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Never Leave Home Without It....,
This review is from: Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Official Strategy Guide (Bradygames Signature Guides) (Paperback)
Now THIS is a real videogame strategy guide. The official strategy guidefor "Grand Theft Auto: Vice City" is an extremely helpful little tool inyour quest of chaos and mayhem. It'll help you out if you're in a toughjam or need to know how to get out of a rough situation pronto. The guideoffers step-by-step descriptions of what should be done in order tocomplete all of the missions that are thrown in your way. Pictures areincluded, as well as alternate routes and techniques to get the jobdone.
Not only is this guide helpful by just merely explaining the missions andhow to achieve successful outcomes of those missions, but the guide alsogives you some excellent tips and secrets. You also get complete profilesof weapons, cars, and your friends (along with your enemies). The guidehelps you figure out what vehicle/weapon would be the most useful to youon certain missions. Full details of side missions are also at yourdisposal as well. A downside of the guide is that there are some typos anderrors present. Looks like somebody doesn't like to proofread--although, Ishould be the LAST person to complain about such things. Besides, it's notlike you're reading the guide for literary qualities.
The guide is most useful when you use it as a reference tool. This meaningthat you only refer to it when you are in a tough spot and do not know howto get out of it. Or, you're stuck on a certain mission and no matter howmany times you attempt it, you end up either dead or arrested. Then, thisis when the guide becomes the most helpful. The pure fun of the gameitself is how unpredictable it is. There's always a nasty surprise thatawaits you around every dark and trashy corner. So, I would not recommendthat you use the guide for the entire duration of your joyriding in ViceCity.
This very well laid out strategy guide for "Grand Theft Auto: Vice City"is a more than helpful tool that will get you out of many binds duringyour stay in Vice City. With excellent step-by-step mission layouts,colorful pictures, and detailed profiles on characters, vehicles andweapons, this proves to be a truly informative guide that no "Grand TheftAuto" fan should be without. Keep it close to you, is my advice to you.You never know when you're going to need it... -Michael Crane