy most of my games from online stores too, I'm talking about those pre-orders full of all kinds of meaningless bonus many stores do, especially if you still need to go yourself get the game at the store.

Lowly Assassin
07-30-2014, 06:28 PM
Didn't pre order this time
No where was offering any physical bonuses that I wanted
No word of titans limited to 500 art of so didn't pre order that
Last year no editions sold out cept black flag which then went on sale minus the game for half the price so m waiting to pick up a guillotine edition minus game for half the price in January
Was actually hoping for a console bundle so I could buy next gen console and game in one

And really not feeling the need or desire to collect anymore, I mean I spend almost £1,000 every year around the release window so sort of said, no to capitalism this year

m4r-k7
07-30-2014, 06:30 PM
I do that type of pre-order too occasionally if I really want the game as fast as possible, i buy most of my games from online stores too, I'm talking about those pre-orders full of all kinds of meaningless bonus many stores do, especially if you still need to go yourself get the game at the store.

The problem is lots of games are doing these pre-order stuff now. I don't really care for the bonuses, I just want the game as cheap as possible and can't be bothered to travel to a store and find it sold out.

jayjay275
07-30-2014, 06:33 PM
The problem is lots of games are doing these pre-order stuff now. I don't really care for the bonuses, I just want the game as cheap as possible and can't be bothered to travel to a store and find it sold out.

Most pre-order stuff is no longer exclusive anymore either, as you can either get it in the base game, just at a later date or you can buy them via micro-transactions. I merely buy the game because I don't want to have the story spoiled nor do i want to wait.

m4r-k7
07-30-2014, 06:34 PM
Most pre-order stuff is no longer exclusive anymore either, as you can either get it in the base game, just at a later date or you can buy them via micro-transactions. I merely buy the game because I don't want to have the story spoiled nor do i want to wait.

True, do you live in the UK?

JustPlainQuirky
07-30-2014, 06:35 PM
http://i.imgur.com/9pzbYPB.gif
http://i.imgur.com/g7Jobu6.gif
http://i.imgur.com/GRUNiMB.gif

jeordievera
07-30-2014, 06:38 PM
http://i.imgur.com/9pzbYPB.gif
http://i.imgur.com/g7Jobu6.gif
http://i.imgur.com/GRUNiMB.gif
Now this makes me want to pre-order right now!!! :D

I will buy the game like a week before its release, no need to hurry :)

Xangr8
07-30-2014, 06:41 PM
Well, I haven't, YET. Can't decide between Guillotine Edition and the Notre Dame Edition :3 Will probably be making my final choice and pre-ordering it within this month :3

GoldenBoy9999
07-30-2014, 06:42 PM
Yep I pre-ordered the Collector's Edition because it's the only one besides the standard edition in NA.:( It's the first Collector's Edition I've bought since Brotherhood because I think this will truly be a great game. I always pre-order just to have that feeling that it's already mine. Pre-order bonuses don't have any affect on where I buy it.

pacmanate
07-30-2014, 06:47 PM
I just wanted my Unite code

Lowly Assassin
07-30-2014, 06:59 PM
Oh unite code
I gotta pre order

hamNdoritos
07-30-2014, 07:25 PM
I haven't preordered and Unity was first revealed, I said I would preorder it once I find out the special editions. Knowing Ubisoft shafts NA on limited edition each year, I was already exploring my options to get the Guillotine overseas but the cost of it would equal more than the next gen console (which I have yet to buy because I'm waiting on the white ps4). Only incentive for me to preorder was for the Spin to Win crap. But After missing out a few weeks, I figured whats the point now. Besides, I haven't heard of anybody winning anything worth while. So I am still holding out on preordering the NA Collectors Edition until I get my PS4. I normally always preorder games when I found out the preorder bonuses, so it also doesn't help there are so many retailer restricted preorder bonuses for Unity.

Reptilis91
07-30-2014, 07:31 PM
Guillotine and Notre-Dame are too expensive for me, so it's Bastille Edition for me.

