Buying a video game no longer feels the same as it used to. Taking the plastic off your newly acquired game was always a real treat. The best part about getting a new game was flicking through its manual, but physical manuals have largely vanished. I can still remember looking through the manual for The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker. If you’re like me, the chances are you miss booklets. Luckily, a fan has created a booklet for Fire Emblem: Three Houses.
This was shared by Twitter user Nosey Tengu, who has done similar things in the past. Tengu’s Fire Emblem: Three Houses instruction booklet comes in three different versions, meaning you can only select one. Those of you who have played Three Houses probably understand why this decision was made.
"Hey, you. Listen up. I've got something to report."
I made an instruction booklet for Fire Emblem: Three Houses! This Garreg Mach Monastery-approved booklet comes in three varieties based on the different houses. Take a look at this thread to see who worked on them! #fe3h pic.twitter.com/acYIoULq8L
— Nosey Tengu (@Nosey_Tengu) January 21, 2021
Each Three Houses booklet is based off one of the game’s titular three houses — the Black Eagles, Golden Deer, and Blue Lions. Nosey Tengu has stated that this was a collaborative effort, with 19 people being involved in its production. They have also stated that they’ll be providing an update in the near future that will delve into how you can obtain one for yourselves.
It is a shame that the industry has abandoned instruction manuals. Occasionally, developers include digital manuals, but they don’t provide the same feel. What do you think about this?