- Series: Signature Series Guide
- Paperback: 384 pages
- Publisher: BradyGames (May 22, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0744013631
- ISBN-13: 978-0744013634
- Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.6 x 10.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars See all reviews (53 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #351,359 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Dragon's Dogma Signature Series Guide Paperback – May 22, 2012
About the Author
BradyGames, an imprint of DK and a division of Penguin Random House Inc., is the world’s leading publisher of strategy content for PC and console video games. BradyGames understands what gamers—both casual and hardcore—want and need from strategy guides. Every guide features in-depth content, detailed screen captures, quick-reference tips, and professional strategy. Prima Games is also a leader in the digital strategy realm, offering interactive maps, streaming video, searchable online guides and apps, and a full website at primagames.com.
Top Customer Reviews
I'm very satisfied with this purchase, as I use the guide for reference quite frequently. Unfortunately, there is quite a lot about the pawn system that is not explained in-game or in the manual that comes inside the cover. Details on the tendency types, how to change pawn behavior, class rank/skill matches, etc. weren't really explained elsewhere. Also, the large and detailed map of Grand Soren is good.
The guide also lists stats for all weapons, armor, creatures, and details on quests. I've tried to avoid the quest section, since I wanted to avoid spoilers...but what I have seen of the quest explanation has been pretty solid.
My biggest complaint about this guide is that the quest/area sections seem to be in alphabetically order rather than listed in order of when you encounter them in the story. For those avoiding spoilers, it makes it scary browsing through that portion of the guide.
The only problem I have found is that the categories for Assassins and Mystic Knights are swapped on "Armor" pieces. It says it is for an Assassin, but it works for a Mystic Knight instead and vice versa.
Dragon's Dogma has dozens if not hundreds of armor and weapon items. Given this you'd expect the guide to rank each type from weakest to strongest so you can easily determine if something is worth getting. Right? No, silly, that's alphabetical as well and therefore needlessly hard to use.
It takes a big hit in the design department though, and I mean a big hit. The information is all over the place. There is no index so finding something on the fly is not gonna happen. All the maps are here, but the order and organization of the maps make very little sense. There are guides on who sells what, but it doesn't tell you what is and is not available depending on the part of the game you're at. All the side quests are in there (the reason I bought the guide, I have completionist OCD in games like this) but it just lists them out in a few pages all in one little section for each location. The problem with this is that most of them will not be available till later in the game. And you will find reference to this, but it'll be a little asterisk mark by the quest letting you know what quest has to be complete before this one is available. It's just ridiculous. You can spend as much time interpreting the guide as you can playing the game.
I know it sounds bad, all the stuff I mentioned. But I gave it the review I gave it because the information is in there, even though it requires some searching on your part. It also looks way thicker in the picture than it actually is. At the end it feels like it was just poorly designed. So bad, I had to drop my review a couple of stars.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The book is written in the order of a single person playing the game. He had his route, I had mine. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Mr. Awesome
This guide is a big help. I probably would have missed at least 1/3 of all the quest items and treasures.Published 18 months ago by Michael D. Catapano