At some point many moons ago, I purchased Borderlands 2 with the season pass. Right now, it seems the only things included in the GOTY bundle I don't already have are:
- Mechromancer class,
- Psycho class,
- Collector's Edition pack,
- Creature Slaughterdome dlc.
At this exact moment in time, I can buy the GOTY edition for $9.99, or I can buy the individual components for $9.86 total. I'm not hugely concerned about 13¢, but the nerd in me is curious if there's any distinction between the vanilla game + DLC and the GOTY game with its included DLC (other than price, of course). For example:
- A big label on the main menu saying "Game of the Year Editon",
- Differences in versioning,
- Differences in gameplay,
- Differences in the UI,
- An achievement for playing the GOTY version.
I don't have any of the headhunter packs, or the purely cosmetic DLC, but since those aren't included with the GOTY bundle, I'm ignoring them entirely for this discussion. However, if there's some distinction between vanilla and GOTY in one of those packs, it would be a useful answer even if I don't pick them up myself.
I'm using the PC version of the game, though it could still be useful to have answers for other systems if those answers are different.