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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful., November 11, 2011
This review is from: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Official Game Guide (Hardcover)
You could beat a dragon's skull in with this guide.

The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim Collectors Edition: Prima Official Game Guide is immaculate. Meticulously detailed maps, thorough, well-written quest guides both comprehensive and clear, and every item, vendor, and trainer location in the game have been sewn in to this masterfully rendered tome.

The details of what comes with this guide are on the page, so an in-depth analysis would be both tedious and unnecessary.

I have owned the guides for most of my RPGs including Oblivion, Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas as well as Mass Effect, Mass Effect II, Fable II and Fable III. This one is the best out of them all.

This guide took 2000 hours for Prima to complete, and it shows. If you want the most out of this game, if you want explore every nook and cranny, this guide is the perfect companion.

For those of you who might be worried, this hard-cover guide is made to last. A Harry Potter book probably isn't as tough-looking as this.

My only complaint, and this is an infinitesimally small one, is that the physical map that comes with the guide is connected to the guide itself (which is typical of almost every guide I have ever owned) and must be torn out. This very often (at least for yours truly) results in the edges of the map being torn. However, Prima makes up for this issue raises the bar of game guides by including a code to an online interactive map which may be accessed from any computer.

This is a beautiful, well-written, long-lasting and vast guide that is perfect for a game vast enough to call for it.
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Initial post: Nov 23, 2011 8:21:29 AM PST
Great review !!

I was not sure about buying this hard cover guide but since I am planing to spend a lot of time in Skyrim, your advice has been priceless. Thank you !!

Posted on Nov 28, 2011 3:25:17 PM PST
If you could help, I'd appreciate it. I have the book, but can't seem to find the code anywhere. Where did you find yours?

Posted on Dec 19, 2011 11:43:33 AM PST
This game is beyond incredible and I can't wait to get this book to go along with it. If you haven't seen the graphics for this game you are missing some true artistry. The waterfall scene in the village is absolutely breathtaking. Add that to the fact that you can become a vampire or werewolf and you've just made my day! Great game, great review!

Posted on Dec 28, 2011 6:23:56 PM PST
K. Nelson says:
The game actually comes with a removable map so no need to remove from your book! but if for some reason you didn't get it, you can always copy it or exact knife it out so that you don't have the torn edges. I use to collect things from magazines so I bought a wrapping paper cutter that just slides down the page and cuts it out cleanly.

Hope that helps as your review made me buy this!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 30, 2011 5:50:22 PM PST
Levi Wilson says:
The code is on a piece of paper on the back of the guide.

Posted on Dec 30, 2011 7:55:45 PM PST
paul says:
My Skyrim guide (hard-cover version) has no physical map. Was there supposed to be one?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 31, 2011 3:16:38 PM PST
At the end of the guide, it is a huge removable map.

Posted on Jan 2, 2012 10:55:37 PM PST
An informative and helpful review!

Posted on Mar 19, 2012 6:21:00 PM PDT
Oldhockey says:
Do you receive the code with the paperback version of the guide?

Posted on Apr 7, 2012 1:57:28 PM PDT
Levi Wilson says:
CD Projekt Red,

I hope this comment will be enough to assure you that I am the author of this review.

Thank you for your consideration.
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