Immediately after opening the box, a letter from General British (nice Ultima nod) greets gamers. It's a nice setup for a collector's edition that does its best to remain in character, so to speak.
By far my favorite piece of the edition is this AFS Security Credentials packet. Inside are the game's serial access code on a faux-security ID, metal Tabula Rasa dogtags, and a AFS challenge coin. I get the feeling I'm being debriefed, not unboxing a game.
Granted these are not your traditional maps, even to the point of cumbersome. There's just something about individual laminated map cards with key locations highlighted held in a slick envelope.
Lastly, a fairly awesome recruitment poster just brings the whole damn thing together. I would give anything to meet the team that imagined all of these details that kept within the game's universe. It's quite a remarkable piece of work, and a real shame the title only survived less than a year and a half.
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