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Mass Effect 2 Collectors' Edition: Prima Official Game Guide Hardcover – January 26, 2010


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Prima Games; Pck Har/Ps edition (January 26, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0307467082
  • ISBN-13: 978-0307467089
  • Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 8.2 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #433,393 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Poor quality paper.
JockBuster
There are many little nice touches from ME1 guide which are missing from the ME2 guide.
Shuhao Cao
The first game really needed a guide, because the amount of stuff in the game.
Gvaz The First

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31 of 34 people found the following review helpful By Shuhao Cao on January 27, 2010
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I ve played a few hours and when I looked back to this guide, I found this guide is ok but lacks depth in many ways.

I had the original Mass Effect 1 guide in hand, overall their styles are similar but I can guarantee that this guide is written in such a hurry, and far from being comprehensive about a massive game, so let me compare them to show you what this ME2 guide lacks.

Minuses:
- ME1 guide has way more tips and notes than this guide, these tips and notes are like: where to find extra items, how to open extra dialogue, the strategy of fighting enemies etc. This makes ME2 guide less new player friendly.
- ME1 guide always uses an extra little section to talk about morality choices for some important dialogues, what is the benefit of being Paragon or Renegade. Well, ME2 guide has no such thing.
- No mission summary(what you ll get in this mission, including codex, weapons, armors, etc) like the ME1 guide.
- There are many little nice touches from ME1 guide which are missing from the ME2 guide.

Pluses:
Well I guess I was being a little negative above. This guide does show its worth, especially with the Amazon's $16 pricetag.
+ The 3D Art section by the end of this book.
+ Hardcover collector's feel
+ a nice poster
+ decent walkthrough of missions

Close comments:
Overall I would rate this one 3 out of 5. If you would like to complete your collection of ME2 stuffs, then buy this guide. If you are looking for a comprehensive reference of Mass Effect 2, well go somewhere else. In my humble opinion, the Fallout 3 GOTY guide is still the best out there among all other guides, if you own Fallout 3 guide and expect to get something alike, you will be disappointed. I will update my review later if I found some other important things I would like to share with you
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By J. Hufnagel on March 31, 2010
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I bought it because i love the N7 Logo.....The information is good too. I like the Planet Database a lot because it lets you know what elements can be found on each planet, and saves a lot of time.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Parka TOP 50 REVIEWER on February 16, 2010
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This 320 page hardcover guide for Mass Effect 2 is full colour with an excellent hardcover of N7 logo featured on Shepard's environment suit -- droplets of water stand out as they are printed glossy on an otherwise matte cover.

After having reviewed the Assassin's Creed 2 Collector's Edition: Prima Official Game Guide, this guide was kind of disappointing by comparison. For one thing, the quality of the paper used for the book to be pretty soft and flimsy, like those in mass produced magazines, definitely not of a collectors' edition.

Inside, you find the usual walkthrough, list of weapons, armour, skillsets, mineral locations etc. The spoiler-free walkthrough is pretty mundane and nothing to write home about, and appears to have been written in a hurry right before the deadline.

As with the other recent BioWare game, Dragon Age: Origins, the Mass Effect 2 universe allows a high level of interactivity, where your actions and decisions affect the outcome of the game in a profound way; the guide does remind you at crucial points of the walkthrough, but that's about all it does with no detail elaborations. Even the strategies for completing the stages are pretty skeletal.

The presentation of the guide is pretty simple too, just a list of the missions, and short descriptions of each mission which is nothing you would not find in the game itself, readers might find the guide pretty wordy although there are plenty of screenshots.

The roughly 25 pages of concept art at the end of the book looks like it was included as an afterthought.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Anuj on March 18, 2010
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This manual complements the collector's edition of the Mass Effect 2 perfectly. Even though I don't use this as much, I like the feel and construction of this manual. For me it is purely collectible.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Charity on March 16, 2010
Format: Hardcover
I first bought this game and played about a third of the way through it. It was a little overwhelming with all of the planets to explore and side missions to do , so I bought this guide and it really helped. It explains every commrades powers, enemy profiles, and (most useful) a chart of all of the planets, their locations, and what minerals they contain. Instead of wasting hours searching the galaxy to get more platinum, I know exactly where to go.

Now about the "Collectors edition part" it's really not to amazing. Prima just throws a concept art and 3d models section at you plus a sneak preview of the comic Mass Effect Redemption. I do like the hard cover and it is a lot more sturdy than your usual game guide. If you own Mass Effect 2 and unless you are a veteran or well-informed/have a photographic memory this guide is for you.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on February 26, 2010
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The reason I didn't use it much is because I genuinely like the experience of searching around and finding things on my own. That having been said, I did reference it a dozen or so times to help find hidden planet missions...there are a lot of planets, and randomly searching all of them would have taken a loooong time. I also found the results of some decisions not how I wanted my character to develop, so I used the guide to show me which answer/choice was best for what I was going for...though that was only once or twice, as the moral choices are pretty obvious in most of the situations.
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