I’m always a bit of a sucker for a collector’s edition. So, when I saw several sealed copies of Ori and the Will of the Wisps collector’s edition sitting on a shelf in Torquay, I knew I had to get one. And man, I don’t regret my purchase at all.
The box itself was pretty pristine when I got it, aside from some slight bends in the cardboard sleeve. This looked to be due to how tight the shrinkwrap was around it. Once unwrapped, it was pretty easy to open the solid cardboard shell to access the collectable goodies inside. I thought that it would somehow be held together with some kind of clasp, but it just pulled apart easily much like a book.
What was inside
The game itself was placed on the left-hand side, sealed away in a lovely black Steelcase. Sitting alongside the game, there was a CD containing a selection of piano music from the soundtrack. There was also a digital download code for an MP3 version alongside the CD.
On the right-hand side, sat the artbook. Filled to the brim with wonderful pieces, there was plenty of concept art and character portraits to look at. Whilst I do enjoy an art book, the best part of this collection was the CD soundtrack. All these items were held snugly in place thanks to the form-fitting design of the packaging they sat in. In fact, it was a little bit hard to get them out. This is definitely preferable to everything flopping about though.
Overall, I think this Ori and the Will of the Wisps collector’s edition is a beautiful little thing to add to my collection. The matt black combined with the gold lettering and feathers is a strong motif. And for the price I paid for it, I’m very happy indeed. If you want to see me unboxing it in real-time, check out my YouTube video below!