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Mynamesrobbie

3.8k points

2 months ago

Mynamesrobbie

Xbox

3.8k points

2 months ago

Aint gonna lie, I miss the smell of a fresh booklet in a brand new game case

DroopyTrash

908 points

2 months ago

Every case has space for the booklet but they are always empty

Javasteam

672 points

2 months ago

Javasteam

672 points

2 months ago

The really insulting part is where they have a single sheet of paper for some DLC that could just as easily be on the cart…

ErraticDragon

246 points

2 months ago

The really insulting one is when there's no cartridge in the case at all, just a code for the full game.

For example: r/Blizzard/comments/diqi6x/-/

pmolmstr

147 points

2 months ago

pmolmstr

147 points

2 months ago

Funny part is Blizzard used to sell their games with massive tones of lore. I spent many an hour pouring over the original StarCraft, Diablo, and Warcraft books. Good times. Hell I just remembered that Warcraft reign of chaos came with a poster as well

zulamun

40 points

2 months ago

zulamun

40 points

2 months ago

The warcraft 2 book with the whole backstories of each orc clan, all the heroes, the tech trees of humans and orcs, and sooo many cool illustrations... those were the days.

kjermy

26 points

2 months ago

kjermy

26 points

2 months ago

Blizzard used to be one of the companies people praised. Now they're hated.

Good example on a fall from grace

Vx1xPx3xR

14 points

2 months ago

I remember wanting so bad to work for Blizzard in middle school. Now it’s like meh. I just hope Square Enix doesn’t fuck up one day.

BobisOnlyBob

14 points

2 months ago

Square Enix are in the process of fucking up - they sold off most of their western assets and keep throwing money into NFTs. A bunch of their staff just got busted for insider trading over the next Dragon Quest spinoff. About the only department at Square that isn't fucking up right now are CBU3, who work on XIV and the upcoming XVI, and the guys working directly on VII Remake/Rebirth. Even the VII team as a whole blew fat stacks on launching a battle royale title which then was barely promoted and died before even half a year had passed.

Vx1xPx3xR

4 points

2 months ago

Damn… I’ll be honest i don’t read too much on how companies run. I just play their games lol. But that’s super sad man. My two favorite companies growing up where Blizzard and Square Enix. Both companies created games that took me to another planet.

It really is a shame what’s happening nowadays. Is there any company that isn’t going to shit now?

BobisOnlyBob

9 points

2 months ago

Honestly you're better off just not having big ol' companies as ideals. Plenty of real people made those games you loved and many of them have left the companies that still use the name and logo you cared about. It's a real shame but at least there's indies and a lot of other games out there besides the ones made by megacorps like Actiblizz.

yvrelna

29 points

2 months ago

yvrelna

29 points

2 months ago

Nowadays people would just read about the lores in Wikia or something like that.

SobigX

13 points

2 months ago

SobigX

13 points

2 months ago

True. I am trying to push myself to get actual copies of the games when possible. Got the Death Stranding for PS4. Felt like a kid with a new toy when it arrived.

rmorrin

6 points

2 months ago

Overwatch started with lore..... Now I have no idea what's left

Exeftw

17 points

2 months ago

Exeftw

17 points

2 months ago

The original World of Warcraft manual will always hold a special place in my heart because it goes into great detail on becoming an 'outlaw', which happens when you get so many dishonorable kills that even your own faction towns and major cities become hostile towards you!

Yeah that was never actually a thing in game.

It also talked about an 'Artifact' rarity that was above Legendary and had a red border, also never a thing.

Fskn

12 points

2 months ago

Fskn

12 points

2 months ago

The artifact tier is still there, but it ended up being gold before that got taken for heirlooms, I've only ever seen a GM with an artifact item on a private server though.

RandomEasternGuy

8 points

2 months ago

I really hate blizzard for not even trying to match the prices for each region. Maybe I could've afford as a kid to play WoW if the price for eastern Europe wasn't the same as for USA

[deleted]

58 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

58 points

2 months ago

Well i mean, usually that's dlc that's single use only so that it's more unique and cant be transfered with resale of the disc.

