Best video game art books according to redditors

We found 696 Reddit comments discussing the best video game art books. We ranked the 132 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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u/RandomPhil86 · 46 pointsr/zelda
u/lamp_boy · 40 pointsr/Games

Maybe it will coincide with the release of the new art book coming out in June? The Art of Metail Gear Solid I-IV

u/Owlero · 39 pointsr/zelda
u/Scruffaduff · 37 pointsr/zelda

It's the map that comes in the Creating a Champion Hero's Edition It's fantastic!

u/GuesswhatSheeple · 27 pointsr/DestinyLore

Atleast we've gotten the grimoire anthology book. Hopefully they keep making those

They just announced a second vol and a vol of comics

u/MarsOnTheMoon · 24 pointsr/Overwatch
u/MasterKingdomKey · 16 pointsr/TheDragonPrince

My last art book was Hyrule Historia , a Zelda art book which was also published by Dark Horse Comics. I’m very excited for this one. :D

u/dragasaur · 14 pointsr/DestinyTheGame

Amazon says the 28th. It's also on sale for $16.50

u/ribaldus · 12 pointsr/battlestations

Those are really cool. Hadn't heard of any of them, but looked them up. From left to right it looks like they're:

u/Kastel197 · 11 pointsr/gaming

it's official. buy a copy of hyrule historia

u/Franconis · 11 pointsr/DestinyTheGame

[Link to Amazon US](Destiny Grimoire Anthology, Vol I Also, I heard that Myelin Games (Destiny lore YouTuber) helped compile this.

u/RabidTurtl · 10 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

MSRP is $40 in the US, but hardly any place will sell it for that. As others stated, it is $24 on Amazon at the moment, which is about the price I've paid for all the other Legend of Zelda books.

u/melodyroselane · 10 pointsr/Breath_of_the_Wild

'Creating a Champion' book, hero's edition!! I preordered on Amazon (it was a bit cheaper back in August :( ) but it should now be widely available (I think?):

u/nightcult · 9 pointsr/Overwatch
u/Cazador888 · 9 pointsr/metalgearsolid

You should get the Metal Gear Solid I-IV Artwork book collection if you like it. Has all the art from all the games. Promos, character development, concept art, etc. it’s like $45 on Amazon. The Art of Metal Gear Solid I-IV

u/mineofgod · 9 pointsr/FinalFantasy

I pulled inspiration for this piece from Amano's work in this book set. It has a lot of his work from FFI-FFX!

u/sycopat · 9 pointsr/Eve

It's mostly just official chronicles and stories that are available elsewhere but I'm still partial to

Of the three novels, all of them are fairly old and some stuff has been retconned but The Empyrean Age was good, My copy of Templar One seems to be missing a lot of punctuation but I managed to make it through after I adjusted to it.

The Burning Life is very tonally different and I couldn't even force myself to finish it.

More recently, Eve: Source is a dedicated lore/art book released last year but I don't have it so can't comment on it's quality.

And I see someone's already linked True Stories

u/polkovniknades · 9 pointsr/Eve

There's some lore stuff here on the Eve website.
There's a lot more in EVE: Source
I also recommend EVE: The Empyrean Age which chronicles the events that lead to the Empyrean Wars (and Faction Warfare) and how they all linked together.

Side note, in EVE Source, there's a short story of an interview between I think it was a news reporter or something and a capsuleer that really caught my attention and my favourite part of it was this:
"What about the people under your command?" I ask him. "Do you find a need to reconcile yourself with their deaths?"
He looks down at the table and for a moment he's silent, then he says, "None of those people were unaware of what they signed up for. They know there are risks, same as with any other profession. Sure, the primary goal of my alliance is making money and expanding our influence, but that doesn't mean we don't care about the people in our employ. Our agencies send out personal letters of condolence to the families of every single person who dies on one of our ships. We provide insurance payouts to next of kin for all ship personnel."
"So essentially," I say, "you learn to not care about the people that have to die because you're furthering the aims of your corporate overlords."
"What I'm saying, Mr. Peltast," he replies, not skipping a beat, "is that these independent adventure seekers, having been informed of the risks, willing take their lives into their own hands when they sign up for crew duty. They are amply compensated, make no mistake. More importantly, they know they're playing their part in something that is bigger than they are. As am I. As are you."

Makes you think huh, those folks who signed up to be crews on my Procurer probably didn't intend to sign up for crew duty on a Battle Proc. But they had fun, right? :D

u/The-Dragonborn · 9 pointsr/PS4
u/SPENCE_15 · 8 pointsr/thelastofus

From this poster book. It costs $20 and comes with 20 double-sided posters.

u/RedAtWork · 8 pointsr/gamernews

It's also #1 on for the time being.

When I pre-ordered it a few days ago it was already sitting at #2.

Dark Horse is definitely going to be happy they are releasing this in North America if the pre-orders continue this way.

Also interesting of note is that there is still no cover image on any of the amazon sites that I have seen. I have a feeling Dark Horse will be creating one themselves but it will be interesting to see how it differs from the Japanese version.

u/Ophiel239 · 8 pointsr/bloodborne

Hmm. Official here is a strong word. Ales Kot is the writer of that comic and to my knowledge, he was privy of no additional information than we are. It's more like a well funded Fan comic.

There's the Artbook, The Vinyl, and the boardgame.

If you just want stuff similar to BB I know of a couple.

u/Mastershroom · 8 pointsr/DestinyTheGame
u/Jackjakea · 7 pointsr/cyberpunkgame

So so far we got

u/10GuyIsDrunk · 7 pointsr/videos

It's all in here.

But you can read all about it in here if you don't want to buy the awesome book.

u/StarFireLiz · 7 pointsr/FinalFantasy

I highly recommend people check this out.

The IX section really impressed me. I expected a lot smaller section than what it ended up having.

u/cheapeveisk4u · 7 pointsr/Eve

The Yulai Convention; the Secure Commerce Commission Outer Territories Act of YC 105; the CONCORD Exodus Act of YC 106; and the CONCORD Sovereignty Act of YC 107.

Source: EVE: Source.

u/suigetsu2951 · 7 pointsr/3DSdeals

Just picked it up, good looking out! Here's the Non-referral link for anyone who cares.

u/MegamanOmega · 7 pointsr/fireemblem

Depends entirely if you want the artbook, calendar, cd and steel book case really.

To put into perspective though, the Awakening artbook sells for $35 and a carrying case (that's what the steelbook's for, right?) sells for about $10-$15. Now even considering the fact that the artbook that comes with the special edition for this game sure as hell isn't 320 pages like that one, still between it and everything else monetary wise I'd say $40 is about what all that together should cost.

But again, the question is how much do you want the bonus stuff that comes with the game. The CD'll have music that'll be available on Youtube the day the game comes out and the artbook I suspect will mainly be comprised of official art that'll be on the wiki soon after as well. I could be wrong, but I don't feel that things gonna be comparable to the Art of Fire Emblem Awakening or the Tellius Recollection.

u/yarukineez0 · 7 pointsr/DestinyTheGame
u/GMoodstah · 6 pointsr/gwent

There is an artbook available on Amazon for preorder. Link

u/seksibro · 6 pointsr/gamecollecting

You're in luck. Dark Horse's the Art of Metal Gear Solid I-IV was just released last year and is still easy to find online. MGS V is a separate book though.

u/Scoompoof · 6 pointsr/FinalFantasy

Final Fantasy Ultimania Archive Volume 1

I own all three of these and they are super cool.

u/waffleofdoom · 6 pointsr/Games
u/khedan · 6 pointsr/Eve

If your friend doesn't have EVE : Source, it can be a nice gift.

