It's really great; seeing all the concept art from Skyward Sword and the previous games are fun to see, the story and reasons why each game fits the way it does in the timeline is wonderful and you can really see how much passion the creators and producers of Zelda have when creating each new game in the series when reading it. Definitely worth the money
Ok I just finally got mine yesterday and I love it so much content, designs, story and even a manga is in it and it's the manga format so you have to read it backwards. But even though I was flashed through the book but this is one of those books you can take anytime you want and or quickly learn something or concepts that never made the light of day.
Preordered it- it's pretty incredible, a lot of Miyamoto's notes are pretty funny. All of the timeline elements are online, but they pretty much cover every detail of Skyward Sword (they even show some of the characters that didn't make it into the game, and the other possible character designs- there's a fat Impa that caused me many lulz.) I think the concept art is pretty phenomenal- But if you want it for the written content then that's all online. I think it's something every Zelda fan would love to have, though. I'm obsessed with mine
It's amazing to see all those characters' designs and see all the the process of creating one. The concepts are breath-taking and the bonus pages of SS manga were really interesting (I can't wait to see the whole project). It was worth to spend my money on this treasure from the godesses ^^
I really love it!!! I'm a huge fan of sketches and concept work. Plus I'm a huge nerd so anything that makes the world more tangible, like the in-depth timeline, is gonna give me a nerd boner. And I LOVED LOVED LOVED the graphic comic at the end.
Love the concept art, and I'm going to end up making a costume of one of the Zelda designs from Wind Waker. The history part is super interesting and everything makes sense, and the manga in the back is a good read!
I love it! I love seeing all the concept art and alternate designs for all the games, and it really shows you how far the artists went to make the games. It's also just a really nice book to own, I love the cover, it's beautiful!
I ordered it months ago and it's still not here Dx And I'm a little mad because it's been announced two days ago that it would be translated in french (my mother tongue) for summer. Oh well, at least I won't have to wait too long with the english copy I'll get soon :/
It's a really great book; it's nice to see the creative process behind these games and some of the ideas they discarded (I do kind of wish we had seen the demon-human hybrid version of Ganondorf in OOT), plus having the timeline finally puts an end to all of those arguments on countless forums.
It's gorgeous! It both appeals to my love of the Zelda series, and inspires me as a budding Game Designer (since it has a lot of character concepts and resembles a Game/Art Design Document in some places)!
I bought it just 2 days ago! I haven't gotten through most of it but it's really cool to look at. I love seeing the work in progress and the different ideas that they had for the characters. I love it so far!!
Well, I don't have mine yet, because I preorded it thorugh Wal-Mart.com and when I ordered it about 3 weeks ago, it said it would get to my house by Feb. 5, but then recently they sent me another e-mail that said it was delayed and won't get to my house until next Thursday (Feb. 7). But at least it came cheeper at almost $21! But is was worth it!
I was amazed.. Seeing what almost was is just so interesting.. The final version of Ghirahim is easily the least creepy.. And hearing the developers' thoughts was really cool to me. I would recommend it to anyone.
I really liked the pages about Ghirahim, he's my favourite character! However, I do hope they do somthing with the design that changed colour when he was angry or hypnotising someone, and was based on a magician. I wouldn't change the final Ghirahim in Skyward Sword for the world, but at the same time, that design seems too cool to just throw out. ^o^
It's so beautiful, but I've hardly read much of it. So far, the only disappointing thing is that, in some of the text about the concept art, it's a third party speculating about it, as opposed to an actual explanation of what it means. Like, "Hm, that design looks like X. I wonder what they wanted to do with that..." I'm trying to objectively get over that little caveat, but my subjective heart is slightly torn. I'm also further torn because I can't bring myself to look at any of the art or text about games I haven't played yet, because I live in a vigilant avoidance of spoilers. And because I don't have time for video games at present, it may be a few years before I finish the entire book. But, hey, that's my own problem. I'll just reiterate that the book is gorgeous and I'm in love with it.