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Final Fantasy XIII-2 - The Complete Official Guide - Collector's Edition [Hardcover]

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Book Description

3 Feb 2012

Exclusive coffee table book printed on highest-quality paper and bound in a padded hard cover.

  • Limited print run, includes two ribbon bookmarks.
  • Includes a 16-page bonus section exclusive to this edition.
  • The 100% complete guide to Final Fantasy XIII-2.
  • The dedicated Walkthrough charts the critical path through the main narrative. It also provides regular prompts and tips to direct players to side quests and other optional features within the game world.
  • The Tour Guide chapter includes one section per game location in each time period. This complements the Walkthrough by examining all optional activities offered in the game (side quests, mini-games, puzzles and power-levelling spots).
  • The Completion Timeline chapter offers a visual and streamlined guide to 100% completion.
  • The Strategy & Analysis section gives an advanced analysis of the game's key systems and features. This also covers the most complex topics such as character development in a thorough, yet user-friendly way.
  • All-encompassing Inventory and Bestiary chapters feature exhaustive lists and tables covering all enemies, weapons, accessories, items and shops.
  • Every secret, every unlockable, every side-quest, every mini-game, every Achievement and every Trophy revealed and explained in a dedicated Extras chapter. We've also added a story recap and an artwork gallery.
  • Carefully designed to avoid unnecessary story spoilers.


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Product details

  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: PIGGYBACK INTERACTIVE (3 Feb 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1908172169
  • ISBN-13: 978-1908172167
  • Product Dimensions: 21.8 x 28.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 9,494 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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When we started working on Final Fantasy XIII-2, our main objective was to develop a game offering maximum freedom to the player. Whereas Final Fantasy XIII is primarily a story-driven game, we wanted the sequel to be a player-driven experience - where gameplay and story are directly influenced by the player's choices.

This is the essence of Final Fantasy XIII-2. You can freely move from location to location whilst also dictating the pace of the adventure. Dozens of side quests are available at any given time, intertwined with the core story and offering plenty of opportunity to branch off the main adventure at any point. The existence of certain regions in different time periods means that you can tackle a variety of time-based challenges by exploring these areas and solving all sorts of puzzles. As you progress through the adventure, you realize that your gameplay choices culminate in creating your own personal version of the story. Final Fantasy XIII-2 is all about freedom.

With a game of this scale and complexity, we felt that it was essential to offer a detailed travel companion to our players. When the time came to start work on the guide, the choice of partner was obvious. Piggyback has been publishing guides on the Final Fantasy series for over ten years, and their level of expertise and understanding of our games is peerless. Collaborating closely with the team, Piggyback has created a book that I'm pleased to present to you here. This is the ultimate guide, with everything you could possibly wish for: from a step-by-step walkthrough to an all-encompassing Tour Guide, from side quests to advanced strategy and analysis, from exhaustive inventory and bestiary lists to puzzle solutions. You will find in these pages the keys to solving all of the game's challenges. In addition, all information is presented so that you can advance as you choose and at your own pace.

And this is perhaps the greatest surprise the guide has in store. Though completely comprehensive, it offers advice and explains the game systems in such a way that every accomplishment remains your own. It will help you enjoy each moment of discovery whilst giving you the means to complete your objectives on your own.

I genuinely hope that you get to enjoy all elements of this extraordinary adventure.

Motomu Toriyama
Director


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Finally Fantasy Foolproof 4 Feb 2012
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Having bought the guide to go with the last game after I completed the storyline I pre-empted myself and got this guide too.

It arrived far quicker than I thought so I had it in time when the game was here. The game itself has really changed and I am very glad I bought this one, the crystarium being a very important part of the character levelling, it makes a difference having the guide to tell you the optimum way of improving your characters. You can basically get more out of them by following the books instructions. It can be confusing initially but once you get the hang of the system it's so easy.

It's just as beautifully laid out as well, with gorgeous artwork of the game characters. It's well designed and I haven't encountered any spoilers. There's good sections that give you great suggestions on how to improve the gameplay as it's not as linear as the last game. I'm aiming to complete this game 100% and don't want to miss out on items and side-quests etc which this draws your attention to.

On the way the book is made, they've added two bookmark ribbons so that you can switch between two sections easily, the cover is padded as well which sounds silly but feels and looks lovely.