Plus I prefer the fearless statue.

jayjay275
07-30-2014, 07:38 PM
True, do you live in the UK?
Yup.

http://i.imgur.com/9pzbYPB.gif
http://i.imgur.com/g7Jobu6.gif
http://i.imgur.com/GRUNiMB.gif

Oh my... Thank you so much! :D

m4r-k7
07-30-2014, 07:45 PM
Yup.

Don't know if I should get this http://www.game.co.uk/en/assassins-creed-unity-revolution-edition-only-at-game-300974?catGroupId= or the standard edition.

Lowly Assassin
07-30-2014, 07:47 PM
Don't know if I should get this http://www.game.co.uk/en/assassins-creed-unity-revolution-edition-only-at-game-300974?catGroupId= or the standard edition.

If your getting the season pass
Then the content in this edition will be included with the season pass
If they the same price
Get the revolution version


If you rich
Get both

m4r-k7
07-30-2014, 07:49 PM
If your getting the season pass
Then the content in this edition will be included with the season pass
If they the same price
Get the revolution version


If you rich
Get both

Lol well it is only a bit more than the standard edition but do I really want to give in to pre-order bonuses that I probably won't use haha

jayjay275
07-30-2014, 07:51 PM
Don't know if I should get this http://www.game.co.uk/en/assassins-creed-unity-revolution-edition-only-at-game-300974?catGroupId= or the standard edition.

Well, usually I get the standard edition, because I don't collect any collectibles and plus, you should buy off Amazon, they're £5 cheaper. :-) (They also have more editions I believe).
http://www.amazon.co.uk/UBI-Soft-Assassins-Creed-Unity/dp/B00I9WW7HK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1406746213&sr=8-1&keywords=ac+unity

m4r-k7
07-30-2014, 07:53 PM
Well, usually I get the standard edition, because I don't collect any collectibles and plus, you should buy off Amazon, they're £5 cheaper. :-) (They also have more editions I believe).
http://www.amazon.co.uk/UBI-Soft-Assassins-Creed-Unity/dp/B00I9WW7HK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1406746213&sr=8-1&keywords=ac+unity

Problem is that I have had bad experiences with Amazon with pre-orders (game comes late) I can get the standard edition off GAME for that price and GAME normally delivers a day before release but I am not sure if I should spend more on the Revolution edition just to get the pre-order bonuses lol

jayjay275
07-30-2014, 07:57 PM
Problem is that I have had bad experiences with Amazon with pre-orders (game comes late) I can get the standard edition off GAME for that price and GAME normally delivers a day before release but I am not sure if I should spend more on the Revolution edition just to get the pre-order bonuses lol

Fair enough, amazon haven't been an issue for me though, but I have their Prime delivery service.

m4r-k7
07-30-2014, 07:58 PM
Fair enough, amazon haven't been an issue for me though, but I have their Prime delivery service.

Oh fair enough. Other good UK websites is Simply Games and Shopto.net
Last year I ordered Black Flag from Simplygames and got it 4 days early! So I may buy the standard edition from them lol

jayjay275
07-30-2014, 08:00 PM
Lucky! Fortunately I didn't pre-order Battlefield 4.

pacmanate
07-30-2014, 08:01 PM
Oh fair enough. Other good UK websites is Simply Games and Shopto.net
Last year I ordered Black Flag from Simplygames and got it 4 days early! So I may buy the standard edition from them lol


Noooo!! Dont tell people the secret site!!!!

Lowly Assassin
07-30-2014, 08:02 PM
Well, usually I get the standard edition, because I don't collect any collectibles and plus, you should buy off Amazon, they're £5 cheaper. :-) (They also have more editions I believe).
http://www.amazon.co.uk/UBI-Soft-Assassins-Creed-Unity/dp/B00I9WW7HK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1406746213&sr=8-1&keywords=ac+unity

Amazon UK don't pay all the tax many people believe they should as nearly all of their transaction are possessed through Switzerland sort company so they don't support the British economy and that's why they are generally cheaper then anyone because that money you are saving should be tax to support all your local councils and amenities

Jexx21
07-30-2014, 08:03 PM
No, I don't pre-order games often. Not for any specific reason, just because to pre-order on Steam I need to pay up front anyway and I'm gonna get the game eventually.

m4r-k7
07-30-2014, 08:03 PM
Noooo!! Dont tell people the secret site!!!!

