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Nice guide but not as indepth as Final Fantasy guides
on 31 October 2012
I must sound biased towards Final Fantasy but I think Dragon's Dogma is at least on the same level as the ever popular Square enix franchise and I got this guide because D-Dogma is so massive I need some guidance on-hand whilst playing rather than always look up Gamefaq. I agree with another customer's review about this guide being slightly lacking in the detail department. Whilst the book encompasses (as someone else described) EPIC character vocation artwork and although I liked the bestiary, armour section etc, the walkthrough is surprisingly disappointing because it is a little sparse regarding quests - main and side alike.
You might need a bookmark as this book is not in game order, ie, it does not flow as other game guides do. This is a little hard to explain, but say you are in a town - for eg, Cassardis, and now the game requires you to move onto another location such as Gran Soren. Gran Soren is not next after the Cassardis section, however. It's completely after the D's, the E's and the F's!! Imagine my frustration when I have to keep flipping back and forth because I finished a quest in Gran Soren, then have some business in Cassardis, then back to Gran Soren. The guide will have that quest in either the Cassardis or Gran Soren section or worse, both. It's also difficult to navigate because of that. Secondly, the details of quests are too vague. They are just little paragraphs with instructions. Maybe it is to avoid spoilers, but now I am actually finding online guides far more useful than this book.
1. Has all information about locations and quests, monsters and items
2. Nice pictures, nice maps, nice bestiary
1. Everything is in alphabetical order and not in game order
2. There is no index at the back of the book
3. Details about quests are too vague