One of the really nice things about Nintendo games through the years has been the manuals. Not any more.
Nintendo's manuals are definitely the best. With the exception of this, obviously. They used to be high quality, glossy and well-designed.
Think of all the trees being saved by not using game manuals. remember Trees and plants produce the Oxygen we need to LIVE! Think of all the oil saved by not using game manuals. remember too many lives have been lost fighting wars for oil. Just press pause and see your controls there.
those trees are coming down anyway bud.
people will find anything to complain about when they have no real desire in the first place. While the loss of a manual is not the end of the world it certainly shows the direction things are headed. More and more products are being sold with notices about information being available online. is it really so hard in the digital age to look up how to play something? Actually the general play basics are laid out in most games when you play in the first place. not to mention there is usually an options screen that shows which button does what. so what is the manual for anyway anymore? if it means that companies are finding ways to lower the costs to produce these games (yeah $60+ is high) then so be it. It changed years ago when they went from plastic cases for carts to boxes. It didnt change the effect of the game. I think the greater rape of the gaming world is dlc that is available day of launch of a game. That is a more important topic than the loss of a few paper pages that no one really reads anyway. i shouldnt say no one, I do find myself flipping pages after playing the game. "AFTER" not before or during but after. It isnt like the manual has cheats to enhance the game.
Oh yeah, Nintendo manuals are always awesome LittleBigPlanet had the best manual from my recent memory
This kind of stuff makes people buy games used out of spite, lol, or at least think about it--I'm guilty. Seems to me they'll try to pass off boxes with manuals as some type of special edition. But for Nintendo games, it's always been a tradition to buy the strategy guide, so at least that's something... :/
I never thought I would see that from Nintendo.... I hate digital manuals, it may only be some paper with words and pictures, but I want it damnit.
That's just cheap. :(
Oh, Nintendo... I know you're having financial problems, but... Jesus Christ...
Financial Problems? These guys are flooded with money thanks to the Wii. . . It seems they are just greedy and want more for less!!.... WOW
They are projected to lose like 900 million or billion $ or so.
well thats one tree saved :P
Maybe one tree saved when you make 100,000 of them.
I think that's what he meant. Them not printing all of those manuals will save one tree.
Never used 'em, so I won't miss 'em.
I actually do use them at the very least to memorize controls. This kind of sucks.
man i'll miss those :( Nintendo were one of the last to make good manuals, but i guess it was gonna happen eventually, but nintendo i will pay extra for the good art work, just saying :)
if the cost of removing manuals were to pass on to the consumer and make games cheaper, then i'd be all for it. but since that's NOT happening, gimme my damn manuals.
so where do we get our club nintendo points then? ubisoft already did this with assassins creed brother hood
The club points come on a pamphlet separate from the manual, usually.
I hardly use manuals. Most games have tutorials in the beginning. It's only fighting games where i have to spend some time with a manual.
People actually read manuals?
Nope!! Reading is for yellow bellies!! lol couldn't resist. I actually read manuals- when they have lots of pretty pictures and clear instructions. Most of the time i just figure it out on my own
No manual in a game thats retained the same controls for years!? WHAT A BLOW TO THE FACE! =__=
Who would have thought it. Apparently attracting new players (and therefore boosting sales figures) is worthwhile! It is even possible that, for a company in a lot of trouble financially, this is a priority. Gasp. This fact might even force ignorant people to leave sarcasm to those who dont look only at their own lives and experience. One can only hope.
It could just be for the Japanese version... It might be different over here.
Yeah because us backwards Westerners still read books in paper form!
:( not cool I want my manual, I don't buy games unless they are complete.
This is bs. I know no one reads them but they are a must...I just love having them....
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