patientzero
03-11-2010, 07:32 AM
Hi, I just got my Final Fantasy XIII Collector's guide in the mail.
I was wondering if I should open it and use it, or leave it in the packaging.

I really want to use the guide for the game, but I could always just go and get a non collector's version of the guide to use.

I guess I just want to know if the value will change if it has been opened. I like to collect Final fantasy stuff.

thanks

Darth Revan
03-11-2010, 12:01 PM
Personally I wait til I've played the game first without a guide/hints/etc, THEN when I play the second time I use it.

Value wise, I'm not sure if it'll be worth much tbh. I've got a second guide for FFVIII, and that's not worth much more than what I bought it for. Only guide I have, which I was offered 1000$AUSD for (It was at a anime convention, and I seriously doubted the offer from the person in question. He was dressed up as Rufus Shinra, so that also gave me the idea he was a FFVII fanboy/fanatic/idiot), was :

The Completely Unauthorized Final Fantasy VII Ultimate Guide

Author: Casey Loe
Company: Versus Books (sadly now defunct)
Publisher: Empire 21 Publishing, Inc.
Publication Date: 1997
MSRP: $9.99 / C$12.99 (Cost me 16.95$AUSD at the time of purchase)
UPC: 073361649997
Media: Paperback
Pages: 142 pages
Notes: Free poster



In general though, most guide books don't really sell for much, unless to the abovementioned diehard fanatics, and even then it's questionable.

patientzero
03-11-2010, 08:39 PM
hey thanks for the quick reply.

It has help me to make my decision.

Thanks

discodan
03-11-2010, 10:20 PM
LOL, some jerk-off in Australia is trying to Ebay this for $275.00 USD


Walmart.com $34.96

Harkus
03-11-2010, 10:24 PM
there are 210,000 of the limited guides. Will be a long while until they are worth anything (if ever) unless your book number is 1 that is. Mine is 42,000 ish :(

Sackboy
03-11-2010, 10:29 PM
I think mine is 91,189 os something.

Anywho, I agree that it may not gain much value, but you never know.

discodan
03-11-2010, 10:31 PM
The Limited Collectors ed. W/Game DOES look pretty cool though. I wonder exactly how limited it is.

Harkus
03-11-2010, 11:05 PM
It only has one print run so only 210000.

discodan
03-12-2010, 12:21 AM
It only has one print run so only 210000.

Isn't there limited collector edition w/ hardbound guide, game (ps3) and soundtrack?

patientzero
03-12-2010, 12:35 AM
I thought that was not available in US.

Harkus
03-12-2010, 12:37 AM
I have the collectors edition of the game which comes with the soundtrack and I bought the guide seperately.

Darth Revan
03-12-2010, 12:39 AM
I thought that was not available in US.

If you preorder FFXIII for the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 in Australia from any EB Games you get the following:


* FINAL FANTASY XIII Original Sound Selection: Soundtrack CD including a selection of music tracks from the game that are especially chosen for this Limited Collector’s Edition by composer Masashi Hamauzu. The CD is presented inside a slipcase featuring artwork from FINAL FANTASY XIII, and also liner notes that are written by the composer.
* The World of FINAL FANTASY XIII: Hardback book featuring character artwork, CG rendered artwork and environments from across the game production.
* Exclusive Art Prints: 3 highly collectable art prints showing artwork of the Eidolons, powerful summoned allies of the lead playable characters in FINAL FANTASY XIII
* Unique ‘Brand of the l’Cie’ decal: Collectible decal featuring this most iconic symbol from the game storyline

That's the Limited Collector's Edition.

Then there's the standard hint book and Collector's Edition hint book:

Collector's Edition:




* 100% complete guide to Final Fantasy XIII
* Every secret, every side-quest, every mini-game, every Trophy revealed and explained in a dedicated Extras chapter
* Detailed walk through charts the most rewarding path through this epic adventure
* Strategy & Analysis chapter exposes hidden mechanics, advanced battle tactics and techniques for obtaining optional rewards
* All-encompassing Inventory and Bestiary chapters feature exhaustive lists and tables covering all enemies, weapons, accessories, items, components and shops
* Bears all the hallmarks of a Piggyback guide, including annotated maps, hi-res screenshots and a wealth of exclusive, official artwork
* Carefully designed to avoid unnecessary story spoilers

Only difference that I can see from the images on EB Games (http://www.ebgames.com.au) Australian website, the standard edition is your typical guide book, in style to the standard FFXII and FFX, FFX-2 guide books. The Collector's Edition one, looks like it's a hard covered one. Wonder if it'll be like the leather bound 'grimoire' style of the limited edition guide book for FFXII...

discodan
03-12-2010, 01:38 AM
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