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Official CAG Collector's Guide Pre-Order Thread


#631 htz  

Posted 22 January 2014 - 05:20 AM

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Lightning Returns Collector's Guide will be limited to just one print run similar to the original Final Fantasy Xiii Collector's Guide.



#632 Leftykins  

Leftykins

Posted 22 January 2014 - 07:25 AM

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Lightning Returns Collector's Guide will be limited to just one print run similar to the original Final Fantasy Xiii Collector's Guide.

I might have to pick up that guide even though im planning on waiting on Lightning Returns.



#633 pacino408   LS CAGiversary!   586 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

Posted 22 January 2014 - 04:27 PM

I am really liking these CE guides that have bookmarks built into them. I would really like it if every hardcover book came with built in bookmarks.



#634 pun123   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3202 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

Posted 23 January 2014 - 02:42 AM

grabbed last copy of Bioshock Infinite CE guide for 9.99



#635 blinknot4   Not My President CAGiversary!   5886 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Posted 24 May 2014 - 11:40 AM

I know this thread has been abandoned but still thought I would share this drop.  

 

Amazon currently has the CE guide for http://amzn.com/0744015170.



#636 Ionotropic   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1810 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

Posted 24 May 2014 - 12:50 PM

Sorry guys for the lack of updates.

 

Not many CE guides coming out these days.  The only upcoming ones I found that haven't been added yet are

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare and Skylanders Trap Team.



#637 Ionotropic   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1810 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

Posted 09 June 2014 - 07:07 AM

Bump for Tales of Xillia 2.  No real cover art, yet.



#638 62t   Zune Duck! CAGiversary!   19981 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

Posted 09 June 2014 - 07:18 AM

Bump for Tales of Xillia 2.  No real cover art, yet.

Great news. Glad to see they are them making one after not getting anything for Xilla 1 or Graces



#639 Zaku77   \m/ CAGiversary!   4974 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

Posted 09 June 2014 - 09:20 AM

While this can't really be said for Xillia, as that game's non-essential content was horribly dummed down, Tales games are usually far too complex, precise, and finicky for the guides to be worth anything. The one for Symphonia, for instance, is beyond useless. Hopefully it looks nice, though, as I always find value in these CE guides having high quality presentation.

#640 Vigilante   Let the Battles Begin CAGiversary!   37293 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

Posted 09 June 2014 - 12:04 PM

While this can't really be said for Xillia, as that game's non-essential content was horribly dummed down, Tales games are usually far too complex, precise, and finicky for the guides to be worth anything. The one for Symphonia, for instance, is beyond useless. Hopefully it looks nice, though, as I always find value in these CE guides having high quality presentation.

It's apparently written by the author of the Ni no Kuni guide (Howard Grossman), so maybe it'll be good...?



#641 bigstew  

Posted 09 June 2014 - 02:04 PM

Ionotropic, on 09 Jun 2014 - 02:07 AM, said:

Bump for Tales of Xillia 2.  No real cover art, yet.

 

 

62t, on 09 Jun 2014 - 02:18 AM, said:

Great news. Glad to see they are them making one after not getting anything for Xilla 1 or Graces

yah its pretty crappy that they usually only hook the Japanese up with guides but here its usually to much trouble, just preordered but since I have no interest in the games CE, unless they announce a limited edition, will wait for the soon after price drop plus since I usually beat the game soon after release, I miss out on some of the good dlc costumes and if they are 3 dollars again, will wait till the 20 price hits, when companies release costumes months after release, its pretty pathetic, most people have played it once or twice so why bother paying for dlc you wont use, unless its extra level or something meaty, late in the game costume dlc is just bad business.



#642 ShadowAssassin   #TTP CAGiversary!   4491 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 12:02 AM

Prima is doing the guide, not Brady, who are known for making the worst guides.



#643 WingsDJY   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3649 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

Posted 11 June 2014 - 02:28 PM

Prima is doing the guide, not Brady, who are known for making the worst guides.

Your comment confused me. Are you saying Prima is the worst? Or Brady?

 

Not that it matters, they're both pretty terrible (unless David Hodgson is the author).



#644 Vigilante   Let the Battles Begin CAGiversary!   37293 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

Posted 11 June 2014 - 02:30 PM

Your comment confused me. Are you saying Prima is the worst? Or Brady?

 

Not that it matters, they're both pretty terrible (unless David Hodgson is the author).

Lately, Prima has been publishing better guides than Brady, so I interpreted his comment as such.

 

And as I posted, the ToX2 guide is by Howard Grossman, who wrote the Ni no Kuni guide (also published by Prima); wasn't that guide pretty good?



#645 MSU_DVM   Let's Go Heat! CAGiversary!   1089 Posts   Joined 6.0 Years Ago  

Posted 11 June 2014 - 03:39 PM

Lately, Prima has been publishing better guides than Brady, so I interpreted his comment as such.

