At a time where traditional games retail is under fire, where more and more gamers are moving to online portals to buy and play their games, publishers seem to be taking two routes to encourage retail sales.
One is publishers like Nintendo, and NIS America, who are offering stuff that makes buying a game through digital channels feel inferior. In the past year, I’ve picked up four game soundtracks without even trying; through the Mario Brothers All Stars collection, Xenoblade Chronicles, Ar Tonelico Qoga, and Sacred 2. Packaged in a nice box, with a nice colour manual that makes it worthwhile buying in store… a collectors piece, if you will.
|The gameplay details|
That’s it. No colour, no useful tips, there’s not even a page for “notes.”