Or an Amazon Gift card with which your friend can by PLEX (an in game item used to add 30 days time to an account, or that can be sold in game for in game currency).

u/Lubub55 · 6 pointsr/whowouldwin

If anyone wants to start reading The Witcher novels I made a guide over on the "Featured Character" comment section that I'll repost here:

Short stories:

  1. [The Last Wish]( - Amazon US / Amazon UK

  2. Sword of Destiny - Amazon US / Amazon UK


  3. Blood of Elves - Amazon US / Amazon UK

  4. Time of Contempt - Amazon US / Amazon UK

  5. [Baptism of Fire]( - Amazon US / Amazon UK

  6. The Tower of the Swallow - Amazon US / Amazon UK

  7. [The Lady of the Lake]( - Amazon US / Amazon UK


  8. The Last Wish

  9. Sword of Destiny

  10. Blood of Elves

  11. Time of Contempt

  12. Baptism of Fire

  13. The Tower of the Swallow

  14. The Lady of the Lake

    The short stories are a must-read before the novels because they introduce many characters and plot points for the main saga. There is also a prequel story called Season of Storms which hasn't been officially translated into English yet, but there are fan translations if you can't wait. I haven't read it myself, but I hear that it is best read after the others. If you want to know more about The Witcher lore there is always The World of the Witcher^UK which will give you more backstory and details.
u/MrZarq · 6 pointsr/witcher

I think this is the closest you can get to that:

u/deadh34d711 · 6 pointsr/bloodbornebg

Every mini that was painted by BigChild Creative, (hopfully) in the order they were posted to the Kickstarter.

Official FromSoft/Sony Art Works on Amazon.

u/terenvz · 5 pointsr/thelastofus

This poster is also contained in The Last of Us Poster Collection book! $21 on Amazon Link

u/TriggerHappy0071 · 5 pointsr/thelastofus

This one is my favorite

Here and Here are lists of a bunch as well

u/Paradox1028 · 5 pointsr/zelda

Hyrule Historia contains the timelines as well as a lot of things from Zelda lore. Here's a link.

u/QuaereVerumm · 5 pointsr/zelda

A wall scroll? I got a huge, nice wall scroll off eBay of the Twilight Princess cover picture.

Maybe a Zelda-theme controller/Wiimote?

You could pre-order this, but it's not coming out until after Christmas.

Or clothes/t-shirts!

u/pecan_party · 5 pointsr/movies
u/Ashterothi · 5 pointsr/Eve

Hey man, Ashterothi from Hydrostatic, we provide good digestion of the information, but we are not a primary source material.

Here is a priority list for your study:

Lore Survival Guide by friend of the show Mark 726 - man he is amazing

Hydrostatic Know Your Lore for any topic you're interested in.

Hydrostatic Lore Panels - each is 2 hours of lore with some of the top lore experts in EVE. The first one is mostly background, and the following are processing the information as we got it.

EVE Source - an EXCELLENT Lore bible from CCP

EVE Chronicles - Over a decade of EVE narrative

Empyrean Age and Templar One - although many in the lore community have their reservations about Tony G. These are pretty fun romps through the EVE universe.

The Burning Life - Glorified fanfiction that takes a tour of EVE Online, honestly the above resources replace any value from this book.

EVE Wiki, past news items - Unfortunately time has rotted these resources (not inaccurate, but plenty of dead links and false trails)

This list is in order of how much effort vs. information you gain. Most of all I would recommend joining the Tweetfleet slack and come to the #lore channel. I literally knew nothing about the lore when the Drifters attacked. Like the rest of EVE, it isn't that hard to learn the lore as long as you put some energy into it.

u/ccp_paradox · 5 pointsr/Eve

I can see it on Amazon as still in stock. I don't know how reliable that is, as it says it's back-stocked.
Worth a shot if you do want it perhaps.

u/BrynR123 · 5 pointsr/dishonored

There is an immense amount! Start here: After that there is a comic book series and a novel with two more to be released. The wikia also houses a lot of info :)

u/TheTanooki · 5 pointsr/fireemblem

The prices are what are listed as of this post; they may fluctuate a little, but usually not by much. I'd probably go with The Art of Fire Emblem Awakening, because it's a really nice, and really big art book with some great content. If your friend is into music like I am, they might also like one of the recent soundtrack releases from Symphony No. 5; all the soundtracks below are either 4- or 5-disc albums with amazing packaging and extras.

Awakening items:

u/Reustonium · 5 pointsr/Unity3D

for me it was Will Goldstone's book Unity 3.x Game Dev Essentials it touched briefly on a lot of different topics in a tutorial style and left you with a functioning game at the end.

u/pandahjessie · 4 pointsr/Persona5
u/r0nyn · 4 pointsr/Persona5

Amazon is selling it on pre-order for $10 off.

u/Shadaroo · 4 pointsr/Persona5

The actual artbook that comes with the game is on Amazon via resellers I think, [but here's a full one coming out in a few months] (

u/LeonS95 · 4 pointsr/FinalFantasy

I was given the first Ultimania Archive as a gift recently and I really love it. It's a book full of concept art, development history, and just general information about the first six games of the series. Great gift for any fan and it's fairly cheap too.

u/Vexeris · 4 pointsr/Breath_of_the_Wild

Hmm after some looking around I believe this is their site and they redirect you to where you can buy it, otherwise this is the Amazon page.

u/AhazyKush · 4 pointsr/thelastofus

It's one of the posters is The Last of Us poster collection. Seriously recommend getting this if you want some cool posters.

u/sks442 · 4 pointsr/thelastofus

Love that book. I would also reccomend this:

It's very nice and pretty cheap. The posters are really nice, but I don't want to tear any of them out because it's just such a nice thing to flip through lol

u/xXFatesXx · 4 pointsr/zelda

I'm the same way with A Link to the Past. I recommend this. Every Zelda fan should have it. Worth EVERY penny.

u/[deleted] · 4 pointsr/gamernews

Looks like you can pre-order from here for $25.89. Aww yeahhh!

u/powerlinestandingout · 4 pointsr/zelda

Look on Etsy lots of custom made stuff. Hyrule Hystoria is a pretty good book for any fan.

u/mynthe · 4 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Will this be a good present for someone who says they love Legend of Zelda? She's only 14.

u/CelticGaelic · 4 pointsr/witcher

Anthropology and The Witcher? Fascinating! I love Anthropology, folklore, history, and mythology. Another thing you could discuss are the culture ideas of certain monster contracts, like In the Heart of the Woods, how the Leshen can either be acknowledged as a protective forest spirit or a malicious beast killing whoever it can that enters its territory.

Religion could also be discussed as it is also very important to cultures both in real life and in the world of the Witcher...speaking of which, I highly recommend you acquire this book:

I bought it several months ago and it's been a great and fascinating read and may help you a great deal! Good luck on the Path.

u/UnitedSandwich · 4 pointsr/DestinyTheGame

Difference in ISBN could either be UK/Int'l vs. US, or just different ISBN format. Imitation Leather edition on Amazon US shows the same ISBN-13 as the ISBN on the Bungie Store.

u/IKKIROW · 3 pointsr/Persona5
u/Myxzyzz · 3 pointsr/TwoBestFriendsPlay

If you don't mind a separate purchase, Prima just announced another Persona 5 artbook. This one is also a lot beefier than the one that comes with the TYH edition (432 pages vs 64 pages)

u/Vel0Xx · 3 pointsr/Overwatch

Here german Amazon link for germans! Pretty cheap imo.
The Art of Overwatch Limited Edition
The Art of Overwatch

u/aikouka · 3 pointsr/Overwatch

Here are links to Amazon for the NORMAL and LIMITED EDITION versions. Also, if you like the comics, here's a link to the Anthology Volume 1.

I figured I'd provide the links after I saw searching that for "Art of Overwatch" turned up some slightly risque images of Overwatch's female heroes. =P

u/IAMHideoKojimaAMA · 3 pointsr/metalgearsolid
u/trice_7 · 3 pointsr/FinalFantasy

Apparently they just released an Ultimania this last June that covers the first 5 or so games. Pt. 2 comes out in december, and PT 3 (The one that covers 13) comes out in April.

