Final Fantasy X Official Strategy Guide by Brady Games. Game Reviews for PC, PS2, X-Box, Playstation, CCGs, Pen and Paper Role Playing and Table Top Games, plus Movies, DVDs, and Anime!

     " I'm weak and the book is kind of heavy. "

      Title: Final Fantasy X Official Strategy Guide by Brady Games

      Format: Strategy Guide

      Reviewing Monkey: Simi N.

      The Hype: Beat the game and more. Find all the secrets, defeat every enemy, get every character's best weapon; master the game.

      What This Monkey Thought...

      Layout: Very good. This guide is presented in an easy to use, and read format. The book is full of all the information you will ever need to know. There are a ton of full color pictures including in-game shots; full are maps, and even a bunch of conceptual art. Each section is easy to follow and everything goes in a logical order. And it even comes with a poster that has a grid of Rikku's overdrive (MIX) combinations and what they create. 5 out of 5.

      Usefulness: Whether you are just trying to get through the game or are attempting to make sure that you get everything you possibly can in it, this guide is extremely useful. It seriously has everything you need to know; you will never find yourself lost as long as you have this guide. And I must say that I'm glad that the people at Brady Games listened to all of us who bitched about the stupid "" crap in the FFIX guide, and it's all fixed here. 5 out of 5.

      Desired Content: All of the vital information is at the beginning of the book, including all the characters, their weapons and overdrives and so forth. After that section there is a complete walkthrough of the entire game, with item and treasure locations clearly mapped out, along with puzzle helpers, and boss strategies. Here I must say that the boss strategies are much better in this guide than those found in many other guides. In this book instead of just saying, "watch out for this boss' ______ attack," this guide actually tells you how to avoid, or at least recover from it. And of course the most important part is the secrets and side quests sections. This section is big (as it should be since it covers about 40 hours of game play). 5 out of 5.

      Accuracy: As is usual for strategy guides published by Brady Games all of the information is totally accurate. I have completed almost every single side quest in the game and have found just about all the secrets, and I haven't found a single error in the guide. The only thing I disagree with is that some of the bosses are introduced as a tough fight, when I found them to be easy, and conversely some of the bosses that I found to be very challenging were treated as if there was no big deal. 5 out of 5.

      The Verdict:

       I don't know what more could have been placed into this guide. Hell there are even interviews with the game's creators at the end. Really, this game has everything you'll ever want to know that applies to FFX.

      The Good: Good layout, accurate information, great strategies, full color in-game pictures and conceptual art.

      The Bad: I'm weak and the book is kind of heavy.

      The Overall Ugly: Anything you don't already know about FFX, this book will tell you.

      What it's Worth: Market, plus a few bucks.

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