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POLL: Do you ever buy Strategy Guides?

#1Jx1010Posted 2/26/2013 1:32:22 AM
And when + for what games? - Results (56 votes)
Yes
35.71% (20 votes)
20
No
64.29% (36 votes)
36
This poll is now closed.
When + for what games?
#2Brocken_JrPosted 2/26/2013 1:33:47 AM
never, i dont own a single one. nintendo power and egm had mini guides in them and i didnt use them either, except 1 for viewtiful joe
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#3AwayFromHerePosted 2/26/2013 1:36:38 AM
Never had to buy them. The place where I used to buy my games gave away the strategy guides as a perk for buying day one.

Unfortunately, they were bought out by Gamestop about 6 years ago.

Last game I got with the guide was Dragon Quest VIII.
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#4Ultra BuuPosted 2/26/2013 1:43:32 AM
I used to buy them years ago during the PS1/PS2 days. It was only for a few games that had lots to find. Okami was one of those games. I brought that book in 2007 and now using it again for the 2012 remake. :D
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#5Sinful_LifePosted 2/26/2013 1:44:00 AM
before the internet, yes.
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#6WantedOutlawPosted 2/26/2013 1:49:21 AM
I bought Red Dead Redemption's for like $5 when it first came out. Made for good toilet reading material.

Before that I hadn't bought one since the PS1 days.
#7NthPosted 2/26/2013 2:08:01 AM
Once had a guy try and sell me a FAQ and cheats for Turok on N64 that he printed off from Gamefaqs.
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#8darkness1018Posted 2/26/2013 2:26:51 AM
I buy guides for RPGs in general but not to use them, more for collecting. They sit, brand new, on my shelf. And even then, its only to RPGs i really like ex: Tales of series, FF series (stopped at FF X) ect...
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#9thesnoopmeisterPosted 2/26/2013 2:28:43 AM
Dead Space 2, Killzone 2 and Killzone 3 all hardcover editions.
#10wolfgard hannusenPosted 2/26/2013 2:50:44 AM(edited)
No.They ruin the game for me.I don't even read Manuals until after a first play through.
I bought a Bundle for New Vegas Ultimate that included Hard Cover Guide at Games and Go for the same price as the game alone at Gamestop.
Used it once to find the Gobi Sniper Rifle.

Learned how to play Civilization w/o a Manual.The Guide was enormous.
I'm certain it made me a much better player.
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