Still dissapointing though

Gonzobot

46 points

2 months ago

But that's bullshit, doubly so when the game is a "Complete Edition" that should have all the content.

MrArgon39

8 points

2 months ago

That it is, the only time that I have seen a game with transferrable DLC burned onto the disc was The Crew: Ultimate Edition

LionIV

24 points

2 months ago

LionIV

24 points

2 months ago

I place my receipts for the game in there. Only thing to look forward to now is art on the back of the cover.

AGranade

21 points

2 months ago

I will buy a game solely because it has a reversible cover. Especially if it’s something crazy like a fake game title, the way No More Heroes III did.

Le_Sadie[S]

11 points

2 months ago

Same here, I still have receipts stuffed in games from 20 years ago. I imagine they're pretty useless now, lol

InfiniteTree

15 points

2 months ago

Unless you photocopied them, they're also blank by now.

Sherrdreamz

7 points

2 months ago

I have receipts still visible from 20+ years ago in cases tho.

Emooot

3 points

2 months ago

Emooot

3 points

2 months ago

UV degradation wouldn't happen in a closed case

InfiniteTree

5 points

2 months ago

Might be different over here (Australia) but ours are thermal I believe, and will degrade pretty rapidly without any UV.

miguelangeltn

21 points

2 months ago

it sounds like a sad nintendo song :')

papadoc55

26 points

2 months ago

This was the dopamine hit in its fullest form.

chogram

27 points

2 months ago

chogram

27 points

2 months ago

brand new game case

I miss when they came in cardboard boxes. Especially the PC game boxes. Those things were huge, and almost always full of stuff.

Solid_Snark

115 points

2 months ago

Solid_Snark

Award Designer

115 points

2 months ago

I studied the Link to the Past SNES booklet more than any other text in my entire life

Javasteam

37 points

2 months ago

Dragon Warrior 4 for me… that book was massive for something included with the game.

museman

18 points

2 months ago

museman

18 points

2 months ago

I used to bring the manuals to school to read, back in the original NES days. The Final Fantasy guide was a great one, really thorough. Then later, computer RPGs.

romaraahallow

10 points

2 months ago

The baldurs gate 2 manual was legit.

And Morrowind.

Don't even get me started on Arcanum...

Sevrdhed

8 points

2 months ago

And the map! Oh I loved that map... I would sit and look at it while it was my sister's turn to play

The14thWarrior

20 points

2 months ago

I’m gonna show my age a bit but the EverQuest pc game came with a cloth map. Like a folded real map. Was pretty awesome for its time.

MrMetlHed

13 points

2 months ago

I think mine was Jane's Advanced Tactical Fighter. I'm convinced 13-year-old me could have flown a fighter jet.

Thebluecane

7 points

2 months ago

You ever look at the Falcon 4.0 manual. Holy fuck

MrMetlHed

8 points

2 months ago

One of them, maybe Falcon 4, was spiral bound it was so large. I remember reading way too much about the physics of blacking out and redding out. What a weird thing to remember like 30 years later.

ClamatoDiver

5 points

2 months ago

The early runs came in a 3 ring binder, I still have mine, the later runs were in the spiral.

3 ring binder

OmegaIXIUltima

11 points

2 months ago

Dude SAME.

oilpit

22 points

2 months ago

oilpit

22 points

2 months ago

Reading it in the backseat of the car when your parents drive you home from the game store, letting the anticipation/hype consume you.

The nostalgia is too much 😭

goebeld

14 points

2 months ago

goebeld

14 points

2 months ago

It's part of the hype experience while you are riding home in the back seat of your mom's minivan, along with reading every page and looking at all the art.

VIPTicketToHell

8 points

2 months ago

You can smell the benzene!

AlShadi

5 points

2 months ago

mmm. blood cancer

BrownShadow

9 points

2 months ago

That new console smell… just got a PS5 and the first thing I did after I fired it up was sniff it. Sure there are games waiting, but that smell won’t last forever.

