I picked this game up today used at GS for just $4.99. I'd actually been looking for it new being somewhat of a purist, but for five bucks I couldn't argue with used. I've heard this game is quite good (thanks for the recommendation, polarpuppies!) and hope to give it a try. That is, if I can get my son to give it back to me. He swiped it from me as soon as we left GS and played it most of the evening.
Other than the box art, will we be missing much by not having the instructions? It looks like I can get the control scheme from the FAQ here, but I was thinking more of background story or character profiles that are sometimes in the instructions?