The guide, as pretty and heavy as it is, is a bit useless and rubbish for me.
Within the 480+ page mammoth, It has..... a single page on World of Light. The page next to it is a 'which spirits some nintendo experts recommend you use with each character'. No flavor text, just a list. Kirby recommends Chun-Li. Where is she? No idea. Why is she recommended? Fuck if I know.
No actual guide. Not even a individual spirits/unlockibles list. There's no detailed explaination to how the spirits work, how/why to train them, which cores you should perhaps go after in the early game. There's nothing about the bosses you'll meet either.
Instead, you get 5-6 pages dedicated to each and every character as if you are going to dedicate your life to knowing the in's and outs of how the characters work to such detail....and that you care about nothing else.
Everything else about the game is in the first 20 pages, tops. Bloody hell. Were Nintendo refusing to release the code to the people who wrote this, or refused an actual feature length guide in case the book leaked before the game?
Truly baffling. If actual physical manuals existed it would have probably told me more.