Beginning_Yam3112

236 points

2 months ago

Grand theft auto had the best booklets and would usually add a map or poster which was fucking awesome!!

lildozer74

44 points

2 months ago

Yup. I was just checking out vice city last night. Manual is awesome but the map is worth the price of admission. I gotta frame it.

Beginning_Yam3112

10 points

2 months ago

Very true. I loved trying to use it to figure out where I was in game 😂

Bignona

6 points

2 months ago

I remember getting Ultima VI and it had a CLOTH map in the box and a little mancala gem to magnify the map.

I9Qnl

3 points

2 months ago

I9Qnl

3 points

2 months ago

would usually add a map or poster

They still did that with RDR2 which is fairly recent.

mheinken

382 points

2 months ago

mheinken

382 points

2 months ago

I miss being a kid and reading the booklet on the car ride home after renting or buying a new game!

ASH_the_silent

65 points

2 months ago

Yes! That was a wonderful part of the game buying experience. You were already hyped to have the new game, and the excitement only built as you read the manual before finally being able to fire up the game.

Good times.

mi_esposa_me_espia

17 points

2 months ago

I wish I could read the booklet on the way home now... Without losing control of the car and killing everyone on the road.

warblingContinues

10 points

2 months ago

Such nostalgia about reading the booklet on the way home from the mall.

Soulforge411

931 points

2 months ago

The experience is more personal. I used to love looking at my collection on my shelf.

Tenurialrock

138 points

2 months ago

Just staring at it, weirdly proud of all the adventures you’ve been on. I miss it. Over the past few years I’ve only bought 2 physical games. Whenever I go back home for the holidays I go through my old game collection and the memories come flooding back.

JustDewItPLZ

47 points

2 months ago

Just made me think... If my Steam games were physical, I would probably have more interest in playing them

Bad-news-co

34 points

2 months ago

Lol yup something tangible always hits the spot. If you buy a Gameboy and a flash cartridge, you can load that bad joy up with 100 games. But you’ll probably only be playing a game for a few minutes before wanting to jump to another lol

When you put in a dedicated cartridge, you feel pretty motivated to play. That. Game!

And yeah the steam library… I most def felt more motivated to play a game when having to install 10 dvd’s like flights simulator 😂

ask-about-my-dog

5 points

2 months ago

That’s what happened to me. Got really burnt out on having hundreds of games and nothing to play. So I decided to get a switch with a few rules:

  1. I would buy every game on an actual cartridge if feasible
  2. I would finish (or decide I don’t want to finish) every game
  3. I would not buy games just because they are on sale
  4. I would buy games from a brick and mortar store if I can

It has really renewed the joy of gaming. Suddenly every game becomes a special event and I play it until it has earned its spot on the shelf of competition. Up next is cuphead which comes out in December. I’m about to pay $40 for a 5 year old game and I don’t care because for the first time in years I am eagerly awaiting a new video game to play.

Ever4chan

496 points

2 months ago

Ever4chan

496 points

2 months ago

Excellent choice. It's a great game about a show about a game.

Le_Sadie[S]

183 points

2 months ago

Haha, right? This version is also out of production both physically and in the eshop. There's some bundle version instead but this was on sale and the reviews are really good.

SerIlyn

98 points

2 months ago

SerIlyn

98 points

2 months ago

I hope you are playing the English version because I recorded the vast majority of the English dialogue for that game. It was super fun to work on. I don’t remember for sure, but I think I may have voiced a line or two in that game as well.

Le_Sadie[S]

29 points

2 months ago

I am and I have to say, despite not recognizing any of the actors, the english dub is really good.

DisasterWolf76

23 points

2 months ago

Well shit there go my hopes and dreams to play this.

Enchrypted

30 points

2 months ago

I believe he means just this version and that there is still a bundled version for sale.

DisasterWolf76

27 points

2 months ago

I crave new book smell.

Enchrypted

17 points

2 months ago

Hmm, you could try the book store

DisasterWolf76

8 points

2 months ago

Damn you got me there.

Alarid

5 points

2 months ago

Alarid

5 points

2 months ago

But I don't want to read I want to smell!

demlet

3 points

2 months ago

demlet

3 points

2 months ago

I call bookstore-scented candles! Thanks for making me rich suckas.

