|You'd think strategy guides are strategy guides are
strategy guides. Just another racket to make some dough off us poor pc gaming suckers.
This particular guide, however, is an excellent supplemental resource for players who
don't get enough information in their V:TM Redemption instruction booklet.
Truthfully, the BradyGames guide is, graphically, a better looking and more thoughtfully
organized guide than the V:TM Redemption instruction booklet. And contents-wise, V:TM
Redemption players couldn't ask for a better book when it comes to divulging just
enough helpful information without blowing the whole story. Particularly helpful were
Rodriquez y Gibson's "Multiplayer Hints and Tips" which features Q&A
sections that rival only GF!'s letters pages for creative vision and hilarity. Is it worth
twenty bones? Maybe not, if only from the standpoint that so many of the strategies
offered seem pretty obvious, and don't really account for the pleasingly chaotic
tendencies of V:TM Redemption's excellent AI. Still, almost every suggestion I
lifted from this book seemed to work eventually. And the extensive bestiary really added a
lot of flavor to a game that already seems tasty enough. Did I mention that the
illustrations and fonts are really cool? So, if you're interested in publishing and design
as well as conquering V:TM Redemption, then go to your local bookshop and
flip through it. You just might find the Vampire: The Masquerade Redemption Official
Strategy Guide taking you home.