5 May, 2007
One of the coolest things that some games offered were cool little extras in the package. The most famous ones were probably the cloth maps available in various computer RPGs. It was always neat to have something game-related in the package.
So, this week, let’s discuss those extras.
Some of the most elaborate extras were in some of the console RPGs that (the now sadly defunct) Working Designs published. Their localizations of the Lunar games had a lot of great extras, including a heavy amulet featured from the game. Of course, some people claim it was these extensive extras (and the higher prices they required) that discouraged people from buying the games and thus the company going out of business.
What kind of extras would you like to find in a game? What’s the most interesting extras you’ve seen when buying a game? How can you include these types of extras without driving up prices or driving down profits?