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This review is from: Elder Scrolls V Skyrim Legendary Collector's Edition: Prima Official Game Guide (Prima Official Game Guides) (Hardcover)
This strategy guide is, without a shadow of a doubt, the thickest, the heaviest and the most detailed strategy guide the world has ever seen.

The original Skyrim guide was already massive with 656 pages of contents jam-packed with details on the papers only the scopes of games like Skyrim can fill. However, the new Legendary Collector's Edition Prima Official Game Guide has, get this, whopping 1120 pages of contents expanded accordingly to the addition of the newly added contents from 3 Official Add-ons Dawnguard, Hearthfire and Dragonborn.

The book was delivered for free in very speedy one day by USPS (pre-order special) in the usual Amazon cardboard box.

Inside the box, this massive tome was thick, double shrink-wrapped with cardboard slightly bigger than the book itself, giving extra protection from any possible damage collectors would just scream from the top of their heads.

The Collector's Edition Guide comes with a free code for access to the bonus eGuide, fully interactive online guide that would normally cost $26, at Prima Games website and nice exclusive 24" panoramic poster showing the entirety of Alduin's Wall and signatures from the members of Bethesda Game Studios.

It also has hardcover bound and ribbon bookmarks to give you extra quality.

Otherwise the regular edition and the collector's edition are identical in the number of pages and contents, and both comes with a two-sided map of Skyrim.

While the quality of the paper used for the original guide was excellent, the quality of the new Legendary Edition Guide is slightly different, has even more glossy and smoother feel, more like Fallout 3 GotY Collector's Edition Guide than how the original collector's edition guide was.

The quality of the hardbound covers is on par with the original collector's edition guide, thick and smooth, but I think the book could have used even thicker cover since the book has over 450 extra pages from the original guide.

The style, layouts and the contents are identical from the original guide but with the newly added contents from 3 add-ons.

The book also has index at the end of the book so you can easily find contents.

Not only would Dovahkiin level up all his vital skills at 100 if he acquires this ridiculously massive tome, but he might do just fine if he uses this as shield or even heavy weapon.

Some might complain about the steep price tag of $50 ($32 and change at Amazon), but you'll be hard-pressed to find a hardbound book with over 1100 pages of glossy papers that would cost any less, so if you are a huge fan of Skyrim, this book is a nice memorabilia for you to sit back, relax with and reminisce of the journey you have embarked on in the land of Skyrim.
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Initial post: Jun 5, 2013 9:39:43 PM PDT
Wow, this review was amazing!. I am so purchasing this. 450 extra pages? o_0 holy ***

I have to ask did they like add extra pages and revised the entirety of the guide with new content like they did with the previous CE edition or this just mainly an add of dragonborn. With 450 pages i don't see how that can just be related to dragonborn DLC.

This is with out a shadow of the doubt going to be the largest strategy guide in my library and probably like you said in the world.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 6, 2013 7:10:39 AM PDT
NeoTristan says:
Everything about the 3 add-ons including new quests, NPCs, items, weapons, armors, locations, etc, not just Dragonborn but also Dawnguard and Hearthfire. Unlike the Revised and Expanded edition that slapped the entire Dawnguard and Hearthfire sections at the end of the guide seperately, the contents are better integrated into the existing content layouts of the original guide.

The change from Fallout 3 Guide to Fallout 3 Goty Guide is a good example that reflects the differences and the upgrades between Skyrim Guide and Skyrim Legendary Edition Guide.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 6, 2013 9:00:21 AM PDT
Wow man, as an avid collection of CE edition guides and games, i am getting this today, i can't wait.

Posted on Jun 16, 2013 12:53:03 AM PDT
Muskrat4893 says:
Thanks so much for the review. I have the guide for the game (not including DLC), but I'm sold on this new guide. I cannot wait to use this guide as a weapon against robbers.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 21, 2013 3:54:35 AM PDT
Anime Lover says:
I agree - and i still think there should be a code to put this into the game and use it as a blunt weapon

Posted on Jun 22, 2013 7:52:08 AM PDT
I shall weep for the millions of acres of forest slaughtered to make this guide.... ha ha

Posted on Jul 4, 2013 10:43:45 PM PDT
Tiny says:
Your title for your review was enough to get me to purchase this book.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 23, 2013 12:31:32 PM PST
Chibi says:
Could you please tell me if this guide will cover the ps3 version of the game.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 24, 2013 10:56:46 AM PST
This covers ALL platforms

Posted on Dec 11, 2013 4:08:15 PM PST
jflly says:
#QUESTION!!!!!!!!! ;does this strategy guide include the "command script" for pc ?
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