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Final Fantasy XIII: Complete Official Guide - Standard Edition (Standard) [ FINAL FANTASY XIII: COMPLETE OFFICIAL GUIDE - STANDARD EDITION (STANDARD) ]Price, James(Author) on 09-03-2010 [Unknown Binding]

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  • Publisher: Piggyback (9 Mar 2010)
  • ASIN: B0054EITEG
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)

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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another stellar piece from Piggyback 13 Mar 2010
By marv101
Format:Hardcover
After buying (and reviewing) the collector's edition of the Final Fantasy XII Piggyback guide book, I decided I'd invest in in the collector's edition guide for Final Fantasy XIII. This is an example of another stellar guide brought to you by Piggyback. Similar to the guide for XII reflecting the ancient times of XII, this guide reflects the modern characteristics of the world of cocoon in XIII, with an elegant, simple design cover that any FF fan from the PAL region should be familiar with. It's nice to see Piggyback pay tribute to traditions even though Square-Enix has strayed far far away from traditions in this game.

The actual content is of course as you'd expect from Piggyback. It's got everything you could ever possibly want to know, which is very helpful considering the lack of explanation in the game about certain areas, especially weapon/accessory upgrades. This guide easily breaks it down for you, telling you when they recommend you start upgrading, where to find the exact pieces, and the benefits of upgrading which weapon, seeing as you can get the "ultimate" weapons from all the weapons found in the game.

What I like most about this guide is the story recall. With the nature of the game trying to resemble first-person-shooters in terms of delving you right in the line of fire going from battle to battle, without much time to digest exactly what is happening. In the game, you playback memories of the past 13 days, but not in order, which can make things confusing. Piggyback nicely gives you the synopsis from each day as well as slightly analysing the events, making things easier to digest and fully understand the story.

As usual, there is artwork galore in the guide, making it an elegant addition to any FF fan.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Final Fantasy XIII Guide Collectors Edition. 14 Mar 2010
By Rusty
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
This guide is brilliant,Extremely well presented and printed on very high quality paper.It Guides you through the game with a minimum of spoilers and the illustrations are of the highest standard.
I have no hesitation in giving 5 stars for this product.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Almost essential? 12 May 2010
Format:Paperback
Even as a veteran of the FF series I found myself with this book almost constantly open, especially post-game when it comes into it's own as a Hunt or Upgrade reference. Content does seem a little thin, it's more of a database than a good read, but I think that's more down to the games own limitations.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What a lovely thing to have :) 19 April 2010
Format:Hardcover
I was given this as a gift by my ever-so-thoughtful girlfriend and I really love it. All sopiness aside, it's got great illustrations, is well put together and is invaluable if you want to save your tv screen from rage propelled controllers after losing the same battle for the eighth time.
It looks great on my bookshelf and gets jealous glances from my fan-boy friends.
The ONLY downside is that it does contain some pretty huge spoilers (obviously) and so care must be taken not to read ahead of play unless you're really stuck.
I can't wait to finish the game so I can read it with complete impunity.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just brilliant 22 April 2010
Format:Hardcover
This guide is just great. I usually get the guides with FF games so that I don't miss anything, including secret endings to the story etc. This one is just as good as can be: very well presented, good pictures and a very good walkthrough split in small numbered paragraphs easy to relate to the accompanying maps. I particularly appreciated the fact that they've tried to avoid the story spoilers as much as possible to let the player enjoy them in the game. All in all, a very good product and the perfect companion if you want to do and see everything in FF XIII.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars perfect, only if your a collector. 5 April 2010
Format:Hardcover
i love this hard-back version but only get it if you truely are a collector. if you plan on only using it as a guide. then DO NOT get this version. as its hard to keep pages open due to the hard back bindings.

i have to rest a object on every left hand page just to keep it open, but that is not a problem its a 100% complete guide and the visuals are amazing piggyback once again show they are the best.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Format:Hardcover
The ultimate Final Fantasy XIII guide for those who not only want 100% completion of the game but want to go deeper into other aspects of the Final Fantasy XIII universe. The guide is incredibly user friendly and every area is separated to make any search easy and accurate. Since it contains heavy spoilers (something that the guide will inform of at some points), I'd recommend to use the guide for the last part of the game to maximize the game experience. In addition, the outstanding presentation of this limited guide will surely have a place in your cupboard.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Practical and beautiful 31 Mar 2010
Format:Hardcover
Length: 0:34 Mins
This collector's edition official guide for Final Fantasy XIII has all the useful information on crystogenesis, upgrading weapons (very, very detailed guide to which components are best used to sell or used to upgrade your weapons and accessoires), bestiary...
But sometimes the maps in the walkthrough are a little confusing.$
Very clear lay-out.
Every page looks great: official artwork and screenshots.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Piggyback Guides are great...well...
So Piggyback are great and everything and this was a great guide.

The only problem is, you don't really need the maps to locate items for most of the game given how... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Satyasya
5.0 out of 5 stars Feedback
This game guide is packed full of everything you could ever want to know about the game. I highly recommend it to anyone else playing FF13, who wants to complete the game 100%.
Published 4 months ago by SWR
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Guide
I had a guide like this years ago when playing Final Fantasy VII on the PS1 and found it invaluable. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Mr. T. R. D. Mais
5.0 out of 5 stars Useful complete guide which looks good but is not easy to use.
I had the paperback version of this official guide for several years, but I misplaced it somewhere. So when I recently decided to replay the game, I ordered this collectors guide. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Miss Liz
5.0 out of 5 stars Top quality guide.
Anything and everything FFXIII.. I played this game before I owned the guide and its so easy to become confused, this book sets everything straight! Highly recommended.
Published 6 months ago by Liam
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Quality, both from Piggyback and Seller
The guide is exceptionally well made and doesn't spoil the fun. Gorgeous artwork.

Guide was delivered sooner than expected and in original packaging. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Tor Søvik
5.0 out of 5 stars FFXIII guide review
this helped me alot as i was stuck at the end of this game for ages and needed this guide to help me. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Anthony Ronald Paul Green
5.0 out of 5 stars A must have
Whether your a complete novice or an advanced user this guide is a MUST HAVE or you WILL get lost later in the game I can pretty much guarantee it. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Mark
4.0 out of 5 stars The Final Fantasy XIII Complete Official paperback Guide
Quite a decent paperback guide, with lots of useful information and handy maps to help you through your adventure!!

If you enjoy a platinum then consider a purchase!!
Published 13 months ago by T. Green
3.0 out of 5 stars No help at all!
I bought this for my son, on his request. I noticed that he wasn't using it, and asked why, only to be told that there was no information in it that he did not already know, and... Read more
Published 18 months ago by Julie
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