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on 24 June 2013
I bought the Wild World official game guide about 7 years ago and it was excellent. A very useable large sized page with full colour pictures and details if everything. Not so with this New Leaf Official Guide.
Firstly, I was very disappointed with the small sized pages. When you are trying to view a lot of info at once, the smaller page is a hindrance. Secondly, where are all the pictures if the villagers? In WW you could check what each character looked like - apparently not so in NL. Then there is the daft way they have not put the correct amounts each item is worth to sell. I was selling some fish the other day and expected to get quite a tidy sum, if the book was anything to go by. Not so - I only received a fraction of what it had indicated in the guide. I am therefore confused about what each item is worth to sell - which as I am trying to MAKE money, is the only figure I am interested in!
I could keep going on about individual niggles, but there is one overriding bug bear in all of this poor attempt and that is the editing. There are so many errors it is laughable. Pictures of fossils printed twice, but with different names, villagers names or birthdays being written differently throughout the book. It is so unreliable it makes you question if it is worth referring to at all.
I would have thought that the game guide would have improved along with the actual game from when I first purchased Wild World, but compared to the WW game guide this New Leaf game guide is a very sloppy effort. They should have made it the same page size as WW and spent a bit more time on the content and editing. It just feels like a pirated, cheap guide to me.