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Dark Cloud 2 (Prima's Official Strategy Guide) Paperback – February 25, 2003


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Product Details

  • Series: Prima's Official Strategy Guide
  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Prima Games (February 25, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0761542639
  • ISBN-13: 978-0761542636
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.5 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #331,355 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Customer Reviews

I love this game and this guide help ALOT.
Patricia L. Moore
Such things like their Weapon List are incorrect, And even some of their monster information.
Maxwell
My friend enjoys this type of game, so I purchased this one.
Stephen Miller

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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Marc Ruby™ HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on May 26, 2003
Format: Paperback
Dark Cloud 2 is one of those games that desperately need a strategy guide. The game simply has too much going on. While not knowing something is rarely fatal, you will miss a fair number of things if you play from the ground up. This means going back and redoing stuff when you finally figure out what is wrong (if you figure out that something is wrong) or overcompensating by extensive leveling up.
It is no surprise that this guide is over 200 pages. Prima has a high standard for attractive packaging, and this is no exception. The material is generally accurate (I did find a few glaring mistakes) but is less successful from the viewpoint of clarity and coverage. This is one of the few guides I have read where so much effort has been made to avoid spoilers that the authors forgot that a strategy guide is supposed to be part spoiler. Because of this quirk, fairly straightforward information has been obscured or left out.
Take maps, for instance. Unfortunately, there aren't any. This is a game that always rearranges its dungeons, so maps can generally be done without. But, there are fixed locations where maps would help. These areas are important sources of supplies and character improvement materials. Just the place where a little help could go a long way to ease the craziness of the game.
Another example is improving weapons. As you move along in the game, it gradually comes clear that your weapons are never strong enough. It took me a while to realize that powering up is much more complicated than either the manual or the guide indicate. If you don't catch on to this, the last parts of the game can get very frustrating.
So, this is a mixed review. I couldn't have done as well as I did with the game without the help provided by the guide.
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20 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Maxwell on May 15, 2003
Format: Paperback
The Dark Cloud 2 Prima Guide is yet another guide by Prima; Another Guide that isn't worth your money.
Many people who have read previous guides by Prima will know that no Prima guide is without errors -- and this is no exception. The Dark Cloud 2 guide is full of information, but, sadly, a lot of it is incorrect.
Such things like their Weapon List are incorrect, And even some of their monster information.
Another thing is they fail to help us with some of the Mini-Games, like Spheda, they don't provide us with any helpful hints or anything, which would be quite helpful, as Spheda can be VERY frustrating.
One huge annoyance is that they don't list where and when you need to get the Power-Up items, and without those items, you're going to have a hard time playing this game.
Even though this guide is ridden with errors, it's very pretty to look at, it has a lot of Official Artwork in it, Pictures of Monsters, Screenshots, etc. Unfortunately, just being pretty won't save this guide...
Apparently, Versus Books, who does a great job on Guides, was supposed to release a guide for Dark Cloud 2, but they seemed to have dropped off the face of the earth. If Versus Books DOES come out with a Dark Cloud 2 guide -- buy theirs, and forget Prima ever released this guide.
Don't waste your money.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By E. Stumpff on January 7, 2006
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This strategy guide is extremely helpful for first time play-through, and as a reference for subsequent play-throughs, but there are a few wild inaccuracies, and some sections seemed to me to be incomplete. It contains detailed charts on fishing, weapons, photo scoops, and inventions that are invaluable and mostly accurate. It's well worth purchasing if you remember to take its information with a grain of salt.
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There are very few RPGs that have as much depth as Dark Cloud 2, it is one of those rare PS2 games that realizes the true potential of the PS2. I can't imagine how big a complete guide would have to be for DC2. Even if this guide had only helped me a little I would have been happy, but it helped me a lot. I'm one of those players that don't like to use guides but when I do I want it to hold my hand and walk me through it and this is the only thing that keeps this guide from being 5 stars.
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By C. Chen on March 24, 2006
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This guide provides me a good strategy on how to progress through different stages, how to beat the boss and also have a pictoric preview of the stages I am going to walk through. This guide also have lists of photo ideas in each area and creature items list. I think this guide is valuable. I will keep it.
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Amazing item here, it helped so much while i was playing the game. Descriptions and details for helping to level up your character :)
I would definitely recommend this to anybody that is having trouble with the game :)
Or if you just want to make it easier on yourself :)
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this book was in great shape and was everything the seller said. We were not sure if we could find this book. It is approximately 10yrs old. Thank you Amazon and the seller who sold this statagy book.
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By Cody Knight on June 30, 2014
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Even though these books are several years old, there are still new editions out there. I was really surprised that this is good as new.
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