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If you played AC2, then you know how many extra missions and metagames were available. If you bought the Piggyback guide, you knew how well arranged and informative it was. Same thing here for AC: Brotherhood and in some ways the game is even bigger, and this guide all the more helpful.
First off the walkthrough is spoiler free and covers everything you need to complete the game story-wise. Then there are several sections devoted to the side-quests, guild missions, Rome reconstruction, Romulus Lairs, CE content, shop quests, Assassin's Guild (your Brotherhood)quests, War Machines, Borgia Towers, etc.
Everything is covered in great detail and the "Completion Roadmap" two-page spread lists in "DNA Sequence" order when you will first open a mission or any of the side missions and when the optimal time is to complete these objectives to achieve 100%. Basically this tells you when you can first attempt a mission or metagame in game and when it's both gameplay and financially best to do it. For example, in Sequence 6 you get a 25% discount on all Rome renovations. So wait until then to upgrade the really expensive landmarks like the Coliseum. This is all spoiler free and does a great job of letting you know at what sequence you can no longer exit the Animus as well.
Each Borgia Tower, War Machine, and Romulus Lair gets its own walkthrough page in the guide and shows you with arrows the best path to take to achieve the under 8 minute bonus times for the Lairs.
Finally, each district gets two pages that show you explicitly with icons as well as screenshots where each Borgia Flag, Rift, Feather, and Treasure is as well as what's in the treasure.Read more ›
I like this guide overall and it definitely helps if you get stuck or miss something. However, in the walk-through, there are many mission explanations without screen-shots at all. They give directional indicators, but it would be much more helpful with screen-shots, showing you exactly what they are describing. All in all a great guide.
If you want 100% sync without spending hours searching for mickey mouse stuff, you will need this book! It also answers many glitches in the game software that can drive you crazy when you wonder what it is you are doing wrong, when it is the software programming errors to blame. Again, I recommend this with 100% sync (pun intended).
Ok, if you love the Assassin's Creed series like I do, then the guide books are a MUST! This book tells you everything you need to know. Loot locations, how to complete a mission, how to gain acheivements etc. it is a step by step guide to tell you all the aspects of the game. When you get stuck, look in the guide book! I ordered all 3 guide books for each of the games and they have lots of great information in each one!
Piggyback has the AC series on lockdown in guide publishing... and for good reason. Everything you need to know - and then some, is made consistently available without spoiling too much or revealing too little. Solid product worth every penny. You know a guide is outstandingly well done if you find yourself reading it MORE than playing the game it was made for. ^_^