I've found it already invaluable and it looks great in my collection alongside my games and other guides. I haven't got very far in but am really looking forward to playing the rest of the game and having the guide by my side
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Product! 4 Mar 2012
By Luis
Format:Hardcover
Excellent Quality frame and text. Important if you want to do everything in the game or either if you just want to know where's the rarest stuff at. Easily Recommendable!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Totally worth my money 28 Feb 2012
Format:Hardcover
Excelent product. It is indeed very nice to play while following the guide, as it is written in such a way so that you can enjoy yourself while not feeling spoiled. It features wonderful details such as page markers, as well as top-notch paper quality. It does not feel like a bother to read, as it is written in such a way it makes you feel you have some kind of "game companion". Frequent images from the game itself keep the reading fresh.
Cobclusion: totally worth my money.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By MyKeyReviews TOP 50 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
*It seems like Amazon have mixed the reviews up from the Collector's Edition & Standard Edition product pages, this review was written for the Collector's Edition which I would personally recommend over the standard version whilst they are in stock! :)*

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Piggyback have never disappointed me in the past and it looks like they've succeeded in leaving a good impression again!

It took me awhile to even open up the book, I was in awe by the lovely simplistic look (the way Final Fantasy should always be) as well as the feel and texture of the book. It's a hardback that has an amazing squidgy feel, holding the book is a real pleasure I can assure you, even my friends didn't want to put it down.

As for the contents, it contains all the information you would need and is wonderfully presented not only in the layout of the writing, but also the pictures of beautiful artwork and pictures, I really couldn't of suggested a better layout.

It also has a ribbon for a bookmark attached, great add-on!

If you want help in the game, or just want that little extra tip (especially for those trophy hunters out there), then get it!

If your just a Final Fantasy fan who doesn't want to know anything, still buy it! You don't have to read the book before you've finished the game, just wait until after you've completed the game before reading, because I can promise you as a Final Fantasy fan, this book is worth every penny.

PIGGYBACK, I applaud you for creating once again another masterpiece of a strategy guide, thank you!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice idea, but a tad awkward 29 July 2012
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Being a fan of the final fantasy series and the quality strategy guides they produce, I purchased this guide for £8, which is a decent price, even for a standard edition.

The collectors edition has a nice feel to it and the two different ribbons are useful, though sometimes (especially in long side quests) I still had to use a bookmark. It does tend to get dents in it, especially if it is being used.

The walkthrough part of the guide is split into two main sections "walkthrough" and "tour guide". Essentially walkthrough gives you the main story objectives and how to complete them, whilst tour guide lists all the side quests monster overview and place or monster of interest. This is a nice idea as it prevents spoilers and encourages exploring, though the one criticism I have is that I wished the maps were in the walkthrough section and not the tour guide.
The rest of the guide is dedicated to explaining game mechanics, lists of monsters, items, check-lists weapons and achievements.

It's a nice guide and a pleasure to flick through absentmindedly.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply Brilliant 4 May 2012
By Jay
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I Bought this guide to help me get 100% game completion and in part because i collect game guides (Weird collection, i know) .

This guide is simply amazing. It is really well written, it has every little piece of information (It even has boss-battle strategies), the artwork is superb and it has a lot of visual aids , which is really good because a guide with "text only" is really not that helpful. This one has tons of pictures to guide you through.
It has a really compressive walkthrough and side-quest walktrough which is super easy to follow as well.

All in all, i currently have 100% of the game done, including achievements.

A really, really well deserved 5* from me.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Piggyback Guides are always great but this time...not so much...
OK, so they are never 100% perfect, ever, but this guide really annoys me! (you can expect typos or whatever in all things BUT)

Almost all the info is there, but it is... Read more
Published 23 days ago by Satyasya
5.0 out of 5 stars Feedback
I got everything I wanted out of this game guide. I recommend this book to anyone else who owns the FF13-2 game and wants to complete it through 100%. It really is helpful.
Published 28 days ago by SWR
5.0 out of 5 stars A necessity
This makes the game so much more enjoyable I feel! Paid something like €3 for it. This is an ABSOLUTE BARGAIN
Published 1 month ago by Luke Murphy
5.0 out of 5 stars The guide to get
This guide has really helped me out. I am really glad I got it. I don't know what I would have done if I hadn't have gotten this book.
Published 1 month ago by Kiro
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT GUIDE
Packed with everything you need to know.
Helped me get everything and explained everything in a very easily understood way
Published 1 month ago by Mr. S. K. Maslami
5.0 out of 5 stars perfect
It's Everything you need to get 100% Without spoilers if you want. In depth and very informative a must have
Published 1 month ago by sam green
5.0 out of 5 stars Final fantasy x111-2-the complete guide
I was very pleased with my Final fantasy x111-2-the complete guide, and would have no trouble telling my family and friends.
Published 2 months ago by jake
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice :)
Very good print quality, amount of info is colossal. If you need everything explained, this guide is for you. I recommend it.
Published 3 months ago by Mariusz
5.0 out of 5 stars The essential companion
I own many different strategy guides for a wide range of different games and I have to say, this one ranks among the best. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Sam Smith
4.0 out of 5 stars Very useful, but..
I like this book, it is a very useful aid to a very expansive game, however, Piggyback have taken a different approach with this than they did with the FFXIII guide and you find... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Liam
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