The walkthrough for this guide is so incredibly fantastic that I haven’t looked at the appendices once. I have no idea what is in the back of the book. The appendices could be horrific as far as I know. I’m hoping that they aren’t, because this guide is already a 5/5 and I don’t want to knock it down a level for crappy appendices.
Okay, okay I’ll admit it. Phantom Hourglass for the most part doesn’t need a guide — except when it comes to finding the elusive and random heart containers — so I’ve not really glanced at it that much. I also shamefully admit that without the dangling dog treat of Achievements, I’m not as eager to make sure I don’t miss anything. But after every dungeon, I do flip back through the guide to see if I have missed anything, and there have been a few times I wished I used the guide because it would have saved me a lot of trial and error and well, grief.
I have used the guide a lot when it comes to maneuvering the Temple of the Ocean King. I made it through the first time fine, but since you need to go more quickly each sequential time, I’ve used the guide to help with the shortcuts. It’s been especially helpful in this arena because I don’t get to play the game that often, so if it’s been weeks since the last time I visited the dungeon, I know I’ll forget what I’m supposed to do next.
So yes, this isn’t exactly a first impressions post for the guide since I’ve been playing for awhile, but eh, sue me. I hope to have this game finished by the end of the month, as well as the guide review!