I will stand by my tested and perfected technique of completely ignoring it for a year, maybe two, then getting it on sale or having it show up for free in the Playstation store. Most of the bugs will be fixed, guides will be thoroughly established online, and i won't have to spend a silly amount of money on something that might suck.
I've become wise though experience and I'm never going back.
Honestly, same. I bought Far Cry 4 on sale as a bundle with all the DLC + Far Cry 3 HD (or Remaster, or whatever they taglined it as) for about $10; I spent the same for Far Cry 5's ultimate/gold edition. I don't trust Ubisoft enough to give them full dues, especially not upon a game's release. I still remember the abortion that was Assassins Creed 3.