The fact that you say it could be the worst book written in history makes it really had to take your comment seriously.
I've heard nothing but great things about Future Press, guess you're in the minority.
I have that Dark Souls guide, and while I haven't really checked it out yet, it looks to be a really well put together guide. Care to comment more on why it's so bad?
I think most of us can agree the worst player's guide ever made was the guide for Final Fantasy IX. That's why I buy a paper guide, to be told to look online for most things, what a pile of crap that guide was.
I have really tried hard to put the dark souls guide to use but without success. I've come across somewhat bad guides in the past before and yes I owned FF9 guide. That guide is no where near as bad as dark souls one. Let me explain why it is the worst guide ever if not the worst book.
First, the enemy data is put in the beginning of the book, which is normal. What isn't fine is the fact that they put the damn BOSS GUIDE in the front of the book as well. So you have to constantly flip back and forth every 3-4 pages. On top of that, a good amount of the information is wrong. They did not thorougly test any of the things they suggested. On the Stray Demon fight they suggested you go in with high fire resist and a fire resist shield to eat through the room-wide smash area damage. I found that fire resist did nothing and people online also said the damage isn't fire. That's just one instance of wrong information. Their boss guide is absolutely trash. I had to youtube every fight that I got stuck on because the guide's boss strategy is trash.
I can go on and on about the hand drawn maps that they include for each section. But I would rather you try to follow along with their maps to actually experience the sensation of fustration.
Most of the "side-quests" including covenants, etc. are included in the back of the book instead of during the walk through. They should at least mention during the walkthrough to refer to page yada yada to complete this side quest before you can't anymore.
The in game pictures they took offer absolutely no help.
I'm sure I could point out many other fails but I stopped opening it after halfway through the walkthrough. I didnt' even touch the second half.
Oh, and they really don't offer much insight into character builds or even weapon upgrades.
I really think they put this POS guide together in 2 weeks.
Edited by remag, 07 February 2012 - 07:03 AM.