Enter the eighth chapter of the Final Fantasy series with confidence with this complete official guide that supplies extensive game coverage, exposes game secrets and reveals every side quest and mini game, so you can make the most of your epic adventure. Plot the most rewarding course through your exploration of chapters, lists and tables outlined in the guide.
The Final Fantasy XIII Complete Official Guide - Standard Edition provides an abundance of information to help you navigate Final Fantasy XIII without spoiling the story. Investigate enemies, weapons and shops you will encounter in the all-encompassing inventory and bestiary lists and tables. Discover concealed mechanics, sophisticated combat strategy and methods for acquiring the most advantageous rewards. Annotated maps, high-resolution screenshots and exclusive, official artwork make this guide a must-have for any fan of Final Fantasy XIII.
The complete official guide to Final Fantasy XIII
Every secret, every side-quest, every mini-game, every bonus, every Achievement and every Trophy revealed and explained in a dedicated Extras chapter
Dedicated walkthrough charts the most rewarding path through this epic adventure
Strategy & Analysis chapter exposes hidden mechanics, advanced battle tactics and techniques for obtaining optimal rewards
All-encompassing Inventory and Bestiary chapters feature exhaustive lists and tables covering all enemies, weapons 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
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