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#1471 Xenogears   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   560 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

Posted 09 August 2020 - 05:00 PM

https://www.amazon.c...EZ3ABAKDPA9CAHR   
 

final fantasy 15 limited edition artbook preorder $10 off, just $190!  Includes a fancier box, an acrylic display (just a print or stand?), and a journal (I’m assuming blank) like Luna and Noctis love journal from the game.  Ridiculous.



#1472 DemonGamer24   Sniper, no sniping! CAGiversary!   251 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 August 2020 - 08:17 PM

I worked at Amazon for a few months a few years ago. I was a packer. They put so much emphasis on speed, you don't get any incentive/appreciation/acknowledgement to actually pack shit nicely. It actually slows you down, that's why a lot of packers don't care. I can't remember how often I worked next to people that didn't use a single bubble pack their whole shift.

#1473 super1upqueen  

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Posted 10 August 2020 - 04:59 AM

https://www.amazon.c...EZ3ABAKDPA9CAHR   
 

final fantasy 15 limited edition artbook preorder $10 off, just $190!  Includes a fancier box, an acrylic display (just a print or stand?), and a journal (I’m assuming blank) like Luna and Noctis love journal from the game.  Ridiculous.

For 200 dollars, it better come with the rest of the DLC they never made, and a signed letter from Nomura promising to stop injecting his gratuitous fanfiction into Final Fantasy games. Then maybe it'd be worth it.



#1474 chrislaustin   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   7628 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 August 2020 - 10:44 AM

https://www.amazon.c...EZ3ABAKDPA9CAHR   
 

final fantasy 15 limited edition artbook preorder $10 off, just $190!  Includes a fancier box, an acrylic display (just a print or stand?), and a journal (I’m assuming blank) like Luna and Noctis love journal from the game.  Ridiculous.

"Cook & Becker" also released a rather expensive art book early on for this title, but it is now sold out across all versions. I thought their book looked amazing, I just wasn't interested in the source materials for this particular franchise. While I'm a huge fan of gaming publications, I also only buy books for games I also have a mild interest in, and my interest in Final Fantasy ended with part 6, and all but died with part 7. 

 

From what I could tell through a little research, this seems to be coming by Dark Horse, and their L.E. gaming books are normally top shelf offerings. I would also recommend anyone interested get in on the pre-ordered ASAP, so you can lock in the lower price that always seems a guarantee at some point in the pre-order period. While most of these books are worth the asking price, I've never bought one full price, EVER(due to early pre-orders locking in lowest price). DH also ships these bigger heavier offerings in there own hardcover book mailer, and that box is normally sent within another bigger box, so damages with these in shipping is very rare.

 

https://www.cookandb...quare-enix.html



#1475 WingsDJY   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3973 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

Posted 13 August 2020 - 06:23 PM

New book from Future Press

 

The Art & Making of Control - Limited Edition

MSRP $59.99

Holiday 2020

https://www.amazon.c...97342936&sr=8-3

 

August 13, 2020
A BEAUTIFUL, BEHIND THE SCENES LOOK AT THE ART AND CREATION OF REMEDY’S CONTROL

Remedy have long been one of our favorite studios, and they set a new benchmark with Control. Its brilliant third-person combat mechanics and staggering feats of world building add up to what we genuinely think is one of the most outstanding and singular games of recent times.


With both of its expansions now released, Future Press is proud to present The Art and Making of Control—a truly unique, limited edition companion book. We’ve put hundreds of hours into giving Remedy’s award-winning art direction the treatment it deserves—concept art, sketches and renders are beautifully framed across almost 400 pages of in-depth, behind the scenes content. The book will be released holiday 2020 and is available for pre-order now at Amazon.com and can be ordered direct from future-press.com from late August. Pre-orders in other territories will also go live soon.

 

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#1476 RKasa   The Artist Formerly Known as ブルー神羅 CAGiversary!   4387 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

Posted 25 August 2020 - 02:00 AM

Dark Horse is releasing NieR:Automata World Guide Volume 2 in December. The Japanese edition of this book seems to be a strategy guide.



#1477 IronChariot   In My Country There Is Problem CAGiversary!   3315 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 31 August 2020 - 04:26 AM

Dark Horse is releasing NieR:Automata World Guide Volume 2 in December. The Japanese edition of this book seems to be a strategy guide.

it's weird, it seems like Square Enix and Dark Horse are doing guides now. Noticed that for Octopath Traveler as well. Would be cool to pick up for the art, but i probably shouldn't be buying more of these books.

#1478 Miker525  

Posted 31 August 2020 - 04:35 AM

Can anyone who has the Death Stranding art book let me know how it is. I've been debating picking it up for a while now but curious how the art book is and if it's worth it. Haven't seen it drop below $25

#1479 super1upqueen  

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Posted 31 August 2020 - 04:46 AM

it's weird, it seems like Square Enix and Dark Horse are doing guides now. Noticed that for Octopath Traveler as well. Would be cool to pick up for the art, but i probably shouldn't be buying more of these books.

