Neverwinter Nights: From small box to mega box

When I look at my shelf of BioWare RPGs I always notice Neverwinter Nights. It sticks out like a sore thumb with its small and ugly black box (so more like a sore pinkie.) I have it bookending the large collector’s edition of Neverwinter Nights 2 because it looks even worse between Icewind Dale and NWN2. I was looking to replace the small box with a big box and was pleasantly surprised to find out that there is a collector’s edition of NWN. I found one for a reasonable price, so I bought it and had it shipped over from the US.

When it arrived I was a bit shocked to find out how large and heavy it actually was. Now I understand why the shipping costs were so high. Most of the time I think collector’s editions are much too large. They come in too many different shapes and are not all that nice to look at when sitting next to or on top of each other. I’m a bit on the fence about this one. It is a bit too large for my taste, but it does fit on the shelf when put behind the other BioWare games. I would rather have a slightly smaller box, but I think I’ll keep it. It sometimes is difficult to estimate how big or small a game really is. Sellers should list the dimensions more often.

It probably was reasonably priced because it is missing the t-shirt and the mousepad. I don’t mind though. As long as all the nice booklets and the soundtrack are still there, which they are.

I was recently on the fence about the collector’s edition of Baldur’s Gate as well, but decided against it because of its size. But if it was cheaper I would have probably gone for that one as well 🙂

Now to replace the small box of NWN bookending NWN2 with Icewind Dale II, which to my knowledge only came in a small box. But who knows, maybe there is a bigger box version of that game as well. If there is, I will probably find out sooner or later. Those are the joys of collecting I guess.

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