Starcraft : Prima's Official Strategy Guide
|Rating||:||4.52 (973 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||256 Pages|
"This book is a GREAT help for scenario solving." according to R. Michaelsen. This guide is a great help in solving the scenarios. It provides detailed maps and strategic guidelines to "help" you conquer your opponents. I haven't "graduated" to multi-player yet, so I can't comment on how this book might help in that aspect.. "A horrid guide to balance out a great game" according to Alex. Strangely enough the people at Prima managed to skew the guide to one of the best games of all time by forgetting the fact that most of the players have already read the manual (and those who have not have not done so either because they don't care for hints or the game was rented). In fact, the guide has even less information than the manual - whereas the manual lists the strengths and weaknesses of the units as well as the buildings. The guide had one paragraph to say about the human's entire architectural menagerie. This would have been completely acceptable had th. Blah. I'd rather have the game manual. This book came free with the "Battle Chest" but I really wish they had included the game manual instead. (If you want that, you have to print it from the PDF file on the CD.) The "strategy guide" is really a rehashed reference for the different races which could be useful if not for the choppy, amateurish writing, and just the enormous amount of black ink used in printing this book (I half expected my fingers to get black from flipping through the pages). The maps are slightly helpful, but really close to worthless because of the poor contrast and lack of color. So fa
Statistical information about the game's units and buildings, a section dedicated to the StarCraft campaign editor, and a brief multiplayer primer for gameplay on Battle round out the guide. StarCraft: Prima's Official Strategy Guide is the perfect reference for solo play. The book offers more than 50 pages of statistics on the various units available and an easy-to-follow list of general strategies. --Michael Ryan. The guide provides detailed walk-throughs for each of the game's 30 levels, with clearly marked maps and screen shots to help illustrate important points and tactics
Complete stats for Terran, Protoss, and Zerg species Tactics for optimal use of all units Multiplayer strategies to devastate your opponents Detailed maps for all 30 missions Strategies for managing your resources and building your empire Terran, Zerg, and Protoss tech trees Advice on mastering the campaign editorAbout the AuthorBart Farkas is the author of Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire Game Secrets for the N64, Wing Commander IV: Unauthorized Secrets & Solutions, Lords of the Realm II: The Official Strategy Guide, and other Prima titles. He is the editor-in-chief of Inside Mac Games.