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Icewind Dale: Official Strategies and Secrets (Game Guides) [Paperback]

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30 Jun 2000 Game Guides
Icewind Dale is the next Dungeons & Dragonsrole-playing game from Interplay's Black Isle Studios, publishers of the smash hit Baldur's Gate, and developers of Fallout 2 and Planescape: Torment. It's certain to be a must-have title for all fans of the genre. Sybex's exclusive, official guide is written by a pair of Black Isle insiders, and features comprehensive maps and walkthroughs, inside stats and strategies, plus an exclusive full-color poster!

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  • Paperback: 302 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons (30 Jun 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0782127843
  • ISBN-13: 978-0782127843
  • Product Dimensions: 22.4 x 18.8 x 2.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 952,093 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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3.0 out of 5 stars Ok but could have been more informative 6 Jan 2011
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Although this book can provide insight into location of areas to search for traps or some subplots you might possibly miss in certain areas of the game where every character you meet seems to be giving out the same dialogue. However after reading the Baldur's gate/baldur's gate 2 and the Neverwinter nights stratergy guides, it doesn't compare to the writing and thoroughness of these. In one place at least the order of the quests/game is wrong and means you would have to double back if you were playing ridgidly to the stratergy guide. In the end I resorted to looking at walkthroughs posted on the internet for greater detail and information. One bonus though - if you enjoy using cheats it tells you what to do. The codes however for individual items need to be looked up on the internet.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Brilliantly informing and detailed book. 4 Oct 2000
By A Customer
The book is very informative and detailed however it does lack colour but other than that the book is brilliant nothing wrong with it at all.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Helpful, but still... 2 July 2000
By Elizabeth Austin - Published on
I, much to my disgust, have used more than one or two hint books, and this one was an above average one. It had very detailed walk-through, but it's lacking a certain in-depth analysis into the side quests. It focuses on the linear story of the game instead of the much more challenging and entertaining side quests. It does, however, give a detailed description of artifacts and spells and the like and advice on how to use them. It's definitely helpful, and it will get you through the very linear story in a hurry. However, it does leave the side quests to the reader.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Useful, but the Net has lots of free tips and guides 23 Oct 2000
By Tung Yin - Published on
Although "Icewind Dale" comes complete with a 100+ page spiral bound book that explains everything from character stats to combat to spells, there are enough little side quests in the game that most players will need to turn somewhere for hints or help at some point.
Strategy guides such as this one fill that role by providing detailed tables on, for example, magic items that you might encounter in the game, monster stats, and "walkthroughs" that tell you how to complete a level.
Before you decide to buy this book, however, check out the free offerings on the Net. [...] has an "Icewind Dale" section that provides you with lots of goodies, ranging from lists of magic items to walkthroughs to detailed maps of the levels. There are message boards where you can find solutions to particular problems, or get advice on dealing with monsters, or -- as will become necessary due to the numerous bugs in the game -- technical support.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sybex gets it right. 20 July 2001
By Ed Brickell - Published on
This represents very good value. Walkthroughs are clear and very detailed. No overly cute asides or bad attempts at humor. NPC/monster descriptions are loaded with useful info. Extensive lists of magic items, etc. ... it's just all done very well.
A special Bonus Star for bothering to spell words correctly and write as if English was their first language instead of their 41st -- way above the abysmal quality you get with most PC game hack jobs.
Very nice job; don't hestitate to pick it up.
5.0 out of 5 stars great guide 30 April 2013
By Michael R. Bressler - Published on
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great guide. great maps and info for town locations and other areas. would recommend this to anyone playing ICWD. satisfied.
5.0 out of 5 stars Lost without it 8 Mar 2013
By Johnny B. - Published on
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Another game that is hard to figure out what to and where to go, RARE to put your hands on and a must have to play with the game. 10/10!!!!
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