Top positive review
5 people found this helpful
on 2 October 2012
This LE strategy guide is, firstly, a steal at this current price on Amazon (RRP is £19.99) and I'd recommend everyone snap it up while they can.
It is a really nicely designed guide. That looks great, and feels great in the hand. (Plus it smells nice too...)
I always buy guides for games with substantial content, as although all this information is available for free online (As every guide review in the world will tell you) I still take great joy in the physical. Guides like this one are a prime example of why I still buy them - It's just so much nicer to sit there with a game specific, superbly designed tome as you go through the game rather than just a wall of text on a website.
So, it is very superbly presented but it also has a very substantial amount of information, in fact so much so I was quite surprised at what I was missing in the game until I picked this up. I thought I was being rather thorough, but clearly not! There are a ton of hidden challenges and references in the game, a guide like this ends up becoming invaluable.
The bestiary is worth special note, with great info and design. The cardboard folding Claptrap and Skag are nice additions to have, and overall I can't really fault it.
The only thing that is a slight gripe is that the directions/pictures showing where the 'Cult Of The Vault' symbols are located are somewhat hit and miss. The directions are short, and some of the pictures are basically useless. For example, it might show you a 3-picture sequence of how to jump up to where you need to be, but one of the pictures is in the daytime and the others are at night - And you can't make the night pictures out very well.
But again, this is just a slight gripe.
Overall, a great little package that is beautifully presented in the Borderlands style jam packed filled with content. As I said earlier, once you own this it might end up becoming somewhat essential for any completionists out there!