Halo Encyclopedia vs. Essential Visual Guide

Should I buy one or the other? Or both? I heard Encyclopedia has alot of errors and typos, is it worth the $25? How is the Visual Guide?

why not halo wiki?

It’s everthing inside, sources…

Has forums…

Free…

Won’t spend anything…

You wont be a nerd buying it.

> You wont be a nerd buying it.

You’re a nerd for buying a Halo Book?

> why not halo wiki?
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> It’s everthing inside, sources…
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> Has forums…
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> Free…
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> Won’t spend anything…
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> You wont be a nerd buying it.

Halo Wiki has to be one of the worst wiki’s I have ever seen.

Whatever you choose OP, make sure that Halo Wiki is not one of them.

> > why not halo wiki?
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> > It’s everthing inside, sources…
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> > Has forums…
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> > Free…
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> > Won’t spend anything…
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> > You wont be a nerd buying it.
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> Halo Wiki has to be one of the worst wiki’s I have ever seen.
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> Whatever you choose OP, make sure that Halo Wiki is not one of them.

Halo Wiki is terrible, Halopedian is better.

> > > why not halo wiki?
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> > > It’s everthing inside, sources…
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> > > Has forums…
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> > > Free…
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> > > Won’t spend anything…
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> > > You wont be a nerd buying it.
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> > Halo Wiki has to be one of the worst wiki’s I have ever seen.
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> > Whatever you choose OP, make sure that Halo Wiki is not one of them.
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> Halo Wiki is terrible, Halopedian is better.

so true!!

> > > why not halo wiki?
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> > > It’s everthing inside, sources…
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> > > Has forums…
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> > > Free…
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> > > Won’t spend anything…
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> > > You wont be a nerd buying it.
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> > Halo Wiki has to be one of the worst wiki’s I have ever seen.
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> > Whatever you choose OP, make sure that Halo Wiki is not one of them.
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> Halo Wiki is terrible, Halopedian is better.

Halopedia cites a board game for Halo canon. It’s just as bad.

> > > > why not halo wiki?
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> > > > It’s everthing inside, sources…
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> > > > Has forums…
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> > > > Free…
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> > > > Won’t spend anything…
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> > > > You wont be a nerd buying it.
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> > > Halo Wiki has to be one of the worst wiki’s I have ever seen.
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> > > Whatever you choose OP, make sure that Halo Wiki is not one of them.
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> > Halo Wiki is terrible, Halopedian is better.
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> Halopedia cites a board game for Halo canon. It’s just as bad.

Indeed. When I said Halo Wiki, I meant all of them.

> > > > > why not halo wiki?
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> > > > > It’s everthing inside, sources…
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> > > > > Has forums…
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> > > > > Won’t spend anything…
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> > > > > You wont be a nerd buying it.
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> > > > Halo Wiki has to be one of the worst wiki’s I have ever seen.
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> > > > Whatever you choose OP, make sure that Halo Wiki is not one of them.
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> > > Halo Wiki is terrible, Halopedian is better.
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> > Halopedia cites a board game for Halo canon. It’s just as bad.
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> Indeed. When I said Halo Wiki, I meant all of them.

That’s because the board game is canon…

A board game being canon my -Yoink-.

> That’s because the board game is canon…

Regardless, Halopedian is still a hopeless quagmire of misinformation, fallacy and irrelevance.

On topic: I’m in the same situación, but Encyclopedia has more information (352 pages) than Visual Guide (208), those 352 pages are much more filled than the other 208, which pay more attention to visual aspects and detailling objects/characters/weapons/vehicles/cities than story itself.
I’d go for Halo Encyclopedia rather than Essential Visual Guide, but keep in mind that if you are going to buy Encyclopedia, its new revised and expanded version is going to be released on October 3rd.

If a new, revised, version of the encyclopedia is coming then isn’t this an easy option to make; unless you don’t mind waiting for it. I have the current encyclopedia, but I’ll be getting the vis guide, regardless. I also can’t wait for that art book that’s coming later.

I would get the Essential Visual Guide. :wink:

The Halo Encyclopedia was… let’s not talk about it. :S

> If a new, revised, version of the encyclopedia is coming then isn’t this an easy option to make; unless you don’t mind waiting for it. I have the current encyclopedia, but I’ll be getting the vis guide, regardless. I also can’t wait for that art book that’s coming later.

Oh, that art book smells delicious. :smiley:

> I would get the Essential Visual Guide. :wink:
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> The Halo Encyclopedia was… let’s not talk about it. :S

Then Encyclopedia wasn’t good? :frowning:

It was filled with errors… irritating, numberous errors. If you want an encyclopedia, I’d simply recommend using Halopedian.com.

Well according to Amazon there is going to be a revised Encyclopedia with additional pages

> Should I buy one or the other? Or both? I heard Encyclopedia has alot of errors and typos, is it worth the $25? How is the Visual Guide?

I personally own both. (yes I bought them :slight_smile: ) I find that Encyclopedia is a lot more broad and interconnected. It’s a universe overview with a lot of detailed information on themes and goings-on. The Visual Guide is a lot more succinct and deals with more tangible things (people, vehicles, weapons, etc).

Regardless of the errors in the Encyclopedia, it’s one book that all Halo fans should own. YOu can get them for cheap off of Amazon.com. I paid $10.00 + S/H for mine, they’re probably cheaper by now.

The visual guide is a book, if you just want to know about stuff, that is in the game. The Halo Encyclopedia is an encyclopedia. It tries to gather all information, you can get at that time. It is the first step into the Halo enlightenment.