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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
on August 30, 2011
This guide does have several good points. It looks good and has some nice artwork in it.

+ The maps are pretty good considering the size and multilevel 3D layout of many of the areas. It points out where to find all the hidden stuff. They would be better with some indicators to link the connection points of different levels.

+ The walkthroughs usually contain 3 main paths: Stealth (no fighting), stealth combat (with non-lethal combat and no alarms) and lethal combat. Those aren't usually the only paths available, but it's enough help for people who get stuck no matter their play style. All the side quests are listed in their own chapter, but the main walkthrough points out any intersections with the sidequests.

+ There's plenty of tips for maximizing XP gains listed in the walkthrough.

+ There's detailed descriptions of all the opponents and how to deal with them, including the bosses. This boss strategies section I found really helpful.

- But there's one fault that's caused me personally a lot of grief: The conversation flow boxes. When you get into an important conversation, there are usually 3 or 4 points where you get to choose a reaction to influence how the conversation turns out. So far the guide has been batting 0.000 on this. Every time I try to follow it's suggestions things go badly. It's especially frustrating with Taggart, where the guide tells you to follow him to the waiting room after you've won the conversation, but following their suggestions pisses him off so much he tells you to leave and the guards open fire on you if you step through the door.

Overall this is a good guide, in my opinion. But the random nature of the conversation responses in the game makes the conversation paths provided completely hit or miss. I recommend treating the conversations like boss battles: Save immediately prior and just try your best until you get a positive result. It's a lot less frustrating to do this now that the game has been patched to shorten the load times so dramatically.

Note: The original version of this review was written immediately after following the guide to my death. After further reflection I altered the review to remove my pissed off ranting and up the star rating to 4.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on October 11, 2011
I beat the game the first time through without the guide. But this helped me find every item in every nook and cranny on my subsequent playthroughs.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on November 28, 2012
let me first start by saying this guide is beautifull to look at. it fits the whole dark theme of the deus ex game profile. the cover has a nice flat black finish. the guide is incredibly detailed on all missions and side mission. it gives several ways to complete each on depending on which style of play you preffer to take. all in all this is the perfect guide for this game.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on March 20, 2013
this was a good book and easy to follow but no real secrets I have played the game before and beating it. and I must say that if you have played the game before and beating it . its not really worth buying this book. if you have never played the game before then this would be a good book for you as it tells you everything like where for find the praxis kits and stuff like that.
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on December 22, 2011
Personally, I need a game with some kind of depth to it. I don't prefer the button smashers. I like stragety and tactics. So, for me, this game was a fantastic game to play through. As the description of the game itself boasts - there are at least three different ways to play through each situation you find yourself in and you can mix and match play styles in the midst of each circumstance.

And, I do realize that this game is not the first game in the series, but since I am mostly a consol gamer, I hadn't played the other games. And even though I came into this series at what is presumably the end of it, I still enjoyed the story.

If you're looking for a mental challenge, stunning visuals, an intrgueing storyline, and fun battle mechanics - then definitely buy this game.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on September 12, 2011
Good guide book. They give you three different options for most every quest (stealth, stealth combat, and combat) allowing you to choose how you want to play the game. And maps at the start of each chapter showing where most everything that can be found in the game is. They don't get everything, and they are basing the book as if you pre-ordered from one of the sites (not Amazon) that has the "automatic unlocks" available. If you did not pre-order from one of those locations, the book will show you objects that simply do not exist in your version of the game.
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I am quite familiar with the original Deus Ex and its less successful sequel. This is in reality a prequel, taking place a few years prior to JC Denton's adventures. In the first two games, there was reference to Sarif Industries, but it was no longer viable. I am playing the expanded version for Mac, and this guide is very complete and helpful. There are multiple approaches and side quests and more background and explanation than is available on internet game sites.
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on October 5, 2011
After buying both Fall Out guides, I was a little dissapointed with this guide.Also a little more expensive than other guides for a paperback. The Maps are very confusing (at least to me). It does give some good basic info that you don't get with the game.The book is pretty detailed and to be honest I didn't read the book cover to cover.(I like to get the info I need and get back to the game).
The book does include a pretty detailed walkthrough.
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on January 3, 2012
This guide it's really cool, they show you 3 differents ways of playing, according to your style. The concept art it's wonderful,
paper quality grants 100/100. May be you'll be confused in some parts, and need to read again, in order to get an achievement.
I bought this guide, after finish the game, and i'm really pleased with my purchase.
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on October 27, 2011
This guide is very thorough. The walkthrough enables completion of all main and side quests that I have encountered thus far. The directions are a little unclear at times, however. "Go down a stairway and turn left." The maps are a little hard to follow; graphics could be improved. The in-game maps luckily make up for this small defect.
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