Back when you could open up your brand new game and learn some fun details about your favorite characters and weapons

Back when you could open up your brand new game and learn some fun details about your favorite characters and weapons



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21 thoughts on “Back when you could open up your brand new game and learn some fun details about your favorite characters and weapons”

  1. It always made the trip home with my new game so much better. It didn’t matter if it was night or day, I would still open that bad boy up and use the street lights to read it.

  2. NetStorm: Islands at War, a realtime online vs. tower defense game published by Activision in the 90’s, came with an amazing manual. With paragraphs on each weapon and building and unit, most of which is written in a lore friendly way under the gimmick of you being a new high priest of your god because the last one just got killed. The entire thing is printed to look like worn paper, and while paperback, the cover looks like leather. Hand scrawled annotations and schematics of the buildings. Its great.

  3. When I was a kid I was obsessed with Frontier Elite II. It contained a full technical manual and then a second book that was full of short stories based in the game universe. It was incredible to read and I miss having the added depth to games. I hope to include this kind of depth to my own games one day.

  4. It was always weird to me how in this manual the Spartan Laser is white and red when it’s gray in game.

    Halo 5 is the only game to have the red and white splaser

  5. Getting home from buying a new game, needing to take a shit before your 16 hour binger, and taking the manual to the throne to hype yourself up before popping it in for the first time. Ahhh, memories.

  6. Is there a reason they no longer do these? I know they cost money but surely not THAT much money to take something away from the game experience. If you’re paying premium for a disc/cartridge over a download you could at least get a little bit of paper.

  7. They still do this, you just have to buy the super ultimate mega edition for £2k

    I miss reading manuals in the back of the car while my parents drove us home, I swear they only got me a cheap game cause they know id stay quiet due to that.

  8. I didn’t know how much I missed this feeling until my sekiro game guide came in the mail and even though I knew a lot about the game it was cool to read about the characters, special item properties, etc.

  9. I remember some PC games would come with a book that fleshed out the backstory for the game. Starcraft and Diablo are the two I remember the most doing it but I know others did it as well.

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