KillerGuides has released its new guides for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, and I bought the Complete Package bundle to check out whether it is worth the $49.99 price tag. So, is it?
3 Guides in One Bundle
KillerGuides actually created 3 guides for the new version of Final Fantasy XIV, and is selling each one separately for $29.99 each. The Complete Package bundle combines these 3 guides for a slashed price of $49.99.
I’ll save you the trouble of whipping out a calculator – that amounts to a cool $39.98 discount if you were to buy each of the 3 guides individually.
Here are the 3 guides included in the Complete Package bundle:
- Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Class Guide – This gives a comprehensive and strategic overview on all the classes. Covers all the skills and, more importantly, gives sound combat and class combination advice for both PvE and PvP-focused players.
- Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Gil Guide – This makes the nightmarish task of grinding Gil less daunting, and maybe even enjoyable. Exposes the best grinding spots in the game, and notes which dungeons and bosses yield the highest gil per run. Guaranteed to shave off hours from your playtime.
- Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Leveling Guide – This is a godsend for players who just want to do quests and reach the level cap. The walkthrough is easy to follow and very detailed to ensure your steady leveling progress.
The 3 guides provide a total of 300 pages of tips for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn.
Who Should Buy the Bundle
Do you plan to play the game for at least 3 months? Do you want to be one of the first players to hit the level cap? Do you want to earn more Gil than you can actually spend, or at least have enough Gil rolling in that you can buy anything and everything you want? Do you want to dominate the PvE raiding or PvP fighting scenes? And most importantly, do you want to do all these without having to do all the hard research and legwork?
If you said yes, then go buy the guide. The $50 you spend will be well worth the investment. What does $50 buy you now anyway — A movie date or a new console game? But who has time to date or play other games if you plan on spending the next few months living and breathing Final Fantasy XIV? Better spend that cash where it counts is all I’m saying.
Who Shouldn’t Buy the Bundle
If you find $50 too expensive for a guide – I’m looking at you students and budget-crazy young gamer parents – then consider just purchasing one of the individual guides at a price of $29.99. The leveling guide is arguably the best all-around useful guide for casual players, while the other 2 are meant more for those who want to dominate the economy and endgame content of Final Fantasy XIV. Still, if you find yourself absolutely needing at least 2 of the 3 guides, then that will set you back $59.98 or $9.99 more than if you purchase the whole bundle. Bottom line: Think hard whether you will be satisfied with just 1 guide before passing on the bundle.