I felt the exact same way as I was checking out on Amazon. I figured, "I have the first volume, so what the hell?" I'm weak.



#1480 RKasa   The Artist Formerly Known as ブルー神羅 CAGiversary!   4387 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

Posted 31 August 2020 - 12:45 PM

it's weird, it seems like Square Enix and Dark Horse are doing guides now. Noticed that for Octopath Traveler as well. Would be cool to pick up for the art, but i probably shouldn't be buying more of these books.

Yeah, I'm considering skipping Vol. 2 since it's more of a guide. I'll wait for reviews.

Hopefully this means that some of the beefy Ultimania guides will be localized in the future. Those tend to be hundreds of pages longer than your average guide, though, so I'm not sure how realistic that would be. Still, there's one or two I'd love to have officially translated versions of.



#1481 Xenogears   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   560 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

Posted 31 August 2020 - 02:39 PM

You could probably guess which ultimania I want translated most



#1482 Xenogears   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   560 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

Posted 31 August 2020 - 02:42 PM

Can anyone who has the Death Stranding art book let me know how it is. I've been debating picking it up for a while now but curious how the art book is and if it's worth it. Haven't seen it drop below $25

I haven’t opened mine yet, I don’t until I’m going to read it, but it looks really nice from the outside, gold trim and page edges stand out nicely with black cover.  Externally it looks very high quality up there with the best.  I’d look up reviews for the internals, but I’ve heard that’s good too.



#1483 Jakegreensego  

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Posted 31 August 2020 - 03:06 PM

Spoiler alert - Death stranding Art book flip through

https://youtu.be/fGNSDjvwx_k

I missed out on Dark souls 3 design works.
Was watching it and it went out of stock, plz help

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#1484 WingsDJY   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3973 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

Posted 31 August 2020 - 06:33 PM

Spoiler alert - Death stranding Art book flip through



I missed out on Dark souls 3 design works.
Was watching it and it went out of stock, plz help

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Parka does flip throughs of every book he reviews. You can always check his site: https://www.parkablogs.com/

 

Udon published Dark Souls 3 Design Works and they've done a lot of reprints lately. You could try contacting them to see if they plan to reprint it before paying absurd second-hand prices. Barnes and Noble carries them as well, so maybe a local store has it in stock (or can order it for you from another location).



#1485 MSUHitman   former Checkmate Arcade Co-Host CAGiversary!   14882 Posts   Joined 14.4 Years Ago  

Posted 31 August 2020 - 10:15 PM

What is the actual quality of the Prima Persona 5 artbook? Mine is still sealed and I wonder if I should keep it or sell it given that I could get $200-$300 on Amazon for it.



#1486 Souffrir   Eternally Training CAG CAGiversary!   5192 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  

Posted 01 September 2020 - 03:50 AM

You could probably guess which ultimania I want translated most


Final Fantasy Mystic Quest?

#1487 Souffrir   Eternally Training CAG CAGiversary!   5192 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  

Posted 14 October 2020 - 05:11 PM

TLoZ: Art & Artifacts on a lightning deal for $17.24, and it's also part of a Buy 2 Get 1 Free deal going on. Pretty eclectic mix of stuff, but I was able to pick up a couple Christmas gifts for my parents.

EDIT: What the hell is going on with links lately?

#1488 WingsDJY   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3973 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

Posted 14 October 2020 - 05:26 PM

Future Press announced a new art book for Ori and the Will of the Wisps, coming mid-November

 

https://www.future-p...l-of-the-wisps/

 

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#1489 WingsDJY   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3973 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

Posted 14 October 2020 - 05:36 PM

TLoZ: Art & Artifacts on a lightning deal for $17.24, and it's also part of a Buy 2 Get 1 Free deal going on. Pretty eclectic mix of stuff, but I was able to pick up a couple Christmas gifts for my parents.

EDIT: What the hell is going on with links lately?

I think they're trying to match Target's sale, but the Target selection is much broader

 

https://www.target.c...604788556679020



#1490 Xenogears   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   560 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

Posted 14 October 2020 - 09:52 PM

Final Fantasy Mystic Quest?

That would be ok, but my username Xenogears is the ultimania artbook I’d want translated.  I don’t think its had an English physical release.



#1491 LinkinPrime   :,( CAGiversary!   44286 Posts   Joined 16.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 October 2020 - 04:45 PM

X-Men Animated Series - $30.xx when you clip coupon. (Was $45)

https://www.amazon.c...i_FWhIFbNMVK3BV

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#1492 WingsDJY   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3973 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

Posted 16 October 2020 - 06:53 PM

Future Press just announced Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition Guide. Comes out in November. $49.99. 832 pages!

 

https://www.future-p...mplete-edition/

 

ETA: Preorders are up on Amazon https://www.amazon.c...02884513&sr=8-5

 

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#1493 chrislaustin   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   7628 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 30 October 2020 - 05:22 PM

Future Press announced a new art book for Ori and the Will of the Wisps, coming mid-November

 

https://www.future-p...l-of-the-wisps/

On Amazon now as well, with the normal discount. https://smile.amazon...0?ie=UTF8&psc=1