Yu-Gi-Oh! Card Catalog: Prima's Official Strategy Guide
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Publisher: Prima Lifestyles (16 July, 2003)
Sales Rank: 28,362
Average Customer Rating: 3.25 out of 5
Customer ReviewsRating: 1 out of 5
Authors don't understand the Yugioh Card Game...
The book is a good reference for 'viewing' all cards available. If you want to simply view all cards and not go any further, this book is for you. This product seriously lacks the passion of the game. i.e Heart of the Cards.
If you're looking for a book to give a enlightened view into the current card playing landscape and how each card may affect the landscape or a particular deck class (beatdown, card control, exodia, ect) this book will make you un-happy.
The Authors of the book seriously show their ignorance of the game as a strategey guide. Prima thought they could push out another title and serously under-estimates the Yugioh card environment.
I play Yugioh with my son weekly. We laughed at this book. It gathers dust on my shelf. I would strongly suggest the 'Pojo' set of Yugioh book guides.
Rating: 3 out of 5
Could Be Better
The primary reason that I give a lower rating is that the text is not legible. For monsters, this is understandable and forgiveable. For others, it is not.
Some of the tips are useful, but many are trite. Still, that helped bring up the overall rating.
There are nine cards per page with each card having these:
+ card type
+ monster type
+ editorial comments
Add a brief set of rules, table of contents and index and that is about all there is. The other things that I expected were things that I mentioned above. I also expected a list of what constitutes the different rarity ratings. This certainly should be in this book, but was not. I will provide an estimate here:
C : Common
X : only in structure decks or starter decks
R : Rare (card name in silver foil)
SCR : Secret Rate (sparkling holographic image)
SR : Super Rare (images on foil background)
UR : Ultra Rare (card name in gold foil, image on foil background)
UTR : Ultimate Rare (embossed holographic image with foil lettering)
Regardless, it is a book that probably should be in your collection.
Rating: 5 out of 5
Prima has decreased all non-buyers' lp to 0!
The greatest guide you might ever see. Explains: rules, attack and defense, life points (lp), card lists, and more! Rule the duel with this and the following items: Deluxe Starter Set (joey or pegasus), Duel Disc Launcher, Yugi Starter deck, Magicians Force Boster Packs, Yu-Gi-Oh! Card Catalog: Prima's Official Strategy Guide, and maybee a duelist calculator. Its right here folks! The book almost as good s the Thousand Eyes Bible!
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