Amazon link to the first book

Tagging /u/FFXI_MOBILE_ES for visibility.

u/twenzel660 · 3 pointsr/Breath_of_the_Wild

FYI, it's currently 1/2 off on Amazon:

u/dkinak23 · 3 pointsr/thelastofus

I highly recommend The Last of Us poster collection. It comes with 40 extremely high quality posters that are absolutely amazing. They are smaller (12x16) than what you are looking for but I got frames for mine and switch them out every now and then.

u/CommodorePython · 3 pointsr/gamecollecting

You should get Hyrule Historia. My friend gave it to me for my birthday and it's beautiful and informative. Full color, lot's of pictures, timeline, concept art.

u/Bob-B1 · 3 pointsr/zelda

Hyrule Historia. Great book for reasonably cheap, a real collectors item and essential to understanding Zelda timelines, previous games and lore.

Hyrule Historia Amazon Link

u/Heathenloki · 3 pointsr/zelda

Other than something like Hyrule Historia?

u/Phantom_Ganon · 3 pointsr/gaming

What do I need to read to learn about the Zelda lore and all this chonological time splitting stuff?

Edit: The Hyrule Historia. Is that all I need or is there more stuff.

u/DrinkingAndDeriving · 3 pointsr/zelda

It's worth noting too that this is the official timeline, found in the Hyrule Historia, not a fan interpretation.

u/_WhoDidYouThinkIWas_ · 3 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

For my nostalgia fix haha

|Say something

Sure, I'll even give you an awesome GIF for free!

u/velocitrevor · 3 pointsr/FinalFantasy

I am a huge Final Fantasy fan and although my girlfriend is familiar with the series, she is not as passionate about the games as I am. However, for Christmas last year she got me a Final Fantasy Artbook called The Sky. It features breathtaking art that is instantly recognizable to any Final Fantasy fan. You also will not need to know which games are his favorite because the book features artwork from most of the main games in the series. So no matter what he will be happy. I was ecstatic Christmas day last year when my girlfriend got this for me and I'm sure your boyfriend would be as well. If it is too late for you to order online I have seen it in stock at my local Barnes and Noble.

I hope this helps! Good luck!

u/Tinfoil_King · 3 pointsr/FinalFantasy

This probably isn't what you are looking for, but is the closest to what I know might be.

I picked this up a few years ago, The Sky. It is three art books on Amano's art for the Final Fantasy series. Even if you don't have it there is a chance you've seen decent chunk of this. Skimming through it I'm not seeing anything describing his process or interviews. It is largely just concept art for the games.

However, what it does have is a chronological order of his Final Fantasy art from 1987. So you might be able to use it as a collected grouping of his art to see his evolution over the decades. At least as far as Final Fantasy is conerned. n

The NES era, volume 1, looks to be mostly just the occaisonal scene, but mostly the final drawn art pre-Pixel conversion.

Volume 2 is the SNES era. As it progesses it begins including more varied stuff. Some serious drawings, some silly little asides.

Volume 3, the 3D era up to FF10 is different. Less art per game, but looks to be earlier in the process stuff than the previous two volumes. More "drafty" for lack of a better word. Stuff like this where Aerith looks more like Celes. A noticeable amount of pages where the same drawing is shown in different Colors. Three variations of this are in this volume scattered about.

As a layman, it seems the three volumes are:

  • Volume 1 - NES finished work before handed off the pixel team, plus a few cinematic scenes.
  • Volume 2 - Finished work, some concept messing around, and "doodles". It is twice the size of the other two.
  • Volume 3 - Seems to have the most evolution of character concepts as development progressed.
u/tarkusAB · 3 pointsr/gamecollecting

A while back these were produced in limited quantities and sold for ridiculous amounts on eBay, but they have been re-issued due to popular demand by Dark Horse.

The boxed set features 3 books full of Yoshitaka Amano's concept art spanning from FF to FFX. These books are HUGE, and have a lot of art I've never seen before. If you are a fan of Amano's artwork, this is a MUST BUY, great addition to any FF collection. The pages are high quality and it makes the art look better than ever before. And the best part of all, it is only $56.30 on amazon.

Mine just came in the mail today. So worth it.

u/gelftheelf · 3 pointsr/gamedevnoobs

I'd like to recommend the following:

A great book for foundations (math stuff):

3D Math Primer for Graphics and Game Development
I found this to have really nice clear explanations of Vectors, Matrixes, etc.

For learning OpenGL the "red" book is great!

OpenGL Programming Guide: The Official Guide to Learning OpenGL

I haven't read this one but a lot of people recommend it for Unity.

Unity 3.x Game Development Essentials

u/Zentac42 · 2 pointsr/gwent

Well there's this , but you'll have to wait a bit for it

u/TokyoSexwale_ · 2 pointsr/gwent

I believe OP is referring to this.

u/samayres · 2 pointsr/Overwatch

Same here, I climbed most of the ladder with Zarya.

I came across this the other day:

I don't know if you celebrate christmas but if you do and you're looking for a nice easy present. The above I think any big OW fan would love.

Good on you for taking an interest in your son's hobbies!

u/Dragonite_Master · 2 pointsr/Overwatch

I know this is from 2 months ago, but now you can. Here. Just announced today.

u/BasuraConBocaGrande · 2 pointsr/SymmetraMains

Is it the Art of Overwatch? $28 new on Amazon and some sellers have it up for $15-$20 in good condition.

The Art of Overwatch

u/pennynoggin · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

This makes me happy!

I love comics!

u/TheSkiGeek · 2 pointsr/Overwatch

~~Not so far. ~~ There was a physical graphic novel planned but for the moment it’s been canceled.


Whoops — the other commenter is correct, they put out an anthology a few months ago:

u/sp1n · 2 pointsr/Overwatch

There is also a comic anthology available for pre-order

u/js41637 · 2 pointsr/Overwatch

They sell a single hardcover book of the first 12 comics.

But no one is going to stop you printing them out, you can download the PDFs from the site and just print them out if you wanted.

u/AmaranthSparrow · 2 pointsr/Overwatch
u/armypantsnflipflops · 2 pointsr/Games
u/Shigarui · 2 pointsr/PS4

Anything from Yoshitaka Amano (Final Fantasy and Vampire Hunter D illustrator, among others). All of the Final Fantasy compilations are good and I would recommend the Art of Metal Gear Solid I-IV book as well.

The Art of Metal Gear Solid I-IV

Final Fantasy Ultimania Archive Volume 1

Final Fantasy Ultimania Archive Volume 2

The Sky: The Art of Final Fantasy...

This one is up for pre-order of you like pixel art
FF DOT: The Pixel Art of Final Fantasy

u/Pardo48 · 2 pointsr/FinalFantasy

These books are in Japanese and are known as Ultimania's. The first english one will be released in June and are up for preorder.

u/ozmaticon · 2 pointsr/JapanTravel

Not explicitly relevant to Japan Travel, but an English version of FF Ultimania covering FF1-6 was just announced. Hopefully it has some of the content you are looking for

u/LuTen16 · 2 pointsr/TheDragonPrince

Something like this that they did for LoZ BotW would be sweet to have along the way, more like you were saying with concert art, interviews with the creators, storyboards, side stories, behind the scenes, world building, lore, history, mythology, and the like. Then after the show is done, a thick compilation of those books together would be amazing! Kinda like the Goddess Collection for LoZ, lore and history and plot and making of, art and artifacts, everything else you could’ve ever dreamed of

u/SpaceyEve · 2 pointsr/Breath_of_the_Wild

Link for Amazon, enjoy!

u/unholypencil · 2 pointsr/bladerunner

2077 is going to have a lore book coming out shortly after game too in case you hadn't heard.

u/UtahStateAgnostics · 2 pointsr/zelda
u/MaxPowerKun · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I'm not sure how to show you what we'd want from Zazzle but I guess if we win you'd contact us individually about it? O_o (for me it's a custom poster)

As for your bf, well....what are some music he likes/movie genres, etc that he likes?

Oh my Zazzle!

EDIT: maybe he might like this?

u/hoppenscooter · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Happy birthday!

  1. I'm a terrible cook, but I've been trying to get better. I've been cooking two or three meals a week for her from this website. There's tons of delicious, easy recipes even for someone who is inept (like me!). I made this, this, and this for a picnic for my girlfriend's birthday. We loved it.

