Empire Earth: Prima's Official Strategy Guide
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Publisher: Prima Lifestyles (07 November, 2001)
Sales Rank: 57,714
Average Customer Rating: 2.67 out of 5
Customer ReviewsRating: 3 out of 5
I bought it new and paid too much, but used copies are going for $6. I would say it is worth paying under $10, but not a penny more. Wyatt Kaldenberg
Rating: 1 out of 5
Waste of money
I just bought this game and this book. I am not and avid gamer, but I heard good things about this one so I tried it. This book was supposed to teach me how to win. It tells you absolutely nothing useful.
Don't waste your money.
Rating: 4 out of 5
Prima "strategy" guide
a) 100 pages of campaign info.
b) 36 pages of civ info.
c) 67 pages of hard unit info.
d) 6 pages of scenario design info.
e) 10 pages on the basics.
f) 10 pages on multi-player.
Like many other guides:
a) For campaigns, you get a lot.
b) All the fundamental info on civs is included.
c) The real value is here....in the hard numbers; to really plan a job, you have to know your tools. Fortunately this part is extremely comprehensive. : )
d) A brief view on scenario design is included but it will probably not be enough to really turn on the lights for anyone who couldn't do it before, just enough to make you a little better at it.
e) Some good info in here, but some just re-hashes what is in the manual. It would need longer for people looking to get a lot of help.
f) What would seem is advertised as the meat of the guide by calling it a "strategy" guide is briskly over-viewed. The info included is, of course, good.....but it isn't enough to merit the name "strategy" guide. It is really mostly a handful of solid tips and a peek at attacking vs. defending concepts. These 10 pages are definitely a worthwhile read, but they aren't going to dramatically improve your game, just nudge you in the right direction.
Having trouble figuring out what works and what doesn't against the AI? Go to Sierras forum. You are left to figure the AI out by yourself, not a problem for some, but I would say it is a problem for quite a few that probably expect some specific help in this area.
Easily worth the money! But the 2 sections that should dominate something called a "strategy" guide, AI and multiplayer strategy, are (like in many other guides) the 2 briefest main sections. Once you learn to apply the sprinkled nuggets of strategy help, then this guide becomes the real-deal that you paid for. The hard numbers and their implementation are what it will all boil down to, regardless of how much specific strategy you learn and this guide comes through with flying colors in that department! This guide won't make you a better player without practice, but it does trim the fat from that practice-time.
-true__ibnFrey : )
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