SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs: Prima's Official Strategy Guide
||Author: Greg Off, Dimension Publishing, Publishing Dimension|
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Publisher: Prima Lifestyles (August, 2002)
Sales Rank: 28,503
Average Customer Rating: 2.33 out of 5
Customer ReviewsRating: 2 out of 5
waste of money
If u wanna waste ur time n money u should definitely buy this guide, if not u r better off with the game manual.
Rating: 2 out of 5
Succeeds In Very Few Areas
I bought this guide having been impressed by the Diablo II and Jedi Knight II walk throughs. I will say, that this book is better than having nothing, but not much better.
I agree with the other posters who stated that there are misprints, pieces that are just flat out wrong, and incorrect screen captures. Further, when they did get it right, it seems like the advice was too general - they're just poorly organized. I'd have to re-read sections just to see what they were talking about. You can tell someone rushed to make it to print. Shame of you guys...
I'll give an example of what I mean, in Mission 7, the walk through states (essentially) go through and destroy the munitions dumps first then kill the escaping mercs. However, everytime I did that, I'd never make it to killing them all off - they'd escape at the last minute, thus failing the mission. Very frustrating. So, I did the opposite of what the guide suggested. I killed all the soliders first THEN destroyed the munitions dumps and success!
Don't waste your money - you can probably find better advice for free online.
Rating: 3 out of 5
Info on Missions - Nothing for Online
If you want assistance making it through the single player missions, the guide provides a lot of detail in how to get that done. There are a many pages that cover each mission outlining the objectives and hints on how to accomplish each one. Succeeding in each mission is the most detailed part of what's provided in the guide.
As someone already posted, the info on weapons is really just a picture of each one from the game showing the weapon, volume, accuracy, range and fire rate & modes.
Right on the cover of the guide it says "Tips for ONLINE PLAY!". Well, there's not a lot. The last page of the guide (front and back of 1 piece of paper) is where the online tips are. One half of one page tells you how to get online. The rest are just generic hints and nothing to do with specific online maps and strategies for where to go, how to get there, etc.
As you typically go through the single player missions once and likely, assuming you have a broadband connection, play a lot more online with friends (clans), then be warned that you really won't get much, if anything, from this guide book. If you're a SOCOM fanatic, you'll probably want to have it anyway.
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