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Mass Effect (Prima Official Game Guide) Paperback – November 20, 2007


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Product Details

  • Series: Prima Official Game Guide
  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Prima Games (November 20, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0761554084
  • ISBN-13: 978-0761554080
  • Product Dimensions: 7.1 x 0.5 x 10.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (61 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #71,303 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

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Matters are quickly spiraling out of control for humanity and the Systems Alliance. The geth have assaulted a major human colony on Eden Prime, killing hundreds of peaceful inhabitants.

Customer Reviews

Guide was very helpful in making game more enjoyable to play.
Dan Pinkus
There are entire sections of the guide missing, including the interpersonal subplot section (even though it's referenced elsewhere in the guide!).
Justin
In otherwords, take notes and lots of them, and don't spend your money on this product.
mike smith

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121 of 126 people found the following review helpful By Justin on November 21, 2007
Format: Paperback
Game guides are a difficult product - since they are usually published at the same time as the game, they are often rushed to print, and it shows in this case. There are entire sections of the guide missing, including the interpersonal subplot section (even though it's referenced elsewhere in the guide!). Some "how to do this" descriptions are explicitly left out (for example, one acheivement says "It's up to you to figure out the rest."). None of the choices that must be made for certain conversation rewards are laid out. Only buy this guide if you absolutely must; otherwise, searching the internet for online guides written by fans will give you much more precise, helpful, and accurate information.
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97 of 103 people found the following review helpful By Gamer Girl on November 22, 2007
Format: Paperback
This is the worst game guide I have ever purchased. There are numerous typos, and printing errors. There are even errors in the table of contents. There are references to appendicies which do not exist. There is no information on the romantic subplots. Whole sections are printed out twice in a row. Save yourself a headache and do not buy this guide!
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33 of 37 people found the following review helpful By Film Buff on January 4, 2008
Format: Paperback
I have to agree with the multiple reviewers that call this a shoddy product. There are more than a few pages missing. For example in the table of contents, it skips straight to Appendix 3, without listing Appendices 1 and 2. However, multiple times in the text of the book references are made to these missing appendices.
Also, on a few occassions, the only mention at all of some of the numerous side missions, called assigments in the game, is a checklist at the beginning of each chapter; no explanation on how to better complete them is given.
This book is not all bad as it does give a rather extensive list of equipment available, as well as extensive talent matrices that will help you maximize your player's abilities. However, in comparison to some of Prima's other game guides, this one is subpar.
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28 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Tom on January 2, 2008
Format: Paperback
Incomplete, inaccurate, in short, the worst excuse for a game guide I've ever seen. How can such a great game, authorize such a crappy guide? Don't waste your money on this.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Niedducciano on June 18, 2011
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Overall, I have to say that this game guide has pretty much all of the important aspects that would be expected to help you get the most out of Mass Effect. I had played through ME1 a couple of times before I decided to get this game guide in order to help me get as many of the achievements as my skill level will allow.

Here are the things about it that I like:
- It gives you tips on how to create your character based on how you want to play the game (i.e. if you want a more paragon character then do such and such, or if you want a more renegade character, do the opposite, etc. as well as advice on the different character types)
- There is a checklist at the beginning of each of the main storyline walk through chapters that shows you which of the side missions or assignments you can complete at that juncture in the game. The down side is that you have to flip towards the back of the guide to read about each individual assignment and how to accomplish it.
- There is a complete Xbox Live Achievement list with tips on how to acquire those achievements
- There are charts explaining the best combinations for squad members depending on your character class and whether you want a balanced, biotic, warrior, or tech team.

The only thing I can think of that would make this guide better is if at the beginning of each chapter, you were given that whole squad member combination chart that was customized for the upcoming challenges in that specific mission (i.e. Noveria will have XX types of bad guys and bosses so you should have a squad with XX talents and specialties in order to best overcome the challenges).
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on June 26, 2008
Format: Paperback
This is an extremely high quality strategy guide with excellent artwork. I also appreciate the full list of game Achievements that it lists. It was great after I played the game without the guide and then went back in using the strategy guide and it was just as fun playing through the game again.
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11 of 15 people found the following review helpful By mike smith on December 26, 2007
Format: Paperback
This guide was rushed into production so it could be released along with the game. "MassEffect" is a game that you don't need a strat guide. Write your own as you play. In otherwords, take notes and lots of them, and don't spend your money on this product. Seek help with online guides if you need it.
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Abang Farizam on February 4, 2008
Format: Paperback
I have to agree, this publication have typo errors, uneven sized fonts, unacceptable wrongly inserted words/phrases, missing sections etc.

The reason I bought this was because they bundled it together with the art book (which would cost more if bought separately).

Doing such sloppy work and knowing people will buy this because of the Mass Effect name, Prima should be ashamed of themselves (or is that a word not in their vocabulary)
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