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Initial post: Sep 11, 2010, 7:46:52 PM PDT
From an ad in PC World:

"We've replaced the 200+ page manual with an improved and interactive PDF that's also easier to use."

This is in the "Socially Responsible" box in the ad.

Sorry, not gonna be purchasing their product. I might not be able to blow off Microsoft for being too cheap and lazy to provide paper documentation, but that isn't the case for a computer game.

Posted on Sep 12, 2010, 12:48:29 AM PDT
J. says:
I usually don't worry too much about lack of a proper paper manual. Assassin's Creed II for example had a pathetic little slip of a manual, but it was no big deal to me, given that context-sensitive commands in a hack-n-slash / stealth game are not exactly mind-benders.

Civilization, on the other hand, is a game that really needs a manual that you can sit down with and study, if you're the type that likes too. Not a good call on their part.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 12, 2010, 2:02:47 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 12, 2010, 2:03:29 PM PDT
Jason Rayne says:
I do agree, they are just being cheap and it probably doesn't have too much with them trying to save the enviornment. At least it is a side effect. On the bright side the thing about the paper manuals is they get out of date pretty fast. At least the PDF will be updated as things changed.
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