The Lost Art of Video Game Manuals


-by Dylan DiBona

I don’t hunt for retro games as much as I used to; I’ve become quite comfortable with my PlayStation 4 as of late. When I do browse the online shops for an older games, it’s like a gamble in terms of the shape of the game. I was lucky enough to get my hands on a very affordable copy of Tales of Symphonia for cheap. It’s what inspired me to write my GameCube Retrospective. I played the game on the Wii once (never beaten) and sold my copy to GameStop. One thing I received in the box that I don’t think I did last time was a thick game manual. That little packet of pages sent me further down a route of nostalgic appreciation.

IMG_0817.JPG Memory Lane It’s perfectly reasonable and understandable as to why physical game manuals aren’t really made anymore. Releasing manuals online keeps company costs…

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