jeun Aug 22 @ 12:32pm
Play base or goty?
I bought the base game some time ago and i'm finally getting around to playing it, but just as i'm about to play it I get my hands on a key for the goty version. Is it worth it to add the goty to my library and play that or should I just trade it away for something else?

I'm not really that fussed about missing the dlc, and knowing myself i'm not going to be playing it more than once either. So what version is better to play?

edit:
Thanks for the advice both of you. Guess i'll be playing the base version and pass on the extra key to someone else.
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RalphRoberts Aug 24 @ 4:55am 
I've heard that the GOTY is better in several ways including more content and more options for boss fights (stealthing past them). But I've also heard there were some graphical issues and some bugs.

So the way I've heard it is content VS polish.
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jeun Aug 24 @ 1:24pm 
Originally posted by RalphRoberts:
I've heard that the GOTY is better in several ways including more content and more options for boss fights (stealthing past them). But I've also heard there were some graphical issues and some bugs.

So the way I've heard it is content VS polish.

As long as I take in account that stealthing past a boss isn't possible in the base, I shouldn't have too much trouble with the rest I take?
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Solaire Of Astora Aug 25 @ 8:44am 
if by goty you mean the director's cut then let me put it this way

playing the director's cut is impossible. it looks like ♥♥♥♥ even on the high settings and still the framerate is slower than a grandmother crossing the road.

PLAY HR. NOT THE DIRECTOR'S CUT. IT MAY LURE YOU WITH "EXTRA CONTENT!" OR "IMPROVED BOSS FIGHTS!"

the content in the original was fine and the boss fights were great. why is it when theres something good that they feel the need to change it.
RiO Aug 29 @ 2:17pm 
Agreeing with Sunbro. (I.e. Solaire Of Astora, if that one is lost on you.)

The DC is a broken port from the subpar Wii version of the game -- Yes, these idiots had their game re-ported from scratch. Really... -- that reintroduces tons of bugs that were patched out in the regular edition of the game and on top of that inherits plenty of additional graphics and performance issues from the Wii version to boot.

It's a flaming pile of poop that deserves every bit of disrespect you can muster.
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twig3721 Aug 29 @ 9:55pm 
Just to give you a flip side of the coin, I've had no issues running the Director's Cut.

Now, as to some of the actual differences. The Missing Link DLC is not included in the original DXHR. I know you said you weren't too fussed about missing it, but TML is a story based expansion to the main game, so you really might enjoy playing it. The other DLCs I wouldn't really worry about. Just minor things. The boss fights are probably fine either way. There are some fairly easy things you can do to get past the bosses in the original game even if you have a stealth build. However, I do think the boss fights in the Director's Cut were a lot more fun. The heavy yellow filter is removed from the graphics in the Director's Cut. Some people like that better, some people miss the distinctive DXHR color tint. Personal preference.

I know the OP's already decided, but I just wanted to throw this out for anybody else reading the thread. At the end of the day, it's a bit six of one, half dozen of the other. Either version of the game can be an enjoyable story and gaming experience. Whether the game runs well is a lot down to your hardware and settings. The Director's Cut is by no means unplayable. My personal opinion - I like the look of the base game better, but I enjoy the integration of the Director's Cut.
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