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Great book - could've been better - I know, I was there,
This review is from: Rogue Leaders: The Story of LucasArts (Hardcover)
I agree whole-heartedly with J.C. Walker's review - it's spot on. It's a beautiful book that's attractive and fun to look at, but the amount of actual information is spotty and in many places, poorly researched. I worked at LEC from '92 to '97, and then at Larry Holland's Totally Games after that for 6 more years, so I had a hand in many of the projects that are featured. It seems that very few people from those days were interviewed, and those interviews lean heavily toward the producer/project leader side of things. If Mr Smith had cast a wider net (and those who were with the company back then are quite easy to look up and contact), many glaring omissions and inaccuracies could have been avoided.
I certainly don't want this to sound like sour grapes at all. It's a beautifully done book and I would recommend it to any fan of LEC's games. Just be aware that it's a lightweight compendium rather than a historical document of the company. I wish more artists (far beyond myself) had been interviewed for the book, but then I suppose it might have ended up a few hundred pages fatter than its already ample 250 pages.
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Initial post: Nov 9, 2012 10:33:01 PM PST
Steven Matarazzo says:
Exactly my thoughts. While the book is great, it often touches on a subject briefly, or teases that there is more to know on a subject, and then simply stops and moves onto another game. However it was enjoyable, but not as complete and full of details as one may think.
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