So The Sims 3 Strategy Guide Box Set has been available for a couple of weeks, and Capsule Gamer was nice enough to review it for the folks that may be picking it up in the near future.  I, myself, hope to order it this Friday for my collection.  They had a lot to say in their review in which you can check out here:
The guides on a whole are filled with lots of information, however much of it is basic facts that is introduced in the games themselves. However the summaries are handy to have around, so you can plan your Sims lives well in advance and there is many helpful hints that can help you succeed. The guides themselves were different than what I expected; you see many that are glossy and the size of a magazine. These guides look like a paperback novel, in fact they blend in quite well on my bookshelf. The text, although full of helpful information is far too small, and it caused a lot of eye straining to read.

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