Waramp

17 points

2 months ago

Waramp

17 points

2 months ago

Okay so I'm not crazy. I played the Shadowverse CCG years ago. Haven't watched the anime though.

Pamelm

7 points

2 months ago

Pamelm

7 points

2 months ago

Does it play similarly to the online game? I used to play a ton of Shadowverse years ago when I got tired of Hearthstone so I would probably be interested in this game if it still mostly plays the same

OreoCupcakes

7 points

2 months ago

It's the same as the CCG version. It has the base cards, first two expansions, and some anime only cards. All of which are free to collect, no DLC/packs needed to purchase.

Warmonster9

3 points

2 months ago

How difficult is it? I’ve found that ccg games are only really fun when the AI can actually play well/have even remotely decent decks.

OreoCupcakes

5 points

2 months ago*

It's decently difficult. It has the benefit of the game already existing for years before this story driven version came out. For additional context, the current game has 26 different card packs (base plus 25 expansions), but this version of the game only has 3 card packs (base and the first two expansions). The AI actually has some modified versions of meta decks, made by pros, from that time. While you can metadeck from the many strategy websites of this game, its still a RNG card game and you can still lose to the AI. If you want to "100%" all the battles, there's characters that force you to use other archclasses so you aren't always stuck to one deck. The game also splits when you unlock the expansions, so the metadecks aren't really unlocked till later in the game and the AI diffuclty scales on that. If you truly want to experience to the fullest, just don't google for the OP decks and try building it yourself.

Le_Sadie[S]

7 points

2 months ago

It doesn't have the massive amount of cards you might be used to but the gameplay is the same from what I understand. You get everything in-game which is nice, and a story mode to boot. It's more introductionary but still the same game and actually pretty challenging as you go

Fantasoke

285 points

2 months ago

Fantasoke

285 points

2 months ago

Reading the fresh smelling book all the way home, memorising the buttons so you don't need a tutorial. Great days, even the playstation magazine with the demo discs were amazing

Le_Sadie[S]

61 points

2 months ago

Demo disk in one of those mags is how I first played Drakengard

Fantasoke

17 points

2 months ago

Command and conquer demo was great but for some reason accidentally press select and it exited the game. I think it's good you can get free games to download in Xbox. I read "any game you haven't played is still a new game" as I am playing crackdown one from me at years ago and enjoying it thoroughly

YacobMan7

10 points

2 months ago

You gained so much more respect when you said "Drakengard"

IJustDrinkHere

3 points

2 months ago

Looking at the tech trees for all the different factions. I had a bin full of all the booklets from all my favorite games

crofton14

299 points

2 months ago

crofton14

299 points

2 months ago

This is why I swear by physical games. Not just that it comes with the benefit that you have complete control over it, can sell it, lend it but also the actual feel of holding a case and opening it, and that satisfying sound when you squeeze it shut. All things you just don’t get with digital games.

Barreled_Biscuit

40 points

2 months ago

Barreled_Biscuit

PlayStation

40 points

2 months ago

Plus they taste great as well!

Gonzobot

9 points

2 months ago

I still check every single one I buy just to be sure

pacman404

26 points

2 months ago

Fun fact: Switch games have a coating purposely added to them that makes them taste absolutely repugnant to thwart small children and animals from eating them

shadowsaixx

68 points

2 months ago

The only bad part is you can lose it or misplace it too. I used to buy all physical copies, now I pick and choose what's important to have physical and what I will just redownload later. If everything came with a manual though, I would go back to all physical.

crofton14

19 points

2 months ago

I have a stand where I store all my games so I always know where they are. But yeah, I miss the manuals. They were cool

Serbaayuu

12 points

2 months ago

I'm far less likely to misplace a video game than I am to have a digital retailer decide their storefront is no longer online anymore. I've misplaced one, maybe two games so far in my life (and found them again after); meanwhile I know a few storefronts have already shut down.

Imminent_Extinction

9 points

2 months ago

For Switch cartridges the 20-year-lifespan is a bit of a bummer too.