  2. My girlfriend. Nothing makes me feel better than when I see her smile. She completes me.

  3. rambopandabear spent all this time writing a book and you're reading the dust jacket? The hell is wrong with you? Flip the page and read!

  4. Here's a green book about a green hero who lives in a green forest who collects green rupees who must save the world from the evil green man.
u/Yokuo · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
  1. I've been wanting this for a while, so it would be great to win it!

  2. For an e-book, definitely 50 Shades of Bacon. I don't even know, but I NEED to know.

  3. If I were a book, I hope that I'd be a great one.
u/macinslash · 2 pointsr/gamecollecting

get him hyrule historia. i suggest this, as one of my friends also loves the zelda games, but doesnt care about CIB or collecting per se. he loved this though.

u/StevenKelliher · 2 pointsr/Fantasy

Gnomes is a good example. Hmm.

A SUPER popular guide book that came out in 2013 was The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia, based on the game's world and history.

u/onomeister · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Does he enjoy Zelda? Then I highly recommend these two books (unless he already bought them):

Both hardcovers, one gives a detailed history/timeline of most of the Zelda games. The other covers rare artwork of the Zelda series. Any Nintendo or Zelda fan would love these!! The ultimate gift!

u/Neztaria · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I think the best way to spend a solitary birthday would look like this:

Wake up whenever the hell you want, but try for no later than 10AM, you want to enjoy the day after all! Make yourself your favorite breakfast even if it is just a bowl of cereal. While eating, watch your favorite show or movie. I would pre-schedule a massage! Massage envy has a special rate for first time guests (I am pretty sure) or look into a nearby massage school - you can generally get a 1-hour massage for about 20-30 dollars. Then snag a Jamba Juice to tie you over till dinner. Depending on if you are a home body or not this could then go one of two ways; either go home and play your favorite video game uninterrupted or go see a movie! If nothing is playing that day, then gift yourself some Fandango tickets to a showing later on in November. Several awesome looking movies are coming out in Nov. Then I would suggest ordering in for dinner, have a pizza delivered or chinese, whatever you prefer or if you are comfortable, go out and treat yourself to something awesome. After that, probably more video games or a new movie you haven't seen yet or maybe just some time on reddit, relaxing. You could also read a comic, manga, or book with some scented candles and a beer or glass of wine.

I think it would be awesome to gift yourself this book. I have looked at it and it is crazy awesome!

I hope those are good ideas! I hope you have a wonderful birthday!! :D

Holkan Turns 24 !! :D

u/Asiavision · 2 pointsr/zelda

To better understand the timeline and the general universe of LoZ I definitely recommend picking up the Hyrule Historia. Its a compilation book done after Skyward Sword and it depicts the original timeline and how it works within each game so far. It even touches on the Hero's Shade in Twilight's Princess. I really love the book and it's so well put together. I have beside me, so if there is any specific questions I can try to answer them that haven't already been touched on so far.

Edit: I forgot to provide a link to the book.

u/ShotgunCaribou · 2 pointsr/gaming

The book came from Amazon. Oh look! A link!

u/doomddo · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Ok It took me a bit, But i'm done!

Im going for a Logo

I did it all in pencil so its a little messy sorry.

Pic 1

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pic 3

pic 4

pic 5

If you want the letters not to go in to each other I can do that just ask :D

I would love the Hyrule Historia book
its under my comics/books WL

thank you for the contest!!!! :D

u/OverlyApologeticGuy · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

You can be the Zelda to my Link. :) Haha.

The Hyrule Historia There is no more awesome Zelda item. I was gifted this and it is the crowning item in my Zelda collection. Purely amazing. :) <3

Link has twinkle toes

u/ForTeaSixAndTwo · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

You make me hard as a Goron when I'm with you. <3
Oh, and this would have to be one of the most awesome Zelda-related items I've heard of- though I can't say it mentions that Link has twinkle toes.

u/-ksguy- · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

If he is in to video games there's a good chance he's a Zelda fan. If he also reads, The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia would be a great gift.

u/pureskill · 2 pointsr/gamecollecting

That's a very nice collection. I'm assuming you've already got Hyrule Historia preordered then, huh?

u/Guess_My_Weight · 2 pointsr/zelda
u/vietbond · 2 pointsr/FinalFantasy

I have it and it's wonderful

u/Zaivia · 2 pointsr/skyrim

I think it's this one, I honestly can't remember because it was really recent and I let a friend borrow it. This comment actually reminded me that I have to ask for it back :P

Edit: Wait nope, it's this one

u/lilvon · 2 pointsr/FinalFantasy

Lmao! Fair enough. As an anime fan I do prefer Nomura's style. But I DEFINITELY appreciate Amano's work & even own The Sky Box set of art books.

u/BelovedNighteyes · 2 pointsr/Fantasy

A few years ago, I bought this Yoshitaka Amano book of his Final Fantasy character designs. Totally worth it.

u/sayhispaceships · 2 pointsr/FinalFantasy

Which book is it? I've been thinking of picking up The Sky to have something to thumb through, every now and again.

Edit: I may have answered my own question, because I can't find another one... haha.

u/mccombi · 2 pointsr/FinalFantasy

Amazon It's back up to $80CAD now, but CamelCamelCamel shows it at $60 for a couple years. Just gotta hope for a sale now.

u/willawillawilla · 2 pointsr/FinalFantasy

Definitely FFVII then! If you want something fancier, there are replica Buster swords and Play Arts figures--Cloud and Sephiroth are the anchor characters and probably the safest bets. This art book is gorgeous if you think he might be into that, but it's not FFVII exclusive. This print set is cute, too. Or there's the Static Art Minis of Cloud, Sephiroth, and Tifa.

There's probably a bunch of soundtracks & such out there too, but I'm not too familiar with those.

u/watsoned · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

This is so purdy. I flipped through it at a bookstore and I want it. I love art books like this.

u/CoffeeAndCigars · 2 pointsr/Eve

CONCORD, it's all caps. They're not separate, they're comprised of the four Empires. There's a certain degree of separation, but CONCORD relies entirely on the four Empires sharing the financial burden etc. Think of it as a heavily militarized United Nations.

And yes, capsuleers directly interface with the ships through the hydrostatic capsule, but keep in mind CONCORD has control over all systems we interface with. Trade, comms (chat channels), contracts, station services etc etc etc. Hell, they even print and own all our currency. Our ISK? Entirely artificial, exists only for us and isn't part of the baseliner economy. They can wipe all our money in an instant. Why do you think we can't just bombard whatever planet we want? Why do you think some lunatic hasn't plowed his battleship armada into Dam-Torsad yet? We can't even target these things, exactly because we have these leashes. Which frankly makes perfect sense, because those invisible leashes are just about the only thing that could make these Empires go "Hmm, sure, let's have these mad gods roam our skies in multi-billion ISK warships. What can possibly go wrong?".

As for actual sources for this stuff, it's spread across a lot of places. I highly recommend going through the Fiction Portal , Backstage's Evelopedia backup (limited, as the datadump from Evelopedia lacked a bunch of stuff. It's being slowly but surely rebuilt on the Fiction Portal by volunteer ISDs.) and buying Eve Source at some point.

I'm not going to annotate shitposts on reddit with specific sources, because after over a decade of playing and roleplaying in Eve, devouring all the fiction and lore, it's just too much fuckin' work.

u/TheSublimeGoose · 2 pointsr/gaming

This is great advice. I've always had high-stress jobs, and currently still do. I look at gaming as my release, but I agree, sometimes I can get a bit overloaded. Not so much by the games themselves, per say, but simply the act of sitting and staring at a screen.

I enjoy playing story-rich games mainly, so I've found what helps break up the "gamer-block" is to immerse myself with the game's lore.

Hell, for Christmas, all I asked for was some uniform items and duty gear for work, and Dishonored: The Dunwall Archives and The World of the Witcher. Both are incredible books btw, and really open up both game worlds, for anyone interested- World of the Witcher most especially.

It's tremendously relaxing to sit down and read- but still be immersing myself into the worlds I have found so much solace in the past few years.

