Capcom’s Christian Svensson comments on the lack of a physical manual in the game cases for the upcoming multiplatform survival-horror title, Resident Evil 6.
Penny pinching on everything
half life 2 in 2004 also had no manual(one of the first games without one!), but nobody complained because it was Valve... Why gets valve always with this?
RE 6 is now gear of war clone. Zombies now became alien.
Ratchet & Clank Collection came with the Sly 4 demo voucher in the manual's place. You had to install the actual manual on your HDD. No one complained about that either.
"half life 2 in 2004 also had no manual(one of the first games without one!), but nobody complained because it was Valve..." Heard of The Orange Box? When Capcom decides to be as generous as Valve was then we'll stop complaining.
But Half-Life 2 was good...
Games still come with physical manuals?
What people don't understand is that "manuals" are not really manuals. Lets be honest here, who in this day and age doesn't know how to insert the CD or how to start the game etc. The manual is more like a collectors item that should come with every game. The "manual" is something special that should explain the game rules, the world and characters, developer thoughts etc. The manual is supposed to ad value to the product as video games are not just tide to the disc, but its also the complete package of beautiful cover art, disc and manual/guide. Every company that says that manuals are no more because we are going green is just straight up lying. They only want to nickel and dime us as much as possible. It's a shame because once a upon a time game manuals where something special that thought you more about the journey that you are going to embark on. But I guess shitty games don't deserve beautiful manuals like the one in Red dead redemption where you also get a beautiful map. Or the one in Demon's Souls.
I am all for the lack of a manual, I have personally never used one. Plus these days most games offer a virtual manual while the game is loading or in the option menu. Save the trees Rated E For Everyone
Agreed, i never really cared for the manuals unless i'm stuck on certain controls.
unless i'm stuck in the bathroom*
Hell yeah manuals are outdated except if i get collectors edition
I bet you never owned Bethesda games manuals. those are pretty awesome.
I have a couple of games from them, but I have never opened any of the manuals.
LX-General-Kaos Then you missed something. Period.
Manuals (I should say used to) have more than just control schemes and tips on how to play the game, which is why I used to treasure them. But I guess if they are going to half-ass the manuals these days, they might as well drop it altogether, I guess...
Metal Gear Solid manuals normally have some cool extras in them such as comics and stuff.
You spoke my mind ARIJayden, I miss the fun tips and just other stuff developers used to throw in manuals. Coming from a long time gamer when I would get my new NES or SNES game opening up the box and just reading the manual over and over until I got home to actually play that game was an amazing feeling. Now a lot of developers have robbed us of that and younger people will not be able to enjoy it.
Right, I remember a time when manuals were thick and full of cool content, like character profiles, backstory and artwork. Those days are long gone. I can't even remember when was the last time I saw a nice manual just like that.
Most manuals today are just legal disclaimers and a 1-2 page control scheme. Pretty sad since I'm a collector, but I can see the reason why they were phased out. It does make the games that come out with good old-style manuals extra special.:)
Summary: "It has a manual, it's just digital."
Thanks for saving my time.
That's the least of my concerns with RE6.
For shooters or games like RE6 I really dont care. But with RPG's they were really helpful. When i started playing oblivion i dont think i would've know of the race bonuses were it not for the manual. I wanted to use the KoA:R manual to help me understand what each ability was while i was on the bus home only to find that that it was on the disc :( I remember some games i used to play with the manual right next to me in case the game didnt give a good enough explanation of abilities or controls. Guess thats going now :(
I'm a tree hugger and I approve of this practice. ( probably the only business practice of Capcom's I approve of ) Although, I do miss sitting on the can and getting amped for my new game by flipping through the pages. The good old days are only good because we didn't know any better. Save dem trees! Edit: Two disagrees... hmmm... I guess saving trees is bad considering how they single handedly allow us to breathe, but I suppose some things are more important. Anyway, a prediction: the game will be great and will be about as scary as going to the local convient store at 12 in the afternoon to buy gum.
SCREW THE TREES!!!!! I'll die without my beloved manuals..... And trees..... But for manuals its worth it!
actually trees only supply minimal oxygen to let us breathe.. we get most of our oxygen from the oceans and the phytoplankton in them..about 85%. so if all the trees were gone we would still be alive. but yes save the trees
I rarely read the manual but I fully expect each physical copy to have one. Sometimes manuals have some nice artwork, nice info, etc.
I also thought that's what the $60 went towards =/
I like my manuals...
Since everything can be found in the options menu, there really is no need for a manual. Once in a while though some companies really get creative with their manuals and it's always a welcome surprise to see them.
It doesn't need a manual, you'll see why...
Gears of Evil 6: The karate-kick simulator
I like manuals too. Vita games don't come with them physically but the launcher for each game can access the digital one that comes with it.
I played more than 100 hours of Skyrim without knowing ALT was the sprint button.
I'm all for the environment, but at the same time I still like to have physical game manuals. There's some games from certain franchises that almost always have interesting and unique things in the manuals, especially GTA and Metal Gear Solid. Maybe I'm just a little more traditional in this digital age when it comes to print, but I really appreciate it when a game comes with a nice manual. Regardless if it's Books or Magazines, I still prefer the physical copy of anything in print.
I never understood why they wasted money on manuals anyway since they can include them in-game.
They take away Survival Horror.. They take away the Type writer.. They take away any respect for Chris Redfield.. & Now they take away the manual? Kinda lost the hatred towards Capcom, more of a.. Laughing sensation now, Something to giggle at.. Nothing more. C'mon, Look at the logo for RE6, Isn't that enough? Screw Capcom.
RPGs and complex games should always come with a full blown manual, but other games don't really need it.
Less chance they have to misspell the name of the game again.
Im sure Ubisoft was the first to completely remove manuals 2 years ago and no one cared then. But its cool to hate on CAPCOM. I agree they are making some terrible decisions but this isn't one of them.
If they do this to save costs, why is the game still $60?
Agreed, though it was a rhetorical question.
Last manual i remember is probably Dynasty Warriors 3. I never read a manual that tells you who not to fight. lol
I take it the manual said something along the lines of "If you hear "I AM LU BU"... run... Don't f*ck with Lu Bu!"
Actually it said Beware of Lubu LOL but yea your right.
What??? No manual? Now where am I supposed to keep my Gamestop receipt???
Oh no! There's not manual!? Who cares? I mean really, I haven't looked at a manual within a gaming box since I was playing Sega Genesis games and my mom was driving me home from the store. Let's be real. When all is said and done you really don't care if there's a manual within the box or not, stop it.
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