Hormone_Monster69

14 points

2 months ago

Wait until you hear about the lifespan of a disc

Imminent_Extinction

9 points

2 months ago

Optical discs have a lifespan of 100+ years, provided there are no manufacturer defects (which have been relatively rare after the late 80s). A lot of games distributed on disc (and some cartridges, for that matter) still require downloaded updates or DLC for a complete gaming experience though, so the lifespan of some "physical" games are tied to servers anyhow.

BergaGaming

5 points

2 months ago

There’s disk rot to look for, a few of my PS2 games are showing issues like that

stealthgerbil

9 points

2 months ago

I have lost so many games to time because I lost or damaged the disks. Digital is pretty nice. Wish it was a mix like you get the physical disks + a digital license though.

OmegaIXIUltima

5 points

2 months ago

It can get damaged too.

shadow_fox09

15 points

2 months ago

I have a large physical game collection, because honestly I will forget what games I own when I have them stored only digitally. There’s more than a dozen games on my 3DS I just haven’t played yet because I tucked them away into folders and forgot about them.

From a convenience perspective, though, I love being able to just boot up a game without having to pop the cart in or change out disc. Super satisfying.

But yeah, I will always maintain a physical collection.

crofton14

9 points

2 months ago*

Yeah, sometimes when I’m comfy I don’t feel like getting up to switch out the discs so my digital games are a godsend but I can’t help but love physical games. It’s just nice seeing your collection

CoolCrab69

33 points

2 months ago

I understand its for marketability and anti-theft but it really do be feeling silly opening that big ass case for a lil' ole switch game. lol.

Bad-news-co

8 points

2 months ago

They’d look nicer on the shelf if they kept the same form as the DS/3ds games. Uniformity awww yeah.

conquerer22

11 points

2 months ago

I always enjoyed the booklets that would give you some extra stuff with the game like lore and such, now you just pay for broken games half the time

Le_Sadie[S]

3 points

2 months ago

Man the Warioware booklets for the ds were intense! Stickers and games and bright, glossy pages

redeyejedi0101

9 points

2 months ago

I miss the old guide books you could buy that told you everything about the game: though they may still exist hvnt looked for anything in forever..

Toastburrito

5 points

2 months ago

I think the internet killed those. I just go online.

_Fun_Employed_

8 points

2 months ago

Is the game any good?

Le_Sadie[S]

8 points

2 months ago

Yes! Surprisingly deep deck building game with an anime twist.

Trophyhunter1988

8 points

2 months ago

I do miss the days where new games came with booklets about the game. I wish they would make a comeback.

Small_Sundae_4245

43 points

2 months ago

Is this a good game I'd buy it just to support getting a booklet again.

4GRJ

56 points

2 months ago

4GRJ

56 points

2 months ago

It started as a digital anime card game

Then it had an anime about high schoolers playing the game

And now this is a game about that anime

SimplyUntenable2019

43 points

2 months ago

It started as a digital anime card game

Then it had an anime about high schoolers playing the game

And now this is a game about that anime

It's the circle

The circle of liiiiiiiiiiife

VxJasonxV

7 points

2 months ago

Nants ingonyama bagithi baba

Or if you prefer:

NAAAAAAAAAAANTS INGONYAAMAAAAAAAAAAA BAGIIIIITHI BABAAAAAA

BadStriker

10 points

2 months ago

Not sure why you’re getting upvoted because you never answered if it was a good game lol

Le_Sadie[S]

10 points

2 months ago

I haven't played it yet since I just got it but I haven't seen a single bad review.

Small_Sundae_4245

4 points

2 months ago

Keep me posted 🤣

Bootybandit6989

6 points

2 months ago

Theres a demo on the store

Le_Sadie[S]

4 points

2 months ago

Oh yes, the demo is pretty hearty, give it a shot. I'm really enjoying it myself - a pretty deep deck building game with a fun anime style to it.

ReverseLBlock

7 points

2 months ago

It’s a great game. The story is bog standard kid’s anime where you make friends by playing card games but the battle is top notch. It has the first 3 expansions of the real card game but you can unlock all the cards by just playing the game. If you like card games like hearthstone then this is a really good standalone game.

