Does Packaging Make a Difference?
A previous thread mentioned why Steam games cost as much as hard copies when they dont include packaging materials. I agree that new games should at least be 10% cheaper at Steam considering you get no materials at all! Even today when I buy console games (namely PS2, my favorite console), I often wont purchase a title unless the case and manual are included. Of course packaging materials raises its value but it is also part of the lore; if done right, they help suck you into the game world even more. I remember being fascinated with the Final Fantasy VII case and manual just as much as the game itself, I spent hours reading it and regarding it as a piece of art in itself! Anyone else have a similar experience?