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October 12th, 2011, 06:17
Originally Posted by Saxon1974 View Post
Maybe it's time to start saying goodbye to manuals.

When was the last time you actually need a manual to figure out how to play an RPG? For me like 1989 I think.

I mean you dont need a manual to tell you push "A" for the awesome button or click on the icon that looks like a bag for your inventory.

What happened to manuals that had world lore or bestiaries in them?
You want to know why there aren't really large manuals anymore? Almost every game you play now has an intro scene that tells you how to play or extensive in game help files. Back in the day when space was an issue and it took more time to make these things it was required to have manuals. Plus, I think that perhaps the UI of today has evolved enough not to be so obtuse.
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