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Diaries

Other (objects, etc.) entity

Player can find several diaries or similar recordings of past events that reveal all or part of what had transpired, often revealing surprisingly useful info compared to what one would expect from such.

210
games
16
platforms

Alternate names: Journals, Logbooks, Audiologs

The first video game about Diaries was released on March 26, 1994.

2K Games, Square Enix and Beamdog has published most of these games

If the player can't get to actually read or hear the contents of the diaries, then this does not apply. Notes added to some PDA, notebook, etc. about the contents of them do NOT count.

A curious and common oversight in this is that handwritten journals contain audible thoughts or words from the writer. So there's "wait! what was that sound?" or "AAAAARGH!" written there as they hear odd sounds or get attacked. Conveniently, for audio logs this makes sense (at least the scream of terror).