|We think The Art of UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves is the best book we've published, and that the Naughty Dog team are among the most talented artists in the world. The second point is easy to justify with virtually every game of the year award sitting in the Naughty Dog trophy case. The first point? We've rounded up some of the more recent reviews of the book by some key publications and blogs who think it's pretty good.
Kotaku likes The Art of UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves
There are video game art books, then there are video game art books. Most fall into the first category. Uncharted 2's is a proud member of the latter.
See, most things that call themselves "art books" are nothing of the sort. They're cheap collections of in-game renders and promo art, slapped together in a poor-quality binding and rushed onto the market to make a cheap buck.
Some, however, take things a little more seriously. Go to the trouble of presenting the artwork in an actual book (rather than a glorified magazine). Include stories on how the game was designed and developed. Show some actual art, not just screenshots and renders we've already seen a million times on the game's website.
Half-Life 2's "Raising the Bar" is one of this rare breed. Valkyria Chronicles' art book is another. As is Okami's.
Uncharted 2's, however, might be better than the lot of them.
For the rest of the review visit the Kotaku website.
ImagineFX magazine gives the book full marks
If you're interested in the artistic process behind today's big game titles, or just fancy gawping at stunning digital art, this is an irresistible buy. 5/5
Parka Blogs review
This book is your adventure in print. It will make you appreciate the game even more after looking at the immense effort that went behind the scenes to creating the visuals.
Most highly recommended. It doesn't matter if you've not played the game but you should definitely check out the game — seriously.
For the rest of the review visit the Parka Blogs website.
The CGSociety speaks to
Naughty Dog Art Director Robh Ruppel
Celebrating the release of Ballistic Publishing's 'The Art of Uncharted 2: Among Thieves', Art Director Robh Ruppel talks about his life before and after the award-winning game.
Get your copy of The Art of UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves now!
The Art of UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves is available in a paperback edition (USD$65.00), a leather-bound Special Edition (USD$129.00), and a collector’s Limited Folio Edition with hand-crafted, leather-bound presentation case, and hand-signed and numbered Certificate of Authenticity from Naughty Dog’s key creators (USD$300.00).
More details about the books and availability can be found on the Ballistic Publishing website.
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