“… (by Øystein Lende Olsen) (re: QfG4 – Collection version vs. standalone)
Are the manuals in the original games good, like in SQ and many other Sierra games, or aren’t they? Do I miss out on a lot by only having the Collection?
Definately so. QFG4 came with the Hero’s Magazine(I forgot the actual name, but you find a copy of it on the bookshelf in the Adventurer’s Guild and a reference is made to the copy that came with the game). Anyway it was really neat, filled with all sorts of silly articles and ads for fake hero products. I dont entirely know what happened to my copy, but I remember something like it gave subdle hints to solutions in the game, so it had a function other than just a gag. They did something simular with SQ4 and I think SQ5