Final Fantasy XIII-2 - The Complete Official Guide
Great but not the best
his is an awesome guide that tells you everything you need to know about the game. There are very few spoilers and it is written wonderfully. It takes you step by step through the game and leads you to 100% completion. It also states all the values for weapons and accessories and when to equip which items. The only problem I have with this review is that it's slightly inefficient in my opinion. It breaks up the walk through, completion timeline, and tour guide into three separate sections. Coming from Final Fantasy XIII and it's guide, I find that by separating things it is creating more work for me. I wish they had given me the timeline first and then combined the walkthrough and the tour guide so I could see the maps while I'm being told the strategies for the bosses. It's not a big deal, but as a lazy college student I feel that it would be easier to combine things. Plus it would save paper. Overall an excellent guide and a must have for 100% completion.
Coming from someone who buys guides consistently, I can easily say this is the most impressive guide I've bought in quite a while.
For starters, I have yet to come across even a single error. That alone is almost unheard of (especially when dealing with Bradygames, if you don't come across an error in the first twenty pages it's generally a surprise. ..Especially after their disaster of a guide for Disgaea 4)
This guide has pretty much everything you'd ever want to know. The story walkthrough (without spoilers), Paradigm Explanation, Character development, Monster list / Bestiary / Recruitment info, item lists, Sidequests, etc
The only real issue I've had was with finding area gate locations, but only with the "end-game" content. I occasionally had to check each separate map to locate the area gate I was looking for. It would have been nice if they had a list of gate locations.
Bottom line, if you like having a helpful resource on hand, this guide won't disappoint you.
worst guide ever
This guide is by far the worst video game walkthrough I have ever used. It is laid out horribly and you have to look in 3 or 4 different places to find all the information that you want about one area. Its also hard to find out how to do the side quests by using the guide. I would like to return it.