I bought this guide mainly for the advertised extensive level making tutorials that would help me make even more varied and exciting levels, instead I got a badly written and presented mess.
Before I continue my gripe with this book i must list the positives which are centered around the overall presentation of the main story campaign guides which are very good indeed, clear colourfull pictures and detailed explanations of what is where etc etc and a lovely table of contents of prizes each level has for finishing without dying or collecting every prize bubble.
The main good bit about the book is the thing i will use to hang it if you want this as a guide for making levels, much like the game of little big planet the tutorial section is a disgrace!
Whever did this part has absolutely no idea how to write a guide, the text is whacked into un-helpfull paragraphs with little of no photographic markers to show you what they mean, It is almost like it's written for people who don't need it..... Very bizarre!
On several occasions the phrase or phrases like..... Next up you will clearly see how easy it is to do side scrolling shooters etc etc appear only to be followed by lines and lines of things that just make no sense at all.
Personally I have found the whole LBP 2 experience to be a huge letdown, the game itself is riddled with terrible tutorials on the new tools that either give too much information or not enough, rather than being clever and using a voice over to show off maybe they should have used templates that break things down step by step to encourage new users.
I have given the guide book a 3 star review because it is basically only 50-60% relevant, it should only be purchsed if you are struggling to find story related prizes and nothing else. My advice to anyone who wants to make levels is to use the internet to find videos on all the various sites out there.
Considering I bought the first game and guide book and went on to make some great levels that got me nearly 100,000 plays I am very upset that both the makers of the game and the makers of this book have totally put me off doing the same for the sequel.