Oh yea damn now Simplygames will become like Shopto and increase their prices :( So upsetting that Shopto is now increasing their prices since everyone knows them now lol

Lowly Assassin
07-30-2014, 08:04 PM
Grainger games is usually 5 days before street date
(That can be 7days if youhave a good mail man
GameStop UK used to be 3 days before street date

365 games was 3 days before street date last year

Smythss usually 2 days before street date

m4r-k7
07-30-2014, 08:06 PM
Grainger games is usually 5 days before street date
(That can be 7days if youhave a good mail man
GameStop UK used to be 3 days before street date

Gamestop UK has had terrible reviews. So has Graingergames for that matter.

poptartz20
07-30-2014, 08:06 PM
Oh you lucky lucky EMEA people with your Edition Choices. While here in NA we are stuck with either the standard or paying double + 10 for a collectors... must be nice. lol.

But I haven't pre-ordered yet. I plan on it probably here in the next couple of weeks.

I don't pre-order for the "bonuses". I preorder because I like the fact that I have time to pay it off with extra cash I get over time so it's 10, 20, 15 here and before you know I've already paid off a game without having to stress about not having enough by the time the game comes out.



And to put things in an interesting perspective. I was speaking to my friend who works at gamestop as an ASM she told me that at their store alone there where over 700 preorders for Destiny! which the expect 300 to come out for the midnight release. :/ that's a ton of pre-orders!

m4r-k7
07-30-2014, 08:09 PM
Yea but your standard editions are cheap in America!

Lowly Assassin
07-30-2014, 08:11 PM
Gamestop UK has had terrible reviews. So has Graingergames for that matter.
Good point
I didn't have an issue with them when I have interacted

I've had issues with zavvi and once had an issue with 365games but the customer service for 365 was top notch and the guy sorted it sooo damn fast I'd happily deal with them again

So I guess its just hit and miss with everything

SixKeys
07-30-2014, 08:15 PM
Not yet. I hate the pre-order culture, it's getting more and more ridiculous each year, so I'm trying to stay strong and not pre-order at all. Knowing me, I'll probably cave a few weeks before the game comes out though. :p

Jexx21
07-30-2014, 08:19 PM
"pre-order culture?"

getting upset about pre-order bonuses is weird imo

poptartz20
07-30-2014, 08:20 PM
Yea but your standard editions are cheap in America!

wait... how much are games in the UK? Because here they're 65.09 USD which is about 38.52 GBP

also standard editions are just the game... with whatever bonuses you get for the pre-order.

m4r-k7
07-30-2014, 08:21 PM
wait... how much are games in the UK? Because here there 65.09 USD which is about 38.52 GBP

also standard editions are just the game... with whatever bonuses you get for the pre-order.

Yeah thats how much our last-gen games costed. Now our next gen games cost £45 - 50 for standard edition (not including remastered games)

SixKeys
07-30-2014, 08:23 PM
"pre-order culture?"

getting upset about pre-order bonuses is weird imo

Not when it's gotten to the point that you need a freaking spreadsheet to make sense of all the various editions.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-rvFXxV7qbiE/U3bBWBmuvDI/AAAAAAAAHks/syjVLI9_lxI/w1358-h610-no/Capture.JPG

poptartz20
07-30-2014, 08:27 PM
Yeah thats how much our last-gen games costed. Now our next gen games cost £45 - 50 for standard edition (not including remastered games)

dafuq!? You guys get charged more for current gen games!? I didn't know that! it's the same price here!

m4r-k7
07-30-2014, 08:29 PM
dafuq!? You guys get charged more for current gen games!? I didn't know that! it's the same price here!

