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Not necessary, don't buy
on September 24, 2013
This guide is next to worthless. The only thing it is good for is the maps which you only need for one play through and to finish the game, you have to play through the game 4 times so you will know the maps pretty well by the end of the game.
Some of the other features are enemy stats, which change with every patch, as well as items and their stats, which have changed every patch. Those aspects of the guide are then pointless because it's all outdated after the first patch.
So what's left after that? The bestiary? That's okay I guess, but the stats are changed with the patches so the only part that is not pointless is just the list and names of the monsters but you will learn all that from playing the game so not worth buying the whole guide just for that when everything else is pointless.
I suppose the information about the story and characters is nice to know but anything that is in here that is not told to you by the game can easily be found online just about anywhere. There are tons of fan sites with more information then this guide does and it's constantly updated with new information as Blizzard puts it out and has tons of old information based on the other games.
If I had to do it over again, I would not have spent the money to get this book. It's just not necessary or worth it. Save your money for something else more important.