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The Art of Diablo Hardcover – November 3, 2019
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Robert Brooks is a senior writer of Blizzard Entertainment's creative development team. He has written for all of its major franchises. Before joining Blizzard, Brooks spent four-and-a-half years as a producer at CBS News in Sacramento, California. As a member of Blizzard, Brooks works on publishing projects and video game storytelling (this includes cinematics). As of October 2018, his works include a pair of upcoming cinematics and a hardcover novel set in an unspecified Blizzard IP.
- Publisher : Blizzard Entertainment (November 3, 2019)
- Language: : English
- Hardcover : 250 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1945683651
- ISBN-13 : 978-1945683657
- Item Weight : 4.25 pounds
- Dimensions : 9.75 x 1 x 13 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #346,158 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Why the hell would they call this the “Art of Diablo” and have MAYBE a dozen (if that!) of pages of Diablo 1 or 2 Art I will never know. ESPECIALLY with how totally un-Diablo the art is for D3. Regret buying this in all honesty.
I guess it's not a bad book if you like Diablo 3 but by no means this should be called "The Art of Diablo"
If you already own the Diablo 3 artbook, released in 2012, or are only a fan of the previous titles, I'd say do a bit more research on what's included. Otherwise, this is a great collection of work that's well worth the money.
Also just a note addressing the complaints that this is solely D3 art. First of all, its not, at least a quarter of the book is D4 art. Also there are some complaints that there is nothing from D1 or D2. In one of the introductory sections, there is a quote from Samwise describing how there wasnt really concept art for either game and that basically the only art that was created happened at the end of the process when the instruction manuals had to be drafted and they needed to include some art to give the players an idea of how the game was supposed to feel. So essentially its not that the D1/D2 art was left out, its just that there wasnt much to include in the first place. Furthermore, those old manuals only included a handful of images by Samwise and Metzen - almost all of the images done by Samwise actually are included in this book, they are just peppered throughout and not explicitly noted as being from the older games. There is a significant lack of Metzen art which is dissapointing considering he wrote an introduction for the book. Definitely a bummer as the nostalgia for those old games is strong, but those images can be found elsewhere.
Overall, great book! Highly recommend!
And while some of the art is taken from that book, I am very glad to own this one because of the new text and art that it adds. So I just wanted to let other die hard Diablo fans know that it’s worth getting.
It’s not just a repackaging of old art.
With that out of the way the book is fantastic! The quality is really good and is really well put together. Shipping was overnight, I ordered it Friday morning with 2 day shipping and got it on Saturday. The snippets of information is always welcome and seeing the thought processes behind all of the final art was amazing. All in all it's a good purchase fore any Diablo fan. Also if you like darker art styles this is a must for inspiration.
Top reviews from other countries
The book itself is definitely a 10/10, absolutely wonderful and good looking pictures/art throughout the book.
If you plan on buying this art book and expect to see half a book of Diablo 1 and Diablo 2 content, then you're not going to get that.
This book is almost purely Diablo 3, with some pages of Diablo 4. Most stuff about Diablo 3 characters, bosses, mobs, story etc. Few hints to others aswell.
So if you like Diablo 3, then its definitely a book worth diving into :)