- Hardcover: 464 pages
- Publisher: Prima Publishing; Collectors edition (9 Mar. 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 030789150X
- ISBN-13: 978-0307891501
- Product Dimensions: 21.1 x 3.7 x 28.3 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 166,005 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Mass Effect 3 Collector's Official Game Guide Hardcover – 9 Mar 2012
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Top Customer Reviews
But as a game guide it's really poor, especially when comparing it with the previous Mass Efffect guides:
- No maps providing item location & points of interest (except useless ones for the Multiplayer, not even detailling possible drop points for enemy waves).
- No intel on systems & planets, and where/which war assets you can find.
- No useful comparison tables for weapons & equipment. Crap screenshots of their ingame barstats are useless to compare them properly.
Also, the "tactics" part about how to best take down enemies is of little interest, and most players, as they get acquainted with game, will find far better and efficient ways to deal with particular enemies.
All in all, I'm quite disappointed with this guide.
If you want to buy it expecting something close to the ME2 guide, don't.
A no-spoiler guide is a good idea in theory, but practically, the point of having a guide is to have access to all twists and turns available, and I felt that this book lacked the information/guidance I was looking for.
No detailed maps, no detailed "war assets" page (probably one of the most important parts of ME3), and even in some cases wrong or incomplete information. Also, it could have largely benefited from a better index.
All in all, sadly not worth the buy...especially for a "collector's edition".
When opening the book and looking at the pages you noticed that the paper and pictures are of a high quality, although the print makes the pages curl abit.
On the context of the book, it's mostly just a fan item than a real guide.
The book has more pictures than actual charts and maps etc etc....
There are no single player maps BUT there are descriptions of all missions, where you can find certain items and what the result will be if you reply Paragon or Renegade (even if your choise influences further parts later in the game).
There are also some nice tricks and hints, like some suggestions on character builds and what they could be used for. Tips on how to use your squadmates and some builds for them aswell.
The multiplayer has maps (unlike the single player maps). There are some tactical tips (just like single player).
Overall it's a nice book (I wouldn't realy use the name guide in this case) and it's a nice addition to the collector's edition of the game.
On a side note you get a digital copy of the "guide".
This book will serve as a nice item to leaf through and set the mood - but a good guide it is not.
Its got solid info but i found that most of it i knew either from the previous 2 games or playing the game for a bit, but if u need that extra bit of help it should do the job
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Walks you through the game showing lots of different approaches and options to completing missions and navigating the gigantic universe. Read morePublished 16 months ago by T.Dog
great book which explains your options full walkthrough to let you get all the loot. ME3 remains one of my favourite games of all time and this really helped me get a lot out of... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Amazon Customer
Not being an avid gamer, I cannot say much about this, except my son was very pleased. Cover looked cool. I think the item was well priced too, if memory serves me right. Read morePublished on 19 Aug. 2013 by MaryS
Excellent guide. Mostly used only to sort out which order I'd do missions in, but then I got DLC missions which is why one star short.Published on 11 Jun. 2013 by S. Pemberton
with this being Mass Effect 3 Collector's Official Game Guide i would of thorth it would of had some or if not all DLC but to have none is disappointingPublished on 25 April 2013 by jamie
Delivered quickly in perfect condition, excellent seller, no complaints at al
Guide is detailed and although I wont use it first playthrough, looks perfect for obtaining best... Read more