Future Press has provided an update regarding the stock situation of their official strategy guide for the recently-released action role-playing game, Dark Souls.
This guide is awesome! Definitely a must-own for any collector or fan of the series. I like the tables for the different weapons and their upgrades. It's really helpful when I'm trying to decide how I want to ascend my upgraded weapons. And the hardcover is really slick too.
The book itself looks good, but in terms of guiding and layout, to me this is one of the worst guides I ever had. Map layouts is terrible, all items/npc are not listed on the map or same section. To use this book you really have to know what you are trying to look for. So lets say you want a certain armor or weapon. You are going to have to jump all the way to the weapon/armor chapter read what it says, then if it says its from an npc you will have to go to the chapter of npc, then to find exactly where the npc is you have to go to the chapter of maps, and then figure how to get there for yourself since the terrible guide explanation won't help at all. I just use the guide now just to find something I want.. the book is too divided.. everything split to chapters... I don't know why if im doing lon andor from the guide i have to be jumping to one chapter for bosses, another for npc, another for covenant, or other stuff all for one place. The flow is really bad, everything from a certain place should be all together,,.. well that's what im use to anyway... The Demon Soul guide book for LE was much better.
I'm with you... however it’s simply too much information to approach it in a traditional guide fashion. I love the guide. Although it took me a couple of days, I know it like my life depends on it ☺ .
Well everyone has their preference, but I like the way it is laid out. It's not supposed to be a hand-holding guide like "turn left here, and then talk to this guy, and then fight the boss, and then go to this area." For each area there is a quick 2 page summary and it lists the valuable items, enemies, boss, and NPCs. If you want to get more information on the enemies, you can dive into the enemies section and read 5 pages on in-depth stats and loot that each enemy in the area has. It is just way too much information to be presented in a linear fashion like typical guides. It's 380+ pages! Just imagine the Skyrim guide. It's 592 pages!
Just waiting on Amazon to ship mine. I need it. The game is super complex for noobs like myself, but I love it!
Got one ordered on Amazon, they had a great deal for it last week
But couldn’t wait any longer. had to pick it up from my local GameStop and cancel the Amazon order. The Guide is a must have. I was a fool to enter the world of the original DS without one (lived off of wiki).
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