I just read an interesting article at Penny Arcade Report talking about the business behind strategy guides. It got me thinking of some of the old strategy guides that I still own for some of my older games. Do you have any favorite or least favorite video game strategy guides?
Oh, and in the article, they used an anonymous source that used to work at Prima Games, which made me remember how much I hated their guides. I still have the Legend of Dragoon guide that they published, and it has so many errors and typos in it that it's funny. It did, however, help me find all the Stardust in the game. But when you compare it to a Brady Games guide for one of the Final Fantasy games (or any Brady guide, really), it becomes pretty obvious where the better books came from. The one exception being for Final Fantasy IX, when they tried to go the interactive route and forced you to go to Square's website to look up a bunch of the stuff instead of just printing it in the book (and yet I still did it).