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Does anyone miss the color booklets with character bios and story info from the 90s?

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Do you miss the high quality instruction booklets from the 90s?

Yes, greatly. 29 82.86%
 
No, you are reaching here. 0 0.00%
 
Who cares? 1 2.86%
 
Nostalgia got the best of... 5 14.29%
 
Total:35

you mean the game instruction manual? if so yes lol



 

 

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Cobretti2 said:
you mean the game instruction manual? if so yes lol

Yes the physical one. No point in an online one, the physical full color one with collector's value. 



Anything to save a penny. Makes sense, business wise, but not artistically. Sucks.



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I don't. Tutorials, guides, etc can be easily incorportated in the gameplay upon staring playing a game for the first time.



CuCabeludo said:

I don't. Tutorials, guides, etc can be easily incorportated in the gameplay upon staring playing a game for the first time.

Oh god, I hate tutorials so much! They always treat me like I was dumb as fuck. Like I can't figure out myself to move the joystick to move my character. Seriously. There were many times where I quit playing a game altogether because it had a tutorial I could not skip.

So if abandoning printed manuals is the reason that we have so many tutorials these days, then I miss them very much. Because fuck tutorials. Let me figure out the game myself. It's part of the fun, you know.



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Yes! I loved when I got Street Fighter 2 Turbo it showed all the characters and gave all their bio (ie. height, nationality, moves etc..)



Absolutely miss the manuals you used to get, i remeber the Warcraft 2 one was pretty much a novel lol its was about half an inch thick. Then one day they just disappeared. But i guess most games now have like in game stats and Bios on the characters etc



OdinHades said:
CuCabeludo said:

I don't. Tutorials, guides, etc can be easily incorportated in the gameplay upon staring playing a game for the first time.

Oh god, I hate tutorials so much! They always treat me like I was dumb as fuck. Like I can't figure out myself to move the joystick to move my character. Seriously. There were many times where I quit playing a game altogether because it had a tutorial I could not skip.

So if abandoning printed manuals is the reason that we have so many tutorials these days, then I miss them very much. Because fuck tutorials. Let me figure out the game myself. It's part of the fun, you know.

Most games are multiplat nowadays. Physical games on PC are a thing from the distant past. Developers won't make in-game tutorials for the PC version of a game, while making a physical book with the tutorials for the same game on consoles. They will make everything with the same pattern to reduce costs.

Don't forget that the number of consoles users that are buying games digitally is growing, so there would have to be 2 different game versions for a console, the digital version would have to come with in-game tutorials while the physical version would have the book.

Last edited by CuCabeludo - on 26 November 2018

I miss them, but considering how much story there is in the game the booklet ended up being superfluous.



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Oh boy... I do miss them! Recently I bought Parappa The Rapper 2 for the PS4....I was so glad when I saw that digital booklet. I was imagining how entertaining would be if I could have it on paper like the original, with all those arts and fun texts