I was disappointed with the content of the guide. When I play a new game, I usually have no problems eventually making my way to the end of the game without a guide and I do not need a map to show me the direct rout through a cave, castle, dungeon, etc., because a large part of the fun is exploring the whole area and picking up all the goodies that I may find while exploring. I rely on the guide to show me side quests,secret rooms and the rest of the extraneous features that make these games so much fun.
I would not have purchased the guide to this game if I had known of it's limitations.
That being said, these are still the best and most fun games out there and I can't wait for MM5