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Metroid: Other M: Prima Official Game Guide Paperback – August 31, 2010

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Prima Games (August 31, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780307469465
  • ISBN-13: 978-0307469465
  • ASIN: 0307469468
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.3 x 10.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #317,098 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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20 of 23 people found the following review helpful By CDE on September 8, 2010
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First of all, I have been playing video games since the mid 80s and have been using guides since the "NES Game Atlas" (Nintendo's, and possibly the industry's, first full map guide) and the early issues of Nintendo Power (volume 34, "A Link to the Past" was my first subscription, the friend who got it for me started about a year earlier), so I am familiar with good and horrible and medium guides.

I have all 3 Prima guides from the Metroid Prime series and like the layout. What I don't like is their disorganization from this guide. Sure they have a point of giving players an ability to not have to go through getting all items or deciding which to ignore. If they do that then having an entire list in the back is great. Except that's where the problem is. That list is HORRIBLY layed out.

* The map numbers are blue with black outline, thick font, tiny print. That makes them blur together too badly and is harder to see.
* The map doesn't seem to follow a pattern in the number sequence. They aren't in page layout format. They aren't in item collection order. They aren't in order by room navigation. They are random whatever layout. For example, the missiles in sector 1, you have #03, 11, 19, 20, 21, all in the same portion of the map (2-3 rooms connecting to each other). You can get #20 early into the game, then #11 immediately after, #19 can't be got until later, #21 not until much later, and #03 will possible be aquired soon.
* Their description of when you can get items is horribly done. Sure you can space jump to get it (a low numbered missile in the main sector) late in the game, but you can also wall jump to get it right away (and in this game the wall jump is far easier than before, so it isn't something that space jump is easier to get to).
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Enjolras TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on September 27, 2010
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In an era when thorough walkthroughs are available on the internet days after the game comes out, these hardcopy guides really need to have some value added. Unfortunately, this one doesn't. Not only that, but it wastes a lot of text explaining the incredibly obvious. I remember the old guides that used to include background on the characters and enemies. Alas, this one probably isn't worth your money.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By G F on January 11, 2011
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The overall layout of the guide is good. The walkthrough section is ok if you just want to get through all areas to complete the game. Battle tips and strategies for defeating bosses are not helpful and sometimes wrong. I had to go to the internet to beat some bosses, because the info in the guide was not accurate.

As far as collecting all items, my version of the guide (PREMIERE EDITION) can get you to 99%. There is no mention of how to get the very first item you can spot from the landing bay. The guide points out this missile tank and says you can pick it up later, but there is no further mention of it. I emailed the publisher (no easy task given the convoluted system on their website) and received the missing info, but I had already figured it out by the time I received a reply.

This is the third Prima Games guide I have bought and it is the worst. I prefer guides where the walkthrough goes through how to collect all items. I don't mind if the item is mentioned and I have to go to another section of the guide to learn how to obtain it. I rated this product low because it was frustrating to use and detracted from what I think is a great video game!

I would give it one star but I thought the quality of printing was good and overall layout was adequate, beyond that I would give it zero stars.
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This guide has helped get through the game. I would have never known about a lot of the secret passages or weapons without it. Because of this, I will always buy a walkthrough guide.
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By Woodreaux on August 20, 2011
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Very good guide, could not have made it thru without it. Alot of hidden items that didn't know about, now I can get to the end.Thanks again!
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This is the best way to play this game & get everything you want throughout the game. Well organised & very detailed. Very pleased. :)
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