Let's get one thing straight, if you do not like Soul Caliber, then you will not like this game. I you love the old Soul Caliber then you will not like this game. However if you are open to change, appreciate a quality and well rendered fighting game, you will enjoy it. This edition comes with the game in a book style case (even the edges of the pages look authentic) and lots of extras inside, all of which are worth the price. The soundtrack is very cinematic and well put together, the dvd is decent quality and has good inside info on the game build. If you are a fan of the series and want to build your own character and play through the story or play online with it, then this is also a game for you.
It may not be the perfect weapons/fighting game for everyone, but for the price, this collectors edition is ell worth it!