The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (Prima's Official Strategy Guide)
||Author: Bryan Stratton, Stephen Stratton|
List Price: $14.99
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Publisher: Prima Lifestyles (01 April, 2003)
Sales Rank: 19,291
Average Customer Rating: 3 out of 5
Customer ReviewsRating: 1 out of 5
Very, very disappointing for Prima
My husband and I (yes, we are grown-ups) have been using strategy guides in the Zelda series for many years. This one is, by far, the worst of the bunch. Those of us who buy strategy guides want (and often, need) a walk-through that actually walks you through what to do and/or how to do it. This one seems to think that some screen shots 1 inch x 1 inch will suffice. The sidequests are very poorly described, and the order in which to pursue the sidequests is not apparent. My husband says it reads like stereo instructions. I will try the other official strategy guide and maybe it will be better.
Rating: 4 out of 5
A nice guide I should say
First of all, let me remind you all of why you SHOULD be buying a guide if you ever get one. You get a guide to a game as a reference, NOT as a companion these days. If a guide has spoilers and you read them that's your own fault, no one said you had to read it. Besides every guide I've ever read has a few spoilers, that's why you get the guide for its secrets and anything you missed rather than your first time through the game.
Anyway, the guide is nice and all. Good maps and a great in-depth thorough walkthrough that guides you through the game from start to finish. My only major gripe is that the Ocarina of Time section of this guide is terrible. There are only about 10 or so pages to it and it isn't even that helpful. They don't tell you about Ocarina of time at all. It looks like a walkthrough I'd find in a normal gaming magazine. It would be much better if you were to just go out and buy an Ocarina of Time guide rather than getting this one.
There are a few spoilers but I avoided reading them as I got this guide specifically for the puzzles in the game I couldn't figure out on my own. This guide was able to get me through the puzzles that I coudldn't do very easily. While there are spoilers and people don't like that, I honestly don't mind. If I had read a spoiler it was because I read it. Besides after Prima's past guides everyone should know that they have spoilers all through their guides now.
Rating: 2 out of 5
Wind Waker Guide Good, Ocarin Guide BAD!
Okay Wind Waker is a fun game and doesn't really need a guide so I got this for the Ocarine of Time guide because being the best Zelda game ever Ocarina can stil make you want to pull your hair out sometimes. The guide for Ocarina have [bad] maps and doesn't give you any info on how to find heart pieces or anything it's just a waist of 12 pages, yup it's that small 12 pages. Don't waste the money if you want Ocarina hints, and if you don't mind story spoilers for Wind Waker then go for it.
· The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker Official Strategy Guide for GameCube
· Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time: Prima's Official Strategy Guide
· Super Mario Sunshine: Prima's Official Strategy Guide
· Metroid Prime/Metroid Fusion: Prima's Official Strategy Guide