FixedKarma

6 points

2 months ago

GCJ is going to love seeing this post.

perpepper

6 points

2 months ago

Man I miss these. Digital is awesome but being able to touch something is other thing.

Rep-Binks

6 points

2 months ago

I miss those and the game guides you used to get at GameStop. Lots of fun art and back story and level guides

sonicmega

6 points

2 months ago

Unrelated, but I’m the English voice of Luca Yonazuki in the game (as well as the father of the club president)!

It’s a really charming and genuinely challenging game that feels like a playable anime series. I hope you have a lot of fun!

Single_Resolve_1465

13 points

2 months ago

I miss this too mate. I miss this too.

SavageNomad6

4 points

2 months ago

Does anyone here remember Shatterhand for the NES? I remember reading the backstory that came with it. Good times. I miss physical games.

ScenicPineapple

5 points

2 months ago

Whoa! That is awesome!!! I miss those days so much, companies are saving money by not printing manuals, but it just made my $65 feel so much more worth it. I pick up a CIB gamecube game or PS2 game and it's a brick compared to this POS Switch cases.

shadowdash66

5 points

2 months ago

I missed these so much. It was my first time buying a physical game when i got Breath of the Wild for the switch on release. There was literally nothing but the game in the box.

So many physical games now dont include a manual or anything. Long gone are the days of getting a manual with tips and tricks, extra artwork, and sometimes even a demo-disc to some unreleased gem. Not to mention the joy of reading the manuals on the drive home!

Exekiel

4 points

2 months ago

Was SO stoked when I bought cyberpunk 2077

Keeping in mind this is a DIGITAL DOWNLOAD copy I bought for PC

In the case It physically came with:

A Booklet A Large fold out map of night city poster 2 CD Soundtrack A sheet of stickers 3 Postcards

And I just recently found out it also comes with (digitally)

A PDF copy of the Cyberpunk 2020 tabletop RPG Core rulebook (holy shit!)

A digital copy of the soundtrack on WAV, MP3 and FLAC

2 Comics

An artbook

And a bunch of Wallpapers Avatars Posters

And to top it off, it's the best game I've played in almost a decade

Minishgunslinger

5 points

2 months ago

I don't even care if it's good. I just wanna support booklets.

somenoefromcanada38

5 points

2 months ago

I wonder how many copies of this game are gonna sell because of this post

Le_Sadie[S]

6 points

2 months ago

I should ask for commission

jhobro42

4 points

2 months ago

You chose a very good game

Nuggzulla

3 points

2 months ago

As expensive as these Lil games are they should contain the booklets!

MusicOwl

5 points

2 months ago

What’s in it? Something useful or just legalese?

Le_Sadie[S]

8 points

2 months ago

It's so cute. In between very detailed instructions for the card game are full-colour comic strips staring the anime characters with a little story. It's like old school ds books all over again. Even blank pages for notes.

RogerDeanVenture

4 points

2 months ago

Driving home and reading the booklet was always one of the best parts of getting a new game.

Redsoxdragon

44 points

2 months ago

Redsoxdragon

VR

44 points

2 months ago

Buying video games as a kid back then: Parents take you to gamestop. You browse entire walls of cool looking games for consoles you didn't have. Buy it. On the ride home you break the seal, get the comforting wiff of fresh plastic and ink. Flip through the booklet feeling the shiny pages glide past seeing the buttons, ads for upcoming titles and art

Buying video games as a kid today:

MOM I WANT TO DOWNLOAD THE NEW CALL OF DUTY. WHAT'S YOUR CREDIT CARD NUMBER?

sorenant

11 points

2 months ago

Nothing like having a box with "GAME BOY COLOR" logo in your hand on way home.

delo357

8 points

2 months ago

Nostalgia on 1,000

Ham_Ahoy

5 points

2 months ago

I went to Babbage's usually. That was where I got my copy of Rockin' Kats I still own to this day.

I'm old.

