By Hooded 18 Comments
Booklet / Manual / Instruction book, whatever you wanna call it.
I think we are all under agreement that game booklets are phasing out. Over the past 10 years game booklets have gone from being 100 pages thick down to what some games currently are, one page, ONE PAGE?!! Arghh, how can publishers do this? I remember back in PSone days, opening the small game cases and flicking through the book and give it a good sniff. Call me weird, I know i'm not the only one out there that does this. It maybe damaging to my health but it smells lovely and brings a sort of euphoria.
So this has been getting worse and worse, so why am I posting this now? Well i'll tell you why...
I just bought Bulletswear Epic Edition and Fight Night Champion on 360, and as i'm playing through Bulletswear, I open Fight Night and i'm disgusted with what I find. Here l ook for yourself.
Thats right, you can see, 3 leaflets / pamphlets. One is a black and white 2 peice leaflet that says "This game may not include all features described in this pamphlet". Really?! Does that mean it includes more? or less? Theres no features described on the pamphlet, so I sure hope it features more!
The other two leaflets are online pass, on the other side of it is Crysis 2 advert and the other is an advertisment for Tiger Woods 12 Masters!!!!!1112@
Maybe this is the reason I tend to buy the stratagey (Prima / Bradygames) guides for nearly every game I get these days, theres just not enough info right infront of me, yeah theres just as much info out there (if not more) on the internet, but I just like to read about the games i'm playing when i'm not, well, playing them.
Now i'm not really sure why this has angered me as much as it has, because its been quite a slow process and I / we all knew it was going to happen. When I buy a game online I don't get mad or upset that I don't get a book with it. So maybe it does just come down to that freshly printed slightly addictive and harmful ink thats been festering in the case. Does this upset anyone else? We know theres going to be a time when all games come to this.