Yeah haha thats why I am jealous of US prices xD

JustPlainQuirky
07-30-2014, 09:03 PM
I just noticed AC Unity is available for pre-order on steam now *adds to wishlist*

m4r-k7
07-30-2014, 09:04 PM
I still don't fully understand what a wishlist is *feels dumb - hides in corner*

hamNdoritos
07-30-2014, 09:05 PM
but for the amount of content they're giving us, they shouldn't be charging us NA editions the same price as the full package contents you guys get in EU with your special editions

JustPlainQuirky
07-30-2014, 09:08 PM
@m4r

a tab on steam where you put games you want to own. That way friends can gift them to you or you can remind yourself what you want to buy.

I gotten and given a few gifts myself.

m4r-k7
07-30-2014, 09:10 PM
@m4r

a tab on steam where you put games you want to own. That way friends can gift them to you or you can remind yourself what you want to buy.

I gotten and given a few gifts myself.

Haha okay thanks I will now be bugging my friends to gift me some shiz

Jexx21
07-30-2014, 09:12 PM
mayrice where are my gifted games huh

ShoryukenMan
07-30-2014, 09:53 PM
I very rarely pre-order these days. I don't think I've ever pre-ordered a single copy of any of the AC games, even though it's my favorite series. I've never had a problem walking into a store and picking up a copy on day one. Only way I'd pre-order now is if it came with a special case like the FFX HD remaster or something like that.

wvstolzing
07-30-2014, 10:04 PM
New PS games in Turkey retail at the equivalent of USD120.

The consoles themselves are typically at double the price.

JustPlainQuirky
07-30-2014, 10:06 PM
i dont have manies right now jexx

LoyalACFan
07-30-2014, 10:18 PM
I haven't preordered, and probably won't. The myriad scattered preorder bonuses really put me off, and I can make myself feel marginally resistant to "da man" by refusing to indulge them.

Prolly gonna end up doing it anyway :nonchalance:

LatinaC09
07-30-2014, 10:19 PM
I pre-ordered the Collector's Edition from Amazon but I only did that so I can pay it off. It's almost paid now so by the time it ships I won't have to come out of pocket. Pre-ordering helps me lol

TheWoolyNinja
07-30-2014, 10:21 PM
Pre-ordered about a month ago alongside Destiny. Don't see any reason not to pre-order unless you of course don't have the money, if I see a game and like or want it I'll pre-order. Game isn't what I thought it would be like? Refund, that's why I buy physical games also.

poptartz20
07-31-2014, 12:51 AM
well... it's not that easy to get a refund on games. I know the GS policy here is if it's unopened they take it back. but if it is, you get store credit or something like that.

jake1991ac
07-31-2014, 12:58 AM
Yes I preordered unity I still haven't got the ps4 yet but I had to I'm really excited to.
keeping ps3 for the rest of the series.
Also my son b day is oct27 and unity Oct 28 best two days ever

Ureh
07-31-2014, 03:33 AM
Nope not yet. Waiting to see which console I should get.

Otatsuke
08-03-2014, 06:07 PM
I haven't ordered it yet, but I hope to. My reasoning: Lack of funds.
I'm wanting to get it on Steam, but it's full price, so I don't really want to jump for it...

Also, Guillotine is promising a possibility for a trip to Paris France. I've got family in France, so naturally, I've been there, done that. :p

Sesheenku
08-04-2014, 03:07 AM
Well I MAY have enough money come in to buy a new PC instead of a PS4 so no lol.

I probably won't pre-order it now, if I can get a PC I will definitely get it for PC so if I pre-order for PS4 it'd be a waste at this time.

I'm looking for a new car too though so yeah, obviously that's priority one.

im3jia
08-04-2014, 03:14 AM
I haven't because I don't have a PS4 yet :(

DarnedNut
08-04-2014, 03:25 AM
I preordered online for 10% off from Bestbuy for Xbox one, I hesitated buying it from Bestbuy during E3 Sale as I was being careful of what games I get,

But I guess I preordered for a lower sale after realising I like AC games and love the historic storyline of the series :)

Brettehwarrior
08-13-2014, 09:51 PM
Just making a thread out of curiosity, has anyone pre-ordered it yet, or if not, justify why.
Is the price too high?
Do you not have a next gen system?
Are you skipping out on Unity or are no longer interested in the series?
Do you plan to buy it at a later date?

