This is ok it gives u good hints but it is not a guide its more like a hint book but it has some good points it shows u how to make a gd creature, how to make as much money as possible etc.. IT IS NOT A GUIDE!!! ITS A HINT BOOK!!! 2.5/5
I own quite a few Prima guides and find most of them very useful, this one however is less than useless.
The guide does provide a lot of information but in places you need to have played the game for quite a while to understand what the authors are talking about. At points the language used is defiantly not easy to understand mainly due to it trying convey a complex point in a few sentences, surely these are the points that should be given more space so as to be explained thoroughly.
Most of the Guide seams to be given over to following the progression of the Authors race through the game with what seams like the majority of the book devoted to this it feels like more of a story than a guide to the game.
It contains quite a few tables of information but most of them are not very intuitive or easy to use and could have done with some more detailed explanation. The writers seam to have resorted to tables to present all of the information they wish to show even if something else such as a flowchart would have presented the data in a more useful manner.
I can even think of one example in the guide where a table is given with no context what so ever, making the information in it totally useless.
I normally love Prima's guides not only for the witty way in which they are written but also for the information they provide to the average gamer but this guide is the exception to the rule. I have recently purchased a copy of the Sims 3 guide and find that to be everything this is not. Its just a shame it is for a different game, and Prima couldn't get this one right with three times as many authors
Given that I found that I had to play the game to understand what the guide was saying in places I cant really recommend this book to anybody.