P.S. If anyone is interested in either of those books, PM me, I can send you some pictures of some of the book's pages, you can get a feel for them.

u/Xardus · 2 pointsr/rpg_gamers

If this link works:

Hardcover sourcebook that gives a history of the world, characters, magic, religion, bestiary, etc in the Witcher universe.
I collect these types of things for RPGs :)

Really well done with some great artwork. It's the only lore-related book that I could find outside of the 2 short-story books and 5 novels. And the Season of Storms book. There might be some comics too...

u/BoahNoa · 2 pointsr/witcher

You could get this instead of the strategy guide. I own it and can vouch that it has a very well made and detailed beastiery but it is more focused on lore than specifics so idk how useful it would be for playing a tabletop RPG. It also has information about the different kingdoms, religions, and much more. Best part about it is that the whole book is supposed to be written by Dandelion and other characters. The section on Witchers is by Vesemir and the beastiary section by Geralt, etc.

The World of the Witcher: Video Game Compendium

u/hobosox · 2 pointsr/witcher

Preordered on Amazon (I live in the US). I don't usually preorder things, but the art style of the Witcher games is a big inspiration for my own art, so I can't wait to get my hands on this.

u/Thatunhealthy · 2 pointsr/roosterteeth

Looks like they're in the process of making it, called "Dishonored: The Dunwall Archives". Looks interesting, but the release date is in November.

u/SirDarklings · 2 pointsr/dishonored

Bought it on amazon for about 30 bucks And imo it was worth it. It has Art, concept art, Lore, Letters, character backrounds and descriptions etc etc. It has pretty much everything within the Dishonored world.

u/C1NNABUN · 2 pointsr/bloodborne

This comes out in May and its discounted for preorder rn

Bloodborne Official Artworks

There's an IGN Up At Noon video reviewing it.. Looks cool. Easy purchase for me.

u/surray · 2 pointsr/bloodborne

US version due in June 2017

JP version out since February 2016

I imported the japanese artbook when it came out last year.
All the items and characters have their names stated in japanese and english.
It's a great artbook.

u/JoeArchitect · 2 pointsr/bloodborne

If you're looking for tattoo inspiration I'd say it's a worthwhile investment. Only $30 and the tattoo is forever...its already only $0.08 for the first year

u/account-7 · 2 pointsr/Unity3D

This, a hundred times this.

Written by one of the (i think) co-founders of Unity, this is how I got started a while back. The book may be a little outdated, but none-the-less, actually kept me engaged and taught me a lot, not as much programming wise though...

Otherwise, I would just go with youtube videos, those can be equally engaging and helpful.

u/divinedisclaimer · 2 pointsr/Unity3D

It depends how experienced you are. I have found the best resource so far to be the Unity website's official tutorials.

Here's a great one to start with:

If you don't know any C at all, I would recommend this one:

It's silly, but it's up to date and doesn't spend too much time dicking around. I would buy the e-book though, I don't know about $50 for this one (then again, I'm broke).

This one is a little out of date but supposedly still relevant, and though I haven't looked at it yet it's widely recommended:

u/Vexing · 2 pointsr/Unity3D

This book was suggested in the last thread as a really good source of information:

I have yet to actually read it though. I have to wait until I get some money at the first of the month.

u/nosut · 2 pointsr/DestinyTheGame
u/Pakirage · 2 pointsr/DestinyTheGame

WTF. its $8.50 cheaper on amazon and I won't have to pay an arm and a leg for shipping. i'm going to try and cancel my order with bungie and place it on amazon.

u/inco133 · 2 pointsr/DestinyTheGame

It releases today, actually. It’s currently out of stock on amazon, so you’ll have to wait a bit, but you can find it here

u/iiDutchboii · 2 pointsr/DestinyTheGame

Yea, i saw on amazon they'll ship om november 28, so.. SOOOOOON ™

u/Chieroscuro · 2 pointsr/DestinyTheGame

Except the Ishtar Collective? They publish the damn Grimoire in hardcover books!

I struggle to see how them advertising preorders for Volume 2 equates to them handwaving away old lore.

u/Voidjumper_ZA · 2 pointsr/DestinyTheGame

One of them is Dark Mirror, and the other is just "Volume 1" What's the difference between them?

u/Notyobabydaddy · 2 pointsr/DestinyTheGame

They do have a listing for it, it just says Unavailable

u/aZombieDictator · 2 pointsr/DestinyTheGame

I was about to buy one, but it cost more for shipping than it cost for the book on bungie's site...

But it's luckily on Amazon so I'm getting one now.

u/RedditUser24562 · 1 pointr/Persona5

English Artbook Link

It's discounted rn for preorder! They don't even have the final cover up yet ;_; but if you really want it you can get the Japanese Artbook but import costs are a bitch. Japanese Artbook should be in related items

u/asdGuaripolo · 1 pointr/LightNovels

I was going to say that on Amazon but after looking at the link, the price is very high for now:

I would say try to search bookstores or ebay. Be careful because there is a version with the subtitle "The Aesthetics", this one is the version of the collector's edition, is smaller and has less content (still nice tho)

u/Phoenix_J_Mask · 1 pointr/Persona5

Here's the only good thing i could find

And this


And there's a CD soundtrack, it's also on iTunes.

u/monoblue · 1 pointr/Persona5

It's also available for preorder on Amazon, if you don't like that Play Asia price point.

(edit: Now, with hotlink action.)

u/Valyrious_ · 1 pointr/Persona5

Preordered this when it was $50.

Believe me when I say, seeing this made my day!

Edit: Concisely, it is $23.99 (down from $39.99) on as well.

u/charlieasaurus · 1 pointr/Persona5

I got the Art of Persona 5, and it's pretty awesome. It includes info, concepts, final artwork, and notes from the designers/artists for just about everything in the game, aside from the palace interiors. I'd definitely recommend it.

u/onefootstout · 1 pointr/anime

The art is so good, can't wait till this summer when the artbook comes out just pre-ordered mine the other day. The art book that came with the Take your heart edition is good but I need more lol

u/night_riderr · 1 pointr/gwent

Yeah, gulo_gulo4444 donated this months rewards for weekly winners it was this and for a monthly vote this

u/chas3265 · 1 pointr/ImaginaryWitcher

Don't own it myself but I'm pretty sure it's this one.

u/Riggler2 · 1 pointr/Overwatch

If you really want to give love to the art team, might I suggest pre-ordering the following, set for release on Oct. 24:

The Art of Overwatch

u/spaceaviator97 · 1 pointr/Overwatch

Good question!

Yes, all of the comics to date will be included in a book that is being released in October. It will likely include the new "Masquerade" comic, and possibly some new ones yet to be released.

I believe you can pre-order the book on Amazon, but I'm not certain. I'll try to find a link for ya.

UPDATE: It's called Overwatch Anthology, Vol. 1. It will include the first 12 Overwatch comics (which means "Masquerade" is not included), and is available to pre-order for $17.99 USD.

Here's the link:

Hope that helped you out!

u/TheBigRedHead · 1 pointr/metalgearsolid

Don’t think so, you can still probably get it online, here’s Amazon.

u/Airikay · 1 pointr/metalgearsolid

I've got it and it is a pretty amazing set. It has just about every piece from all the art books released.

u/TonyFair · 1 pointr/FinalFantasy

Not sure if they have stuff about development on the Ultimania Archive Vol. 1. I know they have a lil bit of VII on the Vol. 2 but dunno about the previous ones.

It's a great book tho, try to check it

u/The_Ma1o_Man · 1 pointr/FinalFantasy

If you wanted to opt for something extra to go with the lightning deck, I'd suggest the Ultimania Archive books (English translated Volume 2 releases in December). They have tons of behind the scenes info about the games in each volume (Vol. 1 covers games I-VI, Vol. 2 will cover VII-IX, and when Vol. 3 releases next year... X-XIV) a lot of the artwork done by Yoshitaka Amano, concept sketches, maps of the world. For under $20, it's a really great coffee table book to flip through and take a look at all the work that goes into each game.

