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The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia Hardcover – Unabridged, January 29, 2013
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The first third of the book, entitled "The Legend Begins: The World of Skyward Sword" is devoted to said title, the most recently released Zelda game we all played and loved. It's filled to the brim with the concept and official art that inspired Skyward's Sword brilliant aesthetic style. As one who views Skyward Sword as one of the most beautiful and brilliantly inspired video games ever made in terms of its art design and visuals, this is just fine with me. There's tons here, including a lot of really interesting ideas for characters that didn't make it into the game, like a floating Fi in a massive suit of armor or Zelda designs that are decidedly more elegant and fancy. Really cool. There's also a good amount of location art that is simply gorgeous and really captures your imagination, just like the settings in the game did. Throughout this whole section are notes from the Zelda team, which gives nice insight into the design process of the game. It's a great start to the book, and roughly 60 pages long.Read more ›
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The book itself is really well put together, and is as good in quality as another Dark Horse book I own, The Art of Alice Madness Returns. Both books look exactly the same in terms of dimensions, and overall print quality. Binding is also very good so you should not worry about it coming apart from looking or reading through it too much.
As far as the content in the book is concerned, it is pretty good. The book does a fine job of covering 25 years of The Legend of Zelda. This includes artwork filled with comments, a timeline for the entire series, a look at how characters like Link and Zelda have changed over the years, a Manga comic, and so on. Check my video out to get an idea of what these sections look like.
My only major compliant with the book is that certain games don't receive much coverage in the artwork section, which is always my favorite part of books like this. For example, Majora's Mask only gets about three page of content (again in the artwork section, it is also covered in the timeline as well) but other games get way more coverage (Spirit Tracks gets about twenty pages of artwork). Now this may seem like nitpicking, but I am sure someone will also have a favorite Zelda game that seems to get too little coverage in of one the sections of the book.Read more ›
The info given also fills in on some of the backstory of the games, both in Universe and how they came to be. These interviews are excellent and Nintendo really goes all out to give you your money's worth!
The timeline is something that has been long awaited by many fans but there is something you might be surprised by with it.
As well there is 32 Pages of the skyward sword prequel comic included by the creators of the Zelda Manga and it is awesome. It fills us in on the backstory prior to Skyward Sword and the events mentioned in the game. A really fun comic, it also lets us know there are always more legends of Zelda and Adventures of Link.
The book is in a Portrait format which means this is a coffee table book.Read more ›
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Book arrived just like it said. In great condition. Very happy with purchase.Published 21 hours ago by Jennifer AmboHaselton
I got this for my 12 year old son, who is a huge Zelda nut. He loves it!Published 1 day ago by Bookworm
Sister loved this gift so much she actually hugged me, she never hugs me. At the time I got this there was only a Japanese version of this book so she was surprised I found it. Read morePublished 1 day ago by MrJokester
The book is in excellent condition. Making it in hardcover definitely helps in its durability. The book contains the history of the Legend of Zelda series, timelines, artwork,... Read morePublished 2 days ago by Amazon Customer
This book is a great treat for any Zelda fan. A nicely bound heavy book.Published 3 days ago by Y. Stelken