I have pre-ordered Assassin's Creed Unity for the Guillotine Spin to Win game, just to find out that it's only available in the USA. I guess Ubisoft doesn't want anyone else to win...

SlyTrooper
08-13-2014, 11:03 PM
I've have pre-ordered the Notre Dame edition for Unity & the collector's edition for Rogue. I am very happy :)

SixKeys
08-13-2014, 11:41 PM
Looks like I won't be pre-ordering this year. I'm moving house soon, so money's gonna be tight for a while.

Shahkulu101
08-13-2014, 11:46 PM
Not yet but I will eventually. I sort of object to pre-orders but I know I'm going to get it anyway even if the reviews and fan reception are less than positive - I would need to see for myself and I'm still loyal to the series. Probably pre-order a few days before release like I usually do.

RealRonaldo09
08-14-2014, 02:33 PM
Pre-ordered the Notre Dame edition from Game earlier today, considering the stuff you get in it, including a 39cm statue (i collect gaming statues) i think the price of £80 is quite reasonable.

SlyTrooper
08-14-2014, 04:24 PM
Pre-ordered the Notre Dame edition from Game earlier today, considering the stuff you get in it, including a 39cm statue (i collect gaming statues) i think the price of £80 is quite reasonable.

I agree. I don't see the attraction of the Guillotine edition, even though I can afford it, so I'm just getting the Notre Dame edition.

Didact-XV
08-14-2014, 04:32 PM
Pre-ordered the Collector's Edition
From Amazon :)

http://im77.gulfup.com/GuFiBq.jpg

Voyager456
08-14-2014, 04:50 PM
Had plans to preorder one of the col editions but i dont think ubisoft deseves my money with all this preorder bonus bs i dont even understand what edition do i need to buy to get all extra misions and weapons its a mess gonna wait half year to get everything for half the price ill save the money i meant to spend on ac col edition to buy witcher 3.

bitebug2003
08-14-2014, 05:08 PM
Pre-ordered the AC:Unity Bastille Edition, AC: Rogue Collector's Edition and Arno: The Fearless Assassin Figurine.

Still want an Aveline de Grandprť figurine (Ubi Collectibles Range)

dimbismp
08-14-2014, 05:40 PM
I haven't pre-ordered a game before.Why should i pre-order ACU??
I mean it seems it is the perfect AC game and i will definetely get it,maybe on day one,but what are the reasons to pre-order the game(apart from that missions etc)?

wvstolzing
08-14-2014, 05:43 PM
I haven't pre-ordered a game before.Why should i pre-order ACU??
I mean it seems it is the perfect AC game and i will definetely get it,maybe on day one,but what are the reasons to pre-order the game(apart from that missions etc)?

The only gameplay-related reason I can think of is that that way you can actually *start* playing on day one. (I believe Amazon, at least, promises to deliver it to you by then? And with downloads, you can start downloading earlier, so that it's ready by 00:00 on launch day.)

Which is the reason why I think I'll end up pre-ordering. On PSN the download opens on Oct 26th; that should be enough time for my crappy internet connection to finish the download by the 28th.

bitebug2003
08-14-2014, 05:53 PM
I haven't pre-ordered a game before.Why should i pre-order ACU??
I mean it seems it is the perfect AC game and i will definetely get it,maybe on day one,but what are the reasons to pre-order the game(apart from that missions etc)?

I pre-order mainly for what comes bundled in box - I collect certain types of video game merchandise and Ubisoft have released some very nice stuff with all their different Editions - although they do go overboard at times (*looks at the different 'Editions' of Watch Dogs)

The included DLC missions - meh - they will come to everyone eventually

ze_topazio
08-14-2014, 06:17 PM
I don't even have a next gen console yet and my PC can't handle such powerful games, my graphic card can barely handle AC3 and 4, Unity is just too much.

rrebe
08-14-2014, 06:56 PM
I've pre-ordered the Guillotine edition for PS4, it's going to be my first AC game on a console (I played the previous AC games on PC). Can't wait!