Darksiders 2 Official Strategy Guide PDF
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Darksiders 2 Official Strategy Guide PDF
I always wondered when the Internet would finally kill strategy guides, now that gaming magazines have started to die out. It's a bit sad, though I never really purchased them myself. Super Paper Mario is the only Prima guide I ever bought, way back in 2007, because I found the puzzles to be extremely difficult as a kid for some reason. Like in the 1-3 desert when you have to press I believe the minus button and the 1 button at the same time on the blue pillar to reveal the level exit. I would have never solved that by myself.
I miss the neat throw-ins like the Lylat System Map or the Starfox armament blueprints in Star Fox 64's strategy guide. I think even that is relegated to artbooks and such, these days. I remember buying guides for SMW and SM64's absolutely most confounding secrets, but yeah, can't be much call for this in the digital age. I echo Giygas_95's sentiments.
Man this sucks. Just started getting back into strategy guides as my kids have gotten older. Seemed it was inevitable as everything is online for free now but was just something about flipping through a 2-3 hundred page textbook about a game you love that I will certainly miss!
Not surprised. I haven't gotten a strategy guide since like... 2004? The internet just eliminated that need for me. Personally I'm fine with this, as I'd rather get the information for free online than have to pay for it. lol
Those kinds of books were valuable for the wealth of imagery, detailed maps, game art and info. I have quite a few guides from back in the day, including still owning a couple of the free books Nintendo Power used to give out. But these days, GameFAQs and YouTube have everything a gamer could possibly need in order to get through games both popular and obscure, so I'm surprised the strategy guide print sector lasted as long as it did.
Saying that, this is sad news. In an age where we're not allowed manuals because they cost a billion pounds each to produce (or whatever), strategy guides were a great way to get something physical with artwork and whatnot.
Just one of hundreds of publishing houses that have been forced to shut down in the past decade. I'm honestly surprised they lasted this long, as this was a tiny niche market even before there walkthroughs and strategy guides online for every game made.
Have to be honest, I can't say I'm surprised. I haven't bought a strategy guide in years. It's all available online now, and with the likes of DLC they're never going to be fully up to date when in print. I saw the Smash Bros Ultimate guide for pre-order the other day and I thought what's the point? They won't be able to update it with all the stuff that gets added. I may buy it now just for old times sake, seeing as it's one of the last. It is sad of course, I still have fond memories of leafing through my Zelda: ALTTP guide when it was released on GBA. My Golden Sun 1/2 guide is one of my favourite possessions, it got me through those games when I was stumped. I even bought one for Dark Dawn despite not needing it, for old times sake. Now just like Golden Sun, there won't be another one. It's a shame the next generation of players won't have these available to them, but I suppose they don't want them. They're the ones driving the YouTube guide community.
I know this was inevitable and all with free online guides, and many games getting updated so often that these can become quickly dated, but as someone who grew up with strategy guides before the internet, this is really sad. Good luck to all the employees affected by this.
Well, that's a shame. I still think there's a good market for strategy guides, even if physical publication is no longer profitable, so I hope someone eventually fills the hole in the market with new official digital strategy guides.
@macalao914 Yes, they're free, but that's the only advantage they have. Paying for an online guide is worth it just because it's official, professional, and available immediately upon a game's release. As digital releases, they can also easily be updated to match a game's updates and DLC.