It's the little things that make the difference.
this isn't really news
It's sorta tangential but I really miss game manuals, like really big ones that had all the weapons and characters and descriptions and stuff.
I used to read through every manual whenever I got a game, whether through buying or renting. I always liked those small stories/summaries at the beginning that tell you a short backstory of what's been happening in the game universe.
I think my favorite one was for the original Guild Wars. It had like an 100 page manual. Good times.
I could read the manuals while in the backseat, simply dying to get home and play.
i would read the manuals while taking a shit
I would read the manuals in bed before I went to sleep
Fallout 3 had a pretty sweet manual. Every Zelda game I've owned, too.
I used to always go into town, buy a new game to play and sit reading the manual on the bus journey back home. I miss those days.
The last good manual I had was Guild Wars
Freelancer had an awesome manual.
It's hilarious how in the video in the article, the guy unboxing the game covers the code for multiplayer, yet he lays it on the table, and in full HD, you can see the code clearly.
The video in the article showing the unboxing of a ME copy, you can see the CD Key for about 1 second. I bet someone will clearify the video and steal the key.
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Ah yes, the car journey home with my brand new game where i'd get myself hyped by reading the manual thoroughly and just looking at that wonderful game I had to look forward to installing.
Now it's like:
Manuals used to be shithot.
"So yeah, there is an online pass, we're making day 1 DLC and it will be Origin only on PC. But HEY ! REVERSIBLE COVER !"
It's a good idea nonetheless but I feel like they should maybe fix all the other problems with their games along with adding cool stuff to the game's package.
I wonder if Bioware/EA only did this to get everyone's money, because I remember Bioware saying it was only going to be for the N7 edition.
last decent manual I had was Command and Conquer 3. now there is either nothing at all, or just little pamphlets saying the controls/advertising other games by that developer
I remember being surprised when Battlefield 3 didn't come with a manual on any platform.
Colour manuals are the best.
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I mean seriously. DAY ONE DLC. It's stuff that was made for the game, then scrapped away for the sole purpose of selling it for more money or to force you to pay full price.