Best thing out there. Thing with the newer tales games is that a lot of quests follow along as the story progresses and they have continued parts. Full guides that just list the quests and in a sidequest part are imo useless because of this. You're not going to cycle through a huge list of sidequests just to see when you can do them when a timeline of when you can do things is much better so you can just follow a list instead of cycling back and forth through one.
Search around for his vesperia guide which is the best thing out there. It doesn't contain secret missions or the recipes but you can easily find them in the faq section and there's a secret mission sticky on the boards.
The first FAQ seemed pretty solid when I was searching for stuff. The achievement FAQ also has good info if you are going for those and the collector's and title FAQ were very good as well. You are going to have to watch the skits on a second EX play through, there is NO way to get them in one game as some are mutually exclusive.
As for sidequests, search around for Kouli's guide, it is the best there is.
For items there are a few to be concerned about. You only get one of Karol's starting weapon, so synthesize it carefully and one of Rita's weapons is only available for a short time in Heliord. Hope that helps!