This book certainly helps alot with getting through the game easily enough, the licence board poster really helps too. The artwork placed in the book is amazing (see character descriptions and the inside-back page!).
Some of the main downsides however with this book are the frequent typos, and incorrect page refrences; for example the book frequently says “for more detailed information, see page 113”, and in turning to this page you will find completly unrelated information or even just a whole-page-picture on it. Another frequent error that occurs is when the book will say “for more information, see page ???”, . . .someone should tell BradyGames that question-marks do not make helpful page refrences.
Other than that it's an exceptionally helpful guide with lots of amazing character art and lore.