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    How do you feel about owning / collecting the "Greatest Hits" PS2 games. You know, the ones with the ugly red stuff on the cases.

    What about the same for PS3?

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    I avoid them. I've been lucky to get a few games in the brief window when they're Greatest Hits but only have a sticker.

    Virtua Fighter 4 is a bit of a conundrum, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by j_factor View Post
    Virtua Fighter 4 is a bit of a conundrum, though.
    Yeah, if you want the penultimate home version of VF4, Evolution and its red badging is the only way to go. I bought this for my friend several years ago and didn't have much issue. If more Greatest Hits releases were like this (as in significant upgrades/additions to original game) I'm certain owning a different colour badging wouldn't be a problem. I own several GH selling games but no GH print-runs of said games. I have a couple GH prints for PlayStation though (Tekken 2 and Loaded) and I don't mind. Being GH meant I was able to get a game like Tekken 2 brand new (so scratch free) and cheap many years after it came out - I'd say there's no better way to go.
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    I think they are ugly, so I will not get them unless there are significant additions to the gameplay. Xbox games are the same way, for instance I have both versions of Fable - the Original and the PH Lost chapters.

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    I only have one and i bought it on purpose since it only comes in the greatest hits packaging, silent hill 2: directors cut.


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    I still don't own ANY greatest hits games. Not one....for any console.
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    I really don't care about 'em. I buy the games, red stripe or not.
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    I welcome them with open arms. I have had DC AS games, obviously all the PSX GH ones, and just bought the Batman GOTY GH Edition since it was new for $13. The color means nothing, it's the product inside.

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    I've long suspected GH editions have actually smaller print runs. Unless you're Nintendo or Blizzard, chances are you sell most copies very close to release.
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    I mainly buy greatest hits when it is an improvement over the regular version, a good example is Midnight Club: Los Angeles Complete Edition, not having to pay for and download multiple DLC. Or if it's a $2 sports game or something equally worthless.

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    I don't mind them as long as they have extra features not found in the original release.

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    I've gone moderate lengths to avoid them, but I've lightened up over the past few years. In reality they end up blending in on the shelf. I don't even notice my PS one games with the big day-glo green stripe or Dreamcast orange spines anymore.




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    Like others have said, I dislike them, but if they have enough extra content on them then it's fine with me.
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    Doesn't matter much to me, though given a choice I'd take the black label -- unless that cost me an extra $20-30.

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    I've traded-in all my PS2 Greatest Hits for black-labeled spines. The only ones I'm missing now are Grand Turismo 3 and Onimusha. I did buy the Mortal Kombat three discs set, but I found it awesome enough to keep, since they were still black labels. Those red labels sure look ominous.

    I wonder how I'll feel about it once I hit the PS1 hard. So far, I have Symphony of the Night Greatest Hits. That green is about as ominous as the red on the PS2.

    Platinum hits on the Xbox also do that to me, but somehow, the yellow labels on GC don't. I still try to get everything original, though.

    As for the DC, I'm planning to own all of them, so I want everything.

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    I think they look nice, so I don't mind them (Unlike the Player's Choice lineup on the GCN). I must have 20 PS2 Greatest Hits releases and they look nice together.

    I just wish I hadn't bought GT3 and Kingdom Hearts brand new when they hit the Greatest Hit's line. Ended up buying GT4 and Kingdom Hearts 2 new just before they hit the Greatest Hit's line, so now things don't match.

    I either have the mix up normal and Greatest Hits releases on my shelves, or not keep those sequels next to the earlier versions in the series (Which is what I've done).
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    I only bought one and that was the Devil May Cry 3 Special Edition because that is the only way it came.

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    Don't have but one PS2 GH game (We <3 Katamari, because I love me my Katamari). Working towards getting all the GH PSOne games as part of my never ending PSOne collection.

    If I wasn't doing a full run i'd not be getting them, but otherwise I avoid them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kitsune Sniper View Post
    I really don't care about 'em. I buy the games, red stripe or not.
    Same here. The GH games do look uglier but I dont care about that very much. I want to play the game, not look at the case 24/7. I mean if I have a choice between a gh and non greatest hits edition I will of course pick the original printing, but often times online you don't know what you will get until it shows up.
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    I don't care really, a game is a game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iDub View Post
    I only have one and i bought it on purpose since it only comes in the greatest hits packaging, silent hill 2: directors cut.

    Oh man! That box takes the ugly cake.
    My Shadow of the Colossus was a red-striper because it was on clearance for $13 when I got it from Target in '07, otherwise I'm one of those compulsive "avoide conflicting packaging if possible" types, having successfully nabbed non-GH versions of Kingdom Hearts, RE:CVX and Okami several years after their releases.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pseudonym View Post
    I don't care really, a game is a game.
    Yeah and sometimes you get glitchers, like Gran Turismo 2. The better version is the Greatest Hits release so there isn't much debate there. For a collection you'd probably want both original and GH anyway but as a player, it's GH or bust.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fahlim003 View Post
    Yeah and sometimes you get glitchers, like Gran Turismo 2. The better version is the Greatest Hits release so there isn't much debate there. For a collection you'd probably want both original and GH anyway but as a player, it's GH or bust.
    the goty edition (greatest hits) of elder scrolls IV: morrowind has a bug that the normal edition doesn't have. When you turn into a vampire you can't return back to your human form, so when that happens you can only quest at night. So the greatest hits edition isn't always a better one lol
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