You may just be an average city guardian with the same routine and duties every day, but today everything will change. There's a special spark about you that catapults you into the spotlight and straight onto the road of adventure. You have been chosen to embark on an epic quest, a life-changing journey that could end with the golden reward of treasure or the dark face of death. Make your way through a vast landscape filled with fearsome monsters and mighty opponents. The road is perilous, but the rewards are great. Can you make it to the sacred tree and retrieve its wish-granting fruit, or will you find yourself just another traveler fallen by the wayside? The stakes are too high and the fruit too precious you need to be sure you act on all the right information using this Signature Series strategy guide as you fight to preserve humanity in a celestial adventure.
This Signature Series strategy guide to Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies unleashes the secrets it will take to artfully overcome the forces of evil. Prepare for every plot twist and map out effective strategies using a walkthrough, maps and a separate side quest guide. Know exactly what and whom you are up against and how to defeat them monster, weapon, armor and item appendices put valuable information into your hands. Not only a strategy guide, this Signature Series keepsake commemorates your gaming experience with premium, matte-finished pages featuring official Akira Toriyama artwork and beautifully detailed maps. Never forget your honorable victory in the epic Dragon Quest with this guide at your command.
Save humanity and ensure that good triumphs with strategies for defeating evil enemies and completing your heavenly quest
Contains beautifully illustrated maps for ease of use
Separate walkthrough and side quest guides prepare you to easily navigate through your divine mission
Reference monster, weapon, armor and item appendices to know what you're up against, how to defeat enemies and how to maximize your strengths
Signature Series treatment, with a beautiful, finished cover and official artwork by Akira Toriyama, makes this guide a collectible item that you'll cherish forever
Read the pages over and over and enjoy the lasting, quality crafting of premium paper with a matte finish
Nowadays, buying a new television is a fact of life every 3-5 years. Not only is it necessary to replace old TVs, but with the way technology is progressing, a TV from more than five years ago may begin to seem obsolete. That rapid pace of technology can also make buying a new TV intimidating, however, as every time you shop you will hear new terminology, encounter features you're not sure that you need, and run into pushy salespeople trying to rush you into a purchase. To ease your mind, here are some tips for buying a TV that might make your shopping a little bit easier.
1. Don't be afraid of HD
High-definition TVs used to be expensive and considered luxury items, but that is no longer the case. Now most new TVs are being produced with HD capabilities, and the prices for HDTVs are generally reasonable. HD programming also used to be difficult to come by, but now all the major networks broadcast in HD. And, if you're a sports fan, HD is a must. In general, the addition of HD won't cost you an arm and a leg, and you probably won't regret it if you go for it. It won't be long before programming on a non-HDTV will look downright prehistoric.
2. A technology primer
Probably the most intimidating part of buying a TV nowadays is the terms that salespeople bandy about. You might hear the terms LCD or plasma and be completely confused. They'll tell you it's great, bur really what does it mean? Here are some important things to know, and while it's not everything it can keep you from feeling overwhelmed. A standard-definition television is a tube television, which is quickly becoming old-fashioned. Most aren't HDTV-capable and are smaller than 27 inches. Salespeople may refer to them as direct view TVs. Plasma screen TVs are flat-screen televisions, but another flat-screen version, known as LCD, is taking their place as the most popular HDTVs. Although plasma picture quality is better in some cases there are a wider variety of LCD TVs and their prices are reasonable, making them popular with consumers.
3. Take a look in back
When you're shopping for a TV, it's easy to focus on the obvious: size, price, picture, and just overall the way it looks. However, you also want to make sure your TV is going to work with the devices you have. Take a look at the back panel and make sure the inputs are there for your DVD player, VCR, cable box, video game consoles, or whatever you want to plug into it. Don't assume, as a limited number of inputs can be a reason for a lower price.
4. If you can go big, go big
If you get a bigger TV, you probably won't regret it unless you take a drastic cut in quality to do so. Prices on bigger TVs are falling, and you might be surprised at the size you can get for the cost of a 27-inch five years ago. Don't be reluctant about going bigger unless there's a real reason not to.