I love game guides. Sometimes I use them, sometimes I don’t, but I do love to collect them.
I have a drawer underneath my bed that’s filled to the brim with various game guides. It’s gotten so full that I need to look into getting another draw or just buying a bookshelf.
With the Nintendo Switch right around the corner and so much hype about the new Legend of Zelda game, Breath of the Wild, it never occurred to me that there would be a game guide. I mean, of course, there would be because it’s a game and it’s Zelda.
I was scrolling through Nintendo’s blog the other day and noticed that the deluxe version of Breath of the Wild’s game guide was 40% off on Amazon.
While I collect game guides, I usually go for the standard paperback or sometimes splurge on the hardcover collector’s edition. This is mainly because I’m cheap, but unfortunately, bills have to come first.
Needless to say, when I found out there was a third edition, a deluxe version at that, I got excited. And it was 40% so maybe I’d have to buy it right away depending on the price.
The deluxe version was sold out the moment I got onto Amazon. That seems to be my luck lately, but it’s okay. Because I don’t think I would have bought it anyway.
I see why people jumped at the chance to get it 40% off because the original price is… $80.
I have no idea what Nintendo is thinking lately with these prices.
According to Amazon, this is what the deluxe version includes that the collector’s edition doesn’t:
DELUXE EDITION BONUS: Deluxe format of 11 ” x 15”, premium vintage hardcover, exclusive dedicated 16-page retrospective celebrating thirty years of Zelda games, a 16-page dedicated art section, and two ribbon bookmarks.
Of course, according to the description for the collector’s edition, the hardcover also has the 16-page dedicated art section. Other than that, what’s listed above are the only add-ons.
I’m not saying the items included in and with the deluxe version aren’t worth $80, but… it still seems like so much money for a game guide.
It sure is pretty, though.
While I would love to have that added to my collection, I’m just going to settle for the hardcover collector’s edition which is only about $24 on Amazon.
And, may I add, just as pretty.
Do you typically buy the game guides? If so, which version will you get for Breath of the Wild? Let me know in the comments below!