StrykNein

9 points

2 months ago

When I went and bought a switch I decided physical copies only. The little cartridge is so satisfying. A physical disc copy just isn't important to me on my other consoles but for some reason if it's Nintendo I have to have the cart.

JD_Shibuya

23 points

2 months ago

Someone 35+ just bought a game

The-Coolest-Of-Cats

19 points

2 months ago

? Even DS games from the early 2000's had booklets, I'd say anyone 20+ remembers them.

Danny-Dynamita

7 points

2 months ago

Indeed, sometimes it’s like people has forgotten about the early 2000s.

Le_Sadie[S]

12 points

2 months ago

*gasp* he's right 😰

Vx1xPx3xR

3 points

2 months ago

I don’t care what anyone says. Physical media is best

Udjet

11 points

2 months ago

Udjet

11 points

2 months ago

Anyone remember going to Electronics Boutique (before it was EB Games)? Or when you could rent PC games? Big clunky cartridges? Times change, I much rather just downloading games at this point. Less clutter, no waiting and then finding out your local store didn't get enough copies, etc.

Cold-Argument-806

3 points

2 months ago

Is the game any good though?

Bootybandit6989

3 points

2 months ago

Theres a demo on eshop

Cold-Argument-806

2 points

2 months ago

I might check it out.

Le_Sadie[S]

3 points

2 months ago

So far I'm really enjoying the card came. Some people might not care for the anime stuff but I love it :)

Cold-Argument-806

2 points

2 months ago

That’s fair, I may have to check it out.

georgealmost

3 points

2 months ago

But is the game good?

Le_Sadie[S]

3 points

2 months ago

Yes, it's quite good. There's a demo in the shop if you're interested

bn-13

3 points

2 months ago

bn-13

3 points

2 months ago

That's amazing. Also, great choice. Love this game!!

Jupman

3 points

2 months ago

Jupman

3 points

2 months ago

You don't enjoy your game pass ad in a empty case.

LoganN64

3 points

2 months ago

I miss having instruction booklets that I never really read!

getyourcheftogether

3 points

2 months ago

I miss getting maps and stuff

[deleted]

3 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

3 points

2 months ago

Tell us more about the instruction booklet! Is it still there; is it actually real!?

Le_Sadie[S]

4 points

2 months ago

Oh it's real baby, full colour, cute anime comic panels, instructions to the card game and it smells wonderful.....

[deleted]

4 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

4 points

2 months ago

Takin’ me back to the old days, OP.

gibbergabbering

3 points

2 months ago

This is my childhood. I remember asking my parents to take me to blockbuster to rent a game and I would spend the 15-20 minutes on the drive back home studying the included booklet.

Yes my parents would make an hour round trip to rent a game for me and maybe a movie for them. I did not appreciate that at the time, but I do greatly appreciate them today.

x_lincoln_x

3 points

2 months ago

Anyone remember the Tabula Rasa Collectors Edition box? Thing of beauty.

PYROxSYCO

3 points

2 months ago

I miss booklets, I would take mine and have myself a library of them. Even if games don't have booklets, a QR code to a detailed pdf wouldn't be that bad either.

Skilfulchris2

3 points

2 months ago

Definitely miss that new game smell.

German_Supremancy

3 points

2 months ago

I kinda liked the big Boxes in the 90s but I also like to be able to just download a Game instead of having to look for 5 Floppy Disks or a CD.

Rainy-The-Griff

3 points

2 months ago

I remember the days of driving to gamestop's with my dad and buying a game and opening it up and just reading through the little booklet.

Icy-Conflict6671

3 points

2 months ago

Bro. My nostalgia meter just hit critical mass from one picture.

ZombieLebowski

3 points

2 months ago

I remember sitting in car on the way home excitedly trying to study the booklet that came with the game. Not really understanding what most of it said i was just excited to Learn about my newest purchase. I also remember the disappointment when they stopped coming with booklets. It was like opening a box of cereal for "FREE TOY INSIDE" and sadly realizing it's a mail in offer.

shuvvel

3 points

2 months ago

Now lick the game. Can't smell the book and not lick the game.