Or maybe a Lightning plush to go with the deck. lol

If your friend is a little more into Final Fantasy than just XIII though, definitely either one of the Ultimania Archive books or one of Amano's artbooks like "The Sky" or "Illustrations". Best of luck to you!

u/frenchPressedFolgers · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch
u/trumpetman · 1 pointr/zelda

There's a huge map of Hyrule in the Hero's Edition of the book Creating a Champion.

u/CrashDunning · 1 pointr/zelda
u/PisceanRy · 1 pointr/Breath_of_the_Wild

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild-Creating a Champion Hero's Edition

u/KevinSpanish · 1 pointr/battlestations

Not a link to the map directly, it's part of the Making a Champion Hero's Edition.

Not sure if they sell the map separately.

It's on Amazon though:

u/akosiiam · 1 pointr/Breath_of_the_Wild

Creating a Champion - Hero's Edition. It includes a map of Hyrule and a Spirit Orb

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild-Creating a Champion Hero's Edition

u/obeyer10 · 1 pointr/cyberpunkgame
u/Yo_check_it · 1 pointr/cyberpunkgame

According to the Dark Horse Cyberpunk page:

> The World of Cyberpunk 2077 goes on sale April 21, 2020, and is available for pre-order through Amazon and at local comic shops .

u/iGamer227 · 1 pointr/thelastofus

This is the best picture I could get. I didn't have much to compare the posters to in my room so I found this. The posters are the same size as the cover, 16 inches. When you click the link scroll over all the way to the right on the images. Hope this helps. Image

u/DEVILneverCRIES · 1 pointr/thelastofus

It's also a print in the poster collection.

u/0mfgroflmao · 1 pointr/thelastofus

It's TLoS art book, pretty cheap on Amazon there's also a poster book that's quite good

u/waffledork · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

Others are commenting that Zelda games don't have a great story but the Zelda Universe is actually an intricately woven tapestry. It highlights the neverending struggle between good and evil and the games balance exploration and puzzle-solving really well.

I think you might really benefit from reading The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia. It goes into the lore of each Zelda game and places it in the Zelda timeline. Granted, it'll take away from some of the suspense if you decide to go back and play the older games but their gameplay should hold your interest if you do.

I'd check your local library first - you might be able to check it out for free instead of spending the $30 or so.

u/Rad_Rad_Robot · 1 pointr/gaming

The entire timeline of LoZ has been released as an official book called Hyrule Historia. They have zero intention of scrapping anything and I have no idea where you heard such a thing.

u/kuniggety · 1 pointr/zelda

No problem. There's actually a couple of different timelines that have presented themselves through the games. Hyrule Historia breaks it all down but it's really unnecessary... each of the games stand on their own with their own unique story.

u/MrPMS · 1 pointr/DotA2

Make it similar to this Zelda book and I am sold.

u/caraeeezy · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia!

Ive been anxious to read that one since finishing Link Between Worlds!

u/elguitarro · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I like it because I finally got a random gift without entering a contest (: and I like how there's a really positive vibe.

Can I haz gold?
I don't know if it counts but the cover has gold on it.

u/xojackie · 1 pointr/electronic_cigarette

I grabbed this bad boy for about $5 once. Every once in a while, I play the Zelda "found special item" sound and hold it up, just to remind everyone in my home how awesome I am.

eta: they never seem particularly impressed. dicks.

u/zofmayhem · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

November 10th and the baby will be a boy!

Less than $20

Less than $40

Also, congrats! Do you have any names planned yet?

u/NewKasuto · 1 pointr/zelda

I have one of the Limited Edition Arts and Artifacts it has Goddess Collection.

I checked Amazon's page for the Hyrule Historia. It doesn't have the Goddess Collection written on the picture for their Hyrule Historia. Go check the 2 picture of the back cover it is missing the Goddess Collection text.

u/Unveiledexodus · 1 pointr/FinalFantasy

The Sky art books on Amazon. They are a collection of concept art by Yoshitaka Imano from the first 10 games. I own this collection and it is really quite spectacular. Hyrule Historia is also a good gift, as it covers all Zelda games from inception through Skyward Sword. Not as much of an art book as it is a general retelling of the franchise and an order of events for the games.

If you husband is somewhat of an audiophile, I would suggest Distant Worlds 1 & 2

This should cover you for whatever birthdays/christmas/anniversaries for like a year.

u/Justadabwilldo · 1 pointr/falloutlore

I could see it being like the Hyrule Historia

u/Jxx · 1 pointr/gaming
u/Lhumierre · 1 pointr/Kappa

There is already an official Legend of Zelda timeline that was brought out by Nintendo. This nonsense he's doing is just more look at me please I have nothing Triforce stuff we all have seen already.

u/darkstorm69 · 1 pointr/truezelda
u/Kyoti · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Currently $20.99, on my wishlist since March.

I don't need this because I actually read a good chunk of this in a store when I came across it a few months ago, and I don't really have space on my fangirl shelf in my bookcase to really put it there, so it'd probably get a shelf all to itself for now.

Alternatively, going over by less than $1, a fire extinguisher I've wanted since April that I don't need 'cause I totally am not gonna burn my apartment down. Nope. Totes not gonna. You throw water on a grease fire, right? ;-)

u/Chronofied · 1 pointr/DestinyTheGame

Yeah, you're right - it would be more. For comparison, I looked at the going price for these two Blizzard books I own:

Starcraft II Field Manual

Diablo III Artbook

And this one as well:

Hyrule Historia

They're all in the $34.99 - $39.99 range. Which I would still totally pay for a nice coffee table Destiny book.

u/recursion8 · 1 pointr/truezelda

Sounds like you'd be interested in this.

u/MrBison123 · 1 pointr/zelda

Hyrule Historia or the Manga boxset?
I own both, they are really well-written.

u/Veetor · 1 pointr/zelda

Haha, awesome.

I'm very jealous of you playing The Wind Waker, I'd love to play through it again right now, but I'm desperately trying to hold off playing it until the HD release comes in October. Just two months and a bit to gooooo. I can't blimming wait, if you'll excuse my French.

Sounds sad to say, but I've not been into the handheld console lark for a while now, and I'm not sure how comfortable I am walking about London with that kind of kit on display. :P I am tempted though, Nintendo know how to make good handheld games.

The video cable? What do you mean by that? Like the top screen detached or something? That's what happened to mine when it was dropped. But the screen still works, barely- it's just very loose.

Ah man, I'm using the word jealous a lot here. But I'm very jealous that you've got the Collector's Edition on the Gamecube. I'd love that. I suppose they're not that expensive so maybe I'm just being a cheapskate.

Something I'm really considering picking up is the 'The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia'. It makes me fuzzy just thinking about it, and I've heard great things. The last time I looked it was £16 and it's now £21, so I might be better off getting it now rather than later. It would be a perfect Christmas present from someone though, so I'll wait and see, perhaps regrettably. Or maybe I won't, depends how much I'm craving some LoZ next time I think about it.


u/TanBurn · 1 pointr/zelda

i know exactly how you feel, buy your self this and dream of being link every night.

u/foursouls · 1 pointr/todayilearned

relevant: awesome book

u/kc0n · 1 pointr/gamecollecting

You might already know this but Hyrule Historia is being localized and is coming out Jan 29, 2013. Amazon has them available for pre-order and has a 40% discount on it, an even bigger discount than when I pre-ordered it. So yeah just letting you know if in case you were interested in it.


u/SirRipo · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I've been wanting this for a while: - I can't wait to find out all the cool little backstories and inside info on the Zelda games, it's supposedly a great read for fans of the series.

u/MonkeysRidingPandas · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I know this is probably linked in here a hundred times, but the Hyrule Historia is seriously awesome.

Are you using a Mirror Shield or are you just naturally dazzling?

Link has twinkle toes

u/alasta · 1 pointr/FinalFantasy

If theres one for FF6 that doesn't include artwork from The Sky, then I'd get one.

u/thesandthief · 1 pointr/comiccon

Like others have said, it really depends on what you plan on buying. Besides one or two convention exclusives, I never have a set idea of what I'm buying while I'm on the floor. If something catches my interest, I'll scope out the price and make decision.