 

And as I posted, the ToX2 guide is by Howard Grossman, who wrote the Ni no Kuni guide (also published by Prima); wasn't that guide pretty good?

Yes the Ni No Kuni guide was great (especially since I got it for a penny at Gamestop :-P ).



#646 pokemega32  

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 06:19 AM

I'm not really sure why or how long this will last, but the Batman: Arkham Origins Limited Edition guide is currently $6.09 on Amazon.



#647 ShadowAssassin   #TTP CAGiversary!   4491 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  

ShadowAssassin

Posted 17 June 2014 - 07:05 AM

Your comment confused me. Are you saying Prima is the worst? Or Brady?

 

Not that it matters, they're both pretty terrible (unless David Hodgson is the author).

I was saying Brady is the worst. Their Vesperia guide was an abomination.



#648 ithebigc   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   377 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

Posted 17 June 2014 - 12:13 PM

There are several new CE guides coming out, according to Amazon.

 

 

Dragon Age: Inquisition - http://www.amazon.co.../dp/0804162972/

 

Battlefield: Hardline -  http://www.amazon.co.../dp/1101897570/

 

The Sims 4 - http://www.amazon.co.../dp/0804162204/

 

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - http://www.amazon.co.../dp/0804162980/



#649 Vigilante   Let the Battles Begin CAGiversary!   37293 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

Posted 17 June 2014 - 12:42 PM

There are several new CE guides coming out, according to Amazon.

 

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - http://www.amazon.co.../dp/0804162980/

The Witcher 3 + David Hodgson (Fallout 3, Skyrim, Watch Dogs guides) as author + CE guide that's sure to-be hardcover with gorgeous art = BEST CE GUIDE EVERRRRRR

 

:drool: :whee:



#650 Ionotropic   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1810 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

Posted 20 June 2014 - 05:11 AM

Added to the OP (thanks for the heads up, ithebigc)

  • Battlefield Hardline
  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
  • Dragon Age Inquisition
  • The Sims 4
  • Skylanders Trap Team
  • Tales of Xillia 2
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Removed all the old crap in the OP and put it into the archive.

 

I cannot seem to drag the book cover pictures from Amazon to the post.  CAG has some kind of new programming that is prohibiting that.

Hopefully @tiredjohn can look into it.



#651 MSUHitman   Checkmate Arcade Co-Host CAGiversary!   14528 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

Posted 28 June 2014 - 07:04 PM

Anyone know why AZ's prices have gone up $5-$7 on these? Now it's almost the same price as buying the game plus guide offers that BB & GS have.

#652 lRolLlLilN   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   109 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 11:41 PM

Not sure if this has been shared yet, but Titanfall Limited Edition Guide is currently $9.99 at Best Buy.

 

http://www.bestbuy.c...aF61YbezBbSkY_g



#653 Ionotropic   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1810 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

Posted 12 July 2014 - 01:11 PM

bumpin for Bayonetta 2 and Far Cry 4



#654 RySenkari   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   670 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 12 July 2014 - 04:09 PM

I don't think I can get that Bayonetta 2 guide if it's by anyone other than FuturePress. It can never match up. I'd feel better if it had 400+ pages but at only 288 there's no way they'll be able to cram all the info that the FuturePress guide had on the first game.



#655 WingsDJY   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3649 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

Posted 14 July 2014 - 02:13 PM

bumpin for Bayonetta 2 and Far Cry 4

D'oh. Deep down, I was hoping FuturePress would do the Bayonetta 2 guide and maybe offer a bundle/box set with a reprinted original Bayonetta guide.



#656 Vigilante   Let the Battles Begin CAGiversary!   37293 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

Posted 18 July 2014 - 06:23 PM

The ToX2 CE guide has a cover image now, and I like it:

 

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#657 WingsDJY   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3649 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

Posted 28 July 2014 - 05:40 PM

FYI, a new CE guide for Dragon Age Inquisition was spotted in another thread: http://www.cheapassg...ead/?p=11962632. This has to set some sort of MSRP record for a single game guide.

 

ETA:

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#658 burnalivetolive  

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 10:32 PM

Hopefully Best Buy carries it, we tend to get a good employee discount on the game guides. No way I'd pay close to MSRP for that (despite how nice it looks).

#659 blinknot4   Not My President CAGiversary!   5886 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Posted 29 July 2014 - 12:44 AM

Wow, that Inquisition guide is super expensive. Looks quite nice, though. High quality...

#660 DWulf   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   291 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

Posted 29 July 2014 - 02:51 AM

Prima's releasing an "ultra-limited" edition guide for AC: Unity called the Initiates Edition. It's also $119 MSRP, though it's $83.10 on Amazon right now.

 

http://www.amazon.co...lickstream_1_dp

 

http://www.primagame...ition?app_data={%22pi%22:%2253d04282df0a5c8e49000011%22,%22pt%22:%22wall%22}