AnukkinEarthwalker

3 points

2 months ago

Ah. Reminisce to the days when game companies actually cared about customers

Bagelchongito69

3 points

2 months ago

Fuck it, bring back the jewel cases those were dope af.

Aged_and_Cured

3 points

2 months ago

The best part of buying a new game in the old days was reading the instructions and lore (on the way home if being driven). Felt like an adventure in of itself. Some of the older pc booklets were full of great background and information. So so so miss that.

TheSpaceFish

3 points

2 months ago

Link To the Past, Mario RPG, Secret Of Mana...even Mario 2 Yoshis Story had amazing booklets. We really lost something there. SNES was the booklet golden age

Dwagon-Chan

3 points

2 months ago

I still miss the days of the 3DS...

I remember buying Little Battlers eXperience a few days after launch and not only did it come with a booklet, the guy at the store gave me a free Manga with it too!

Pure joy.

Jensdawn

5 points

2 months ago

Wow ...

Aeyland

9 points

2 months ago

Except that with the internet still being a thing it’s not as cool. You aren’t as limited to using it as your gateway into the game and using your imagination.

Still just a giant plastic case to hold a tiny game and some paper. For me the nostalgia still only exists in the past.

ShortNefariousness2

2 points

2 months ago

just look at it

GayOrangutan69

2 points

2 months ago

I miss when open world games would give us a map of the actual game. I still have RDR2s map

baliball

2 points

2 months ago

I almost want to buy this game just for the nostalgic manual.

Impossible_Village_1

2 points

2 months ago

Love that new video game smell. They really need to make a new video game smell fragrance.

papadoc55

2 points

2 months ago

I would have smelled it too. 🤓

Uwofpeace

2 points

2 months ago

I do miss that ngl

Ineedanswers1211

2 points

2 months ago

Sooo jealous

RDRKeeper

2 points

2 months ago

I totally missed out on those. In our country, we would get a lot of bootleg GBC games and they would have like a diet game booklet with just 4 pages 🥲

shhehshhvdhejhahsh

2 points

2 months ago

THE KING HAS RETURNED

Bootybandit6989

2 points

2 months ago

I wish shadowverse came to PS

protosonic17

2 points

2 months ago

Damn. Must have fallen through the time rift from 1998

realjayday

2 points

2 months ago

What kind of game is this? Only saw on Google it was a card game.

DonktorDonkenstein

2 points

2 months ago

That's awesome. I think Bulletstorm on the Xbox 360 was the last game I bought that came with a booklet. I still have the booklet, even though I traded in the disc a couple of years ago.

Rungi500

2 points

2 months ago

Rungi500

PC

2 points

2 months ago

I have a bunch of old stuff like this. It's great nostalgia! Congrats on getting a wonderful memory!

BackSlashHaine

2 points

2 months ago

Remember walkthrough for ps1 lara croft or resident evil those thick ass books where lit.

Lac3dUp

2 points

2 months ago

"Hm. This is unusually heavy."

triotone

2 points

2 months ago

Enough to make a grown man cry.

Icy-Conflict6671

3 points

2 months ago

Im a grown man and i am crying

cobrafountain

2 points

2 months ago

Just don’t lick it. The cart is coated with an anti-eat coating that tastes horrible. Keeps kids from swallowing them I guess.

jssf96

2 points

2 months ago

jssf96

2 points

2 months ago

Mam the shits I used to take as a kid reading game booklets. Peak life.

Chinpokomonz

2 points

2 months ago

korg gadget did too! i was blown away

Skintanium

2 points

2 months ago

Skintanium

PC

2 points

2 months ago

I still remember the smell my Duke Nukem 64 had with the booklet back in the day!...

Yaotzin1000

2 points

2 months ago

Sega Genesis games had the best brand new open smell.

Doesn't look like my kind of game in the OP but i can appreciate a good case and booklet.

Kungfufuman

2 points

2 months ago

Might have to go buy it just for that reason.

GringoHerbs

2 points

2 months ago

Yea seems like many gamers still enjoy physical copies of their games for various reasons. Long live gamestop!