" But the game isn't that hard by itself, and the secrets are all eventually easy to find, so this guide is really only good for those who have trouble with the game, or don't want to spend the time necessary to find the secrets themselves. "
Title: Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex Official Strategy Guide by Brady Games
Format: Strategy guide for a PS2 game
Reviewing Monkey: Simi N.
The Hype: Find all the secrets, get all the gems, find all the death routes and secret levels, and find you way with full maps of all the levels.
What This Monkey Thought...
Layout: Once again the people at Brady Games have done a great job making a strategy guide easy to follow and very logical. The guide gets the players acclimated with all of the controls and items and little techniques that can be used to effectively beat the game with ease. After that the guide goes through the game level by level and tells you how to do absolutely everything in each one, and how to beat the bosses at the end of each five level set. 5 out of 5.
Usefulness: This is one of those games that requires players to play through the levels many times in order to get all of the secrets, to get a 100% achievement rating. With that in mind this book is especially useful because it tells what you must do to unlock all the missions and even gives you tips on how to get the secrets without throwing away too many lives. And the guide explains how all of the enemies act, and how to control all of the vehicles that Crash will use throughout the adventure. But the game isn't that hard by itself, and the secrets are all eventually easy to find, so this guide is really only good for those who have trouble with the game, or don't want to spend the time necessary to find the secrets themselves. 3.5 out of 5.
Desired Content: The guide tells you how to do absolutely everything in this game. You will never find yourself lost or confused in this game if you have this guide. There are maps of each and every level, along with descriptions on how best to get past all of the enemies while still smashing all the boxes to get those sought after jewels. And of course the guide has tips on how to beat the bosses and even tells you what to do to get through the level in the shortest amount of time possible. 5 out of 5.
Accuracy: Every thing this book describes rings true. The strategies are spot on, and the walkthroughs and tips prove to be very detailed and useful. The only real problem that I have with this guide is that it makes the game sound a lot harder than it really is. After reading the guide one would think that they would actually have a problem collecting enough extra lives to beat the game (not true). 4.5 out of 5.
|This guide will have everything that you need to know to get 100% of this game. The only problem is that the game isn't really very difficult so you probably won't even need the guide. But if you do it's there for you and it's very well done.|
The Good: Great layout, nice full color pages, all the info you need to beat the game thoroughly.
The Bad: It makes the game sound way harder than it really is.
The Overall Ugly: : If you want to get everything you can out of Crash Bandicoot this guide will make it much easier on you.
What it's Worth: Market if you don't want to take the time to find all the secrets by yourself.