As far as how fair the pricing is, I've gotten some moderately generous deals before. I ended up buying The Sky: The Art of Final Fantasy from some shady-looking dude on the floor for $10 less than its asking price, a week or so before it hit the market. I've also been able to buy some vintage PS2/GameCube games at half their normal eBay or Amazon costs. Just take a good look at all the smaller, niche booths. You can sometimes find gold.

u/suaav · 1 pointr/FinalFantasy

That looks really nice. I want this and the Sky ( on my coffee table someday

u/Count_Couchlock · 1 pointr/FinalFantasy

Oh no, that sounds like The Sky, which you should be able to find for much cheaper, though coming from someone who collects artbooks of all kinds (and loves Final fantasy), it's priceless. But on Canadian Amazon it's about $20 to $30 cheaper and worth every penny.

u/neogohan · 1 pointr/FinalFantasy

Also, look at The Sky. It's absolutely massive and covers nearly all of Amano's art for the series, and it's retailing for $50.

It's true that some artbooks get expensive, but typically those are imports, very niche, or are out-of-print.

u/bgdish · 1 pointr/FinalFantasy

I bought that for my best friend for his birthday and he about shit himself. It is a beautiful collection. I own one myself as well.

u/spaceman817 · 1 pointr/ffxiv

I decided to pass on the CE edition and get the digital download + Amano's new Final Fantasy Collection book that's being rereleased in August:

A good alternative for those who missed out on the CE.

Glad to hear it's selling well though!

u/Ultra-Q · 1 pointr/FinalFantasy

This isn't Final Fantasy but it's still Nomura and I don't know about this but it could be something
Yoshitaka Amano also has an artbook

u/Kolop · 1 pointr/FinalFantasy

I bought a copy off amazon when it released last year. It is really great. Great production value and product.

u/kentonbomb84 · 1 pointr/gaming

Yea they're pretty much sold out, you can buy the art book at amazon for 27 bucks> I was able to get the Post Pandemic edition, and too be honest I dont know whether or not to keep it.

u/cthellis · 1 pointr/gaming

You can take it for a spin:

Pandemic Edition. Somehow didn't come with the art book like the Survival Edition did.

Lil' bit lame. But like the statue.

I have the sling pack, too. :-)

u/Danwarr · 1 pointr/boardgames

Some games often sell deluxe editions or art books. The Art of The Last of Us has some of the exact concept art used in that GDC talk. Poster often have concept art on them. Those are certain commercial products.

u/somethingoranges · 1 pointr/Eve

In terms of an EVE book for coffee tables, not necessarily a strategy guide though...

Maybe EVE Source ?

u/AndyLorentz · 1 pointr/Eve

These Friendly Skies is a short story from EVE Source. No way to read it online, I'm afraid.

u/andrewd18 · 1 pointr/Eve
u/wolfdog410 · 1 pointr/witcher

i imagine this is what you're looking for

u/HapaxLegomen0n · 1 pointr/witcher

If you really want to start from the very beginning, read the books first:

There's also the compendium: -- which is chock-full of information to help you navigate the universe and the lore.

But you can play the games first, that's what I did, though I feel like I missed quite a bit of the backstory and the references. I played TW1 in 2014, TW2 in 2015, and just finished TW3 this month after playing for five months. And I started reading the books three months ago. You can jump into any game and enjoy it, but if you want my advice, start with the books and then work through the games. It's worth it.

u/Hydlee · 1 pointr/dishonored

Oh sorry! I just woke up lol. Cant read yet apparently. It's all the stuff you can see and read in the first game.

Dishonored: The Dunwall Archives

u/Ruminium · 1 pointr/megalinks

No, its a collection of all the in game books and artwork. Here's an Amazon link.

u/PringCan · 1 pointr/dishonored

This website has an ebook containing supposedly all of the ingame reading materials.

Your other option is to get the Dunwall Archives official collection (which only has books from Dishonored 1).

u/cloudlionhart · 1 pointr/fireemblem

It's been available to preorder on Amazon since December. Currently $26.40.

u/lupianwolf · 1 pointr/Games

Yeah you can here I don't think that page was up when I posted.

u/CarmineRed · 1 pointr/bloodborne

Playstation Lifestyle says May 23rd as according to the Amazon listing, however the current Amazon listing says June 13th.

The article is probably outdated, as it seems they had to push the release date back for it.

u/rockmake · 1 pointr/darksouls3

the english only artbook releases in june 13 (my birthday) and the collectors strategy guide, also available for preorder for April 30 that i mixed up in my previous post.

u/1spookymulder · 1 pointr/bloodborne

Despite Amazon saying the reprint of the Collector's Guide will be release on April 30th, Lobosjr has stated it's at the beginning of May, FYI.

Here are the Amazon Smile links:

Collector's Guide &

Official Artwork

u/Bdee · 1 pointr/Unity3D

I had the same problem. I ride the subway every day and have a ton of time to read, so I've been trying to collect similar resources.

Here are some resources I found really helpful:

  1. Beginners book on Unity -

    This is a VERY basic (think: learn how to code!) introduction to Unity. I personally found it too elementary, having coded in a few different languages, but it might be a good place to start as it explains basic Unity design concepts like Components, Materials, Colliders, etc.

  2. Your first Unity project (helps to have Unity accessible to follow alone) - Building a 2D RPG in Unity:

    This is by fast the best 'getting started' tutorial I've found. It walks you through creating a really basic project from scratch using Unity basics and scripts. This is what I based most of my code off of when I first started my project.

  3. REALLY great book on game design/physics and AI -

    This has been the most helpful resource for me. It's not Unity specific but will teach you A TON of great fundamentals for things like how to move a character, common patterns like StateMachines, how to handle AI, etc.... All of these concepts will be relevant and many are already in place in Unity so you'll recognize them right away.

    Advanced: Game Programming Patterns -

    This is a book (online/pdf/epub) that teaches the more advanced patterns you'll be applying in your code. I'd suggest this once you finish with the above resources and have been working through your game for a bit.
u/keroro117 · 1 pointr/learnprogramming

I agree with comedian about the unity. It's a great program, free, and it has a bunch of great resources to help you get started. (like this book) You can also examine the code you use while you make things, which was a big help with learning C# for me.

u/tristanAG · 1 pointr/Unity3D

I would highly recommend Will Goldstone's new edition of "game development essentials"... he works for UnityTechnologies, so I would say he knows what he's talking about ;) make sure you get the latest edition!

here's a link to it:

u/bcubegames · 1 pointr/Unity3D

I think the best bet would be to consult documentation itself. However, if you are looking for a quick tutorial on all aspects of unity(Including relatively simple tutorial on Sound), then I would suggest This Book. If you are trying to do something like Bit Trip, then Unity might not be best option out there, just my 2 cents.

u/bat_country · 1 pointr/learnprogramming

There are some excellent game development engines these days that let you get from zero code to satisfaction very quickly.

Check out Unity3D. A friend of mine who is a novice programmer picked up the free engine plus this book and had a 3D physics based block smashing demo up within an hour. Impressive stuff.

u/coldblade2000 · 1 pointr/Unity3D

This book is made by the same person and is the newer edition, is it better?

u/ULTRA_LASER · 1 pointr/oculus

Unity 3.x Game Development Essentials, by Will Goldstone

it treats you like you've never touched game development or unity before, which was perfect for me.

u/AlyxH · 1 pointr/windowsphone

Found this book really useful:

Tis all i've been using and got a good grasp of Unity in no time :)

Edit: Not specific to Windows Phone but just basics of Unity etc

u/Hapistoric · 1 pointr/Unity3D
u/fancygrandpah · 1 pointr/GiftIdeas

Are you looking for something fun or like a home gift? There are some really cool space plates and cups on Amazon, I own them and they’re great.

The Unemployed Philosophers Guild Planet Plates, Planet Plates, One Size

I actually can’t find the cups I have but these are similar and are cool. Nebula Glass Set with Images from NASA's Spitzer and and Hubble Space Telescopes

If he’s into the Destiny lore my husband owns these and thinks they’re pretty cool - maybe get him the set?
Destiny Grimoire Anthology, Vol I

u/Mobileflounder1 · 1 pointr/DestinyTheGame

Physical Grimoire Anthology Volume I on Amazon ($ 17.92, +Tax, Free Prime Shipping)

[Physcial Grimoire Anthology Volume I on the Bungie Store.] ( ($ 24.99, +Tax, +Shipping)


E-Book Grimoire Anthology Volume I on Barnes and Noble ($ 13.99, +Tax)

E-Book Grimoire Anthology Volume I on Kobo ($ 19.99 + Tax)

u/ClassyPoundz · 1 pointr/DestinyTheGame
u/ArtemisV9 · 1 pointr/DestinyTheGame

The Grimoire is the story of the world of Destiny pre game. It’s actually really cool to read if he’s into books. There’s a few you tubers that’ve carved a career out of reading the Grimoire in videos. If you know he watches creators like MyNameIsByf or MyelinGames then this should be a good choice :)

Grimoire vol 1

Or if he likes playing cards there’s these too

Destiny playing cards

u/New-Monarchy · 1 pointr/DestinyTheGame

Sure! It's volume 1 of the Grimoire Anthology, focusing on the darkness and the books of sorrow.

Definitely looks interesting!

u/Kinkybobo · 1 pointr/DestinyTheGame

I live in the USA so idk how much this helps you, but here's a link to the one I purchased off Amazon.

It's a direct link from my previous orders "buy it again" option so I can 100% verify it's a solid link, mine was shipped in a timely manner and arrived in perfect condition.

Destiny Grimoire Anthology, Vol I

Again though, idk if you living in Italy will effect its availability, but hey I tried lol

u/FullMetalBiscuit · 1 pointr/DestinyTheGame
u/dlawlert · 1 pointr/DestinyTheGame

I was looking into the destiny grimoire.

Destiny Grimoire

If your talking in game lore there some in the triumphs pages as well as scannable objects in the game world. I’m sure there is a guide somewhere.

u/zMRDz · 1 pointr/DestinyTheGame

Imitation leather: Destiny Grimoire Anthology, Vol. I

Hard Cover: Destiny: Grimoire Anthology - Dark Mirror (Volume 1)

u/SCB360 · 1 pointr/DestinyTheGame

yea its on there, I pre-ordered it a coupla weeks ago, no price on it but expecting about £20-25 tbh

Edit: Just checked and they've put a price on it now, £17.99, great!

Amazon Link

u/iOnlySawTokyoDrift · -1 pointsr/NintendoSwitch


Seriously though, this is actually making me upset because it's so petty. The previous three Zelda books have all matched with ornate symbols on the front, and the Japanese version of this BotW artbook matched fairly well, albeit with blue instead of gold and the Breath of the Wild logo instead of the generic series logo.

But now, all of a sudden, the English version of this final book has changed its cover to just have a bunch of characters on the front! WHY would they do this? What on earth is the point in suddenly making this last book not match the previous ones in the series?!?!?! Why are they going out of their way and putting in more effort to make the collection worse?

Edit: Amazon page says "Cover subject to change". Not sure what would have led them to make this new English cover to begin with, considering this didn't happen with the previous titles, but I'm reeeeeeally hoping this means they'll go back to the Japanese one.

u/22c · -1 pointsr/gaming

I bought one of these, they're available on Amazon if anyone is interested.

u/Akitu · -2 pointsr/blog

I'm sorry. I'm one of those people that did not send a reply after receiving a gift. I had a very hectic life for the following few years and I just never got around to uploading the pictures I got after receiving it. It was a large copy of a Hyrule Historia book. Link:

I did not initially realize how much I would love that gift. With a new baby I don't really have time to finish it but am currently working on getting my 5 year old into The Legend of Zelda so as we may read it together.

I still have the pictures on an SD card somewhere I'm sure. If anyone wants to see my ugly mug just say so. May obfuscate face if I dislike the image enough.

u/Aberu1337 · -4 pointsr/vinyl

You literally just calculated the cost of only the LP's. This is a great example of Reddit talking out of their ass, getting upvoted by laymen, and everyone going about their ignorant day.

I'm not saying it's not a great value, but they are running much less in quantity than other runs of anything similar. I'm saying the argument of "they are just making 200 dollars profit off each one that is sold for 250" is just ignorant nonsense that people who know nothing about manufacturing, design, product delivery, economies of scale, etc... would argue.

This is the primary reason why Anime in Japan, Blu-Ray releases there, are significantly more expensive, because they run a LOT less DVD/Blu-Ray, they also recoup losses because they don't get as much on TV, and they have higher licensing costs.

Also the licensing on those tracks is probably more complex as Yoko Kanno frequently used inspiration from or just straight up ripping music from other artists (with their permission though), and they likely had some kind of distribution agreement as a result.

That tracklist is also likely not what we will see as it will be 2x lps. You could expect to see about 1.5 hours of sound maximum on 2 LP's and they would likely be doing a sort of greatest hits style compilation.

The art book manufacturing, licensing, etc...

The Digipak manufacturing, licensing, etc...

>Your "economies of scale" argument is kinda bullshit because 1,000 copies of an album on vinyl is actually a lot for a run.

It's not a lot for a run depending on the situation. If Funimation has project managers, artists, designers, etc... all priced into the end product so they can get a return on every sale... then you can see how these indirect labor costs being factored into the project can be overly represented in the end product. When a bigger company like Funimation vs some tiny indie record pressing company (like we are seeing much more of these) does a run, it's going to be more expensive for Funimation to do a small scale run because of the operating overhead. But if the indie little company does a huge run, they may not be able to keep up with production, might get details wrong, the quality of execution might be off, etc... But also big companies just have a ton of overhead and the price of products sold needs to recoup that overhead. This is why AAA games are 60 bucks and they milk you for DLC right now (because the industry is shifting a lot on profit margins), when you have fully complete indie titles going for 10 bucks. Because the overhead is smaller, they can reasonably operate on a smaller budget, a smaller scale, etc...

Don't tell me it's bullshit, I work in plastics manufacturing, and we deal with customers sizing us up compared to bigger and smaller manufacturing shops. We have advantages and disadvantages, you have to know how manufacturing works in general at all levels to understand why the Funimation product is more expensive than you might traditionally expect.


They probably have significantly higher profit margins as a goal on top of all this extra overhead, so that will be overrepresented on a per sale basis especially as smaller scale.

Don't tell me stuff that I actually know about is bullshit. For instance...

This is a cheap crappy box compared to what you would be getting in the one included, and this box was certainly made at a much larger scale (think instead of 1,000 more like 50,000 or 100,000) so the overhead is going to be decimated to a tiny amount by comparison in the final cost. The box you are getting is steel not plastic, that drives the cost up a lot, and will be overrepresented in it.

This is an example artbook. 36 dollars. More pages, probably similar binding, but again, this is going to be a much higher order than 1,000. I pre-ordered this the day it was put up on Amazon and it's been months and months and it's still up for pre-order. There are probably 100 times as many of these being made. And the design is literally just a translation job from an already existing design, so less overhead from creative staff, whereas it seems like the cowboy bebop art book included is going to be a new product, so it has to be designed from the ground up for this one limited run. So you go from 36 dollars to reasonably 50 or maybe even more at this point. That's not far fetched.

The Lithographs, mass produced, could typically be sold under 10 dollars, but if they are only a limited run, again that's probably closer to 25-30 dollars because the machine time, labor, and overhead from indirect labor is being represented in the price 100 to 1000 times more than something typical like this if it's comparing a 1,000 run versus a 100,000 or 1,000,000 part run.

My criticism of Funimation in this situation would be this...

They should have made one boxset collectors edition to consolidate it (screw the bookends wtf), increased the run to meet what would be the ACTUAL demand which I would guess would be around 100,000 over a significantly long period of time, so they can drop the price and retain a significant margin. I'm not sitting her just defending Funimation like some fanboy, it's just all the armchair doesn't actually do production or manufacturing kind of people that piss me off. Tired of reading people claiming there are conspiracies that Funimation makes a 80% margin on something like this, that's complete bullshit.